Jack Bruce records ‘Things We Like’ with John McLaughlin, Dick Heckstall-Smith and Jon Hiseman (1968)

Jack Bruce‘s ‘Things We Like’ is an album recorded in August 1968 with John McLaughlin, Dick Heckstall-Smith and Jon Hiseman and released In 1970 by Polydor / Atco.

Track Listing : 1.Over The Cliff (Jack Bruce) – 02:56 . 2.Statues (Jack Bruce) – 07:35 . 3.Sam Enchanted Dick (Jack Bruce) – 07:28 .A.Sam Sack (Milt Jackson) .B.Rill’S Thrills (Dick Heckstall-Smith) . 4.Born To Be Blue (Mel Tormé, Robert Wells) – 04:26 . 5.Hckhh Blues (Jack Bruce) – 08:59 . 6.Ballad For Arthur (Jack Bruce) – 07:42 . 7.Things We Like (Jack Bruce) – 03:38

Musicians : Jack Bruce – Double Bass . Dick Heckstall-Smith – Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone . Jon Hiseman – Drums . John McLaughlin – Guitar

Production : Produced By Jack Bruce

Recorded Recorded In August 1968.

Released In 1970 By Polydor / Atco.

(Source Jack Bruce – Things We Like | Official Website)


Bruce’s love of Mingus makes itself felt in his solo spots, while his tangy melodies recall the warped Texas blues of Ornette Coleman. A year or so later Mclaughlin had honed the first stirrings of electric jazz heard here into the sweet blast of Extrapolation, rightly regarded as a classic. […]

Robert Christgau
Hiseman because he’s serviceable and Heckstall-Smith because he’s a pleasure–his melodies striking, his eclecticism intelligent and strong-willed. The thinness of his tone, however, is frustrating–he is the lead voice, after all. […]

As a testament to Bruce’s expansive musical tastes, capabilitiesand horizons, this disc sounds more like a collection of Rahsaan Roland Kirk sides than anything even remotely connected with Cream. […]


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