Drummer Bill Bruford’s records, DVDs, and related projects are released on either Winterfold or Summerfold Records. Latest editions, many exclusively autographed, are available at the shop here. Below you will find audio samples of Winterfold titles, together with press reviews and Bill’s personal commentary.
Winterfold Records reissues remastered and expanded versions of Bill’s CDs and DVDs up to the 1987 watershed:
“He used to be a rock guy, all guitars and electric, and now he’s a jazz guy, all saxophones and acoustic.” Or so at least goes the rather simplistic shorthand for those who have been good enough to consider Bill’s recorded output since 1977. While, for the musician, such distinctions may appear hopelessly old-fashioned, it is, as they say, the way the world works. Back here at the ranch, it seems to us the case that a number of listeners who had hitherto derived pleasure from the earlier music of Holdsworth, Stewart, Berlin, Moraz et al, were unintentionally left behind in the watershed year of 1987 with the arrival of Earthworks, and musicians with less familiar names and smaller amplifiers, like Bates, Ballamy, Garland, and Hamilton. Quite simply, we lost those good listeners and they lost us, for no good reason anyone can think of, and here’s the way to reconnect.”
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