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They then performed as a four-piece [6] named The Breed, a rhythm and blues and soul band that Bruford played with atobiography to until he was unable to attend all their gigs, leaving the band to hire a second drummer. He is not a typical garage band drummer like so many.

Jazz Near You Partners. Bruford’s writing is witty, studious, worldly, and introspective. Genesis discography Genesis awards Book Category. All-instrumental, it possessed the kind of focused vision that allowed for no ifs or buts.

Like FZ’s book, Bruford’s focusses less on the details brjford his life and recordings and more on the things that interest and occupy him: Red Bull Music Academy. A drummer in a well-known progressive rock band in the early Seventies, following a high profile departure, he found himself unexpectedly thrust into the spotlight.

The book is full of insights into the life of a musicians and the music business. Our enduring commitment has made All About Jazz one of the most culturally important websites of its kind in the world reaching hundreds of thousands of readers every month. And Then There Were Three Turn It On Auutobiography Retrieved 14 March You can tell he is well educated and willing to tell it all. Learn bruforr and read our FAQ.


Bill Bruford – The Autobiography: Yes, King Crimson, Earthworks and More by Bill Bruford

Bruford meanders back and forth along a vaguely-chronological path from his first public appearance at 14 to his retirement from public p This is, quite possibly, the best autobio I have read by a popular musician. May 13, Brendan Ashbrook rated bruforc liked it. For Pros Sign in or sign up to upload your events.

The Essential King Crimson Sleepless: Nov 13, John Riley rated it really liked it. At pages, densely packed, the book is certainly a modestly demanding heavy-weighter.

He operates his record labels, Summerfold and Winterfold Records. My Content Membership has its privileges!

Bill Bruford: The Autobiography Excerpt: Chapter 10: Is it different, being in jazz?

Writing the book seemed to be a necessary prerequisite to allow Bruford to get his head around his decision to retire from live performance. Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of Through TV advertising we hear slices of Beatles songs, Bach cantatas, jazz and blues pastiche, and – here is the point – all of it incomplete “.

Bruford retired from public performance on 1 January [25] except for one low-key performance with Ann Bailey’s Soul House in After leaving King Crimson, Bruford felt his “sense of direction was rather stymied” and was unsure on his next step. No trivia or quizzes yet. He always went multiple steps forward and challenged himself to not be your everyday, run of the mill drummer.

That is, each chapter has as its title a typical question of the kind Bruford got asked throughout his career and he always did good interviews: Lots of Yes fans, King Crimson fans, jazz-rock fans, and jazz fans know that Bill Bruford is an excellent drummer.


Bill Bruford Book Excerpts. I SO wanted to give this book by drummer Bill Bruford five stars. Cats, children, this book, my hundreds of individual compositions and recordings, my house, my groups; every name is the wrong name until I find, or the item or creature acquires, the right name, at which point I am unshakeable.

Bruford has organized the book not as a bilp of his life but as his in-depth answers to a series of interview questions. Inthe readers of Modern Drummer voted him into that magazine’s Hall of Fame.

Bill Bruford – The Autobiography: Yes, King Crimson, Earthworks and More

InBruford established two record labels. Bruford’s autobiography is much more than the story of his life, it’s a laying bear of his philosophy of music as well as a fascinating account of the changing face of the music business. InBruford formed a duo autobigoraphy Swiss keyboardist and former Yes member Patrick Moraz after he learned that Moraz was living close to him in Surrey.

Progressive rock instrumental rock jazz jazz fusion. The remainder, interspersed with his recollections, are musings on the nature of music: Bruford nicely says that artists create music “to soothe their soul,” and he chides the alternative – the focus-group-based, business view of music whose goal is to study “what the market wants and provide it.