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Brand X - 61% match to Bill Bruford

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Brand X was one of the most commercially successful of the UK jazz rock groups of the late 70s and early 80s. Moroccan Roll reached number 37 in the UK album chart in May 1977 while Is There Anything About crept in at number 93 in September 1982. The original line-up of the band comprised John Goodsall (guitar), Robin Lumley (keyboards), Percy Jones (bass, ex-Liverpool Scene) a Read more

Allan Holdsworth - 58% match to Bill Bruford

Genres: Jazz Pop / Rock
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Chris Squire - 43% match to Bill Bruford

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1990s 2000s
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4 March 1948, Wembley, London, England. An accomplished bass player who has made his name with supergroup Yes, having played with them for over 20 years. Yes was formed after Squire, then a member of the Syn, met Jon Anderson in a London music club. The original line-up consisted of Squire, Anderson, an extremely gifted vocalist and composer, guitarist Peter Banks, also a fo Read more

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Niacin - 39% match to Bill Bruford

Genres: Jazz Pop / Rock
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Patrick Moraz - 36% match to Bill Bruford

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Frank Gambale - 35% match to Bill Bruford

Genres: Jazz Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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22 December 1958, Canberra, Australia. A virtuoso guitarist nicknamed ‘The Thunder From Down Under’, Gambale has lived in Los Angeles for more than a decade and, after making his name with fusion keyboard legend Chick Corea’s popular Elektric Band, is most commonly associated with America’s west coast fusion/studio scene. In Australia he began his career Read more

Jean-Luc Ponty - 33% match to Bill Bruford

Genres: Jazz Vocals
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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29 September 1942, Avranches, France. Ponty grew up in an intensely musical home environment. His father ran a local music school, teaching violin, and his mother taught piano. He was a proficient pianist and violinist while still very young and at the age of 11 he added clarinet to his instrumental arsenal. After studying classical violin at the Conservatoire National Sup&e Read more

Larry Coryell - 32% match to Bill Bruford

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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2 April 1943, Galveston, Texas, USA. Coryell grew up in the state of Washington. He first worked as a guitarist in 1958 when he formed a rock ‘n’ roll band with keyboard player Michael Mandel. In 1965 he relocated to New York and joined Chico Hamilton’s band, overlapping with the legendary guitarist Gabor Szabo, whom he eventually replaced. In 1966 he formed F Read more

Lenny White - 31% match to Bill Bruford

Genres: Funk Jazz R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Leonard White III, 19 December 1949, New York City, New York, USA. White took up the drums when he was 14-years-old and by the late 60s was playing in the band of Jackie McLean. He joined the sessions to record Bitches Brew with Miles Davis in 1969 and in the next couple of years played with many other leaders - Freddie Hubbard, Woody Shaw, Gato Barbieri, Joe Henderson, Stan Read more

Robert Fripp - 31% match to Bill Bruford

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Jazz Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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16 May 1946, Wimborne Minster, Dorset, England. Guitarist, composer and producer, Fripp began his diverse career in the small, but flourishing, circuit centred on Bournemouth, Dorset. He subsequently joined the League Of Gentlemen, a London-based outfit renowned for backing visiting American singers, and later founded Giles, Giles And Fripp with brothers Pete and Mike Giles. Read more

Adrian Belew - 30% match to Bill Bruford

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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23 December 1949, Kentucky, USA. Guitarist Adrian Belew has enjoyed a rich and varied career, with a number of left-field stars having used his skills. His chameleon-like style, which ranges from overwrought progressive rock to impish and self-deprecating pop, has helped make his contributions more anonymous than otherwise might have been the case.Hav Read more

Dennis Chambers - 30% match to Bill Bruford

Genres: Funk Jazz
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Dennis Milton Chambers, 9 May 1959, Baltimore, Maryland, USA. Chambers began playing drums at the age of four and two years later was playing in night clubs. Without formal schooling, his musical training came from these early professional gigs. Leaving high school at the age of 18, he joined George Clinton’s P-Funk All Stars. He was with this band until 1985 from where Read more

John McLaughlin - 28% match to Bill Bruford

Genres: Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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John Patitucci - 27% match to Bill Bruford

Genres: Jazz Latin
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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22 December 1959, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA. Patitucci is a technically gifted bass player best known for his work on both the electric and acoustic instruments for fusion keyboard legend Chick Corea. After playing some pop and rock in his brother’s band in New York, he moved with his family to America’s west coast, the home of a fearsome tradition for Read more

Dave Weckl - 26% match to Bill Bruford

Genres: Jazz Spoken Word
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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8 January 1960, St. Louis, Missouri, USA. A technically advanced fusion drummer who specialises in applying jazz’s rhythmic complexity to the aggressive sound of the rock kit, Weckl rose to prominence as Chick Corea’s fearless drummer, hidden behind a huge, towering kit in the popular Elektric Band. The son of an amateur pianist, Weckl was turned onto the drums by Read more


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