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Retrieved 9 March Retrieved 29 November Thanks for telling us about the problem. 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. He has found it a slog, to put it mildly, and at the age of 59 has now brufoord his retirement, with an almost audible sigh of relief.

However, to expand bipl offerings and develop new means to foster jazz discovery we need your help. After he left boarding school, Bruford took a gap year before he intended to start an economics course at Leeds University in September Writing the book seemed to be a necessary prerequisite to allow Bruford to get his head around his decision to retire from live performance. I’m Loving this book!!! Apr 05, Spike rated it autobiogarphy was amazing.

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Nov 17, Allan Heron rated it really liked it. His autobiography was released in early There are only two major faults with the book being the nasty reason for the deduction of the star that shines brightest in the score: The jazz-like nature of the book’s outline betrays a complexity of composition. Links Jazz Albums Jazz Discographies. Oh yeah, dude he is just amazing. His influence is grounded in my own drumming and on a personal level.


The book reads more like a late-night conversation with a friend where you meander from topic to topic. 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 acquires, the right name, at which point I am unshakeable.

Bruford tells his story more or less chronologically, in chapters titled as questions he’s been asked over the years: The latter receives a resounding “No! Fans of Yes, King Crimson or Bruford’s various Earthworks incarnations will probably need no further prompting, but there is much here to appeal to anyone curious about the life of a professional musician who was mostly outside of the charmed circle of international stars and whose career encompassed both desperately ambitious groups eager to conquer the world and quietly accomplished ones happy to play where they could.

His work on the drums was so sick dude.

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Jan 15, Ade rated it really liked it Shelves: If you can sleep at night, you shouldn’t be doing this anyway’. Rather than follow the standard linear chronology of most biographies, vill takes as his brufordd point those interview questions that have cropped up time and again, and from each one spins an entertaining and insightful chapter on the vagaries of pursuing sometimes wilfully uncommercial music over several decades in an industry that relentlessly pursues the bottom line and the next big thing.


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Look for it, then click the link to activate your account. Autobiographu and try again. By Marek Szerszenowicz Member since: As is proper to a jazz player, there is not so much a premeditated structure but a series of juxtaposed themes that run through the whole book, waxing and waning, foregrounded and backgrounded, in their turn.

The four entered rehearsals, which ended in Peter Banks replacing Bayley on guitar, and they changed their name to Yes with new recruit, keyboardist Tony Kaye.

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Following his return to London, the nineteen-year-old Bruford settled into a flat in north London and placed an advertisement for drum work in the Melody Maker. Search Musicians by name. Do you like doing interviews? Return to Book Page. It is an honest, entertaining, well-written account of life on the road and in the studio – rubbing shoulders with the famous, the bruofrd famous, and the infamous, and creating an impressive tally of great music.

Jun 07, Gary Hill rated it really liked it. This is a bittersweet autobiography, as it was written at the point at which Bruford had decided, after forty year’s active service, to retire from being a professional musician.