Bill Bruford Quotes

29 Bill Bruford quotes:

"At the end of the whole day of working with people you want some privacy."
"I mean, Chris is, I'm sure, a wonderful guy. But in those days he also very, very late. For all appointments and departures and arrivals and sound checks and anything."
"I seldom play in a trio, but acoustic music is likely to be lighter, quicker, and quieter."
Author: Bruford Quotes Category: British Musician Quotes Drums Quotes
"If I was hearing something I couldn't do, I would figure out how to do it."
"My harmony is passable but is usually made more eloquent at the hands of Steve Hamilton."
"I do remember the whole thing as being very argumentative, hot blooded... a permanent state of friction between Jon and Chris, Chris and me, me and Jon."
"But what I think my emphasis is, is on the fact that I like music a lot."
"Close to the Edge, Red, One of a kind, Discipline, Earthworks, The Sound of Surprise, all seem to me to be albums that captured the essence of the intention."
"The best practice you can get is on the bandstand, but in between gigs I feel I have to stay in shape."
"I didn't write any music at all, and then, I remember Jon Anderson being very insistent saying that there were two kinds of musicians: the ones who wrote music and the ones who didn't."
"Plus I am being hounded by all the fabulous new drummers, Bill Stewart at the head of the pack."
"I listen to Bill Stewart play the drums and when I have finished doing that, I listen to Bill Stewart."
"People come with expectations and as a bandleader I constantly try to remind the audience to leave its expectations in the lobby."
"Holding on to some of your uniqueness is the trick instead of surrendering it at the Academy of Contemporary We're Gonna Make You a Star."
"And I like messing around in the engine room of music. Seeing what happens in the rhythm section area."
"Sometimes I had to room with Tony Kaye and that was awful."
"We used to drink an awful lot of alcohol."
"I practice at home, in between phone calls, and have much to do."
"So I have the classic amateur's technique; I know some very tricky bits and I have large gaping holes."
"Whatever I have come to offer, I have come to offer and it may or may not be connected to anything that has happened in the past."

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