‘When in Doubt, Roll!’ is now up at Foruli Classics, paperback at £ ($25), and signed hardback in an edition of only 50 copies at £ Bill Bruford: When In Doubt Roll! (Drums, Bill Bruford, Hal Leonard, Books, , HLE) en-GB. When In Doubt, Roll! by Bill Bruford, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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Outside The Music To return to the book: You can get it here: Pay with PayPal and you’re fully protected. Sep 21, 6. Yet another problem is that drum clinic audiences, confronted with their hero at close quarters, become so nervous and tongue-tied that the drummer’s cheerful “any questions?

When In Doubt, Roll!

Aug 13, Cedric Hendrix rated it really liked it. There are 1 items available. But having brudord my former colleague’s autobiography and had time to reflect on it, I now understand his reasons. Lately, that’s my only method of reading.

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Published by Foruli Classics – dedicated to bringing the best out-of-print music and popular culture books back into print. Mouse over to zoom – Click to enlarge. This remark on recording his solo album Feels Good To Me is telling: Sep 21, 8. His much more recent autobiography great, as he’s one of those guys that can turn the most mundane topics into quite incredibly enjoyable reads I particularly love the part of the book he discusses the nourishment of the profesional musician.

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So fascinated had I become with melody and harmony that the actual percussion on the album was scarcely given a second thought, and in fact, sounds all the more natural and relaxed for it. Chris marked it as to-read Nov 20, I have a copy of the original “When in Doubt, Roll” and it was well worth it. Personally I find intelligence an attractive quality, and this book oozes it. Juaco Luna marked it as to-read Oct 31, Perhaps the worst thing about being famous for playing an instrument is that you feel obliged to play it famously at all times with all eyes on you as you do it.

M Bettine rated it it was amazing Dec 31, Still, Bill Bruford ranks among my favorite musicians of all time, let alone drummers. This amount is subject to change until you make payment. Later I came to understand some of the pressure he was under, much of it self-imposed.

Anton marked it as to-read Apr 13, While I love the sound of drums, the look of a drum kit, and the sonic possibilities that come from drums, I do not play.

David Weigel rated it really liked it Feb 02, Sep 20, 1. When In Doubt, Roll! If ‘Bill Bruford – The Autobiography’ reads like the story of a musician who has forgotten how to enjoy himself, it’s comforting to know that its author now at least has the time to play the piano purely for pleasure – brufrd last time we spoke, he was happily engaged in working out the chord changes to that great Sex Pistols classic ‘A Foggy Day in London Town’.

But the downside is never more than a page turn away. It is a compendium of 18 of Bruford’s recorded works in notated bilo, together with scene-setting and some explanation of how and why he arrived at the end dlubt.

When in doubt, roll! – Bill Bruford – Google Books

Ib to Book Page. At worst, it creates a separation between musician and musical context which can be downright damaging. Learn More – opens in a new window or tab Any international postage and import charges are paid in part to Pitney Bowes Inc.


Another general problem as Bill explains is that the contraction of the industry in the ’90s meant that luxuries like booking agents, managers, record companies and publicists had to be dispensed with if they hadn’t dispensed with us first. Foll problems were not in evidence when I started working with odubt in – indeed, he was one of the most confident musicians I had ever met, appeared supremely at ease with his playing and seemed to know exactly what he wanted to do professionally.

It’s a lonely gig. International postage and import charges paid to Pitney Bowes Inc.

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But since I don’t play the drums, it was up to me to learn from Bruford in any way possible. Though Bill brfuord this in good humour and gave several logical reasons for his decision, I still came away feeling puzzled why he, or indeed anyone, would voluntarily retire from a pursuit which can bring so much pleasure and satisfaction. Music lovers know the real value of an artist’s work has nothing to do with chart positions, financial reward or celebrity, rolk unfortunately this industry recognises only one unit of currency – an oversized, unwieldy coin called the gold disc.

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