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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For a fan of “the Might Crim” – or of the early history of “Yes” – this book is a goldmine. Bruord factors have, in time, made the gap between “inhabiting art” nill “seeing art from the outside” wider and wider, until it reached a point where process itself was made impossible. Which makes Bill Bruford’s erudite, humorous and sometimes painfully confessional account of his life a rarity, if not unique.

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Apr 05, Spike rated it it was amazing. Is it different, being in 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 ghe is was? Jazz Near You Partners. 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.

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Refresh and try again. Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. 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.

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If you shop at any of the stores below, please initiate your purchase from All About Jazz. Sign in or sign up to upload and share your publicity or live event photos. I think he needs to come to terms with the fact that he is excellent, innovative progressive rock drummer, but only a good jazz drummer compared to the top guys. You can still hear “Roundabout” from the “Fragile” album playing on classic rock radio stations every so often. There is rhythm, too, in the cut-and-paste feel of the book’s meandering and jumping observations.

Featured Musician Sidney Hauser saxophone, alto. This book did a few things for me. 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.


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Review of Bill Bruford’s book The Autobiography

I’m just nostalgic and rather sad for all of us music crazy young lads with a spring in our step and a look of eagles in our eyes. One person found this helpful.

A great read for any music fan, but particularly if you’re into prog rock Yes and the like. Password Reset your password.