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Jack Bruce

TwoTubMan

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Are there any other fans here?

Me? He's simply my muse. The cat who took chances, and didn't care about album sales. "Songs For A Tailor" and, my favorite album of all time, "Harmony Row", I cannot imagine better music than that.

Tell me there's some Jack fans here.
 

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I don't know too much about Jack's work after Cream, except for W.B. and Lang, but I'm with you on being a Jack fan... the man's got a lot of soul and some huge talent!:dude:
 

Wisertime

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He put out some interesting music with Robin Trower as well. And from what I've heard, there's going to be more. Jack Bruce is an excellent musician.
 

Plankspanker

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He's a Classically trained cellist among other things, lightyears ahead of Clapton musically.
 

j45

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He's a Classically trained cellist among other things, lightyears ahead of Clapton musically.
Yes, I'm a huge Jack Bruce fan. My only observation is although he was better trained in theory and technique or the science, he didn't have the natural ability to create music that Clapton had. I take nothing away from him but it took Clapton to bring out the best in Jack Bruce. There is a level of playing on Wheels of Fire and Live Cream that Jack never captured again after Cream. Clapton went on to have more fine if not finer moments shortly afterward with Blind Faith and Derek and the Dominos. I followed his career and even saw him with West, Bruce, and Lang. He was really never a factor in the big picture of rock and roll after Cream. But... how about some EB-3 pics? i think you can tell I'm a fan.

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Wisertime

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j45 said:
Yes, I'm a huge Jack Bruce fan. My only observation is although he was better trained in theory and technique or the science, he didn't have the natural ability to create music that Clapton had. I take nothing away from him but it took Clapton to bring out the best in Jack Bruce. There is a level of playing on Wheels of Fire and Live Cream that Jack never captured again after Cream. Clapton went on to have more fine if not finer moments shortly afterward with Blind Faith and Derek and the Dominos. I followed his career and even saw him with West, Bruce, and Lang. He was really never a factor in the big picture of rock and roll after Cream.


Very true. Not to give EC too much credit for Cream, but he did seem to bring the best out of people, or even more so, he got them to perform to their fullest potential while in his company. That said, Bruce was such a great musician and vocalist, I think he should have done much better than he did after Cream.
 

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It certainly made me smile, when, on being interviewed, Jack Bruce, talking about Cream sometime after they broke up, said something like: 'Cream was essentially a jazz band, the only thing was me and Ginger didn't tell Eric'.

+ another, on being a Jack Bruce appreciator....:)
 

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I almost passed out the first time I heard what JACK was playing while Clapton was ripping those solos in the live Crossroads recording. It was PERFECT. What a moment in music history! I can cue that up over and over again - I'll never get tired of it. Cream was Jack's band and I was thrilled to be able to catch 2 shows of the reunion shows in NY.
 

TwoTubMan

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The Boz 56 said:
I almost passed out the first time I heard what JACK was playing while Clapton was ripping those solos in the live Crossroads recording. It was PERFECT. What a moment in music history! I can cue that up over and over again - I'll never get tired of it. Cream was Jack's band and I was thrilled to be able to catch 2 shows of the reunion shows in NY.
I was 13 years old, my older brother bought "Wheels Of Fire".

I'm probably the biggest EC slut on the planet, but during "Crossroads", I would always crank the balance to the left. And I DO mean crank.

But, that's just me.

The song that made me whine to my parents for a guitar was "Dance The Night Away" from "Disraeli Gears".
 
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