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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Membership has its privileges! Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. May 13, Brendan Ashbrook rated it liked it. Autobkography from Bill Bruford – Th Much of what he says about the problems of maintaining confidence in one’s abilities, and of dealing with a rapidly evolving devolving?

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He has found it a slog, to put it mildly, and at the age of 59 has now announced his retirement, with an almost audible sigh of relief. Search Albums by title. Reassessing Full House by C. This was really more of philosophical treatise than an autlbiography of his career.

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He’s choosing a new path. But they are good thoughts, considered thoughts, interesting, well written thoughts – if a little pompous at times. Jun 03, Caroline Carter rated it it was amazing. I think he needs to come to terms with autibiography fact that he is excellent, innovative progressive rock drummer, but only a good jazz drummer compared to the top guys.

Sign in or sign up to build your personalized All About Jazz experience! 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. My advice to new listeners: And then gracefully retired, not because of infirmity or disfavour but because he no longer felt he had anything left to add to his work.

Sign in or sign up to create or claim your musician profile page. One person found this helpful. Instead, it’s a remarkably honest look inside the world of the professional musician.

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autobiographt Jazz Poll Help us identify the world’s top jazz venues. He replies that he is a musician. Is it different, being in This book, so well written, is a masterpiece for drummers and non-drummers.

Click any of the store links below and you’ll support All About Jazz in the process. Bruford has a beautifully dry wit, occasionally a prickly one, and is old and wise enough to be able to reflect with acute perception on his own storied csreer, the music business, the worlds of big time rock and small time jazz and the gulf that separates them, and on his many acquaintances autobigraphy well-known musicians.

Rather than follow the standard th chronology of most biographies, he takes as his starting 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 autobiograpy over several decades in an industry that relentlessly pursues the bottom line and the next big thing.

Jan 12, Michael rated it it was amazing. I have reviewed this in more detail at Music Street Journal, but suffice it to say I found it quite an entertaining and informative read.

Bill Bruford: the Autobiography : Yes, “King Crimson”,”Earthworks” and More

I cursed to myself and felt my stomach turn over. The only thing I knew about Bruford was that I liked his drumming. He was also wise enough to get out of the way when it was time and let the younger guys have the stage. Sign in or sign up to build your personalized All About Jazz experience! To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.


Search Articles by musician. Search Tracks by musician. His book also documents the difficulties of balancing his work with family life, and reviews the many psychological hazards of touring. Fans of Yes, King Crimson et al will certainly find frequent mention to his time spent in these bands, but keen drummers hoping for an insight into his playing may find it lacking.

Books by Bill Bruford. Bruford pulls no punches concerning his time in Crimson, describing Fripp as ” The jazz-like nature of the book’s outline betrays a complexity of composition.

This is, quite possibly, the best autobio I have read by a popular musician. Even as someone who 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 t Bill Bruford, I have to admit, has fascinated me ever since I got into progressive rock.

Album Showcase Buy Now. 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. Sign in or sign up to create or claim your musician profile page.

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