I seldom play in a trio, but acoustic music is likely to be lighter, quicker, and quieter.

— Bill Bruford

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But what I think my emphasis is, is on the fact that I like music a lot.

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Plus I am being hounded by all the fabulous new drummers, Bill Stewart at the head of the pack.

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Sometimes I had to room with Tony Kaye and that was awful.

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The piano is kind of my second instrument.

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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.

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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.

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So I have the classic amateur's technique;

I know some very tricky bits and I have large gaping holes.

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My harmony is passable but is usually made more eloquent at the hands of Steve Hamilton.

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And I like messing around in the engine room of music.

Seeing what happens in the rhythm section area.

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We used to drink an awful lot of alcohol.

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A rock band used to be four guys and a drummer. Now it's five guys sitting around reading manuals!

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Drummers haven't managed to develop their individuality quite as well as guitarists have. We can be so focused on the nuts and bolts that we overlook the importance of individuality - the broader picture, if you will.

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About Bill Bruford

Quotes 27 sayings
Profession Drummer
Birthday May 17, 1949

I warm naturally to the drummer whose ideas and approach are strong, even if he doesn't quite have the ability to carry them out.

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I listen to Bill Stewart play the drums and when I have finished doing that, I listen to Bill Stewart.

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Holding on to some of your uniqueness is the trick instead of surrendering it at the Academy of Contemporary We're Gonna Make You a Star.

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This amateurism however, can sometimes be helpful in forging a style;

you have to work around your weaknesses.

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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.

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Entertainment is about telling everybody that everything is alright but music is on the side of the upsetters and that's where I'm at.

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If I was hearing something I couldn't do, I would figure out how to do it.

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I don't really remember a whole lot of sex, drugs and rock n' roll, really.

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You learn so much about music from all the people you surround yourself with - good, bad and indifferent. It's extremely hard to be specific.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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At the end of the whole day of working with people you want some privacy.

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Second edition of Earthworks I have the more traditional compositional approach, namely I write a piece from the piano.

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