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Bill Bruford Autobiography Book Review

Surprisingly, these bits are even footnoted. Messed up the front bumper, though, but no one was hurt. 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.

How did they do that thing in Discipline? The Music, Musicians And His book also documents the difficulties of balancing his work with family life, and reviews the many psychological hazards of touring. First name and Last name. Although he continued to enjoy participating in niche side projects, he adapted quickly to a leading musical role and, although suffering a brief personal setback, embarked on a solo career at the turn of the decade that would bring him to world renown and no shortage of critical opprobrium until, finding the world a changed place, he would eventually be forced to retire some years later.


Seems Like a Lifetime He draws a fascinating distinction between musicians who are either ‘Artists’ Singular vision, staunchly un-commercial and ‘Craftsmen’ Journeymen, Keen on earning a living. Bill can certainly write– he counters heavy material with his signature brand of arrogant, sardonic humor, and often pokes fun at anything or anyone briford can including himself. Password Reset your password. Because now the autobiogrpahy danger is sleep, and autobiotraphy self-appointed function is to keep the driver awake.

I SO wanted to give this book by drummer Bill Bruford five stars. Published by Jawbone, an energetic new imprint specialising in books about music, Bruford’s autobiography not only provides a humorous insight into the daily detail of a successful musician’s life but also grapples with the big existential issues of what it takes to be an artist of any sort in the modern world. The account is loosely organised around a string of questions that Bruford has found himself parrying for most of his life: As well as allowing him to tell his side of the story, his book serves as an extended resignation letter to the industry that has fed, fascinated and frustrated him for more than 40 years.


These chapters work well and Bruford’s insights about deliberately choosing to play a “less popular” style of music are autobiogrraphy. Want to Read saving…. Membership has its privileges. Part autobioyraphy, part melancholy, the darker side of the craft is exposed, rhythmically, to the sunlight.

Ideally, the listener cannot hear the join between the two – the composed sounds improvised and the improvised sounds composed. This is just my view and I was clearly interested enough to finish the book so that says something, I suppose.

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Jun 03, Caroline Carter rated it it was amazing. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. We should all be grateful that we are able to share in this. As I mentioned, there are a couple of extraneous chapters near the end but the final chapter called “Letting Go” is poignant and provides a fitting end to a nice book. Book Reviews The Jazz Bubble: They reverse up them, they go down the wrong side of them, and they fall asleep while driving on them.

Bill Bruford book review It took me a while to finish this one. Books by Bill Bruford. Apr 05, Spike rated it it was amazing. Skin and Wire Summerfold Records buy.

I’m Loving this book!!! Book Excerpts The Royal Roost: A bit over half the book, perhaps, is Bruford’s story.

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