Entries for April through June 2001
NAME: Dennis OSHEA
LOCATION: 626 Delaware avenue,Ridgewood,N.j. 07450
Time: 8:04:28 PM
I remember two great concerts. One was the concert at the BOTTOM LINE in New york City. Those concerts led to the friends cd. I also was at the CLUB BENE with GINGER BAKER. All music was great and was topped off with the promoter saying"JACK BRUCE AND GINGER BAKER Please!"
NAME: Alí Martínez
LOCATION: Caracas - Venezuela
Time: 10:21:40 PM
Jack: I like your website. I have many records with your music with Cream, BBM & 50th aniversary. I'd like to assits a concert in my country. I know a promotor to contact you which presented in Venezuela artits as Ian Anderson & Dave Palmer; Rick Wakeman and recently CAMEL
LOCATION: varese - italy
Time: 12:15:00 PM
very happy and proud to be finally near you. you're really great
NAME: sleepy time
Time: 4:30:39 AM
hot flash is cold now...
NAME: salvador galvez
LOCATION: santiago de chile
Time: 10:54:19 PM
i love your music since cream
NAME: David Carr
LOCATION: Canterbury, Kent, UK
Time: 9:08:12 AM
I started playing piano and organ at the age of 7, guitar at 10; becoming a bass player at age 12 - buying my first Gibson at age 13! I had to buy an EB0 (the SG shape) because my biggest influence was JB. At age 45 I still play bass - I now have an EB3L for fun (just because) and Jack is still No.1! I almost got to meet Jack in Brook Street at RSO when I was playing my demo tape at age 16... so Jack - if you're ever around Canterbury - give me a call!
NAME: Yutaka Takeda
Time: 9:26:03 AM
I love Jack. I wanna be Japanese Jack!
NAME: Lynne Serridge
Time: 3:07:45 PM
GREAT WEBSITE!!! Had the great fortune to play in the opening band slot of a West,Bruce and Laing concert at Ford Auditorium in Detroit, MI 1971. We were an all girls band called CRADLE. Loved you then and love you now Jack!!!!
NAME: John Bass
LOCATION: Agoura Hills, CA USA
Time: 9:10:07 PM
Hi Jack--I'm a REALLY BIG FAN of you and your great musical work/artistry (hey--ever since FRESH CREAM in 1967 "blew us away")...looking forward to seeing you "live" with your NEW BAND!! Kind regards--John Bass
NAME: Pete Lee
LOCATION: New Pork
Time: 9:51:18 AM
Jack - Can CANYON open for HOT LUNCH in NYC? Ask Derek- he's our biggest fan. Cordially, Pete
Time: 9:37:26 AM
hey jack, send me mail when you're coming up to switzerland!! great site. you are a legend!
Time: 12:43:42 PM
Jack Bruce is a legend!But my dream is hear Cream again!!!In Italy, to Rome, why not!!! Excuse me for my bad English! Good bye
NAME: jaime arce
LOCATION: yonkers, new york
Time: 3:09:55 PM
Jack, you're the greatest
NAME: mario vitale
Time: 3:32:55 AM
Jack,first of all you are one of the top 5 singers in rock history....so its a real thrill for me to playing you in a upcoming movie named good time charley...its about a roadie who worked for you in 1970...the story goes you gave him a 1968 s2 bently..etc my part is asmall one but for the sake of sounding real I need to know your speaking voice..hope you can help..and it would be great to meet you some day....may you have good luck in all your future projects..rock on....mario
NAME: Angela Frye
LOCATION: Nonesuch Records-NYC
Time: 12:00:21 PM
Just a friendly "Hello"...I hope that all is well, and that you have a vague recollection of me. Happy to report that I'm doing great and that you have indirectly inspired my positive transformation. May your life be filled with joy!
NAME: Steve English
Time: 3:49:39 PM
Greetings, Jack. Over 30 years ago my friends and I had a great time covering your Cream songs. I played bass and with my Gibson EB-0 tried my very best to impersonate your playing! Exploring the roots of Cream we ordered up a copy of The Sounds of '65, which in time became THE party record for us in the early 70's. We drank quite a few bottles of Barcardi rum while listening over and over to that album! I loved that version of Traintime.
That was many years ago. Hero's aren't what they used to be. But on occasion I still get together with Ed Young, our drummer from back then, and we run through the great old songs. He's become a bit of a guitar player over the years and he always asks that I play bass to his takes on Crossroads and Spoonful. It's still a lot of fun for us.
