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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.
The duo recorded two albums of drum-and-keyboard based music, suffused with upbeat invention and peerless skill. Both Music For Piano And Drums (1983) and Flags (1985) were well received and retain a resonance that still rings loud and true, and is being discovered anew by an eager audience for whom it is as fresh and exciting as it was for those who discovered it the first time around.
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.
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