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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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We used to sit in my friend’s car and crank up the volume as we listened to “Roundabout. More like Thoughts of Chairman Bill.

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

How has it come to this? This is, quite possibly, the best autobio I have read by a popular musician. Until appropriately named, we only half exist. And good insights about what it’s like touring and living out of nameless hotels in nameless cities. Jan 26, Mark rated it it was amazing Shelves: It has been a long day, a potent brandy, brufoord energetic set, and some stately weed.

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

Without much noticing, it had moved from dusk to dark outside, and we should be at the club by now, setting up. He writes with well-deserved confidence in his percussive achievements but also a growing sense of self-doubt and humility.


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Excerpt: ‘Bill Bruford: The Autobiography’

autobigoraphy Our manager Roy also manages the club, so the steak sandwiches and the scotch and cokes come at a very favourable price.

Kind of like Bruford’s music and his philosophy about it: Then he moved into jazz, where he enjoyed success with his own group, Earthworks, but on a necessarily reduced scale.

One would hope to get more out of life than bguford a few things to remember having enjoyed. Bruford has written a painfully honest book about his experience as a musician addressin This is a great Autobiography by Bill Bruford. Aug 07, Kurt rated it liked it.

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A great read for any music fan, but particularly autibiography you’re into prog rock Yes and the like. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. Another good feature of the autobiography is that it is not chronological but instead arranged around selected topics from theory, business, and sociology of music, which of course helps the author focus on the serious aspects of his career. His career is covered in full but in highly thoughful mode, and without overly much analysis of the music made.


As it turns out, Bill is an outspoken and well-mannered English gentleman with a lot to say about music, life on the road and the changing seasons of pop, rock and jazz music.

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Jun 15, Caeser Pink rated it really liked it. How did they do that thing in Discipline? Fans of Yes, King Crimson et al will certainly find frequent mention to his time spent in these bands, but keen drummers hoping for an insight into his playing may find brufkrd lacking. Bill Bruford – The Autobiography: May 13, Brendan Ashbrook rated it liked it. Jazz Poll Help us identify the world’s top jazz venues.

A bit over half the book, perhaps, is Bruford’s story. The latter receives a resounding “No!