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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Does this edition contain any extra autobioggaphy compared to the edition? Lots of Yes fans, King Crimson fans, jazz-rock fans, and jazz fans know that Bill Bruford is an excellent drummer.
I prefer to title the instrumental music I produce in an oblique, rather coded kind of language, as if to say: Autobjography 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.
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Sign in or sign up to build your personalized All About Jazz experience! It gives fair bruflrd of the kind of bullshit one can expect to face in the music business, but it also gave me a shred of doubt, that at the end of all the years of struggling to survive on music, that it may prove fruitless. I love jazz because it gives me freedom of mind. I’m just nostalgic and rather sad for all of us music crazy young lads with a spring in autobiotraphy step and a look of eagles in our eyes.
But no, let’s leave five stars for absolute masterpieces. He was a guiding light in the British Art Rock movement, recording and touring internationally with Yes and King Crimson from 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.
Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely ahtobiography for kids, photography lovers and more. It’s got poetic descriptions of drumming and good jazz gigs, a sprinkling of musical disaster stories, wry observations on the music industry, and tons of thought-provoking philosophy about music and its relationship to the Lots of Yes fans, King Crimson fans, jazz-rock fans, and jazz fans know that Bill Bruford is an excellent drummer.
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: Imagine your an innovator, respected player, hard working band leader.
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 autobiographyy of his career. Accessibility links Skip to main content Keyboard shortcuts for audio player.
It is clear that there is absolutely no love lost between King Crimson’s spiritual leader and Bruford. Nov 17, Allan Heron rated it really liked it. Much of what he says about the problems of maintaining confidence in one’s abilities, and of dealing with a rapidly evolving devolving?
Get better wines for less money at nakedwines. He was also wise enough to get out of the way Well written and honest. Apr 05, Spike rated it it was amazing.
Bill Bruford – The Autobiography: Yes, King Crimson, Earthworks and More
And the often hilarious things that go wrong with your equipment. Whether you’re a fan of his or know nothing about his life and work, you can appreciate this book if you wutobiography love music.
How has it come to this? Rethinking Jazz Cultures Francesco Martinelli: I over-use images of dance and song, because that’s what I think I’m causing my sticks to do up there on the stage. Radio Best of His outward autobiographyy, inbred courtesy and disciplined work ethic were not conspicuous advantages when coming into a music world steeped in the drugs and debauchery of the s and early s.
Bill Bruford – The Autobiography: Yes, King Crimson, Earthworks and More by Bill Bruford
At progressive rock boards like Progressive Ears it was enough to cause considerable consternation amongst fans who date back to Bruford’s early days with Yes and King Crimson, and who have stuck with him through many subsequent Crimson incarnations, two versions of his flagship Earthworks group and his all-improv duet with Dutch pianist Michiel Borstlap.
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. There is rhythm, too, in the cut-and-paste feel of the book’s meandering and jumping observations.
The book rises above your mama’s average biography by being well-written and hardly ghostwrittenand also by the amount of insight it sheds on the psychology and sociology of a world class drummer struggling to come to terms with self-identity and the notion of “leaving something behind” in an age of fierce global competition.
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It’s got poetic descriptions of drumming and good jazz gigs, a sprinkling of musical disaster stories, wry observations on the music industry, and tons of thought-provoking philosophy about music and its relationship to the rest of culture.
In Tokyo Winterfold Records buy. I have reviewed this in more detail at Music Street Journal, but suffice autobiorgaphy to say I found it quite an entertaining and informative read. 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.
Bill Bruford: The Autobiography Excerpt: Chapter Is it different, being in jazz?
Despite an uneasy feeling that we already have too much music, I have continued to create it, and it all needs naming. Book Excerpts Go Slow: Keep doing what your doing, they instruct. Sign in Sign up Email address. These kind of issues belong in tabloid magazines and luckily there is virtually nothing of that kind here, with the exception of some gentle fun made of Robert Fripp, the famed leader of King Crimson.
Writing the book seemed to be a necessary prerequisite to allow Bruford to get his head around his decision to retire from live performance.