Bill Bruford’s Earthworks DVD anthology 1 & 2
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Location: Essex, UK
Topic: Bill Bruford’s Earthworks DVD anthology 1 & 2
Posted: March 21 2007 at 08:30
I want one.
Joined: January 19 2006
|Posted: March 21 2007 at 03:56|
For the last 20 years Bill Bruford’s Earthworks, has been turning heads on the international jazz scene. A uniquely British institution, the band has consistently offered a platform to the best and brightest young players, presided over by a musician with unparalleled experience as a drummer, composer, and band leader.
This two-volume Video Anthology splits the band’s career to date into two separate decades, roughly marking its transition from an electronic to an acoustic outfit.
Volume 1 represents the work of the later and current “acoustic” editions of the band in the 2000s, and Volume 2 mostly represents the “electronic” origins of the group in the 1990s. Both volumes come with Dave McKean artwork and a 12 page booklet chronicling critical reaction at the time, and all material has been selected and supervised personally by Bill.
Anthology Volume 1 – the 2000s ;
Filmed on tour in the
“The quartet has a knack for continuously elegant and
engaging melodies...(Bruford) has a broad visionary sense and tremendously
accomplished musicianship.” (
Anthology Volume 2 – the 1990s ;
The group was originated as a vehicle for Bruford’s unusual and innovative use of electronic percussion, and did much to challenge perceptions about what a drummer should, or should not, be doing in jazz. Filmed on tour in Germany 1991, Japan 1991, and Bulgaria 1999, Earthworks continues to offer a platform to the brightest and best young players, and has become a “potential model for the 21st century Jazz mainstream” ( Chicago Reader ).
“…represents everything fusion should have been” ( Downbeat )
Both volumes (the first 500 of each are signed by Bill) are available right now at www.brufordearthworksdvd.com
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