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Bill Bruford: The Autobiography jazz article by John Kelman, published on March 2, at All About Jazz. Find more Book Reviews articles. [Editor’s Note: The following is an excerpt from Bill Bruford’s The Autobiography, first published in by Jawbone Press, but receiving the. It draws on interviews with nine top drummers and Bruford’s own “Bill Bruford – The Autobiography” continues to go from strength to strength.

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Some of it is quite dry but it’s no less interesting for that. Rock Goes to College Winterfold Records buy. This unusual, funny, and insightful music memoir answers the question.

Jun 07, Gary Hill rated it really liked it. In Two Minds Birdology buy.

Review: Bill Bruford: The Autobiography by Bill Bruford | Books | The Guardian

Links Jazz Albums Jazz Discographies. Much of the book is given over to analysis of the musician and their role in modern culture in all aspects. Press Release Distribution Sign in or sign up to upload your press release.

To sit down in without distraction and listen to an entire track or album, relishing in the experience. Everything is infused with Brufrd rapier British wit and more than a few British spelling anomalies I lost track of how many times the word “tire” is spelled “tyre.


Nov 17, Allan Heron rated it really liked it. They had lorries in those days. Interesting look into Bruford’s life as a drummer. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies.

The remainder, interspersed with his recollections, are musings on the nature of music: Birthplace of Bop by Richard Brufoord Published: If you’re expecting the usual rock star “let me tell you how great I am” biography, you’ll be happily disappointed.

Get Jazz Near You A weekly events guide. He comments a little on the personalities he’s worked with, but this is no dish-o-rama; his colleagues are treated, each and all, with respect. Press Release Distribution Sign in or sign aytobiography to upload your press release.

Mar 28, Mike O’Brien rated it really liked it. Quotes from Bill Bruford – Th My Rock ‘n’ Roll Adventures He writes with well-deserved conf As has brufod well documented, this is less an autobiography than a study of what it takes and means to be a professional musician.

Book Reviews Dexter Gordon: For Pros Sign in or sign up to create or claim your musician profile page. Although revered as a master percussionist, who is a regular attraction at drum clinics specialist forums where the most acclaimed drummers are paid handsomely to show off their skillshe brurord to a lack of technical confidence that has become little short of disabling.


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I suppose I would fall into the This book is excellent, but then, I am a drummer and I like prog-rock. As I mentioned, there are a couple of extraneous chapters near the end but the final chapter called “Letting Go” is poignant and provides a fitting end to a nice book. Let me just focus on two of my hot-button issues. An enjoyable and fascinating book from Bruford which is as much a display of mental gymnastics as an autobiography.

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

Sign in or sign up to upload your events. Especially on the 80s King Crimson material.

Brufford in in south-east England and brought up in a stable, well-to-do family, Bruford is the quintessential Englishman – which seems to be part of the problem. We sent a confirmation message to. May 08, Alex Handyside rated it really liked it.

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