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Bill Bruford: Earthly Endeavors, Heavenly Pursuits

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AAJ: I agree that Roy Harper is magic, a real one-off. Did the band that recorded H.Q. tour together?

Bill BrufordBB: Yes, we did a major UK tour in June '75 of Civic Halls and theatres, including the Knebworth festival on July 5 1975.

AAJ:I recently read on Tim Garland's website that he "was a member of Earthworks for four years." Does this mean that he has left the band? If so, do you have a replacement in mind? He would be a very hard act to follow.

BB: I don't think he's left the band! He hadn't as of last week! Anyway, how can you replace Tim? He's currently unavailable, being out arranging and conducting orchestras for Chick Corea and Gary Burton. Earthworks is temporarily parked in a lay-by, but the key is still in the ignition. The last five years have been frantic, and the driver has pulled over for a sleep. Give him a break. I'm sure he'll wake up soon.


Selected Discography



Bill Bruford's Earthworks. Video Anthology Vol. 1: 2000's (Summerfold, 2007)
Bill Bruford's Earthworks. Video Anthology Vol. 2: 1990's (Summerfold, 2007)
Bill Bruford's Earthworks featuring Tim Garland, Random Acts of Happiness (Summerfold, 2004)
Bill Bruford's Earthworks, Footloose in New York (Summerfold, 2002) (DVD)
Bill Bruford's Earthworks, Footloose and Fancy Free (Summerfold, 2002)
Bill Bruford's Earthworks, The Sound of Surprise Summerfold, 2001)
Bill Bruford's Earthworks, A Part, and Yet Apart (Summerfold, 1999)
Bill Bruford/Ralph Towner/Eddie Gomez, If Summer Had its Ghosts (Summerfold, 1997)
Bill Bruford's Earthworks, Stamping Ground (Summerfold, 1994)
Bill Bruford's Earthworks, All Heaven Broke Loose (Summerfold, 1991)
Bill Bruford's Earthworks, Dig? (Summerfold, 1989)
Bill Bruford, Earthworks (Summerfold, 1987)
Moraz/Bruford, Music For Piano and Drums (Winterfold, 1983)
Bruford, One of a Kind (Winterfold, 1979)
Bill Bruford, Feels Good to Me (Winterfold,1977)
Roy Harper, H.Q. (Science Fiction, 1975)

Photo Credits
Top Photo: Fernando Aceves
Bottom Photo: Courtest of Bill Bruford

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