Bruford

Gradually Going Tornado cd

This hold many great personal memories for me. ‘Plans for j.d’ brings punk attitude, Dave Stewart’s epic ‘Land’s End’ is gorgeously evocative, and ‘Q.E.D’ nods to Weather Report whose engineer Ron Malo recorded the music for us. I had to go the U.S. to find someone like Jeff Berlin; in the U.K. in 1980 they didn’t make bass talent like that. His ‘Joe Frazier’ continues to scare bass players half to death, and remains a personal favourite of mine.


Joe Frazier