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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Help us identify the world’s top jazz venues. Bruford also has taken the time to examine other sources and uses these as support for his points or as springboards for considering topics he has encountered. Film Reviews Green Book: He replies that he is a musician.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. He considers the vexed relationship between creativity and commerce, drawing on a range of outside reading material – sometimes a little self-consciously – to add theoretical weight to his anecdotal experience.

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Bill Bruford Autobiography Book Review

But who knew that he’s intelligent and articulate enough to write an autobiography in brilliant, literate, and witty prose? Bill Bruford book review It took me a while to finish this one. This is a great Autobiography by Bill Bruford. It’s one of the few books in my collection whose autohiography will stay with me long after it has been shelved away.


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The reader will not learn who slept with whom, who took which drugs, or who fired whom from the autpbiography. In Pictures Autpbiography 18 in St. They should have been here hours ago. Trivializing the whole supposed beauty of the art form. Bruford tells his story more or less chronologically, in chapters titled as questions he’s been asked over the years: 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 well worth reading for those interested in Bruford’s musical career or in what it’s like to try to maintain a meaningful career in the creative arts.

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Excerpt: ‘Bill Bruford: The Autobiography’ : NPR

brufors Whether you’re a fan of his or know nothing about his life and work, you can appreciate this book if you truly love music. It is clear that there is absolutely no love lost between King Crimson’s spiritual leader and Bruford. It’s those that you should watch, not me.

Open Preview See a Problem? Membership has its privileges. Rather than follow the standard linear 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 music over several decades in an industry that relentlessly pursues the bottom line and the next big thing.


I SO wanted to give this book by drummer Bill Bruford five bbruford. There ahtobiography a number of cool and catchy phrases in the autobiography, such as “Music begins where language leaves off” and several funny quotes, such as “The [progress in] technology has benefits anyone can make a record which immediately leads to drawbacks everyone does make a record. These chapters work well and Bruford’s insights about deliberately choosing to play a “less popular” style of music are fascinating.

We sent a confirmation message to. Definitely a good read. A hearty “Thank You” to Bill Bruford for all the music, and for this very bruflrd book T he autobiographies of musicians do not usually abound with scholarly analysis and fascinating philosophical insights, and autobiographies of drummers do not abound, period. Links Jazz Albums Jazz Discographies.

The car jerks back into the centre of the lane. Acerbic wit jumps out from the page at you. 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 from his very unique standpoint in the annals of Prog Rock and his wit acerbic or otherwise shines through within every sentence O.

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