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So far Bill Bruford has created 27 blog entries.

Doing it ‘well enough’

In our family, my portly but genial brother was not academically inclined. This was cause for worry on our mother’s part, but “Little Billy?” she would say, “No need to worry about him, he’ll be [...]

2018-11-02T15:05:29+00:00November 2nd, 2018|

Summerfold and Winterfold are on the move

Bill’s Summerfold and Winterfold record catalogues are in transition to a new home at Cherry Red Records. Following the recent success of the Winterfold box “Seems Like a Lifetime Ago”,  plans are well underway to [...]

2018-09-24T08:32:32+01:00September 24th, 2018|

Bill’s Echoes…

Bill’s latest podcast at 'Echoes' hosted by the extremely knowledgeable John Diliberto is available on Tuesday September 25th. In fact, Bill's had quite a run of podcasts recently, loosely linked around the themes of his [...]

2018-09-22T16:14:07+01:00September 22nd, 2018|

“Don’t you miss it?”

August 26 1996: Last date with King Crimson. It’s been 22 years since I last played with KC, bless its heart, and it feels like I played with them only a couple of weeks ago. [...]

2018-08-26T10:01:05+01:00August 26th, 2018|

Bruford-Levin Upper Extremities

News that autographed copies of the two albums from our late 1990s fin-de-siècle band are back in my shop calls for a couple of reflections on their making and critical reception. The group's origins can [...]

2018-07-21T12:07:59+01:00July 21st, 2018|

Keith Tippett campaign

A Kickstarter campaign has been launched to raise funds to promote a Testimonial Concert for Keith Tippett, early King Crimson pianist and major jazz star. Keith is recovering from a heart attack with complications and is [...]

2018-05-22T11:09:03+01:00May 22nd, 2018|

Chris Squire’s ‘Fish out of Water’

The imminent re-release of Chris Squire’s Fish out of Water as a lavish box set  (a box set of one album…?) has sparked interest in my involvement, and questions are coming my way about the [...]

2018-04-23T16:27:58+01:00April 23rd, 2018|

ALLAN HOLDSWORTH PUBLIC MEMORIAL

For those who haven’t seen them yet, here are the details for the celebration of the life of the late, great guitarist Allan Holdsworth on April 15th in California. Bill will be in Buffalo, NY [...]

2018-03-18T15:27:17+00:00March 18th, 2018|

CREATIVITY: NOT WHAT YOU THINK?

My recent brush with academia has been exhausting, illuminating, provocative and dispiriting - sometimes all at once. It’s been a longish journey beginning Autumn 2011 when I enrolled at Surrey University in the UK. I [...]

2018-03-08T14:00:39+00:00March 8th, 2018|

FURTHER U.S. DATES CONFIRMED

Further dates have been added to Bill’s series of talks on creativity in music performance. No more will be added after this. The trip ends appropriately enough in Cleveland, OH, at the Rock and Roll [...]

2018-03-18T15:34:28+00:00February 25th, 2018|