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Bill Bruford: The Autobiography: Yes, King Crimson, Earthworks and More Paperback – 6 Mar 2009

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  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Jawbone Press; 1st edition (6 Mar. 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1906002231
  • ISBN-13: 978-1906002237
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 3.2 x 21.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars 42 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 529,930 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Bill Brufords autobiography is a frequently hilarious recounting of his long life in progressive rock and jazz. Defying every drummer joke you ve ever heard, he writes successfully from inside the music . - David Fricke: Rolling Stone: March 19 2009

Bruford's autobiography not only provides a humorous insight into the daily detail of a successful musician's life but also grapples with the big existential issues of what it takes to be an artist of any sort in the modern world . - David Sinclair: The Guardian April 11 2009

...the text is intimate, clever, concise, and witty a bit like Bill s drumming . - Will Romano: Modern Drummer June 2009

Professorial in its remit and written with a bone-dry wit and an authoritative elegance that will be the envy of many far more high- profile cultural commentators, this might just end up becoming one of the best-informed, most informative textbooks of its time - Marco Rossi: Shindig: April 2009

An engaging and dryly witty style that makes for an easy, can't-put-it-down read...This book addresses matters anecdotal, technical, practical, emotional and philosophical with style, panache and élan . - John Kelman: All about Jazz: March 2009

Head and shoulders above the majority of books in its class.' - Jeff Miers: Buffalo News: March 24 2009

Bruford is a literate biographer and honest . - Steven Rosen: Curled up With a Good Book: March 2009

Its frank, cynical, very amusing, inspiring, thought provoking and highly recommended . -Brent Keefe: Drummer magazine: April 2009

Bill Brufords The Autobiography is one of the most original books you ll ever come across, penned by a man that some would still label a rock star . - Adam Garrie: USA Progressive Music.com: March 2009

The most extraordinary autobiography Ive ever read on music . - David Etheridge: Performing Musician: April 2009

This is an intelligent, articulate and sensitive book . - Andy Robson: Jazzwise Magazine: April 2009

...a terrific autobiography . - Geoff Nicholls: Rhythm: April 2009

His insight is keen, his stories compelling . - Vintage Guitar: June 2009

Bill Brufords story is not just for drummers. It is for all artists, musicians, music lovers, or anyone who wonders what it s really like to spend your life trying to make the music you love . --Neil Peart, Rush, May 2009

An extended treatise on the nature of music itself; not just his place in the pantheon, not just the manifold trials, tribulations and emotional upheavals of the working musician in a marginal genre, but the very essence...Professorial in its remit and written with a bone-dry wit and an authoritative elegance that will be the envy of many far more high-profile cultural commentators. --May 2009

'Frank, cynical, very amusing, inspiring, thought provoking and highly recommended.' 5/5 stars --Drummer Magazine, March 2009

"An extended treatise on the nature of music itself; not just his place in the pantheon, not just the manifold trials, tribulations and emotional upheavals of the working musician in a marginal genre, but the very essence...Professorial in its remit and written with a bone-dry wit and an authoritative elegance that will be the envy of many far more high-profile cultural commentators."
--Shindig Magazine, April 2009

'Frank, cynical, very amusing, inspiring, thought provoking and highly recommended.' 5/5 stars --Drummer Magazine, March 2009

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"An extended treatise on the nature of music itself; not just his place in the pantheon, not just the manifold trials, tribulations and emotional upheavals of the working musician in a marginal genre, but the very essence...Professorial in its remit and written with a bone-dry wit and an authoritative elegance that will be the envy of many far more high-profile cultural commentators."

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