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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Perhaps Fripp’s personality came through too much for my tastes The insider’s view into the “business” and profit-making of jazz music provides ample food for though to the initiated and uninitiated alike, although some passion – in the hidden depths of the sacred art of music – is required to sympathize with the tortuous path of the jazz warrior.

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Our enduring commitment has made All About Jazz one of the most culturally important websites of its kind in the world reaching hundreds of thousands of readers every month. Email address It will remain private. It becomes clear that drumming is exactly that to Bruford – a profession. When that band split up, Bruford went off to go in a variety of directions, mostly jazz-related. Read more Read less. My Content Membership has its privileges! For a fan of “the Might Crim” – or of the early history of “Yes” – this book is a goldmine.

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I found the latter to be the best parts: The Best Books of Jazz Poll Help us identify the world’s top jazz venues. The narration moves on different, parallel, planes, through time and space, dealing with things such as music, the actual playing, the organization of work in the life of a musician, the economic side, managers audience and the media, the critics, those interpersonal relationships that occur in the life of a group, and so on.


From there the individuals will usually cab it home with various female companions in tow. I enjoyed it and recommend it, although perhaps not for the reasons I expected.

I found Bruford eloquent and erudite. Learn more about Amazon Prime. And good insights about what it’s like touring and living out of nameless hotels in nameless cities. Much of what he says about the problems of maintaining confidence in one’s abilities, and brucord dealing with a autobiograpphy evolving devolving?

Nov 17, Allan Heron rated it really liked it. One would hope to get more out of life than just a few things to remember having enjoyed.

King Crimson is a notable exception to the above. Song writing was a appreciated more and so was the way we listened. One person found this helpful. It is an honest, entertaining, well-written account of life on the road and in the studio rubbing shoulders with the famous, the less famous, and the infamous, and creating an impressive tally of great music.

Without giving it all away, Bruford has reached a point where the pluses of pursuing performance are far outweighed by a combination of matters practical and existential. Books by Bill Bruford. Jawbone Press Brufor 1, Language: Membership has its privileges! We should all be grateful that we are able to share in this.

Bill Bruford Autobiography Book Review

A hearty “Thank You” to Bill Bruford for all the music, and for this very honest book For Pros Sign in or sign up to upload and share your publicity or live event photos. Thanks for telling us about the problem.


The drummer’s official statement coincided with the release of his first book, Bill Bruford: But also lots of personal philosophy and musical autboiography sociologic analysis.

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By far the best aspect of the autobiography deserves capitalization: Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email. Alas I picked it up again months later and it was more of the same.

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Bruford meanders back and forth along a vaguely-chronological path from his first public appearance at 14 to his retirement from public p This is, quite possibly, the best autobio I have read by a popular musician. Perhaps the closest thing gruford a snark in the book is this comment on guitarist Robert Fripp: Showing of 71 reviews. Search Tracks by musician. It always takes longer to pack up than you think. Bruford does not come across as “acerbic” at thw, 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 autobiograpby within every sentence O.

Only the bigger picture holds any interest now.