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Thursday May 17th, 2018 with mark
Happy Birthday Bill Bruford: a brief look at the 40 year career of drummer Bill Bruford, born on this day in 1949 from his beginning at Yes, through the various renditions of King Crimson, U.K. a few of his solo recordings, and other projects he was been

celebrating the birthday of William Scott Bruford born on this day in 1949. A quick look at 40 year career from Yes in 1969 until his last with Piano Circus in 2009. The set will generally be the first recording for each of the Bruford eras. After failing to become a member of Savoy Brown an ad Bill left at a local music store was spotted by singer Jon Anderson and on 1968 Yes was formed w, Anderson, Bruford, Tony Kaye and Chris Squire. Bill left Yes to join the 1972 edition of King Crimson until its collapse in 1975. After Crimson Bill wandered a bit musically including being the original drummer for National Health appearing live with them, touring with Genesis before forming his own band Bruford in 1977. After the first solo release Bill re-united with John Wetton to form U.K. Sfte his dismissal from U.K. Bill rejoined the new format of King Crimson with Adrian Belew, Tony Levin and Robert Fripp until its collapse in 1984. In 1986 Bill formed his own jazz line-up Earthworks which continued for 8 releases. 1994 saw yet another formation of King Crimson this time the "Double Trio" of Levin, Bruford, Fripp as well as Trey Gunn, and Pat Mastelotto. This to the ProjeKcts and another musical project with Tony Levin and working again with David Torn with Bruford Levin Upper Extremities. Bill continued with a number of jazz projects with his final studio recording in 2009 with members of Pianocircus doing the music of Colin Riley called Skin and Wire before retiring.
Anderson was so impressed with Bruford, he invited Bruford to play with the band that night. Their entire set consisted of "In the Midnight Hour" by Wilson Pickett as it was the only song they all knew how to play through
Harold Land
Yes - Yes - Elecktra
"In Yes, there was an endless debate about 'should it be F natural in the bass with G sharp on top by the organ, or should it be the other way around?'". In King Crimson, almost nothing was said ... you were just supposed to know."
Larks' Tongues in Aspic, Pt. 1
King Crimson - Larks' Tongues in Aspic - Virgin
Clocks and Clouds
National Health - Missing Pieces - Voiceprint
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Thirty Years
U.K. - U.K. - E"G
Sample and Hold
Bill Bruford - Feels Good to Me - Winterfold
For the explanation of the time signatures is this track please go to:
King Crimson - Discipline - Discipline Global Mobile
Bill Bruford's Earthworks - Bill Bruford's Earthworks - EG
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King Crimson - Thrak - Discipline Global Mobile
King Crimson - ProjeKct One-Live At The Jazz Café - Discipline Global Mobile
Etude Revisited
Bruford Levin Upper Extremities - Bruford Levin Upper Extremities - Discipline Global Mobile
Achilles Feel
Piano Circus / Bill Bruford - Skin and Wire - Summerfold
Nash The Slash, Cameron Hawkins & Martin Deller - Lost in Space- Reel-to-Reel Obscurities - Cut-Throat Canadian
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