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Bill Bruford Quotes

Bill Bruford Quotes & Quotations
Bill Bruford
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    And we'd drink huge amounts of scotch and coke, which is a ghastly sweet drink... And now people don't drink nearly as much, for good reason. We're all a little wiser. Bill_BrufordBill Bruford
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    At the end of the whole day of working with people you want some privacy. Bill_BrufordBill Bruford
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    But what I think my emphasis is, is on the fact that I like music a lot. Bill_BrufordBill Bruford
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    Close to the Edge, Red, One of a kind, Discipline, Earthworks, The Sound of Surprise, all seem to me to be albums that captured the essence of the intention. Bill_BrufordBill Bruford
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    I didn't write any music at all, and then, I remember Jon Anderson being very insistent saying that there were two kinds of musicians: the ones who wrote music and the ones who didn't. Bill_BrufordBill Bruford
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    I do remember the whole thing as being very argumentative, hot blooded... a permanent state of friction between Jon and Chris, Chris and me, me and Jon. Bill_BrufordBill Bruford
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    I have been steadily exchanging a rock audience who were nervous about what they had just bought for a jazz audience who not only were happy with their purchase, but are increasingly coming again. Bill_BrufordBill Bruford
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    I listen to Bill Stewart play the drums and when I have finished doing that, I listen to Bill Stewart. Bill_BrufordBill Bruford
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    I mean, Chris is, I'm sure, a wonderful guy. But in those days he also very, very late. For all appointments and departures and arrivals and sound checks and anything. Bill_BrufordBill Bruford
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    I saw it as a challenge to play with Pat and we put hours and hours into it, usually on the bus. The trick was to find something that we both wanted to play within our different styles which would add up to being greater than the sum of its parts. Bill_BrufordBill Bruford
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    I seldom play in a trio, but acoustic music is likely to be lighter, quicker, and quieter. Bill_BrufordBill Bruford
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    If it's fast, no I don't have enough piano technique. In that case, it's probably been done on some kind of synthesizer or sequencer. Then the score can then be printed out and so forth. Bill_BrufordBill Bruford
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    My harmony is passable but is usually made more eloquent at the hands of Steve Hamilton. Bill_BrufordBill Bruford
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    One of the great things about having good players in your band is that you just ask them questions. You can pick up some good information that way. Bill_BrufordBill Bruford
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    People come with expectations and as a bandleader I constantly try to remind the audience to leave its expectations in the lobby. Bill_BrufordBill Bruford
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    Plus I am being hounded by all the fabulous new drummers, Bill Stewart at the head of the pack. Bill_BrufordBill Bruford
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    So I have the classic amateur's technique; I know some very tricky bits and I have large gaping holes. Bill_BrufordBill Bruford
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    Sometimes I had to room with Tony Kaye and that was awful. Bill_BrufordBill Bruford
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    The piano is kind of my second instrument. Bill_BrufordBill Bruford
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    This amateurism however, can sometimes be helpful in forging a style; you have to work around your weaknesses. Bill_BrufordBill Bruford
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    We all lived in the same house, or most of us did. And as far as I can make out we were confined to the property, because at twenty-four hours' notice we'd have to do a gig somewhere. So you couldn't leave the building for more than twelve hours in case a gig came through. Bill_Bruford/21.php">Bill Bruford
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    We used to drink an awful lot of alcohol. Bill_Bruford/22.php">Bill Bruford
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    We were from totally different social backgrounds. This is what is very hard for an American to understand, but we could have been five guys from Mars. Bill_Bruford/23.php">Bill Bruford