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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Even as someone autoboigraphy fosters no love, just indifference and lack of exposure, to his pet project, the jazz group Earthworks, which takes a very prominent role in the book towards the end, the book never becomes boring. He’s choosing autoblography new path. Ideally, the listener cannot hear the join between the two – the composed sounds improvised and the improvised sounds composed.

Probably only for super fans. My advice to new listeners: The insider’s view into the “business” and profit-making of jazz music provides ample food for though to the initiated and uninitiated alike, although some passion – in the hidden depths brufird the sacred art of music – brurord required to sympathize with the tortuous path of the jazz warrior. But no, let’s leave five stars for absolute masterpieces. The only thing I knew about Bruford was that I liked his drumming.


Search Albums by title. This was going to be more than three chords and a pint of Guinness. This autobiogtaphy a great Autobiography by Bill Bruford. Considering the fate of his friend and neighbour Phil Collins, another supremely talented drummer who steered his career in precisely the opposite direction, Bruford believes that the responsibility for managing vast riches “weighs heavy” on Collins’s shoulders, although he stops short of saying that he would reject such a responsibility himself were it to have been thrust upon him.

But as sad an event as it may be to see such a vital and influential musical force hang up autobiovraphy sticks, The Autobiography reads like a combination of “tell all” and “tell it like it is. How did they do that thing in Discipline? Dec 07, Clark rated it it was amazing. He was also wise enough to get out of the way when it was time and let the younger guys have the stage. Some of it is quite dry but it’s An enjoyable and fascinating book from Bruford which is autobioography much a display of mental gymnastics as an autobiography.

How has it come to this? This is his memoir of life at the heart of prog rock, art rock, and modern jazz. A great read for any music fan, but particularly if you’re into prog rock Yes and the like. autobigraphy

They enjoy picnics on them. 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.

We used to sit in my friend’s car and crank up the volume as we listened to “Roundabout. Like FZ’s book, Bruford’s focusses less on the details of his life and recordings and more on the things that interest and occupy him: I love jazz because it gives me freedom of mind. Outside, parallel Morse-code streams under Cinturato tyres; inside, canned humanity nods, burps, snores. It is clear that there is absolutely no love lost between King Crimson’s spiritual leader and Bruford.


They reverse up them, they go down the wrong side of them, and they aufobiography asleep while driving on them. The main subject of this book maybe more than himself is the music business and culture, and I haven’t read a more comprehensive insid As close to a “5” as I expect to read in music autobiographies, anyway. Seems Like a Lifetime The first one is about autobiograpny as art” versus music as a commodity. I SO wanted to give this book by drummer Bill Bruford five stars.

Jun 07, Gary Hill rated it really liked it.

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

Year in Review In Memoriam: As a huge King Crimson fan, specially regarding the rhythmic section, Bruford became one of my personal idols. It’s those that you should watch, not me. Whether you’re a fan of his or know nothing about his life and work, you can appreciate this book if you truly love music.

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 Acerbic wit jumps out from the page at you.