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Brand X - 100% match to Bill Bruford

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Jazz 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 - 90% match to Bill Bruford

Genres: Jazz Jazz Pop / Rock
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U.K. - 78% match to Bill Bruford

Genres: Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
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Billy Cobham - 74% match to Bill Bruford

Genres: Jazz Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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William Cobham, 16 May 1944, Panama. Cobham began playing drums while growing up in New York City, to where his family had moved while he was still a small child. He studied at the city’s High School of Music before entering military service. In the army he played in a band and by the time of his discharge had achieved a high level of proficiency. In the late 60s he pla Read more

Return To Forever - 72% match to Bill Bruford

Genres: Jazz Jazz Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This jazz fusion group originally featured Chick Corea (Armando Anthony Corea, 12 June 1941, Chelsea, Massachusetts, USA; keyboards), Joe Farrell (b. Joseph Carl Firrantello, 16 December 1937, Chicago Heights, Illinois, USA, d. 10 January 1986, Los Angeles, California, USA; soprano saxophone/flute), Flora Purim (b. 6 March 1942, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; vocals), Stanley Cla Read more

Yes - 62% match to Bill Bruford

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Music Theme Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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During the progressive music boom of the early 70s, Yes were rivalled only by Emerson Lake And Palmer and Genesis for a brand of classical-laced rock that was initially refreshing and innovative. They evolved into a huge stadium attraction and enjoyed phenomenal success until punk and new wave came along in 1977 and swept them aside. After regrouping in the 80s, the band weathe Read more

Jean-Luc Ponty - 58% 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

Mahavishnu Orchestra - 58% match to Bill Bruford

Genres: Jazz Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Led by guitarist John McLaughlin (4 January 1942, Yorkshire, England), between 1972 and 1976 the Mahavishnu Orchestra played a leading part in the creation of jazz rock fusion music. Mahavishnu was the name given to McLaughlin by his Hindu guru Snr i Chimnoy, and the unit’s early work showed the influence of Indian ragas. The first line-up included several musicians who Read more

John McLaughlin - 51% match to Bill Bruford

Genres: Jazz Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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King Crimson - 51% match to Bill Bruford

Genres: Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Arguably progressive rock’s definitive exponents, King Crimson was formed in January 1969 out of the ashes of the eccentric Giles, Giles And Fripp. Robert Fripp (16 May 1946, Wimborne Minster, Dorset, England; guitar) and Mike Giles (b. 1 March 1942, Bournemouth, Dorset, England; drums) were joined by Ian McDonald (b. 25 June 1946, London, England; keyboards), before fo Read more

Robert Fripp - 51% 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

Passport - 49% match to Bill Bruford

Genres: Jazz Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This fusion unit was formed in 1970 by saxophonist Klaus Doldinger (12 May 1936, Berlin, Germany). Doldinger had led his own quartet since 1962, enjoying a good reputation in Europe and the USA. His intention with Passport was the exploration of a way to combine free improvisation for his own lead saxophone over a solid rock-style rhythm section. The group’s first relea Read more

Steve Hackett - 49% match to Bill Bruford

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Stephen Richard Hackett, 12 February 1950, Pimlico, London, England. Formerly a member of various minor bands, including Canterbury Glass, Heel Pier, Sarabande and Quiet World, the latter releasing a solitary album on Dawn Records in 1970, Hackett joined Genesis as guitarist in early 1971. He replaced Anthony Phillips, and stayed with the band during their successful mid-70s Read more

Soft Machine - 48% match to Bill Bruford

Genres: Easy Listening Instrumental Jazz Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Founded in 1966, the original line-up was Robert Wyatt (Robert Wyatt-Ellidge, 28 January 1945, Bristol, England; drums/vocals), Kevin Ayers (b. 16 August 1944, Herne Bay, Kent, England; vocals), Daevid Allen (b. 13 January 1938, Melbourne, Australia), Mike Ratledge and, very briefly, guitarist Larry Nolan. By autumn 1967 the classic line-up of the Soft Machine’s art-r Read more

Adrian Belew - 47% 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


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