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Welcome back!

December 13th, 2017|News|

We’ve been away for a bit, but this site has recently been refurbished, updated, polished and refined to within an inch of its life. When [...]

Boxed Set Back On!

November 1st, 2017|News|

Boxed Set Back On! Due to unprecedented demand, Winterfold Records will be making the special edition of the Bruford boxed set Seems Like A Lifetime [...]

King Crimson’s THRAK

October 26th, 2017|News|

For the really serious muso out there, there is no missing the lovingly crafted transcriptions of the music from King Crimson's THRAK, their noisiest album [...]

THe Huffington Post interview with Bill

October 6th, 2017|News|

The Huffington Post have a rare and thoughtful new interview with Bill on the upcoming boxed set and other topics: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/59d6a658e4b0cf2548b335b1

New Edition of Bill’s Autobiography

April 21st, 2013|News|

"Bill Bruford -The Autobiography" continues to go from strength to strength. A second edition of the paperback has just been published by Foruli Publications with [...]

Bill Filmed Interview

March 30th, 2013|News|

A fresh filmed interview with Bill has just been posted at the excellent online magazine iDrum here.

Second shop opens!

November 24th, 2012|News|

Bill has opened a second multi-currency online shop stuffed to the hilt with all things Bruford, signed and unsigned. What with currency, exchange rate, shipping and tax [...]

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The title refers to the idea of wanting to be a part of something, but yet being regarded by others – or yourself – as still an outsider. Too jazz for rock, and too rock for jazz. Earthworks needed a come-back album that took no prisoners, and much of this I really like. Great stuff here from pianist Steve Hamilton and saxophonist Patrick Clahar on ‘Dewey-eyed, then Dancing’.

Bill Bruford's Earthworks: A Part, and Yet Apart

This was the first time Michiel Borstlap and I had played together. We’d only met at an airport the day before. The music is almost entirely improvised, as it was to be on all the subsequent two CDs. Jazz improvising implies listening and participating in a conversation, as opposed to reciting a written text. Paramount for success will be the ability to listen, to know when and how much to contribute, and when and how long to be silent. If it could have been written, there would have been no point in improvising it.

Bruford-Borstlap: In Concert in Holland DVD

The challenging circumstances surrounding this were described in my book. Musically, it doesn’t get much better than to have some of you own music arranged for a little big band of crack NYC players and to be able to present it in a top NYC jazz club. Steve Wilson’s alto sax solo on ‘Up North’ alone is worth the price of admission. Check this out – I can’t begin to tell you what fun it is to play drums in the middle of this lot.

Bruford-Garland: Earthworks Underground Orchestra

Back by public demand! Bill’s first book, ‘When in Doubt, Roll!’, was first published in 1988. It has been out of print for several years and during that time has climbed to dizzying heights of value on the second hand market, currently selling for a couple of hundred dollars. Bill is regularly asked if a new affordable version will ever be published – and now it is to be!

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