Jack Bruce RIP

Jack Bruce, bassist and vocalist of the legendary British power trio, Cream, was confirmed dead at 71.

His story with Cream is very well known as well as the band’s extraordinary legacy through their four studio records, but Jack Bruce was a very successful at his solo career too. He has released 14 studio albums with most recent being Silver Rails in March 2014 and has collaborated with many artists including Frank Zappa, Ringo Starr, Bill Ward, Gary Moore, Trevor Rabin, Les Dudek and was also a member of another great power blues trio, West, Bruce & Laing with Mountain’s Leslie West and Corky Laing.

His first jazz oriented solo record is well documented in the 1969 film Rope Ladder To The Moon, directed by Tony Palmer.

There are dozens of clips and tracks that could be attached to this post, but I chose a personal favourite, where it all begun for Bruce, an outstanding performance of Cream’s Spoonful at BBC in 1968. He will be missed…

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