Bill Bruford: Autobiography

Bill Bruford: The Autobiography

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It's the book everyone's talking about: Bill Bruford:The Autobiography.

Bill Bruford, the Godfather of progressive rock drumming, speaks candidly about his extraordinary autobiography.

It's a memoir of life at the heart of progressive rock and electric and acoustic jazz. It's an honest, entertaining, and brilliantly-written account of Bill's 40 years on the road and in the studio. Whether you are a starry-eyed beginner, an inquisitive fan, or a seasoned professional, you'll be intrigued as Bill lifts the veil on life for the professional musician.

A rock musician with the temperament of a classical musician who became a jazz musician, Bill defies all the cliches about what drummers do, largely because he has always been out there redefining the role.

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 clichés and bad jokes about drummers.

At polite dinner parties, Bruford is occasionally asked what he does. After replying that he’s a musician, the inevitable retort is “Yes, but what do you really do?” This funny, unusual, and unusually thoughtful memoir answers the question.