“I would urge anyone coming to this book from knowing Bill’s music to trust “Bill Bruford -The Autobiography” continues to go from strength to. “Bill Bruford -The Autobiography” continues to go from strength to strength. A second edition of the paperback has just been published by Foruli. of Bill Bruford and Bill Bruford’s Earthworks, Summerfold and Winterfold Records. Bill’s Summerfold and Winterfold record catalogues are in transition to a new.

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His autobiography was released in early Lots of Yes fans, King Crimson fans, bruuford fans, and jazz fans know that Bill Bruford is an excellent drummer.

My Content Membership has its privileges! Brufoord is at times a slight whiff of “you young people today don’t know how lucky you are” at ahtobiography I suspect the younger Bruford would have taken umbrage – but this is autobiogra;hy well worth reading for those interested in Bruford’s musical career or in what it’s like to try to maintain a meaningful career in the creative arts.

Feb 08, Janne Paananen rated it it was amazing Shelves: Bruford does not come across as “acerbic” at all, the word just sounds fitting before “wit” Bill Bruford has written a Fabulously Marvelous Terrific and Thoroughly enjoyable autobiography from his very unique standpoint in the annals of Prog Rock and his wit acerbic or otherwise shines through within every sentence O.

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Read this book and see for yourself. More like Thoughts of Chairman Bill. He has retired from performing in public. Until appropriately named, we only half exist.


Bill Bruford: The Autobiography

Which makes Bill Bruford’s erudite, humorous and sometimes painfully confessional account of his life a rarity, if not unique. Read on to view our project ideas Rock Goes to College Winterfold Records buy. Album Showcase Buy Now. The Concise King Crimson Cirkus: Bruford played in King Crimson for his third and final tenure between andafter which he continued with Earthworks and further collaborations.

Retrieved 29 November Retrieved 19 April But they are good thoughts, considered thoughts, interesting, well written thoughts – if a little pompous at times. I’m Loving this book!!! Who are some of your biggest influences? By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. Books by Bill Bruford. Genesis Archive —75 Genesis Archive 2: The most surprising feature of these memoirs is the lack of self-belief to which Bruford candidly admits.

The book is full of insights into autobkography life of a musicians and the music business. Retrieved 15 July Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. His account of brufors on the road and in the studio as part of the chaotic, malfunctioning organisation of Yes leaves you wondering not why he left them at the height of their success, but how he managed to stay in the group for as long as he did.

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In other projects Wikimedia Commons. If he did, you suspect he shuddered and counted his blessings. Jazz Poll Help us identify the world’s top jazz venues. Luckily the diary-like oscillation between the many elements – the psychological insight, the historical musings, treatises on the nature of music, observations about the primate psychology of his band mates, frightening references to Robert Fripp, etc – provides a pleasant mixture of loud and soft, fortissimo and pianissimo, neatly separated into roughly page chunks chapters.


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Sign in or sign up to upload your MP3 for “Download of the Day” consideration. These chapters work well and Bruford’s insights about deliberately choosing to play a “less popular” style of music are fascinating. These kind of issues belong in tabloid magazines and luckily there is virtually nothing of that kind here, with the exception of some gentle fun made of Robert Fripp, the famed leader of King Crimson.

Very English, very enjoyable. Bruford, from his work in the famed progressive rock bands Yes and King Crimson, through electronic jazz, to acoustic jazz drumming. He was also wise enough to get out of the way when it was autobiogrphy and let the younger guys have the stage. Four and a quarter stars.