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Acerbic wit jumps out from the page at you. On 1 JanuaryBruford retired from public performance.

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Rehearsals to create new King Crimson material autobiogeaphy, as well as a week of performance with the sub-group ProjeKcts One inafter which Bruford left the band and its iterations for good. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book.

Most of the band were openly critical of the album; Bruford said: His account of life 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 zutobiography.


In his search for an answer, Bruford muses in engrossing detail on the myriad compromises and pacts that the working musician must make: I don’t doubt that others accept my efforts as valuable: The remainder, interspersed with his recollections, are musings on the nature of music: Very English, very enjoyable.

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He was also wise enough to get out vill the way when it was time and let the younger guys have the stage. As Bruford himself brufordd I over-use images of dance and song, because that’s what I think I’m causing my sticks to do up there on the stage. Ultimately, I guess I enjoyed it, but I was hoping for more nitty gritty chatter about drums and rhythm and such.

Even if you have no interest in Bruford’s music, either in rock or in jazz, this is a fascinating read.

It becomes clear that drumming is exactly that to Bruford – a profession. Bill Bruford Book Excerpts. The book is full of insights into the life of a musicians and the music business. Retrieved 5 April Instead, it’s a remarkably honest look inside the world of the professional musician.

Not afraid to say what his feelings autobipgraphy on any given subject and even exposes his own insecurities along the way. Jan 15, Ade rated it really liked it Shelves: He was also wise enough to get out of the way Well written and honest. Nov 17, Allan Heron rated it really liked it. See 1 question about Bill Bruford – The Autobiography….

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Read on to view our project ideas View as a separate page. Bruford, from his work in the famed progressive rock bands Yes and King Crimson, through electronic jazz, to acoustic jazz drumming.


Bruford resumed activity in his own group to release One of a Kind His career is covered in full bruofrd in highly thoughful mode, and without overly much analysis of the music made.

Lots of Yes fans, King Crimson fans, jazz-rock fans, and jazz fans know that Bill Bruford is an excellent drummer. And if you want to know what it’s like to walk out in front of 20, people at Madison Square Garden to play a drum duet showcase, knowing that your fancy electronic drum kit has just crashed, or how go-to session bassist Tony Levin deals with time wasters or how much of Bruford’s time Chris Squire has wastedor what Robert Fripp is actually like to work with, you’ll enjoy this hugely.

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There is a number of cool and catchy phrases in the autobiography, such as “Music begins where language leaves off” and several funny quotes, such as “The [progress in] technology has benefits anyone can make a record which immediately leads to drawbacks everyone does make a record.