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Bruford - Seems Like A Lifetime Ago 1977-1980 (2017) [6CD + 2DVD Box Set]

Bruford - Seems Like A Lifetime Ago 1977-1980 (2017)
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2xDVD-A: NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR / Dolby AC3, 2 & 6 ch -> 5.02 Gb
Progressive Rock / Instrumental Rock / Jazz Fusion

Limited eight disc (six CDs + two NTSC/Region DVDs) box set from the prog rock icon. This set contains previously unreleased, remixed, or remastered material from the Bruford band of the late 1970s, presented in a 12" box complete with 16-page color booklet and a signed, numbered certificate of authentication. Four gatefold sleeves contain two discs each: Disc 1 (DVD): Feels Good To Me: 5.1 surround sound mix and original 1978 mix remastered; Disc 2 (CD): Feels Good To Me: 2017 Jakko Jakszyk remix from original master tapes; Disc 3 (DVD): One of a Kind: 5.1 surround sound mix and original 1979 mix remastered plus additional audio…
Bill Bruford - An Introduction to Winterfold Records (2005) {Winterfold BBFW 007CD}

Bill Bruford - An Introduction to Winterfold Records (2005) {Winterfold BBFW 007CD}
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© 2005 Winterfold Records | BBFW 007CD
Rock / Jazz / Jazz Rock / Fusion

Many people will know the name Bill Bruford and it isn’t just restricted to those of us in their middle forties or early fifties who remember him as a member of Yes or King Crimson, or perhaps many of the sessions Bill has managed to notch up over the years, most notably for Genesis for whom he briefly drummed alongside Phil Collins when Phil took over the vocalists spot vacated by Peter Gabriel. These days Bill fronts the jazz quartet Earthworks and in addition to playing the odd session Bill seems more than happy playing dates as far afield as Japan and South America to enthusiastic jazz audiences and music lovers in general.
Bill Bruford - Master Strokes 1978-1985 (1986) {EG Records EGCD 67}

Bill Bruford - Master Strokes 1978-1985 (1986) {EG Records EGCD 67}
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© 1978-85, 1986 EG Records / Virgin | EGCD 67
Rock / Jazz / Jazz Rock / Fusion / Progressive Rork

When you're a drummer playing behind the vocal heights of Jon Anderson, the guitar virtuosity of Steve Howe, or the keyboard genius of Rick Wakeman, you may expect to be disregarded from time to time. Aside from die-hard fans of Yes or King Crimson, Bill Bruford's drumming is taken for granted more often than not, when in fact he's one of the finest rock drummers to emerge from the era. Master Strokes: 1978-1985 is a well-assembled compilation of some of Bruford's best drum work, spanning numerous styles and examples of percussive artistry. All 14 tracks explore the many sides of Bruford's repertoire, delving into jazz fusion, straightforward rock, and progressive rock, and laying out some entertaining examples of how much fire the drums can truly muster, not only in their bombastic state, but also as an accompaniment to other instruments and rhythms as well.

Bill Bruford - Rock Goes To College (1979) {BBWF}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Dec. 3, 2015
Bill Bruford - Rock Goes To College (1979) {BBWF}

Bill Bruford - Rock Goes To College (1979) {BBWF}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 239MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 116MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Fusion

Rock Goes to College by drummer Bill Bruford's late-1970s band Bruford, was greeted with considerable excitement. Featuring Hatfield and the North/National Health keyboardist Dave Stewart and über-bassist Jeff Berlin, the group only played a couple of live dates with original guitarist Allan Holdsworth, who left shortly afterwards and was replaced by "The Unknown John Clarke. One of those performances was recorded by the BBC for television broadcast and, while it's a scant 42-minutes long, it represents a high water mark for the British progressive/fusion scene of that time—or, for that matter, any other.

Bill Bruford & Michiel Borstlap - In Two Minds (2007)  Music

Posted by tiburon at June 22, 2012
Bill Bruford & Michiel Borstlap - In Two Minds (2007)

Bill Bruford & Michiel Borstlap - In Two Minds (2007)
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Genre: Jazz, Fusion

Drummer Bill Bruford and Dutch pianist and keyboardist Michiel Borstlap have performed together as duos on a very occasional basis during the past few years. The music on In Two Minds features the two old friends at four live concerts from 2006-2007 that were performed in England and Norway. All of the crowd noise and applause has been edited out, so it sounds like a studio set. However very little editing and no overdubbing or mixing took place, so this is an accurate reproduction of the live performances. Borstlap and Bruford perform 11 free improvisations plus Miles Davis' "All Blues." While the playing is spontaneous, it is often melodic with a logical development and plenty of variety. A few of the selections have such strong structures that they almost sound like a standard. Some of the other pieces mostly set moods, emphasize color or have one basic idea or plot. The results are consistently intriguing and rewarding.
Bill Bruford's Earthworks - Footloose And Fancy Free (2002) {2CD Discipline Global Mobile DGM0201} [King Crimson related]

