Following a gruelling, profitable, well organised and frequently hilarious 18 date tour of the UK,
covering, remarkably, some 3000 miles, Bill took the band into Livingston Studios in London for four
days to record "The Sound of Surprise".
With essentially the same team as recorded "A Part, And Yet Apart", the
new CD has nine full-blooded tracks of hard-hitting acoustic jazz weighing in at some 63 minutes, and
represents the fruit of some 9 months focused endeavour, with work starting on the writing in January 2000.
1. Revel Without A Pause
3. The Shadow Of A Doubt
4. Teaching Vera To Dance
5. Half Life
6. Come To Dust
7. Cloud Cuckoo Land
8. Never The Same Way Once
9. The Wooden Man Sings, And The Stone Woman Dances
Plus enhanced CD live concert video.
Bill Bruford - Drums
Steve Hamilton - Piano
Patrick Clahar - Tenor And Soprano Saxophones
Mark Hodgson - Bass
Produced By Bill Bruford For Bill Bruford Productions Ltd.
Recording Engineer: Mark Chamberlain
Assistant Engineers: Tom Davidson, Nick Coplowe
Mastering Engineer: David Singleton
Drum Tech: Ian Bush
Recorded And Mixed At Livingston Studios, London, November 2000.
Mastered At Discipline Global Mobile, Salisbury, Wiltshire.
Design, Photography And Illustration: Dave Mckean @ Hourglass