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Bill Bruford

Bill Bruford
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William Scott "Bill" Bruford (born 17 May 1949) is an English drummer, percussionist, songwriter, producer, and record label owner who first gained prominence as the original drummer of the rock band Yes, from 1968 to 1972. He then joined King Crimson, an association which would last off and on until 1997. He also helped found U.K. and has led his own groups, playing music that straddles both jazz and rock. He is one of the most influential drummers in progressive rock.
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http://www.billbruford.com
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Releases on file (64)
Leon Alvarado — Strangers in Strange Places Leon Alvarado — Strangers in Strange Places
(Melodic Revolution , 2010/2014, CD)
Piano Circus featuring Bill Bruford — Skin and Wire Piano Circus featuring Bill Bruford — Skin and Wire
(Summerfold BBSF023, 2009, CD)
 Bill Bruford / Michiel Borstlap — In Two Minds Bill Bruford / Michiel Borstlap — In Two Minds
(Summerfold BBSF 019CD, 2007, CD)
Bill Bruford / Tim Garland — Earthworks Underground Orchestra Bill Bruford / Tim Garland — Earthworks Underground Orchestra
(Summerfold BBSF 013CD, 2006, 2CD)
Bill Bruford's Earthworks  — A Part and Yet Apart Bill Bruford's Earthworks — A Part and Yet Apart
(Summerfold BBSF003CD, 2004, CD)
Various Artists — Modern Drummer Presents Volume One - Drum Nation Various Artists — Modern Drummer Presents Volume One - Drum Nation
(Magna Carta MA-9065-2, 2004, CD)
Bill Bruford's Earthworks — Random Acts of Happiness Bill Bruford's Earthworks — Random Acts of Happiness
(Summerfold SFVP001CD, 2004, CD)
King Crimsom — Vrooom Vrooom King Crimsom — Vrooom Vrooom
(Discipline DGM0105, 2001, 2CD)
King Crimsom — A Beginners Guide to the King Crimson Collector's Club King Crimsom — A Beginners Guide to the King Crimson Collector's Club
(Discipline DGM0008, 2000, CD)
Bruford Levin Upper Extremities  — Blue Nights Bruford Levin Upper Extremities — Blue Nights
(Discipline DGM 002, 2000, 2CD)
King Crimson — The ProjeKcts King Crimson — The ProjeKcts
(Discipline DGM9913, 1999, 4CD)
John Wetton & Richard Palmer-James — Monkey Business 1972-1997 John Wetton & Richard Palmer-James — Monkey Business 1972-1997
(Blueprint BP-295-CD, 1998, CD)
Bruford Levin  — Upper Extremities Bruford Levin — Upper Extremities
(Discipline DGM9805, 1998, CD)
Brand X — The X-Files: A 20 Year Retrospective Brand X — The X-Files: A 20 Year Retrospective
(Pangea Music OM1011, 1998, 2CD)
Bill Bruford with Ralph Towner and Eddie Gomez — If Summer Had Its Ghosts Bill Bruford with Ralph Towner and Eddie Gomez — If Summer Had Its Ghosts
(Discipline DGM9705, 1997, CD)
Steve Hackett — Genesis Revisited Steve Hackett — Genesis Revisited
(Reef Recordings SRECD 704, 1996, CD)
Various Artists — Supernatural Fairy Tales Various Artists — Supernatural Fairy Tales
(Rhino Records R2 72451, 1996, 5CD)
King Crimson — Thrakattak King Crimson — Thrakattak
(Discipline DGM9604, 1996, CD)
Tim Morse — Yes Stories: Yes in Their Own Words Tim Morse — Yes Stories: Yes in Their Own Words
(St. Martin's Press 0-312-144, 1996, TPB)
King Crimson — Thrak King Crimson — Thrak
(Discipline DGM0513, 1995/2005, CD)
King Crimson — Vrooom King Crimson — Vrooom
(Discipline DR 9401 2, 1994, CD)
Yes — Union Yes — Union
(Arista ARCD-8643, 1991, CD)
David Torn — Door X David Torn — Door X
(Windham Hill WD-1096, 1990, CD)
Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe — Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe — Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe
(Gonzo Multimedia HST004CDSE, 1989/2011, 2CD)
David Torn — Cloud About Mercury David Torn — Cloud About Mercury
(ECM 1322, 1987, CD)
Dave Stewart and Barbara Gaskin — Up from the Dark Dave Stewart and Barbara Gaskin — Up from the Dark
(Rykodisc RCD 10011, 1986, CD)
Patrick Moraz / Bill Bruford — Flags Patrick Moraz / Bill Bruford — Flags
(E.G. Records EGCD 63, 1985, CD)
King Crimson — Absent Lovers: Live in Montreal 1984 King Crimson — Absent Lovers: Live in Montreal 1984
(Discipline DGM9804, 1984/1998, 2CD)
King Crimson — Three of a Perfect Pair King Crimson — Three of a Perfect Pair
(Discipline DGM0510, 1984/2005, CD)
Moraz / Bruford — Music for Piano and Drums Moraz / Bruford — Music for Piano and Drums
(Summerfold BB001CD, 1983/2004, CD)
King Crimson — Beat King Crimson — Beat
(Discipline DGM0509, 1982/2009, CD)
The Roches — Keep on Doing The Roches — Keep on Doing
(Warner Bros 23725-1, 1982, LP)
Genesis — Three Sides Live Genesis — Three Sides Live
(Charisma GE 2002, 1982, 2LP)
King Crimson — Discipline King Crimson — Discipline
(Discipline KCSP8, 1981/2011, CD+DVD)
Bruford — Gradually Going Tornado Bruford — Gradually Going Tornado
(Winterfold BBWF005CD, 1980/2005, CD)
John Wetton — King's Road - 1972-1980 John Wetton — King's Road - 1972-1980
(E.G. Records EGCD 70, 1980/1987, CD)
Bruford — The Bruford Tapes Bruford — The Bruford Tapes
(Winterfold BBWF006CD, 1979/2005, CD)
Bruford — One of a Kind Bruford — One of a Kind
(Winterfold BBWF004CD, 1979/2004, CD)
Bruford — Rock Goes to College Bruford — Rock Goes to College
(Winterfold BBWF009CD, 1979/2006, CD)
Steve Howe — The Steve Howe Album Steve Howe — The Steve Howe Album
(Atlantic 81559-2, 1979/1994, CD)
U.K. — Concert Classics Volume 4 U.K. — Concert Classics Volume 4
(Renaissance RRCD00704, 1978/1999, CD)
U.K. — U.K. U.K. — U.K.
(E.G. Records EGCD 35, 1978/1988, CD)
Bruford — Feels Good to Me Bruford — Feels Good to Me
(Winterfold BBWF003CD, 1977/2005, CD)
Genesis — Seconds Out Genesis — Seconds Out
(Charisma GE 2001, 1977, 2LP)
Steve Howe — Beginnings Steve Howe — Beginnings
(Atlantic 80319-2, 1975/1994, CD)
Chris Squire — Fish out of Water Chris Squire — Fish out of Water
(Wounded Bird WOU 8159, 1975/2007, CD)
Roy Harper — HQ (When an Old Cricketer Leaves the Crease) Roy Harper — HQ (When an Old Cricketer Leaves the Crease)
(Science Friction HUCD048, 1975/2012, CD)
Various Artists — Peter and the Wolf Various Artists — Peter and the Wolf
(Verdant 634479155833, 1975/2005, CD)
King Crimson — USA King Crimson — USA
(Discipline KCSP12, 1975/2013, CD+DVD)
King Crimson — The Great Deceiver (Live 1973 - 1974) King Crimson — The Great Deceiver (Live 1973 - 1974)
(Discipline KC DIS1, 1974/1992, 4CD)
National Health — Missing Pieces National Health — Missing Pieces
(East Side Digital ESD 81172, 1974/1996, CD)
King Crimson — Red King Crimson — Red
(Discipline KCSP7, 1974/2009, CD+DVD)
King Crimson — Starless and Bible Black King Crimson — Starless and Bible Black
(Discipline KCSP6, 1974/2011, CD+DVD)
King Crimson — Larks' Tongues in Aspic King Crimson — Larks' Tongues in Aspic
(Discipline KCSP5, 1973/2012, CD+DVD)
King Crimson — The Night Watch King Crimson — The Night Watch
(Discipline DGM9707, 1973/1997, 2CD)
Rick Wakeman — The Six Wives of Henry VIII Rick Wakeman — The Six Wives of Henry VIII
(A&M 3229, 1973/1999, CD)
Yes — Yessongs Yes — Yessongs
(Atlantic 82682-2, 1973/1994, 2CD)
Yes — Close to the Edge Yes — Close to the Edge
(Atlantic SD 7244, 1972, LP)
Yes — Fragile Yes — Fragile
(Atlantic SD 7211, 1971, LP)
Yes — The Yes Album Yes — The Yes Album
(Atlantic SD 8283, 1971, LP)
Yes — Beyond and Before - BBC Recordings 1969-1970 Yes — Beyond and Before - BBC Recordings 1969-1970
(Purple Pyramid CLP 0246-2, 1970/2011, 2CD)
Yes — Something's Coming - BBC Recordings 1969-1970 Yes — Something's Coming - BBC Recordings 1969-1970
(Purple Pyramid CLP 0246-2, 1970/1997, 2CD)
Yes — Time and a Word Yes — Time and a Word
(Rhino Records R2 73787, 1970/2003, CD)
Yes — Yes Yes — Yes
(Rhino Records R2 73786, 1969/2003, CD)

