Bill Bruford Quotes


29 Bill Bruford quotes:



"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."
"At the end of the whole day of working with people you want some privacy."
"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."
"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."
"Sometimes I had to room with Tony Kaye and that was awful."
"The best practice you can get is on the bandstand, but in between gigs I feel I have to stay in shape."
"The piano is kind of my second instrument."
"This amateurism however, can sometimes be helpful in forging a style; you have to work around your weaknesses."
"We used to drink an awful lot of alcohol."
"And we'd drink huge amounts of scotch and coke, which is a ghastly sweet drink... And now people don't drink nearly as much, for good reason. We're all a little wiser."
"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."
"I have been steadily exchanging a rock audience who were nervous about what they had just bought for a jazz audience who not only were happy with their purchase, but are increasingly coming again."
"I listen to Bill Stewart play the drums and when I have finished doing that, I listen to Bill Stewart."
"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 practice at home, in between phone calls, and have much to do."
"I saw it as a challenge to play with Pat and we put hours and hours into it, usually on the bus. The trick was to find something that we both wanted to play within our different styles which would add up to being greater than the sum of its parts."
"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



inspirational quote database

Successories, the leaders of inspiration and motivation, has unlocked iQuote: The Inspirational Quote Database, a curated collection of the most inspirational quotes. Raise your iQ and become a Quoteologist today!