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Bill Bruford

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Bill Bruford grew up with jazz. As an amateur drummer in the 1960s, and after a handful of lessons from Lou Pocock of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, he began his professional career in 1968. He was a guiding light in the so-called British "Art Rock" movement, touring internationally with Yes and King Crimson from 1968-74. There then followed several years spent observing and participating in the music making processes of, among others, Gong, National Health, Genesis and U.K., until Bill felt ready to write and perform his own music with his own band Bruford, recording four albums from 1977-80. It was, however, the reconstituted King Crimson of 1980-84 that provided the vehicle for his revolutionary use of electronics in developing the melodic side of percussion

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Article: Under the Radar

A Different Drummer, Part 1: Mark Lomax II and Mauricio Takara

Read "A Different Drummer, Part 1: Mark Lomax II and Mauricio Takara" reviewed by Karl Ackermann


The drum is an instrument of power and presence. It is the heartbeat of music but with uncertain origins. In Africa, China, and Turkey, archeologists have found evidence to suggest that any of those regions may have been the forebearers of the beat, of the definitive expression of freedom. Data concludes that instrumental music is at ...

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Rock Goes To College

Label: Winterfold Records
Released: 2020

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Temples of Joy

Label: Winterfold Records
Released: 2020
Track listing: CD1 (Music for Piano and Drums): Children's Concerto; Living Space; Any Suggestions?; Eastern Sundays; Blue Brains; Symmetry; Galatèa; Hazy; Blue Brains (bonus); Flags (bonus); Hazy (bonus).

CD2 (Flags): Temples Of Joy; Split Seconds; Karu; Impromptu, Too!; Flags; Machines Programmed By Genes; The Drum Also Waltzes; Infra Dig; A Way With Words; Everything You've Heard Is True; Eastern Sundays (bonus); Children's Concerto (bonus); Galatèa (bonus).

CD3 (In Tokyo): Blue Brains; Hazy; Eastern Sundays; Cachaça; Galatèa; The Drum Also Waltzes; Flags; Children's Concerto; Jungles Of The World; Temples Of Joy.

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Double Time

Label: Winterfold Records
Released: 2020
Track listing: CD (Winterfold Collection): Back To The Beginning; Seems Like A Lifetime Ago Pt.1; Seems Like A Lifetime Ago Pt.2; Hell's Bells; Travels With Myself, And Someone Else; Age Of Information; The Sliding Floor; Symmetry; Blue Brains; Flags; Everything You've Heard Is True; Sample And Hold; Adios A La Pasada. DVD: Bruford and the Beat.

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News: Recording

Drum Legend Bill Bruford’s 'Rock Goes To College' Deluxe CD/DVD Edition Now Available

Drum Legend Bill Bruford’s 'Rock Goes To College' Deluxe CD/DVD Edition Now Available

Bill Bruford was the original drummer in Yes and was a long-term member of King Crimson. His band Bruford recorded this BBC broadcast in 1979. The DVD in this package is the only officially released concert footage of the band that exists, and as such has achieved legendary status. The line-up on this album is: Bill ...

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Article: Album Review

King Crimson: The Complete 1969 Recordings

Read "The Complete 1969 Recordings" reviewed by John Kelman


There will, inevitably, exist some cynics who will dispute the first comment about King Crimson's long-awaited The Complete 1969 Recordings box set, but it's difficult to imagine it being anything but the plain truth. This is, indeed, the definitive final word on the band's first lineup, collecting multiple versions of its earth-shattering 1969 Island Records debut, ...

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Article: Album Review

Jakko M. Jakszyk: Secrets & Lies

Read "Secrets & Lies" reviewed by John Kelman


Life often unfolds in unexpected ways. For some, like Jakko M. Jakszyk, it has taken some truly surprising twists and turns. That the 62 year-old multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and songwriter has attained considerably greater visibility in the last ten years than in the previous 35 has, to say the least, righted a significant wrong. Which makes the ...

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Article: Take Five With...

Take Five with AXIOM

Read "Take Five with AXIOM" reviewed by AAJ Staff


Meet Axiom Founded and brought together by brothers Pete and Phil Templer, guitarist/composer and drummer/percussionist/composer respectively, the goal was to establish a creative and engaging environment to present a dynamic musical experience to audiences of all types. Pete and Phil both hail from the Midwest where they began their musical journey studying and playing ...

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Article: General Articles

Django Bates: 60+40—Charlie Parker: 100

Read "Django Bates: 60+40—Charlie Parker: 100" reviewed by Vic Albani


Nel nefasto 2020 molte celebrazioni, anniversari e festival a tema hanno dovuto arrendersi all'emergenza Covid-19 anche se, in calendario, ne sono rimasti alcuni davvero irrinunciabili. Uno di questi è il centenario della nascita del signor Charlie Parker, nato a Kansas City il 29 agosto 1920 e scomparso poi a New York nella primavera del 1955. Ad ...


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