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2017-05-19
First ProgStock Festival Set for October – October 2017 will see the inaugural edition of a festival called ProgStock in Rahway, New Jersey at the Union County Performing Arts Center. With a definite slant towards neo-progressive music, the event is sure to please many fans with the inclusion of such artists as Echolyn, Glass Hammer, and Aisles. The festival will take place October 13-15. » Read more

2017-05-05
Clive Brooks RIP – Word reaches us today of another sad passing in the music world. Drummer Clive Brooks, best known as a member of such Canterbury bands as Egg, Uriel / Arzachel, and Groundhogs, has died at the age of 67. Details are sketchy at this point. The news was reported on Nick Mason's Facebook page — Brooks was Mason's drum tech. » Read more

2017-05-02
Col. Bruce Hampton RIP – The phrase "He died doing what he loved" is almost a cliche, but in the case of Col. Bruce Hampton, it couldn't be more true. Hampton, who was born Gustav Berglund III, collapsed on stage at his own 70th birthday celebration and later passed away. The event took place at the Fox Theater in Atlanta. » Read more

2017-04-16
ProgDay 2017 Announces First Bands – Flor de Loto, Sonar, and Infinien are the first three performers to be announced for the 2017 edition of the long-running ProgDay Festival. The 23rd ProgDay takes place Saturday and Sunday, September 2nd and 3rd, at Storybook Farm in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. » Read more

2017-04-16
Allan Holdsworth RIP – Surely in the list of artists who have contributed to the sound of modern music, there is a special spot for guitarist Allan Holdsworth. His name is known to virtually every student of the instrument in jazz and rock, and his style has been so widely emulated that it's hardly worth mentioning anymore — we can just assume that every guitarist has Holdsworth as an influence. » Read more


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