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The Bruford Tapes

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by P. Aaron, Mar 13, 2004.

  1. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

    I've had this record around for ages. I've always enjoyed it, and the Bass Playing's KILLER! Anybody else heard this?
  2. yup. ive got this on vinyl and cd. imo, this is jeff berlin's best work. his tone, while still thin, at least gains body by the grittiness(is that a word :D ). he also doesnt sound so sterile. also, holdsworth jr. plays a pretty mean guitar also.
  3. nonsqtr

    nonsqtr The emperor has no clothes!

    Aug 29, 2003
    Burbank CA USA
    Never heard that particular disk. It's a compilation, right? I have the "Road Games" EP, and IMO it contains some of Jeff's best playing ever. Jack Bruce is on it too (just singing though).
  4. nope, not a comp. its live recorded at a club called my fathers place. road games is great thought too. i need to pick that one up on cd. hopefully its not already out of print.
  5. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Supporting Member

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    I have it somewhere, along with a bunch of other stuff Jeff is on. I even have David Sancious' lp with Jeff and David on bass..
  6. which one and is it any good? i only have forrest of feelings and trasformation.
  7. Moo

    Moo Banned

    Dec 14, 2002
    Oakland, CA
    He plays on "Just as I Thought". I have that on vinyl so it's been many years since I've heard it but I remember him stepping out a little bit. I have him on an even older album with Ray Barretto where he plays more as a bass player and not a soloist but he's already quite recognizable.

    Narud narud, I like your mp3's :) do you ever play in the bay area?
  8. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

    One of the other things that is so delightful about the record is Bruford's "matter of fact" way of introducing and commenting on the songs being played. Plus his drumming, he always has that tone.
  9. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Supporting Member

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    That's the one. Doesn't really fit any categories that I can think of.
  10. id like to but to be honest i have a hard enough time getting people to come out to my gigs in my hometown :( ;)