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Bill Bruford - When In Doubt Roll (book)

A compendium of 18 of Bruford's recorded works in notated form, together with scene-setting and some explanation of how and why BB arrived at the end product.

For the compulsive practisers amongst his readership, he has included a few exercises that may or may not be related to the music which precedes them in the chapter.

If the narrative casts a somewhat jaundiced eye on the reasons drummers play the things they play the author makes no apologies for that.

First published in 1988, this is the 2012 Foruli Classics re-print.

Signed by Bill Bruford.

Bruford - Rock Goes To College

Recorded in March 1979, this is thought to be the Bruford band's debut gig, immediately following Bill Bruford and Allan Holdsworth's time with Eddie Jobson and John Wetton in UK.

The concert was filmed as part of the BBC TV series Rock Goes To College at Oxford Polytechnic and featured the classic line-up of Bruford, Holdsworth, Jeff Berlin and Dave Stewart (with guest Annette Peacock) playing material from the albums Feels Good To Me and One Of A Kind.

Available on CD, DVD and vinyl.

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Bruford - The Bruford Tapes (cd)

One of the first of the "beat the bootleggers" albums, The Bruford Tapes was recorded for a live radio broadcast in Long Island, New York in the Summer of 1979.

Featuring the Bill Bruford, Dave Stewart, Jeff Berlin and 'The Unknown' John Clark line-up, the album ably captured the raw power of Bruford live, whilst sacrificing none of the band's instrumental sophistication.

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This re-mastered cd edition features bonus track, The Age Of Information.

Bruford - Gradually Going Tornado

Following his debut "Feels Good To Me" and its acclaimed successor "One of a Kind", Bruford continued to evolve and experiment on "Gradually Going Tornado", the last studio release by his astonishing group, Bruford.

Exhibiting a left-field shift in direction, the album featured bassist Jeff Berlin on lead vocals for the first time and new guitarist 'The Unknown' John Clark (replacing the departed Allan Holdsworth).

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Available on cd and vinyl.

The re-mastered cd edition features bonus track, Five G.

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Bruford - One Of A Kind

One Of A Kind, from 1979, is one of the most celebrated Bruford-related offerings.

Featuring the classic quartet of Bruford, Dave Stewart, Jeff Berlin and Allan Holdsworth, the album demonstrated a consistency and purity of vision that fully reflected the band's ongoing creative growth and maturity.

"A monumental step in the drummer's career, perhaps the greatest one, here is a branch from the progressive rock history tree that should not be overlooked." - Michael Ezzo, Expose.

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Available on cd and vinyl

The re-mastered cd edition features bonus track, Manacles.

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Bill Bruford - Feels Good To Me

The astonishing 1977 debut album from drumming legend Bill Bruford.

Featuring a stellar line up including guitarists Allan Holdsworth and John Goodsall, bassist Jeff Berlin, keyboardist Dave Stewart, ECM flügelhorn maestro, Kenny Wheeler, and singer-songwriter Annette Peacock.

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Available on cd and vinyl.

The re-mastered cd edition features bonus track, Joe Frazier.

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Bill Bruford Earthworks - Dig? (cd)

Earthworks second album from 1989 was considered a more coherent band statement than its debut and relied more on capturing live group interaction than the innovative production statements of the band's debut.

This recording of Dig? has been re-mastered and includes two bonus tracks, Emotional Shirt and Pigalle.

Available as a standard SINGLE CD and a Bill Bruford signed 2CD edition.

Bruford Levin Upper Extremities - Bruford Levin Upper Extremities (cd)

Dating from 1999, this is engaging and challenging music featuring King Crimson's ace rhythm section creatively colliding with David Torn's unique wails and loops, and Chris Botti's Miles Davis inspired cool melodic sensibility.

Pieces vary from gentle Jazz-tinged ballads to complex Crimson-esque hard rock escapades.

Bruford Levin Upper Extremities - Blue Nights (double cd)

Recorded live in Japan and the US during 1998, Blue Nights is the acclaimed double cd release from Bill Bruford and Tony Levin's Jazz-tinged Art Rock supergroup, B.L.U.E., which also included David Torn on guitar/loops and Chris Botti on trumpet.

An ideal companion to King Crimson's innovative, contemporaneous, ProjeKcts series of releases.

Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe - Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe (double cd)

A re-mastered edition of ABWH's self-titled debut album, which now includes a second disc of bonus material featuring rare mixes, single edits and three live tracks.

Released in 1989, ABWH was considered a return to the grand, mystical music of peak period Yes, but with a contemporary 1980s production twist.

Moraz-Bruford - Live In Tokyo (cd)

The only official live album available from the peerless duo of Moraz-Bruford, In Tokyo is a recording taken from a performance at the Laforet Museum, Akasaka, Tokyo.

The 10 tracks capture the duo at the peak of their game.

Available as a standard and a Bill Bruford signed edition.

Bill Bruford Earthworks - Earthworks (double cd)

Back to the beginning again: Earthworks - from 1986 - represented a bold attempt to fuse Jazz music and Rock technology.

Produced by Dave Stewart, the album introduced a very different Bill Bruford in a very different band setting.

This version of the Earthworks' debut album has been re mastered and includes two bonus tracks: All Heaven Broke Loose and A Stone's Throw.

Available as a standard and a Bill Bruford signed edition.

Moraz-Bruford - Flags

Bruford and Moraz, two former members of Yes, united in the mid-1980s, based on a shared love of Jazz and a desire to experiment outside of the confines of their more familiar projects.

Released in 1985, Flags was the more synth-orientated of the pair's two studio collaborations - a technologically enhanced development of Piano/Drums - and featured original material, alongside a cover of Max Roach's The Drum Also Waltzes.

Available as a standard and a Bill Bruford signed edition.

Moraz-Bruford - Music For Piano And Drums (cd)

On reflection, keyboardist Patrick Moraz and drummer Bill Bruford had obvious commonality. By the mid 1980s both were Yes alumni, both were tiring of big stadium excess, both had roots and influences that lay closer to Jazz than progressive rock, and both were looking for a more flexible music, stripped of the trappings and associated costs of their regular day-jobs.

Released in 1983, Flags was the more acoustic and organic of the pair's two studio collaborations.

'Marvellously spiky and capricious and closer to the Jazz-based material that Bruford would explore more fully in Earthworks a few years later.' - Sid Smith

Available as a standard and a Bill Bruford signed edition.

Bill Bruford with Ralph Towner and Eddie Gomez - If Summer Had Its Ghosts (cd)

A unique and atmospheric collaboration that sees Bill Bruford teaming up with ECM label 12 string guitar virtuoso Ralph Towner and former Bill Evans Trio bassist, Eddie Gomez.

'Lush, wondrous, spontaneous and melodic music.' - All Music

Available as a standard and a Bill Bruford signed edition.

 




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