Five Concerts with Jack Bruce

Jack Bruce who passed away today (in 2014) was a remarkable Scottish musician whose career spanned over more than 50 years.

The eighth (according to Rolling Stone readers but you can dispute it) greatest bassist of all time. A vocalist. A songwriter. A classical cellist….

“Five Concerts with Jack Bruce” goes from Cream up to Jack’s own Big Blues Band and gathers the cream (an easy one, we know!) de la crème of the 20th century instrumentists. Eric Clapton, Ginger Baker, Mick Taylor, Carla Bley, Billy Cobham, David Sancious, Gary Moore, Simon Phillips and many more.

Track Listing :

1.Cream Farewell Concert (Royal Albert Hall On November 26, 1968) – 58:19 . – I’M So Glad . – Sitting On Top Of The World . – Politician . – Crossroads . – Spoonful . – Toad . – Steppin’ Out . – Sunshine Of Your Love . – White Room .

2.The Old Grey Whistle Test (Bbc June 6, 1975) – 54:08 . – Can You Follow . – Morning Story . – Keep It Down . – Pieces Of Mind . – One . – Spirit . – Without A Word . – Smiles And Grins. .

3.Jack Bruce & Friends (Rockpalast / Grugahalle Essen, October 19, 1980) – 101:24 . – White Room . – Post War . – Hit And Run . – Running Back . – Facelift 318 . – Theme For An Imaginary Western . – X Marks The Spot . – Dancing On Air . – Out To Lunch . – Living Without You . – Politician . – Bird Alone . – Sunshine Of Your Love . – Nsu . – Spoonfull .

4.Bbm (“Bruce Baker Moore”)(Rockpalast / E-Werk, Cologne, November 2, 1993) – 43:23 . – Nsu . – Sitting On Top Of The World . – Politician . – Spoonful . – White Room . – Life On Earth .

5.Jack Bruce & His Big Blues Band (Estival Jazz Lugano / Piazza Della Riforma, Lugano, Switzerland, June 30Th 2011) – 92:10 . – Everyday I Have The Blues . – Iko Iko . – Doobre . – Theme For An Imaginary Western . – Never Tell Your Mother She’S Out Of Tune . – First Time I Met The Blues . – Neighbour Neighbour . – This Anger’S Liar . – Born Under A Bad Sign . – We’Re Going Wrong . – White Room . – Sunshine Of Your Love

Musicians : Jack Bruce – Vocals, Bass Guitar, Piano . Eric Clapton – Guitar On (1) . Ginger Baker – Drums On (1 – 4) . Mick Taylor – Guitar On (2) . Carla Bley – Keyboards On (2) . Ronnie Leahy – Keyboards On (2) . Bruce Gary – Drums On (2) . Clem Clempson – Guitar On (3) . Billy Cobham – Drums On (3) . David Sancious – Keyboards, Guitar On (3) . Graham Parker – Vocals On (3 / Spoonfull) . Brinsley Schwarz – Guitar On (3 / Spoonfull) . Gary Moore – Lead Guitar On (4) . Simon Phillips – Drums On (4 / Life On Earth) . Pete Brown – Vocals On (4 / Spoonful & White Room) . Tony Remy – Guitar On (5) . Frank Tontoh – Drums On (5) . Paddy Milner – Keyboards On (5) . Nicholas Cohen – Bass On (5) . Paul Newton – Trumpet On (5) . Paul Fisher – Trombone On (5) . Martin Dale – Saxophone On (5)

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Ultimate Classic Rock
The Story of Cream’s Initial Farewell Concert “It wasn’t a good gig; Cream was better than that,” Baker said In the documentary Cream: Classic Artists. “We knew it was all over. We knew we were just finishing it off.” […]

Rockpalast Archiv
Not just simply played rock music – the rhythms were more complicated and the musical concept was more difficult. In spite of that, it was skin-deep. It was a fascinating experience for us to see what moved four equally talented musicians on the stage. […]

Rolling Stone
Cream’s Jack Bruce, One of Rock & Roll’s Modern Architects, 1943-2014 “My life was never the same again,” Clapton wrote “It was not volume, or technique, or virtuosity that defined Jack’s presence onstage. It was his obvious desire to make the most out of every musical opportunity…. ” […]

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