“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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He writes with well-deserved confidence in his percussive achievements but also a growing sense of self-doubt and humility.

Some of it is quite dry but it’s An enjoyable and fascinating book from Bruford which is as much a display of mental gymnastics as an autobiography. Bruford then chose to wait for an appealing offer while earning money as a session musician.

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

My advice to new listeners: Bruford has written a painfully honest book about his experience as a musician addressin This is a great Autobiography by Bill Bruford. Dubbed the “double trio” configuration, between and they released the EP Vrooomthe full-length studio album Thrakand two live albums, B’Boom: Seems Like a Lifetime The four entered rehearsals, which ended in Peter Banks replacing Bayley on guitar, and they changed their name to Yes with new recruit, keyboardist Tony Kaye.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Bill is a great drummer and probably a very intelligent guy.

The following is an excerpt from Bill Bruford’s The Autobiographyfirst published in by Jawbone Press, but receiving the deluxe treatment in two very limited edition hardcovers by England’s Foruli Limited Edition Books and Records in the fall of Written at the dawn of his retirement, the book is part self-catharsis and part well-mannered, calculated outburst the sort you would expect a polite, middle class father and family man from Kent to delivera riddled repository of a long life of observations.


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Rehearsals to create new King Crimson material followed, as well as a week of performance with the sub-group ProjeKcts One inafter which Bruford left the band and its iterations for good. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Bill Bruford.

Bill Bruford: the Autobiography : Yes, “King Crimson”,”Earthworks” and More

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He repeatedly “circles in time” and returns to his periods of playing with Yes, King Crimson, Genesis, Bruford, and Earthworks. It is an honest, entertaining, well-written account of life on the road and in the studio – rubbing shoulders with the famous, the less famous, and the infamous, and creating an impressive tally of great music. The Essential King Crimson Sleepless: First name and Last name.

As has been well documented, this is less an autobiography than a study of what it takes and means to be a professional musician. Bruford, from his work in autobilgraphy famed progressive rock bands Yes and King Crimson, through electronic jazz, to acoustic jazz drumming.

He was a guiding light in the British Art Rock movement, recording and touring internationally with Yes and King Crimson from Search Tracks by musician. Enjoyed it but struggled brufotd times with BB’s slightly preachy style and found that he came across as rather smug at times. The book rises above your mama’s average biography by being well-written and hardly ghostwrittenand also by the amount of insight it sheds on the psychology and sociology of a world class drummer struggling to come to terms with self-identity and the notion of “leaving something behind” in an age of fierce global competition.


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

Jazz Poll Help us identify the world’s top jazz venues. Can’t recommend this book enough to my musician and non musician friends alike. I autohiography to title the instrumental music I produce in an oblique, rather coded kind of language, as if to say: Is it difficult, with a family? Jazz Story I love jazz because it gives me freedom of mind.

Archived from the original on 6 December Very English, very enjoyable. Membership has its privileges. This is a great Autobiography by Bill Bruford. Thanks for telling us ibll the problem. Bill is a very cerebral guy, and it shows in the superior language he uses in this book. When I bought this book, I was expecting it to be an amusing but forgettable account of Bill’s Bruford’s life. Thoroughly enjoyable, though probably only for music enthusiasts. Search Tracks by musician.

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Having turned his back on a lucrative position at the heart of the rock machine, he has since found himself, like nearly all jazz musicians, operating as a cottage industry on the sidelines of the marketplace. Much of what he says about the problems of maintaining confidence in one’s abilities, and of dealing with a rapidly evolving devolving?

Bruford began at the top, playing drums on million-selling albums and the world’s biggest stages with Yes, King Crimson and Genesis during the s. His influence is grounded in my own drumming and on a personal level.

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