One of a Kind [Bonus Track]

One of a Kind [Bonus Track]

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Bill Bruford ended his brief affair with U.K. and condensed his original outfit to a quartet, releasing a second album of sinewy, celebratory jazz
ock fusion, One of a Kind. Good-humored twists and turns abound in the music, punctuated by Bruford's steadying if slightly subversive rhythms, Allan Holdsworth's flashes of fire, Jeff Berlin's insistent bass, andSee more details below

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Bill Bruford ended his brief affair with U.K. and condensed his original outfit to a quartet, releasing a second album of sinewy, celebratory jazz
ock fusion, One of a Kind. Good-humored twists and turns abound in the music, punctuated by Bruford's steadying if slightly subversive rhythms, Allan Holdsworth's flashes of fire, Jeff Berlin's insistent bass, and Dave Stewart's remarkably colorful keyboards. At the heart of many of these songs is an uplifting melody, a trait shared with fusion artists like Weather Report and Jean-Luc Ponty, though Bruford's outfit favors a faster pace than the former and pursues more musical avenues in a single song than the latter. When he takes to tuned percussion, Bruford can even sound like Frank Zappa (both bands have a funky side to them). Standout cuts this time include "Hell's Bells," "Fainting in Coils" (which, in an indirect link to his previous employers, would have felt at home on Robert Fripp's Exposure), "Five G," and "The Sahara of Snow." The remaining tracks are a little less muscular, and the band's strength would seem to lie in fusion propelled by the complex rhythmic patterns of Bruford and Berlin (i.e., when the band leans closer to the rock side of the fusion family). Those who enjoy their fusion with a healthy dose of rock will find One of a Kind a fair match for anything from Return to Forever or Brand X. Note that many of these songs also appear in live versions on the beat-the-boots release The Bruford Tapes. [This release of the album contains bonus material.]

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Product Details

Release Date:
06/21/2005
Label:
Winterfold Uk
UPC:
0604388638420
catalogNumber:
4
Rank:
69936

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bruford   Primary Artist
Bill Bruford   Cymbals,Drums,Voices,Indexed Contributor
Allan Holdsworth   Guitar
Jeff Berlin   Bass,Bass Guitar,Vocals
Dave Stewart   Keyboards
Dave Stewart   Keyboards

Technical Credits

Eddie Jobson   Composer
Bill Bruford   Composer,Audio Production,Original Album Producer
Allan Holdsworth   Composer
Jeff Berlin   Composer
John Shaw   Sleeve Photo
Stephen W. Tayler   Engineer
Dave Stewart   Composer
Sheila Rock   Sleeve Photo
Alwyn Clayden   Art Direction

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