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BRUFORD: THE BRUFORD TAPES

Bill Bruford

 

Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.61 | 50 ratings

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erik neuteboom
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4 stars This album was recorded live in 1979, it contains material from Bruford his solo records "Feels good to me" (1977) and "One of a kind" (1978). The line-up is great (a kind of supergroup) featuring Bill Bruford, Canterbury legend Dave Stewart (keyboards) and Jeff Berlin on bass along the 'unknown' John Clark on electric guitar. The interplay between the musicians is outstanding and powerful, this is jazzrock at its best! Bill Bruford showcases his distinctive drumming, so creative and dynamic. Dave Stewart delivers a varied sound using electric piano, organ and synthesizers in a very tasteful way. Jeff Berlin is a virtuosic, playing very propulsive: his solo on "Travels with myself - and someone else" and the intro from "5g are stunning! And what about that 'unknown' John Clark? Well, to me he plays at the level of the other musicians and gets a lot of room to show his talent. His sound and style reminds me of Allan Holdsworth (fiery, fast and flowing runs like a violin). If you want more details about the tracks, I refer to Gatot's review, as usual very accurate and enthousiastic. And I agree with the remarks from other reviewers about the recording quality but to me it's not a problem becasue in the past I used to listen to a lot of mediocre bootleg progrock albums.

IF YOU ARE UP TO SPLENDID AND ENERGETIC JAZZROCK, THIS ONE IS YOURS!

erik neuteboom | 4/5 |

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