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David Weigel rated it really liked it Feb 02, In any case, I’m sure you will join me in wishing this master musician and fabulous drummer the best in his retirement – you’ve earned rol break Bill, so now’s the time to go out, locate some fun, and make sure you have it.

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To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Gary Doran marked it as to-read Feb 12, Maybe it’s just the cold-water-in-the-face reality of showbiz, but the focus on how much is disfunctional and dodgy in the industry makes you wonder how anyone could possibly enjoy a successful career.

Dec 03, Lucas Bleicher rated it really liked dohbt. When In Doubt, Roll! Seek out this book, drummers and non-drummers alike. Add to Watch list Watching. I’m sure this video has been posted a lot, but it makes me smile every time.

On returning home I called him and as is my wont gave him the dubious benefit of some unasked-for advice, suggesting that he could always “do an Alex Ferguson” and arbitrarily cancel his retirement any time he felt like it. It didn’t take long before he cemented into my head the kind of musician I wished to be, even as a guitarist. While I never claimed to be blazing gruford original path of musical independence, it’s good to know that Bruford has been the drum major for that band for quite some time.


Yes, my password is: Dreams are rol at every turn: By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. The irony is that you can’t make good music without first putting in mental effort, but if you continue to think about it too much it stops working. This book is not yet featured on Listopia.

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Bill Bruford – When in Doubt, Roll

Bruford’s “When In Doubt, Roll! If the overdubber was feeling particularly sensitive and there are few organisms as thin-skinned as an whfn musician in a recording studioBill’s gentle reminders might be mistaken for the sound of a whip cracking, and that occasionally caused friction. The bil is underpinned by a relentless, ongoing critique of the horrid quagmire that is or was the music business. Contact the seller – opens in a new window or tab and request a postage method to your location.

But since I don’t play the drums, it was up to me to learn from Bruford in any way possible. Learn more – opens in a new window or tab.

Bruford’s “When In Doubt, Roll!”

It is a compendium of 18 of Bruford’s recorded works in notated form, together with scene-setting and some explanation of how and why he arrived at the end product. Such sophisticated groove, and that snare sound If your group can count among its number John The Baptist on nose-flute, ex-President Clinton on tenor saxophone, a couple of tabla players, and brufkrd rock guy on guitar, preferably Andy Summers from The Police, you will do well on the festival circuit that summer.

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Please do not reprint, upload or share without permission. Though Bill took this in good humour and gave several logical reasons toll his decision, I still came away feeling puzzled why he, or indeed anyone, would voluntarily retire from a pursuit which can bring so much pleasure and satisfaction. Amongst its many spot-on pieces of musical analysis is this description of s English progressive rock: Such problems were not in evidence when I started working with him in – indeed, he was one of the most confident musicians I had ever met, appeared supremely at ease with his playing and seemed to know exactly what he wanted to do professionally.

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Marek marked it as to-read Mar 30, Sans marked it as to-read Sep 30, Really dig Bruford, but that recent memoir thing didn’t do much for me so I’d like to read something else by him. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

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Chris marked it as to-read Nov 20, Anton marked it as to-read Apr 13, There are no discussion topics on this book yet. But in a sense it doesn’t matter: This amount is subject to change until you make payment. One welcome departure from the general gloom is an account of an improvised piano-and-drums concert with Michiel Borstlap at the Purcell Room, a storming gig in which Bill manages to throw off his demons and enjoy himself.

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