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     Bill Bruford

Born: May 17, 1948 in Sevenoaks, Kent, England
Genres: Rock
Styles: Canterbury Scene, Post-Bop, Fusion, Avant-Garde
Instruments: Drums, Percussion

Bill Bruford's career is like his drumming sound - inimitable. Known for his ringing metal snare drum, crisp cymbal work, and knack for complex time signatures, a young Bruford came to prominence in the late '60s with Yes. The drummer completed his British art rock trilogy by briefly joining Genesis in the 1970s and spending a quarter-century with King Crimson through the late '90s. In between King Crimson dates, Bruford led a dazzling self-titled jazz fusion solo band from 1978 to 1980 that featured guitarist Allan Holdsworth, bassist Jeff Berlin, and keyboardist Dave Stewart. And even as he leads his visionary jazz band, Bill Bruford's Earthworks, he maintains a career as a session drummer (with artists like guitarists Al DiMeola and David Torn, bassist Jamaaladeen Tacuma, and keyboardist Patrick Moraz).

During one of King Crimson leader Robert Fripp's several lineup-shifting hiatuses in Bruford's 1972-1997 tenure, the drummer formed his self-titled Earthworks band in 1986. On its 1987 Earthworks debut album, Bruford often used electric Simmons drums to contrast acoustic horn players Iain Ballamy and Django Bates and upright bassist Mick Hutton, achieving the opposite of the standard lineup where drums are the only acoustic instrument. Subsequent releases like 1989's Dig? and 1991's All Heaven Broke Loose continued this forward-thinking trend, blending acoustic and electric instrumentation and jazz ideology with classical undertones. But by 1993's live Stamping Ground, Bruford had replaced Hutton with electric/acoustic bassist Tim Harries and was using keyboard-pitched electric chordal drums, the combined result being a more muscular and fuller sound.

Bruford continued recording and touring with King Crimson through 1997, releasing the Earthworks compilation Heavenly Bodies just as he quit the venerable rock band with which he'd had his longest tenure. It would prove to be a transitional year, as Bruford recorded a jazz chamber trio solo CD called If Summer Had Its Ghosts with legendary jazz figures Ralph Towner (guitar/piano) and Eddie Gomez (acoustic bass). Between explorative electric recordings with bassist and fellow King Crimson alum Tony Levin, Bruford kept Earthworks closer to the chamber jazz mode on the 1999 CD A Part and Yet Apart. Likewise, the lineup of Bruford, saxophonist Patrick Clahar, pianist Steve Hamilton, and bassist Mark Hodgson started the new millennium with the 2001 CD The Sound of Surprise, an outstanding blend of jazz tradition and forward-thinking transition.

- Bill Meredith (All Music Guide)

Ресурсы сети, связанные с исполнителем:
musicians.allaboutjazz.com/musician.php?id=1059 Biography & articles on 'All About Jazz'
www.billbruford.co.uk Official website. Biography, discography, articles, photos
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Bruford About from 'wikipedia'
www.ejn.it/mus/bruford.htm Biography on Europe Jazz Network [mobile]
en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Bruford About from 'wapedia.mobi' [mobile]
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CD коллекции, связанные с исполнителем:
  как основной исполнитель ...
 Bill Bruford - 'Earthworks Underground Orchestra' - 2006, Summerfold
 Bill Bruford - 'Feels Good To Me' - 1978, Polydor Ltd.
 Bill Bruford - 'Heavenly Bodies' - 1997, Venture, Virgin
 Bill Bruford - 'Random Acts Of Happiness' - 2004, Summerfold
 Bill Bruford - 'Stamping Ground' - 1994, Caroline
 Bill Bruford - 'The Sound Of Surprise' - EG, Discipline Global Mobile
 Bill Bruford - 'Upper Extremities' - 1998, Discipline Global Mobile, Oldis
  как соисполнитель ...
 King Crimson - 'Absent Lovers: Live In Montreal 1984' - 1998, Discipline Global Mobile
 King Crimson - 'Beat' - 1982, EG
 King Crimson - 'Discipline' - 1981, EG
 King Crimson - 'Nashville Rehearsals, 1997' - 2000, DGM
 King Crimson - 'Starless And Bible Black' - 1974, EG
 King Crimson - 'THRAK' - 1995, Virgin, Universal
 King Crimson - 'The ConstruKction Of Light' - 2000, Virgin
 King Crimson - 'Three Of A Perfect Pair' - 1984, JVC Victor
 King Crimson - 'VROOOM' - 1994, Discipline
 Jamaaladeen Tacuma - 'Renaissance Man' - 1991, Gramavision
 David Torn - 'Cloud About Mercury' - 1986, ECM
 David Torn - 'Door X' - 1990, Windham Hill, G&P Music
 Rick Wakeman - 'The Six Wives Of Henry VIII' - 1973, A&M
 Yes - 'Close To The Edge' - 1972, Atlantic
 Yes - 'Fragile' - 1971, Atlantic
 Yes - 'The Yes Album' - 1971, Atlantic
 Yes - 'Time And A Word' - 1970, Atlantic
 Yes - 'Yes' - 1969, Atlantic

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