I hope the coming years are good to you. You might not have been the best influance for a young man back then but all the same you were a bass playing GOD for one Steve English.
Best wishes, Jack.
NAME: Dan Davis
Time: 12:17:38 AM
hey mr bruce i dont know if you get along with ginger baker or nothing but i am a drummer and he is my idol it would mean alot if i could talk to him or write or anything before one of us dies not alot to ask for ya know
NAME: george schroeder
LOCATION: balto. md. u.s.a.
Time: 6:29:45 AM
hello!! what's up with "hotflash"?? was looking forward to a spring/summer tour,with my good friend mr. chambers??the new cd,sounds like it's going to be "megor"!!!can't wait for it's july release!very nice bass tone on blues track"send for me" on knights etc cd!all the best... regards george
NAME: john barron
Time: 8:10:25 PM
thanks for the inspiration,i have decided to take up thebass at the ripe old age of42 iam so glad
NAME: Bob Pondt
LOCATION: Ventura County Ca.
Time: 2:21:23 PM
Love the music....first saw Jack at the Bottom Line in NYC....early eighties??.....Hofstra Univ.the day after Lennon was shot.....Palladium in Manhattan......Nassau Colis.warming up for the Allman Bros. Bnd........about ten shows in two years...GREAT STUFF.....wonder how to find out if he wil make any trips to the West Coast???
NAME: brian ralston
LOCATION: sydney, australia
Time: 7:16:33 AM
Have not been to the site for a while - guess I'm still disappointed that Jack didn't make it to the Ultimate Rock Symphony in Sydney; don't blame Jack but Jimmy Barnes was hardly a fitting replacement. I had an experience last Friday which brought me back to the site. I went to a music shop in Sydney and was served by an 18-22 year old shop assistant. I'd bought a midi interface, a mike, some software and was looking for a case for my SG (it had been twenty years naked and I felt it was time). The shop staff were pleasant but as a grey headed forty-eight year old man I wondered whether they thought I was a homeless person looking for shelter. A song started to play and a conversation took place between the shop staff, one of whom mentioned "Theme for an Imaginary Western" and referred to it as a "great song". I interjected "The greatest rock song ever written" (I did not think they would have ever heard "Victoria Sage"). That led to a 15 minute conversation between myself and the 18-22 year old shop assistant. He initially thought Felix Pappalardi had written "Theme..." but I disabused him and we then discussed his JB bootlegs, my "Cities of the Heart" and "Live at the Bottom Line" Cds and Jack's work generally. Who said there was such a thing as a generation gap. Best wishes to Jack with the new release. PS I'm doing "Sunshine...." and "White Room" in my gigs at the Mortdale Hotel in Sydney on the first Friday of each month - if I owe you and Pete some royalties let me know. I'd be glad to give you a cheque when you come over to OZ. PPS. G'day Lorro - sorry it's been so long since we've corresponded.
NAME: Ian Durey
LOCATION: West Wales
Time: 5:32:01 PM
Hi Jack! Do you really read this? I guess my message is typical of many. Thanks ever so much for the music, not forgetting Pete Brown's lyrics. Especially in the '70's, albums like Harmony Row, Songs for a Tailor and Out of the Storm were great sources of comfort/inspiration. I'm a Geordie, and I saw you at Newcastle City Hall, first with West, Bruce and Laing, and later when you had Mick Taylor and Carla Bley in your band. It's a shame no studio output came from that lineup. I spent the 80's and half the 90's living in a Hare Krishna Temple, but I've still got the old albums. You can't give everything up! Anyway, once again, thanks for doing what you have done and best wishes for the future.
NAME: Chris Scofield
Time: 9:46:13 AM
When is "HOTFLASH" geting off the ground please?
NAME: enrico guglielmotti
Time: 4:31:46 PM
Yuo are "the bass"!!! Thank for pleasure... Enrico "rastre" Guglielmotti
NAME: TOMAS CARLSSON
Time: 9:27:49 AM
HELLO JACK I LOOK FORWAD TO SEE YOU TOURING IN SWEDEN. IS THAT POSSIBLE BEFORE I LEAVE THIS WORLD.
