News

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+00:00 July 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+00:00 May 22nd, 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+00:00 March 18th, 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+00:00 February 25th, 2018|

SCANDINAVIAN & U.S. DATES ANNOUNCED

Bill will be out and about speaking on the topic of his new book at a limited number of Universities and music institutions in Scandinavia and the US, through March and April. Most events are [...]

2018-02-07T08:16:15+00:00 February 7th, 2018|

Drum lessons, and Roy Harper’s ‘HQ’

Two items of interest. We're always asked if Bill is teaching -  the answer is no, but he does have a series of free online lessons recorded sometime back at Salvador Niebla's excellent bi-lingual English [...]

2018-01-24T10:19:52+00:00 January 24th, 2018|

Incoming: book reviews for ‘Uncharted’.

Initial reviews for Bill’s new book, available from the University of Michigan Press, suggest that it will be warmly received in both academic and drum communities on publication this January: “… an intelligent, thought-provoking treatise [...]

2018-01-06T10:45:44+00:00 January 6th, 2018|

Rolling Stone best prog albums of 2017

'Seems like a Lifetime Ago', the well-received box set of the Bruford band from 1977-1980, has leapt onto the best seller lists alongside Can and King Crimson in what Rolling Stone calls a 'banner year' [...]

2017-12-20T11:06:01+00:00 December 20th, 2017|

Welcome back!

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 we left you in 2013, Bill was a musician. We [...]

2017-12-13T11:29:41+00:00 December 13th, 2017|

Back by popular demand – When in Doubt, Roll!

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 [...]

2017-11-22T10:55:49+00:00 September 3rd, 2012|