Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Music for Piano & Drums
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Rock
Following Bruford Bill Bruford worked with another former member of Yes. Patrick Moraz. Whilst they were never in Yes at the same time both Bruford and Moraz?s roots and influences lie in jazz and it was in the mid eightie... more »
Following Bruford Bill Bruford worked with another former member of Yes. Patrick Moraz. Whilst they were never in Yes at the same time both Bruford and Moraz?s roots and influences lie in jazz and it was in the mid eighties that the two musicians came together to record two albums of eclectic drum and keyboard based music. Both Music For Piano And Drums and flags were well-received and included diverse material such as the Max Roach composition This Drum Also Waltzes and self-written material like Living Space. All of the music recorded by Bill Bruford during the years 1978-1985 has a resonance that still rings loud and true today and is being discovered by a new and eager audience for whom the music and performances remain as fresh and as exciting as it was for those who discovered it the first time around. All of the re issues will be re mastered and repackaged for the new generation of fans who want to hear first hand these incredible albums and performances.! Of course for the original fans who perhaps own the albums on vinyl now will be a good opportunity to re invest in the re mastered CD re issues which were originally only available for a limited time on CD. Following the albums covered by the time span of the Winterfold label Bill Bruford immersed himself more fully in the jazz world and formed the band Earthworks which sought to integrate electronic drums and percussion into jazz. Music recorded by Earthworks will be covered by releases on the Summerfold record label imprint. In closing; across the two record label imprints of Summerfold and Winterfold there is a wealth of richly diverse and satisfying music just waiting to be discovered all of which has Bill Bruford at the heart of it.
BOB | LOS ANGELES, CA | 11/20/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
This same remastered & expanded CD is available direct from Bruford's web site (shipped and seviced by DGM in the USA) for a LOT less money than the price here (so is "Flags").
Also, when you order direct, you get a free sampler CD. The 2nd CD contains eight Bruford tracks from various CD's; each track is followed by an audio interview/commentary from Bill.
Unless you're a fan of paying more and getting less, buy it from Bill!"
One of the all-time classic jazz fusion records
Johnny Boy | Hockessin, DE | 05/24/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Former Yes members Patrick Moraz (keyboards: 1974-1976) and original drummer Bill Bruford (drums: 1968-1972) joined forces in 1983 to release the underrated classic 'Music For Piano And Drums.'
While fans of progressive rock might not appreciate this as much as jazz fans would, it's still something that's well worth checking out. 'Children's Concerto' is a nice way to open up a record, and other songs like 'Any Suggestions,' 'Living Space' and 'Eastern Sundays' are all great songs that are well worth listening to.
'Hazy' is probably the best song on the album, in my opinion. But the bonus track version of 'Hazy' is the version to listen to. That is virtually a jam session; it's 10:38 long, while the original 1983 album version that's also here is 6:32 long.
But, overall, this is a really underrated album from Moraz and Bruford. As a die-hard Yes fan, I'm really glad I own this.
Highly recommended for any Bruford, Moraz, Yes collector or jazz fan in general. An underrated classic. ENJOY!!!"