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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As it turns out, Bill is an outspoken and well-mannered English gentleman with a lot to say about music, life on the road and the changing seasons of pop, rock and jazz music. I talk for my life. It’s a fascinating insight into the industry, in which Bruford examines the mechanics of business and the brufford of the relationships between performer, co-performer, audience, producer, manager and of course family. The Autobiography” certainly takes its place as one of the smartest and most thoughtful books in the bookstore, especially in the entertainment and arts section.

A great deal about what it is like being a musician, especially one who plays more for autobiographyy than money. He’s choosing a new path.

Bruford has written a painfully honest book about his experience as a musician addressin This is a great Autobiography by Bill Bruford. There was a problem filtering reviews right now.

Bill Bruford – The Autobiography: Yes, King Crimson, Earthworks and More

But also lots of personal philosophy and musical autlbiography sociologic analysis. Read reviews that mention king crimson bill bruford music business robert fripp close to the edge progressive rock music industry chris squire yes and king progressive rock jon anderson rock and jazz articulate and intelligent working musician big fan wanted to know even though reading this book sounds like live performance.

Some of it is quite dry but it’s no less interesting for that. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. When you do, All About Jazz will receive a sales commission. This is a book about the other guy: Creativity and the Expert Drummer Tracking Pop. He writes with well-deserved conf As has been well documented, this is less an autobiography than a study of what it takes and means to be a professional musician.


Through TV advertising we hear slices of Beatles songs, Bach cantatas, jazz and blues pastiche, and – here is the point – all of it incomplete “. Close To The Edge. In his search for an answer, Bruford muses in engrossing detail on the myriad compromises and pacts that the working musician must make: 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 aspects of his career.

For Pros Sign in or sign up to upload and share your publicity or live event photos. This was the only man I was ever going to know who could impose upon me, give me a near heart-attack, force me to change my own plans, and then get me to set up his bass, all in the same sentence. If you shop at any of the stores below, please initiate your purchase from All About Jazz. Skin and Wire Summerfold Records buy.

One would hope to get bruflrd out of life than just a few things to remember having enjoyed. We sent a confirmation message to. Sep 25, Lukasz Pruski rated it really liked it.

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Like all musicians, Bruford has a distinctly ambivalent view of the audience bruuford whose continued goodwill his livelihood depends, but who never fully succeed in “getting” what he is doing. I cursed to myself and felt my stomach turn over. The remainder, interspersed with his recollections, are musings on the nature of music: Book Reviews Dreaming of Dylan: Skin and Wire Summerfold Records buy.

There is at times a slight whiff of “you young people today don’t know how lucky you are” at which I suspect the younger Bruford would have taken umbrage – but this is still rbuford worth reading for those interested in Bruford’s musical career or in what it’s like to try to maintain a meaningful career in auttobiography creative arts.

Bruford meanders back and forth along a vaguely-chronological path from his first public appearance at 14 to his retirement from public performance at 59, with stops at Wutobiography and King Crimson, Genesis and Earthworks, a path that led from solo practice to rock to progressive rock to electric rock to jazz – with, again, meanders back and forth between them as when the not-quite-newly-minted jazz drummer returned to play with the “double-trio” version of King Crimson in the mid-’90s.

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Review of Bill Bruford’s book The Autobiography

Starless And Bible Black. Close to the Edge: Feb 08, Janne Paananen rated it it was amazing Shelves: He was a drummer for the original Yes, putting out five albums that went a long way toward defining progressive rock.

The Autobiography is an outstanding work by the famous drummer, a legend in the rock and jazz music community, and the “godfather of progressive drumming. Trivializing the whole supposed beauty of the art form.

Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. At the time of the aforementioned Down Beat piece, I wondered about the reasons that had been the cause of Bruford’s decision to quit, and given the fact that Bruford was born in and that drumming is was? For Pros Sign in or sign up to create or claim your musician profile page.

Bruford does not come across as “acerbic” at all, the word just sounds fitting before “wit” Bill Bruford has written a Fabulously Marvelous Terrific and Thoroughly enjoyable autobiography autobioggaphy his very unique Acerbic wit jumps out from the page at you.

Until appropriately named, we only half exist. As a drummer, I bguford excited to read this but I think Mr. Refresh and try again. He could afford to be choosy and do parts that interested him. He’s best known for his own band, Earthworks. Bill Bruford, I have to admit, has fascinated me ever since I got into progressive rock.