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14 September 2010



"I saw Messrs Moraz and Bruford play together at the Bloomsbury Theatre on 19 July 2005"....are you sure ? I think you mean in 1985....


Andrea, You're right, of course - now corrected. The copy editor has been given forty lashes and all rations withheld for 48 hours.


I too was kinda caught out by Bill's retirement. I had tickets to what turned out to be the very last Bruford/Borstlap concert in Manchester, but found we were double booked and my wife's parent got our attention :-(

In various communications with Bill, I found that we was going to be taking a sabbatical to finish writing his autobiography - then it turned into retirement. I've seen him since; if you can get to one of his speaking events, I would thoroughly recommend it...


oh, forgot to say - I preferred this LP to the second one too. Bill & Patrick were neighbours at the time, and after KC80s stopped he called Pat to see if he wanted to play - turns out he did!


Thanks for the insight into how this collaboration came about, Duncan. I love the idea of a Stella Street somewhere in the Surrey hills where Messrs Bruford, Moraz, Banks, Rutherford, Clapton et al nip in and out of each other's kitchens to borrow some milk and lay down a quick duet album while the kettle boils.

And, yes, friends of mine saw Bill talk up in a library in North London and enjoyed it a lot.

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