History Music / BillBruford

8th Feb '16 4:12:03 AM Freshmeat
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Bill Bruford is an English ProgressiveRock and {{Jazz}} drummer, who started his career with Music/{{Yes}} in 1968 and went on to become one of the defining drummers of the ProgressiveRock movement. After leaving Yes following their MagnumOpus ''Close to the Edge'', he joined Music/KingCrimson, and following that moved between different bands like a fish through water.
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Bill Bruford is an English ProgressiveRock and {{Jazz}} drummer, who started his career with Music/{{Yes}} in 1968 and went on to become one of the defining drummers of the ProgressiveRock movement. After leaving Yes following their MagnumOpus ''Close to the Edge'', he joined Music/KingCrimson, and following that moved between different bands like a fish through water.
18th Feb '15 8:09:27 PM CassandraLeo
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* UncommonTime: A lot.
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* UncommonTime: A lot. lot. He also uses polyrhythms - playing in a different meter signature than the rest of the band - extensively, to the point that it's one of the features most commonly identified with his playing (probably second after his distinctive style of hitting the snare).
20th Jan '15 2:04:38 PM bt8257
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Bill Bruford is an English ProgressiveRock and {{Jazz}} drummer, who started his career with {{Yes}} in 1968 and went on to become one of the defining drummers of the ProgressiveRock movement. After leaving Yes following their MagnumOpus ''Close to the Edge'', he joined Music/KingCrimson, and following that moved between different bands like a fish through water.
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Bill Bruford is an English ProgressiveRock and {{Jazz}} drummer, who started his career with {{Yes}} Music/{{Yes}} in 1968 and went on to become one of the defining drummers of the ProgressiveRock movement. After leaving Yes following their MagnumOpus ''Close to the Edge'', he joined Music/KingCrimson, and following that moved between different bands like a fish through water.

* Starting his career with {{Yes}} from 1968 to 1972...
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* Starting his career with {{Yes}} Music/{{Yes}} from 1968 to 1972...

* Playing live with {{Music/Genesis}} in the transitional period after Main/PeterGabriel's departure...
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* Playing live with {{Music/Genesis}} Music/{{Genesis}} in the transitional period after Main/PeterGabriel's Music/PeterGabriel's departure...

* After the collapse of Bruford, joining a reformed Main/KingCrimson for 3 years...
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* After the collapse of Bruford, joining a reformed Main/KingCrimson Music/KingCrimson for 3 years...

* AllDrummersAreAnimals: Averted completely. Bruford is very erudite, and subdued in his motions. Soon after his retirement from the music business, he began studying for a Ph.D. Notably, not once during his time with Yes did he ever record a drum solo. * EverythingIsAnInstrument: In his autobiography, Bruford describes his drum kit during his first tenure with KingCrimson as sprouting "tendrils" of unusual percussion instruments. On their album ''Red'', he even used an old, beaten-up cymbal he had found in the trash at the studio for a unique percussive effect.
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* AllDrummersAreAnimals: Averted [[AvertedTrope Averted]] completely. Bruford is very erudite, and subdued in his motions. Soon after his retirement from the music business, he began studying for a Ph.D. Notably, not once during his time with Yes did he ever record a drum solo. * EverythingIsAnInstrument: In his autobiography, Bruford describes his drum kit during his first tenure with KingCrimson Music/KingCrimson as sprouting "tendrils" of unusual percussion instruments. On their album ''Red'', he even used an old, beaten-up cymbal he had found in the trash at the studio for a unique percussive effect.
31st Dec '14 12:27:16 AM Deckard
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* EverythingIsAnInstrument: In his autobiography, Bruford describes his drum kit during his first tenure with KingCrimson as sprouting "tendrils" of unusual percussion instruments. On their song "One More Red Nightmare", he even used an old, beaten-up cymbal he had found in the trash at the studio for a unique percussive effect.
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* EverythingIsAnInstrument: In his autobiography, Bruford describes his drum kit during his first tenure with KingCrimson as sprouting "tendrils" of unusual percussion instruments. On their song "One More Red Nightmare", album ''Red'', he even used an old, beaten-up cymbal he had found in the trash at the studio for a unique percussive effect.
25th Jul '14 7:57:32 PM Conrail16
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* AllDrummersAreAnimals: Averted completely. Bruford is very erudite, and subdued in his motions. Soon after his retirement from the music business, he began studying for a Ph.D.
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* AllDrummersAreAnimals: Averted completely. Bruford is very erudite, and subdued in his motions. Soon after his retirement from the music business, he began studying for a Ph.D. Notably, not once during his time with Yes did he ever record a drum solo.

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* AllDrummersAreAnimals: Averted completely. ** Anderson Bruford is very erudite, and subdued in Wakeman Howe was one of these with his motions. Soon after his retirement from ''Close to the music business, he began studying for a Ph.D.Edge''-era Yes bandmates.
30th May '14 8:06:57 PM Conrail16
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[[quoteright:279:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/bill_bruford3_3108.jpg]] [[caption-width-right:279: Bruford Circa 2010, shortly after he retired from popular music.]]
20th May '14 12:21:07 PM Conrail16
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* Forming a group with former Yes bandmates called Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe, which was absorbed back into Yes after one album...
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* Forming a group with former Yes bandmates called Anderson "Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe, Howe", which was absorbed back into Yes after one album...
16th May '14 9:04:43 AM Conrail16
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* Forming a group with former Yes bandmates called Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe, which was absorbed back into Yes after one album...
16th May '14 9:01:04 AM Conrail16
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* DoingItForTheArt: Is known to leave bands or projects at the height of their success if he feels creatively stifled or exhausted, that the group has reached a peak, or that something new comes along more interesting to him.
22nd Nov '13 4:21:59 PM Schroeder
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* DoingItForTheArt: Is known to leave bands or projects at the height of their success if he feels creatively stifled or exhausted, that the group has reached a peak, or that something new comes along more interesting to him.

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