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Jack Bruce
« on: October 25, 2016, 06:05:01 PM »
John Symon Asher "Jack" Bruce (14 May 1943 – 25 October 2014) was a Scottish musician, singer and songwriter known primarily for his contributions to the British supergroup Cream, which also included guitarist-singer Eric Clapton and drummer Ginger Baker. In March 2011 Rolling Stone readers selected him as the eighth greatest bass guitarist of all time. "Most musicians would have a very hard time distinguishing themselves if they wound up in a band with Eric Clapton and Ginger Baker," the magazine said at the time, "but Jack Bruce was so gifted on the bass that he did it with ease."

Bruce maintained a solo career that spanned several decades and also played in several musical groups. Although recognized first and foremost as a vocalist, bassist and songwriter, he also played double bass, harmonica, piano, cello and guitar. He was trained as a classical cellist and considered himself a jazz musician, although much of his catalogue of compositions and recordings tended toward rock and blues.

Bruce had suffered a period of declining health, after many years of addictions which he finally beat with clinical treatment, and in 2003 was diagnosed with liver cancer. In September 2003, he underwent a liver transplant, which was almost fatal, as his body initially rejected the new organ. He recovered, and in 2004 re-appeared to perform "Sunshine of Your Love" at a Rock Legends concert in Germany organised by the singer Mandoki.

In May 2005, he reunited with former Cream bandmates Clapton and Baker for a series of well-received concerts at London's Royal Albert Hall, released as the album Royal Albert Hall London May 2-3-5-6, 2005, and New York's Madison Square Garden.

Bruce died of liver disease on 25 October 2014, in Suffolk, England, aged 71. His publicist Claire Singers said: "He died today at his home in Suffolk surrounded by his family. He is survived by his wife, Margrit, as well as four children; Malcolm Bruce, Aruba Red, Kyla Simone Bruce, Corin Bruce and granddaughter Maya Sage.

His funeral was held in London on 5 November 2014 and was attended by Clapton, Baker and noted musicians Phil Manzanera, Gary Brooker, Vernon Reid and Nitin Sawhney among others. Dozens assembled at the Golders Green Crematorium paying a last tribute singing "Morning Has Broken", "Strawberry Fields Forever" and "Theme for an Imaginary Western". Bruce's remains were later cremated and then buried at a private family ceremony on 31 December 2014 at the Golders Green Crematorium.



Jack Played in all these bands:
Blues Incorporated, The Graham Bond Organisation, John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers, Manfred Mann, Cream, The Tony Williams Lifetime, West, Bruce and Laing, Rocket 88, Kip Hanrahan, BBM, Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band

Writing in The Sunday Times in 2008, Dan Cairns had suggested: "many consider him to be one of the greatest bass players of all time. Steve Anderson, writing in The Independent said ".. he became one of the most famous and influential bass players in rock. Roger Waters of Pink Floyd recently described Bruce as "probably the most musically gifted bass player who's ever been. Eric Clapton posted on Facebook about Bruce "He was a great musician and composer, and a tremendous inspiration to me" and composed an acoustic song in his honour and Ginger Baker wrote "I am very sad to learn of the loss of a fine man, Jack Bruce... My thoughts and wishes are with his family at this difficult time. Guitarist Leslie West, of rock group Mountain, posted on Facebook, "It is with great sadness that one of the worlds greatest musicians and bass players, who I had the honor of playing with in West Bruce and Laing, Jack Bruce has died. I was hoping somehow that we might have gotten together one last time. Rest in Peace my friend. Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi said on Twitter that Bruce had been his favourite bass player, saying "He was a hero to so many" and Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler regarded him as his "biggest influence and favourite bass player". Guitarist John McLaughlin said on Twitter, "Very sad to have lost my old friend Jack Bruce.  Long-standing collaborator Robin Trower wrote on Facebook, "It has always been a great source of pride to me to have made music with Jack (one of the few musicians that can be truly called a force of nature) and Jack and I were proud of that music. He will be greatly missed". Fellow bassist Billy Cox also posted a tribute to Bruce on Facebook. Writing in The Daily Telegraph, Neil McCormick said, "There was a time when Jack Bruce was synonymous with the bass guitar in rock history, when he was widely revered as the best there was on four strings. Rush bassist and singer Geddy Lee wrote: “The sudden passing of Jack Bruce is terribly sad news. One of the greatest rock bassists to ever live and a true and profound inspiration to countless musicians. He was one of my first bass heroes and was a major influence on my playing and my music. My heartfelt condolences to his family and fans. In March 2015, a tribute concert at London's Roundhouse scheduled for October 2015 was announced. Guest artists confirmed were, Joss Stone, Phil Manzanera, Ginger Baker, Ian Anderson and Mark King and musical director Nitin Sawhney.

Here is Some of Jack's Best:

Manfred Mann-Pretty Flamingo     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I4WGU_yzeRY

With Gary Moore-I Feel Free    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_aR2hfy_7Y

BBM-Waiting in The Wings     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLGDd9Y7Vnc

Cream-Sunshine Of Your Love       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HbqQL0J_Vr0

Cream=-White Room    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VR90gQ-SIaY

Graham Bond Organization-Hootchie Kootchie Man    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c56a_Jd5aPI

Blues Incorporated-Hey Hey      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DKeg4IdnLL4

John Mayall's Bluesbreakers-Hootchie Kootchie Man     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DKeg4IdnLL4

The Powerhouse(Clapton,Winwood,Bruce)    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=npFVxuQjRlE

Tony Williams Lifetime-One Word    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWKYi2oDj80

West Bruce ans Laing-Why Dontcha    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gDkgTQhRxpU

West Bruce and Laing-The Doctor     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZL32LAtVVA&list=RDCZL32LAtVVA#t=12

Jack Bruce-I'm Getting Tired      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4uZQY666OE

Jack Bruce Band Old Grey Whistle Test    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kuzSToefLUc

BBM-City of Gold    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IQHRamBvGi4

Ringo Starr's Allstar Band-Sunshine of Your Love   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N90rdqVenZQ

Frank Zappa-Apostrophe    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zXP_pr7np-o

Jack Bruce and Robin Trower-Lives Of Clay   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oN_RiY2-suc

Jack Bruce Uli John Roth and Glenn Hughes-I Feel Free    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJD__PwWS_Q
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Re: Jack Bruce
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2016, 08:01:19 PM »
Awesome bass player, one of the best there was. Excellent representation posted there. He had a lot of great collaborations beyond just Cream. BLT Bruce, Lordan, Trower and West, Bruce and Lainge had some good stuff.

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Re: Jack Bruce
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2016, 01:57:20 PM »
We're Going Wrong     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-LURyF_7Qg

And here are some snippets of The Tribute concert for Jack Bruce:
Ginger Baker, Ian Anderson and others

Sunshine Of Your Love    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Da8LFbufkbY

Badge       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DntTaOmpWR8

I'm So Glad     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Mzz-xHWARM

We're Going Wrong     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CGW2lyLCWvA
Sung By Jack's Daughter

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Re: Jack Bruce
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2017, 08:47:53 PM »
Jack Bruce & Gary Moore - White Room     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OUo3Nv7k4R0

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Re: Jack Bruce
« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2017, 09:35:08 PM »
Jack Bruce Gary Moore Ginger Baker Dick Hextall Smith and others- Life On Earth      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3GhQz6lUI4

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Re: Jack Bruce
« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2017, 09:31:43 PM »
Jack Bruce & Friends Live 1981      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QplcdhCGqkg