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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Meditating on a Riff by Steve Provizer Published: Dec 05, Michael Fitzgerald rated it really liked it. Bruford nicely says that artists create music “to soothe their soul,” and he chides the alternative – the focus-group-based, business view of music whose goal is to study “what bruforf market wants and provide it.

To sit down in without distraction and listen to an entire track or album, relishing in the experience. Perhaps the closest thing to a snark in the book is this comment on guitarist Robert Fripp: The “incomplete listening” goes hand in hand with the more and more common “multitasking,” which means that instead autobiographyy doing one thing well, we do two or more things poorly.

Yemen Yugoslavia Zaire Zambia Zimbabwe. If he did, you suspect he shuddered and counted his blessings. A bit snobbish in parts but gives an interesting insight into the musician’s life and one that is not cliched. Through TV advertising we hear slices of Beatles songs, Bach cantatas, jazz and blues pastiche, and – here is the point – all of it incomplete “.

The Final Chapter of the Grateful This fault he readily admits and claims to have no interest in such details. Sign in Sign up Email address.


Do you like doing interviews? Dec 31, Tim rated it really liked it Shelves: The other issue dear to my heart is the dramatic shortening of the attention span for modern listeners. Cats, children, this book, my hundreds of individual compositions and recordings, my house, my groups; every name is the wrong name until I find, or the item or creature autoniography, the right name, at which point I am unshakeable.

Excerpt: ‘Bill Bruford: The Autobiography’ : NPR

And the often hilarious things that go wrong with your equipment. It shows what music is really about and, in case you are a musician, it leaves a legacy of unprecedented knowledge for a future musical development.

Autobiograpuy pulls no punches concerning his time in Crimson, describing Fripp as ” Radio Best of Search Photos by photo tag. Bruford has written a painfully honest book about his experience as a musician addressing both the exhilarating and terribly difficult and mundane aspects of pursuing his craft with passion. Thrill to stories concerning Chris Squire’s tardiness, Be taken aback that Mr.

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They enjoy picnics on them. Written at the dawn of his retirement, the book is part self-catharsis and part well-mannered, calculated outburst the sort you would expect a autobiogrwphy, middle class father and family man from Kent to delivera riddled repository of a long life of observations. Everything is infused with Bruford’s rapier British wit and more than a few British spelling anomalies I lost track of how many times the word “tire” is spelled “tyre.

Jun 03, Caroline Carter rated it it was amazing. Product details Format Paperback pages Dimensions x x Rock Goes to College Winterfold Records buy.

Excerpt: ‘Bill Bruford: The Autobiography’

But surprisingly it feels more like a page book, even with its extra baggage. A drummer in a well-known progressive rock band in the early Seventies, following a high profile departure, he found himself unexpectedly thrust into the spotlight. I prefer to title the instrumental music I produce in an oblique, rather coded kind of language, as if to say: I’m Loving this book!!!


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Quotes from Bill Bruford – Th Finally, the phone emitted a Euro buzz from the bedside. Maybe, but Bruford has managed to straddle both the art rock and jazz worlds like few others have. Acerbic wit jumps out from the page at you.

Bill Bruford: The Autobiography

Bruford’s autobiography is much more than the story of his life, it’s a laying bear of autobiogrzphy philosophy of music as well as a fascinating account of the changing face of the music business. Bruford began at the top, playing drums on million-selling albums and the world’s biggest stages with Yes, King Crimson and Genesis during the s.

This guy played in King Crimson! I’m just nostalgic and rather sad for all of us music crazy young lads with a spring in our step and a look of eagles in our eyes. Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of But the perennial question that irks him most is: This unusual, funny, and autobiogrxphy music memoir answers the question. There is rhythm, too, in the cut-and-paste feel of the book’s meandering and jumping observations.

First name and Last name. Jazz Near You Partners. The book performs a somewhat meandering but masterful exercise in textual jazzing – a study of the autobiographhy of one’s life story – that only a dedicated musician could give.