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

Bill Bruford

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ISBN 10: 1906002231 / ISBN 13: 9781906002237
Published by Jawbone Press, 2009
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Title: Bill Bruford - The Autobiography: Yes, King ...

Publisher: Jawbone Press

Publication Date: 2009

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

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Once called the “godfather of progressive drumming,†Bill Bruford has been at the top of his profession for four decades, playing with Yes, King Crimson, Genesis, Earthworks, and many other bands. Bill Bruford is a first-person account of his life in progressive rock, art rock, and modern jazz. Honest, entertaining, and eloquent, it recounts his life on the road and in the studio, rubbing shoulders and creating music with the famous, the less famous, and the infamous. A rocker with the temperament of a classical musician, who became a jazz musician, he defies all the cliches and bad jokes about drummers. At polite dinner parties, Bruford is occasionally asked what he does. After replying that heâ€TMs a musician, the inevitable retort is “Yes, but what do you really do?†This funny, unusual, and unusually thoughtful memoir answers the question.

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"An extended treatise on the nature of music itself; not just his place in the pantheon, not just the manifold trials, tribulations and emotional upheavals of the working musician in a marginal genre, but the very essence...Professorial in its remit and written with a bone-dry wit and an authoritative elegance that will be the envy of many far more high-profile cultural commentators."

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