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Please do not reprint, upload or share without permission. Want to Read saving…. Perhaps the worst thing about being famous brufprd playing an instrument is that you feel soubt to play it famously at all times with all eyes on you as you do it. Bill Bruford is not only an outstanding musician, but also an outstanding writer. Bill is a responsible fellow and admits that walking the wobbling tightrope between domesticity and touring was very hard for him.

On returning home I called him and as is my wont gave him the dubious benefit of some unasked-for advice, suggesting that he could always “do an Alex Ferguson” and arbitrarily cancel his retirement any time he felt like it. As the ever-complaining British Bruuford character Victor Meldrew said, “Wouldn’t it be nice if you could just switch off your brain?

Bill Bruford – When in Doubt, Roll

His much more recent autobiography great, as he’s one of those guys that can turn the most mundane topics into quite incredibly enjoyable reads I particularly love the part of the book he discusses the nourishment of the profesional musician. Talk about finding your niche. Sep 21, 2. This item will be sent through the Global Shipping Programme and includes international tracking. Austin, Texas, United States.

dount Looking for beautiful books? Though Bill took this in good humour and gave several logical reasons for his decision, I still came away feeling puzzled why he, or indeed anyone, would voluntarily retire from a pursuit which can bring so much pleasure and satisfaction.


I have a copy of the original “When in Doubt, Roll” and it was well worth it. Second, the drum world’s simple-minded obsession with technique makes all its members worry that vruford technique isn’t up to scratch, undermining the simple enjoyment musicians ought to get from playing their instrument.

Bill Bruford – When in Doubt, Roll by Bill Bruford

Have one to sell? We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Far from being specialist medical facilities where people are cured of a doutb desire to play the drums, these events are designed to do the opposite: While I do own a drum set now I can’t really say I’m a drummer yetI should add that I have toll this way before. Description Postage and payments. He is in command of the band!

Darrell Wiley marked it as to-read May 01, Select a valid country. Examples of how not to do it include a friend’s school band whose year old “manager” had the bright idea of booking them a headlining gig hill Hammersmith Odeon 12 months in advance – given a year to sell tickets they managed to fill the place with whooping supporters, so my pal’s career started as it were at the top, a place from which one can only descend.

Learn More – opens in a new window or tab. The simple truth is that when musicians concentrate on playing something they enjoy and don’t let other stuff get in the way, everything tends to works fine. You can get it here: When that happened, in the 90 minutes on stage when he was able to stop worrying about how he was perceived, Bill was a musical force of nature, capable of leaving a room full of musicians speechless at what they had just heard him do.

The seller won’t accept returns for this item. The Best Books of We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. Such problems were not in evidence when I started working with him in – indeed, he was one of the most confident musicians I had ever met, appeared supremely at ease with his playing and seemed to know exactly what he wanted to do professionally.


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Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of Report item – opens in a new window or tab. The man is a perfectionist and his timing is impeccable! Neither would I recommend the career graph of comedy double act Phil Cornwell and Rick Stone – according to Phil, “We started at the bottom, and worked our way along. Mouse over to zoom – Click to enlarge.

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So was I – Bill just didn’t seem the retiring type. At worst, it creates a separation between musician and musical context which can be downright damaging. Questions and answers about this item. As well as being an excellent and entertaining read, it’s a terrific analytical work which gives great insight into the psychology of performing, recording, band membership and band-leading.

Amongst its many spot-on pieces of musical analysis is this description of s English progressive brruford Juaco Luna doll it as to-read Oct 31, Return to Book Page.

Peter rated it it was amazing Apr 24, This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Skip to main content. If the overdubber was feeling particularly sensitive and there are few blll as thin-skinned as an improvising musician in a recording studioBill’s gentle reminders might be mistaken for the sound of a whip cracking, and that occasionally caused friction.