Re: Bill Bruford
I had the thrill of seeing Bruford play on two occasions, Boston, Mass in 1980 at the Paradise (League of Gentlemen tour) and again with Patrick Moraz at Toad's Place in New Haven (Music for Piano and Drums tour) 1985(?).
Bill was amazing! With the League his kit taking center stage his playing, for me at least, was the show. His skills, fluid movements and intensity was as close to a religious experience as I could possibly have. I still recall it vividly.
The New Haven show was up close and personal in many ways, small club, small stage two musicians and small crowd. I sat stage side all night and watched Bill paint a masterpiece with sounds armed with a small kit, a few accessories and his skills.
I later met him that night and we talked a bit, he was a gentleman, friendly and had a great sense of humor. Very down to earth. I was again blessed with the memories.
I hope he does return to music sometime soon. I miss him already.