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Cream Bass Play-Along Book Released
Sheet Music & Instruction

Cream Bass Play-Along Book Released

You can learn to play bass lines created by one of rock’s best-ever bassists, the late Jack Bruce, with the help of a new play-along book. Hal Leonard Corp. has published “Cream – Bass Play-Along Vol. 52” includes tab and companion audio to help you learn some of the power trio’s most well-known songs: “Badge,” “Cross Road Blues (Crossroads),” “Politician,”...

New Set Offers Overview of Jack Bruce’s Life in Music
New Albums

New Set Offers Overview of Jack Bruce’s Life in Music

It’s been a year since Jack Bruce’s Oct. 25, 2014, death at age 71. At the time of this sad anniversary, Polydor has released a set of Bruce’s work, called Sunshine of Your Love: A Life in Music. The two-CD set’s title comes from the Cream tune of the same name. The set includes music from Bruce’s time in that...

All-Star Concert to Celebrate Jack Bruce’s Music Set for Fall
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All-Star Concert to Celebrate Jack Bruce’s Music Set for Fall

Almost a year to the day after Jack Bruce’s death, musicians will gather at London’s Roundhouse to celebrate the music of the late, great bassist best known for his work with Cream. Bruce’s influence as a rock bassist and songwriter can’t be overestimated. He wrote Cream songs like “White Room,” and former Pink Floyd bassist Roger Waters once stated in...

2014 Reader Favorites – #8: Jack Bruce
2014 Reader Favorites

2014 Reader Favorites – #8: Jack Bruce

We lost one of our true heroes in 2014, with the passing of Jack Bruce in October. It is still quite difficult for us to accept it. Jack released his album Silver Rails back in April, and there was a posthumous release of his 50th birthday concerts as well. Ryan Madora featured him in May for her “Bass Players to...

Jack Bruce’s 50th Birthday Concerts Released on CD and DVD
New Albums

Jack Bruce’s 50th Birthday Concerts Released on CD and DVD

When Jack Bruce wanted to celebrate that he had turned 50, he decided to throw a party. A really big musical party. The shows put together by the legendary bassist were held over two days in Cologne, Germany on Nov. 2nd and 3rd, 1993. His former Cream bandmate, Ginger Baker played drums at the show, as did Simon Phillips. Parliament-Funkadelic...

Jack Bruce & Robin Trower: Lives Of Clay
Bass Videos

Jack Bruce & Robin Trower: Lives Of Clay

The music world is mourning the loss of the great Jack Bruce this week. Here’s yet another reminder of his talent and longevity in this 2009 performance with Robin Trower. The tune is “Lives of Clay”. RIP, Jack.

In Memoriam: Jack Bruce
In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Jack Bruce

We have lost one of the titans of music and bass. Jack Bruce has passed away at the age of 71, reportedly of liver disease. According to BBC, Bruce’s publicist has confirmed the news, and the family has issued this statement on the bass legend’s official website: “It is with great sadness that we, Jack’s family, announce the passing of...

Bass Players to Know: Jack Bruce
Bass Players To Know

Bass Players to Know: Jack Bruce

Time to throw a little rock and roll into the series! This column features Jack Bruce, the classically influenced singing bass player from across the pond. So who is Jack Bruce? Widely known for his work with Cream, Bruce has had an amazing career both as a band member and solo artist. Hailing from Glasgow, Scotland, Bruce grew up in...

Jack Bruce Releases “Silver Rails”
New Albums

Jack Bruce Releases “Silver Rails”

Legendary rock bassist, songwriter and vocalist Jack Bruce – known for his influential style and his days in the supergroup Cream with guitarist Eric Clapton and drummer Ginger Baker – has returned with his first studio album in a decade, . Recorded at Abbey Road studios in London, the album features a host of guest players, including Phil Manzanera, Robin...

Jack Bruce Signs With Esoteric Antenna, Announces New Album
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Jack Bruce Signs With Esoteric Antenna, Announces New Album

After nearly ten years, Jack Bruce is getting back into the studio with plans to release a new album in 2014. The bass legend has signed to Esoteric Antenna, a label of the Cherry Red Recordings Group, and has announced that he is currently in the writing and recording stage of the project. “It is an absolute honour to be...