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Bill Bruford

dr, perc, *1949 GB, Sevenoaks
Musician / Composer / Producer of Rock
A.k.a. William Scott Bruford

Born: May 17, 1949, Sevenoaks, Kent, England. Multitalented drummer and percussionist that has been a part of several noteworthy progressive rock groups throughout his career, such as: ● Yes (1968-1972, 1991-1992) ● King Crimson (1972-1974, 1981-1984, 1994-1997) ● Gong (Nov/Dec 1974) ● National Health (1975) ● Trigger (41) (1975) ● Genesis (as concert drummer on A Trick of the Tail Tour 26.3.-11.7.1976) ● Absolute Elsewhere (1976) ● Bruford (1977-1980) ● UK (3) (1978) ● Discipline (6) (1981) ● Bill Bruford's Earthworks (Mark I: 1986-1993, Mark II: 1997-2008) ● Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe (ABWH, 1988–1990) ● ProjeKct One (1997) ● Network Of Sparks (1999) ● Bruford Levin Upper Extremities (B.L.U.E., 1998-2000)

  • Drums
  • Percussion
  • Bass guitar
  • Rock
  • Jazz
  • Electronic
Popular Tracks   
Hell's Bells on Master Strokes 1978-1985 by Bill Bruford
Five G on Master Strokes 1978-1985 by Bill Bruford
One Of A Kind - Part One on Master Strokes 1978-1985 by Bill Bruford
Travels With Myself - And Someone Else on Master Strokes 1978-1985 by Bill Bruford
Beelzebub on Master Strokes 1978-1985 by Bill Bruford
Joe Frazier on Master Strokes 1978-1985 by Bill Bruford
One Of A Kind - Part Two on Master Strokes 1978-1985 by Bill Bruford
Children's Concerto on Music for Piano and Drums by Patrick Moraz & Bill Bruford
If You Can't Stand The Heat on Master Strokes 1978-1985 by Bill Bruford
Money on Yes Progressive Rock! by Various Artists

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Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
Sheer Reckless AbandonBill Bruford ● Michiel Borstlap2019Album
Music For Piano And Drums In RotterdamBill Bruford, Patrick Moraz2014Album
Legendary LiveNational Health Featuring Steve Hillage And Bill Bruford2013Album
Music For Piano And Drums Live In MarylandPatrick Moraz / Bill Bruford2012Album
From Conception to BirthBill Bruford2011Album
Skin And Wire: Play The Music Of Colin RileyPiano Circus Featuring Bill Bruford2009Album
The Summerfold Collection 1987-2008Bill Bruford2009Compil.
In TokyoPatrick Moraz, Bill Bruford2009Album
The Winterfold Collection 1978-1986Bill Bruford2009Compil.
Bruford & The BeatBill Bruford2008Single
Bruford Levin Upper ExtremitiesBill Bruford, Tony Levin With David Torn, Chris Botti2008Album
In Two MindsBill Bruford, Michiel Borstlap2007Album
Earthworks Underground OrchestraBill Bruford - Tim Garland2006Album
In Concert In HollandBill Bruford - Michiel Borstlap2004Album
Every Step A Dance, Every Word A SongBill Bruford / Michiel Borstlap2004Album
OnePeter Lockett 's Network Of Sparks Featuring Bill Bruford1999Album
Bruford Levin Upper ExtremitiesBill Bruford, Tony Levin With David Torn, Chris Botti1998Album
If Summer Had Its GhostsBill Bruford With Ralph Towner And Eddie Gomez1997Album
Symphonic Music Of YesThe London Philharmonic Orchestra, Steve Howe • Bill Bruford • Jon Anderson • Tim Harries • David Palmer With English Chamber Orchestra & London Community Gospel Choir1993Album
Symphonic Music Of YesJon Anderson • Bill Bruford • Steve Howe1993Album
Go BetweenThe New Percussion Group Of Amsterdam, Bill Bruford, Keiko Abe1987Album
Master Strokes 1978-1985Bill Bruford1986Compil.
FlagsPatrick Moraz • Bill Bruford1985Album
Paiste (Modern Drummer May 1984)Bill Bruford1984Single
Music For Piano And DrumsPatrick Moraz - Bill Bruford1983Album
Fainting In CoilsBill Bruford1979Album
Feels Good To MeBill Bruford1978Single
The DVD Sampler And InterviewBill BrufordAlbum
Drivin' Wheel Blinded By The Light / Somebody To Love / Walk This WaySteve Hackett, Mike Rutherford, Bill Bruford, Tony Banks, Phil Collins, Foghat / Manfred Mann's Earth Band / Queen / AerosmithSingle
Bill Bruford 3-4Bill BrufordAlbum
Bill Bruford 1-2Bill BrufordAlbum
The DVD Sampler And InterviewBill BrufordAlbum
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