Bill Bruford: The Autobiography : Yes, King Crimson, Earthworks, and More

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Jawbone Press, 2009 - 352 sidor
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(Book). Bill Bruford once called "the godfather of progressive-rock drumming" has been at the top of his profession for four decades, playing with Yes, King Crimson, Genesis, Earthworks, and many more. The Autobiography is his memoir of life at the heart of prog rock, art rock, and modern jazz. 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. A rock musician with the temperament of a classical musician who became a jazz musician, Bruford defies all the cliches about drummers. He says: "You write what you have to write, you play what you have to play, because you can't sleep at night. If you can sleep at night, you shouldn't be doing this anyway." From time to time, at polite dinner parties, someone will ask Bill what he does. He replies that he is a musician. "Yes, but what do you really do?" retorts the enquirer. This unusual, funny, and insightful music memoir answers the question.

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Review: Bill Bruford - The Autobiography: Yes, King Crimson, Earthworks and More

Användarrecension  - Derek Hale - Goodreads

I SO wanted to give this book by drummer Bill Bruford five stars. The main problem is a couple of dead weight chapters at the beginning and a bit of a draggy ending. That said, this is probably the ... Läs hela recensionen

Review: Bill Bruford - The Autobiography: Yes, King Crimson, Earthworks and More

Användarrecension  - Tim - Goodreads

Bill Bruford came to fame early as the drummer for progressive rock band Yes before leaving to strike out into more challenging musical territory with King Crimson and then various jazz and jazz-rock ... Läs hela recensionen

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