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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How did they do that thing in Discipline? Search Albums by title. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Well written and honest. Aug 04, Otto Lehto rated it really liked it. A great deal about what it is like being a musician, especially autobigoraphy who plays more for art than money.

His influence is grounded in my own drumming and on a personal level.

The whole thing is a bit autobiograpjy a novelty. It didn’t convince me. He has great stories out of school, since he played drums with Yes, King Crimson, UK, Genesis, and others, but his mature career and true love has been jazz, to which he has dedicated most of his energy for the past 20 years. This book is an autobiography brfuord an interesting man, but he intersperses his own story with comments about musicianship, the definition of success, and balancing your life between your family and a very demanding career.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. It’s one of the few books in my collection whose words will stay with me long after it has been shelved away. This kind of excessive baggage should have been cut and the book would have been a perfect page package.


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This is his memoir of life at the heart of prog rock, art rock, and modern jazz. This book did a few things for me. Membership has its privileges. Definitely a good read. Occasionally a sense of bitterness cuts through, whether in relation to a particular ill-fated tour or performance, or the conduct of another musician, but the reaction belies the seriousness with which he approaches his profession.

For Pros Sign in or sign up to upload your events. Rethinking Jazz Cultures Francesco Martinelli: The bulk of the book defends art over commerce “this pop entertainment lark is all very well, but we musicians, we muddy foot soldiers — and there are plenty like me — thirst to generate a music worthy of serious consideration” and the final chapters defend his decision to retire brjford live performance, which he did last year.

King Crimson is a notable exception to the above. Without much noticing, it had moved from dusk to dark outside, autoniography we should be at the club by now, setting up.

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Let’s hope he doesn’t retire from writing just yet. Bruford, from his work in the famed progressive rock bands Yes and King Crimson, through electronic jazz, to acoustic jazz drumming. Feb 08, Janne Paananen rated it it was amazing Shelves: Email address It will remain private. Their comprehension of the newer Earthworks material is minimal, but it sure brjford matter to them For Pros Sign autkbiography or sign up to upload and share your publicity or live event photos.


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And the book is good. If you shop at any of the stores below, please initiate your purchase from All About Jazz. Lists with This Book. Some of it is quite dry but it’s An enjoyable and fascinating book from Bruford which is as much a display of mental gymnastics as an autobiography.

Like all musicians, Bruford has a distinctly ambivalent view of the audience on whose continued goodwill his livelihood depends, but who never fully succeed in “getting” what he is doing.

Bill Bruford Autobiography Book Review

But thinking that this book could be regarded as being interesting, and a fun read, only by those who like d at least some of the aforementioned names would be really, really wrong, given the embarrassment of riches one can find here. Then, every note was perfect, polished, wreathed, garlanded and bedecked with self-confidence; now every note is riddled with the maggots of self-doubt Refined language, just like one would expect from somebody like Bruford. And this is a quite complex topic.

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