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Earthworks II / Bruford-Borstlap Appearances can be deceptive, and gigs are drying up. Four years ago Bruford maintained he would be unable to function at less than 50 gigs a year, and the tally for [...]

2017-10-26T10:17:14+01:00October 26th, 2003|


Earthworks II / Bruford-Borstlap Garland’s energy and enormously creative output prove an excellent tonic, and the band sails around Germany before succumbing to the inevitable Japanese jet-lag. “Footloose and Fancy Free” is released, alongside the [...]

2017-10-26T10:16:56+01:00October 26th, 2002|


Earthworks II The UK west country, Japan, Spain, and South Africa are all visited before the May release of “The Sound of Surprise” and the serious business of what may turn out to be Bruford’s [...]

2017-10-26T10:16:34+01:00October 26th, 2001|


Earthworks II By now Bill is manager, road manager, booking agent, composer, drummer, producer, publicist, husband and father, and the workload, increasing alarmingly with the arrival of computers is, just about, getting done. Somewhere, as [...]

2017-10-26T10:16:09+01:00October 26th, 2000|


Earthworks II In January the new band, gaining confidence, visits California, where Don Heckman at the L.A. Times is very encouraging; the East Coast, where Bob Blumenthal on the Boston Globe is less so; and [...]

2017-10-26T10:15:54+01:00October 26th, 1999|


Earthworks II The second edition of Earthworks, as acoustic as possible, heads out on a February European tour with a fresh book of tunes written largely by Bill. With Hamilton, Geoff Gascoigne, and Patrick Clahar, [...]

2017-10-26T10:15:33+01:00October 26th, 1998|


King Crimson / Earthworks II A highly productive February produces two CDs; the first, a chamber–jazz outing with Ralph Towner and Eddie Gomez, “If Summer Had its Ghosts”, suffers from no rehearsal and a first [...]

2017-10-26T10:15:16+01:00October 26th, 1997|


King Crimson One of those 10 day groups meets for a refreshing and short tour of Holland. The “World Percussion Ensemble”; Chad Wackerman, Luis Conte, Doudou N’Daiye Rose, and Bill, flowers briefly. A similarly short [...]

2017-10-26T10:14:59+01:00October 26th, 1996|


King Crimson Having settled into “character” in Crimson, Bill playing Elvin Jones to Pat Mastelotto’s Ringo Starr, the two begin an artistically fruitful collaboration over a two month European and American tour in May and [...]

2017-10-26T10:14:41+01:00October 26th, 1995|


King Crimson As part of the pre-nuptial agreement with Fripp, Bill renounces both EG Management, whom he promises to leave, and any pretence towards artistic democracy in the group, and Crimson, now a “double trio”, [...]

2017-10-26T10:14:19+01:00October 26th, 1994|