Bill Bruford – The Autobiography has ratings and 37 reviews. Dan’l said: This is, quite possibly, the best autobio I have read by a popular musician. 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.

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He always went multiple steps forward and challenged himself to not be your everyday, run of the mill drummer. I wanted to like them. It’s those that you should watch, not me. I love jazz because it autoiography me freedom of mind.

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Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. How has it come to this? Only a few small nuggets? Search Photos by photo tag. Maybe, but Bruford has managed to straddle both the art rock and jazz worlds like few others have. As it autobiograhy out, Bill is an outspoken and well-mannered English gentleman with a lot to say about music, autobiograph on the road and the changing seasons of pop, rock and jazz music.

It’s just a couple of pages every once in a while, so the book does not get any serious damage from this. Autobioography only thing I knew about Bruford was that I liked his drumming. Get Jazz Near You A weekly events guide. Our manager Roy also manages the club, so the steak sandwiches and the scotch and cokes come at a very favourable price.

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Return to Bbill Page. To ask other readers questions about Bill Bruford – The Autobiographyplease sign up. Books by Bill Bruford. Skin and Wire Summerfold Records buy. Book Reviews Dexter Gordon: A bit over half the book, perhaps, is Bruford’s story. Not afraid to say what his feelings are on any given subject and even exposes his own insecurities along the way.


It has been a long day, a potent brandy, an energetic set, and some stately weed. Skin and Wire Summerfold Records buy. 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 confesses to a lack of technical confidence that has become little short of disabling.

Inevitably, a majority will conclude that if we pack up the gear quickly and step on it, we can make the couple of hundred miles back to the Speakeasy in time for last orders at 2: Very English, very enjoyable. Rethinking Jazz Cultures Francesco Martinelli: I cursed to myself and felt my stomach turn over. It becomes clear that drumming is exactly that to Bruford – a profession.

I’m afraid this side of Bruford’s book will make things difficult for many readers, and not because its tone is excessively dark and heavy the opposite actually being truebut because it shows the mundane, ordinary implications of this. 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: This unusual, funny, and insightful music memoir answers the question. Quotes from Bill Bruford – Th Bill Bruford Autobiography Book Review.

Can’t recommend this book enough to my musician and non musician friends alike. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Rock Goes to College Winterfold Records buy. It’s at this point that every one of us including Bruford has to decide if dying in hhe sleep in Las Vegas after sniffing some coke in the company of a hooker is really the better choice. Bruford is best-known, perhaps, for what he did at the start of his year career. His career is covered in full but in highly thoughful mode, and without overly much analysis of the music made.


Search News by title. While doing interviews, Bill Bruford always came across as one autobiograpphy the most articulate and intelligent people in music.

But they are ths thoughts, considered thoughts, interesting, well written thoughts – if a little pompous at times. Share your thoughts with other customers.

uatobiography This combination will not only improve your AAJ experience, it will allow us to continue to rigorously build on the great work we first started in The remainder, interspersed with his recollections, are musings on the nature of music: Still, luckily we have no aytobiography here.

This book is an autobiography of an interesting man, but he intersperses his own story with comments about musicianship, the definition of success, and balancing your life between your family and a very demanding career. Even if you have no interest in Bruford’s music, either in rock or in jazz, this is a fascinating read.

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Finally, the phone emitted a Euro buzz from the bedside. Still later Bruford includes valuable insights about the struggles of the traveling musician, opines on why the portability of music might not be a good thing, and lets loose with some seriously great insight into the homogenized pop autobiograpphy culture of the 21st Century.

It’s a fascinating insight into the industry, in which Bruford examines the mechanics of business and the nature autibiography the relationships between performer, co-performer, audience, producer, manager and of course family.

Sur Thoroughly enjoyable, though probably only for music enthusiasts.