Bill Bruford's Earthworks - Footloose And Fancy Free (2002) {2CD Discipline Global Mobile DGM0201} [King Crimson related]
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© 2002 Discipline Global Mobile / Bill Bruford Prod. | DGM0201
Jazz / Fusion / Post Bop / Contemporary Jazz / Drums

While the music made by Bill Bruford's earlier Earthworks band was consistently more interesting, his current lineup continues to make great strides given its more traditional stance (post-bop acoustic piano/saxophone quartet verses ultra-modern Euro-jazz fusion). On the live Footloose and Fancy Free, the group exceeds its own studio performances with room to spare. The lovely ballad "Come to Dust" is a fine showcase for pianist Steve Hamilton, and Bruford's punchy drumming moves a complex "Triplicity." Even non-Earthworks tunes from Bruford's late-'90s collaborations with Tony Levin ("Original Sin") and Ralph Towner ("If Summer Had Its Ghosts") get inspiring interpretations as well, thanks to the well-seasoned playing of both tenor/alto saxophonist Patrick Calahar and Hamilton.
Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe - Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe (1989)

Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe - Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe (1989)
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Progressive Rock

File under "Yes." When this version of the band couldn't obtain rights to the name, they put their album out under their combined names, but it's still Yes by any other name. Jon Anderson's tenor wails through spacy lyrics, Rick Wakeman constructs cathedrals of synthesized sound, Steve Howe rips high-pitched guitar leads, and Bill Bruford makes his drums sound like timpani…
Bruford Levin Upper Extremities - BLUE Nights (2000) {2CD Discipline Global Mobile DGM0002} [King Crimson related]

Bruford Levin Upper Extremities - BLUE Nights (2000) {2CD Discipline Global Mobile DGM0002} [King Crimson related]
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© 2000 Discipline Global Mobile / Papa Bear Records | DGM0002
Jazz / Far-flung Improvisations / Jazz Rock / Art Rock / Avant-Garde

This recording chronicles the live performances of Bruford Levin Upper Extremities from 1998. The disc showcases the band's unique blend of jazzy modes with Crimson-esque textures and, occasionally, just plain weirdness. Many of the tracks become looser jams in the live performance. For those who saw this tour, the disc will be a great memento. For those who didn't, it will serve as a shining example of what they missed, and encouragement to be more careful not to pass up subsequent tours. The band is Tony Levin, Bill Bruford, Chris Botti, and David Torn.
Bill Bruford with Ralph Towner and Eddie Gomez - If Summer Had Its Ghosts (1997) {Discipline Global Mobile DGM9705}

Bill Bruford with Ralph Towner and Eddie Gomez - If Summer Had Its Ghosts (1997) {Discipline Global Mobile DGM9705}
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© 1997 Discipline Global Mobile / Bill Bruford | DGM970
Jazz / Fusion / Modern Creative / Post Bop / Drums

On If Summer Had Its Ghosts, a primarily acoustic trio recording, drummer Bill Bruford, bassist Eddie Gómez, and pianist/guitarist Ralph Towner create some lush, wondrous, spontaneous and melodic music. It has jazz roots, improvisational branches, and elfin extensions. There's no gimmickry or pretension, although Bruford does add some sampled colors, and Towner overdubs his instruments as well as throwing in a pinch of electronic keyboards. What you basically hear is Bruford's newest and freshest music, interpreted and extrapolated upon by three virtuosos in mellifluous interactive conversation. At their most swinging, as on the lively, four/four, tick-tock, light rimshot, mid-tempo swing of the title track, they are telepathic, with Towner effortlessly switching from acoustic 12-string to piano and Gómez laying down soulful, full, deep bass punctuations.
Bill Bruford's Earthworks - Earthworks (1987) {Editions EG EGCD 48}

Bill Bruford's Earthworks - Earthworks (1987) {Editions EG EGCD 48}
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© 1990 Editions EG | EGCD 48
Rock / Fusion / Jazz Rock / Modern Creative / Post Bop / Instrumental Rock

Drummer Bill Bruford made a name for himself in the '70s as a rock & roller of a progressive bent. In the '80s he formed the rather extraordinary jazz/fusion band that became Earthworks – Bruford, saxophonist Iain Ballamy, keyboard and brass virtuoso Django Bates, and bassist Mick Hutton. This was their first album; an interesting one it was, though a later, live recording of the band presented some of the same material in a more highly developed state, rendering this original somewhat irrelevant.