NAME: Stanly Paul
LOCATION: Evansville IN USA
Time: 5:55:14 PM
Jack, thanks for over 30 years of great music, and for turning me on to jazz when i was just a grade-schooler. gimmee 30 more, man.you are my fav rock singer, player, and composer.
NAME: TOMAS CARLSSON
Time: 4:47:59 AM
JÖNKÖPING/SWEDEN 010430 HELLO JACK. WHEN ARE YOU GOING FOR A TOUR TO SWEDEN ? OF COURSE YOU REMEMBER WHEN YOU WAS IN JÖNKÖPING LATEST. (33 YEARS AGO 1967 WITH ERIC AND GINGER) SO ITS TIME NOW !!! I HAVE HEARD THAT YOU HAVE A FRIEND IN SKOEVDE, ITS ONLY 120 KM FROM HERE. I HAVE PROMISED MYSELF TO SEE YOU LIVE ONCE MORE IN MY LIFE. (BORN 1951) SO I HAVE SOME YEARS MORE TO GO I HOPE. IF YOU NOT COMING HERE I HAVE TO GO SOMEWHERE ELSE. PERHAPS LONDON ( IS MARQUEE CLUB STILL EXIST ??)
WHY ALL THIS. BECAUSE THERE IS NO BETTER SINGER THAN YOU(FUSS) I LOOK FORWRAD TO HEAR YOUR NEW CD AND ALSO THE NEW ONE WITH DICK HECKSTALL.
NAME: Marc Wickert
LOCATION: Tweed Heads, Australia
Time: 5:14:21 AM
As all Jackettes would know, May 14 is Jack's Birthday. So what better way could we celebrate this monumental occasion than for all Jackettes of the world to point a glass towards Glasgow (JB's birthplace) and toast the Great One at 8pm (Glasgow time) on May 14? If you're not sure about the time zones, just search World Time Zone and be a part of this annual event. Hopefully JACK will be toasting back to us. Cheers - Marc.
NAME: Brad L
LOCATION: Orange County, Calif.
Time: 10:44:25 AM
kinda cool to write to Jack "NSU" Bruce. Jack and Andy now hmmmmm. The styles mix very well in my head and I haven't even heard you guys yet Oops/I will. On to my question. I was obsessed with Cream> The work was so ahead of its time and has stood the test of time so damn well. But I'M HUNGRY Jack. I know there was a lot of friction in the band and maybe it was just a place in time but if possible how bout 1 more studio album before we all leave this earth-Screw the touring_If not many thanx for the hundreds of hours of sit up /pay attention musicianship over the years You even had me playin for 15 years or so but I decided probably best if I kept my day job. so....whadya think maybe??? "we can work it out " righht??? Give my best to Ginger his finish on sleepy time time LC1 so clean so strong so hot!
LOCATION: Ruislip UK
Time: 2:37:24 PM
Hi ya Jackyboy, love to see you are still going strong. Looking forward to hear the new album. Have your music introduced to all my friends. Hope you are well and all that soppy stuff, would like to know how you all are up in your little house. dunno if you ever read this stuff, but maybe get one of the kids to write me, would love to hear from you all. Bye sweets. Mandy xxx
NAME: Edward Van Halen
LOCATION: Los Angeles, California
Time: 7:56:44 PM
Jack is the greatest bassist in the world.
NAME: Marc Wickert
LOCATION: Tweed Heads, Oz
Time: 8:08:08 PM
Hello Eddie Van Halen, Dennis Lawrenson and I do a free electronic newsletter dedicated to JACK. How about writing a few lines for The Cuicoland Express? We'd all love to hear your comments. Regards - Marc.
NAME: Marc Wickert
LOCATION: Tweed Heads, Oz
Time: 8:44:13 PM
Eddie, if you're interested in writing a bit for The Cuicoland Express, the address is email@example.com Thanks - Marc.
NAME: John Henry
Time: 9:21:32 AM
Great web site, look forward to seeing you soon.
NAME: iñaki soria
LOCATION: san sebastian (Spain)
Time: 8:46:19 AM
Vi a Jack Bruce Band en 1975 en el Velodromo de San _Sebastián. Bajo el reclamo de Mick Tylor fuy a verlos. Me pareción un gran concierto. Desde entonces he seguido la carrera de Jack. Estuvo en Sevilla con un grupo de altas estrellas de la guitarra. Concervo con agrado un concierto dado en TV Germany de Jack y Rory Gallagher (1990). excelente
NAME: Erik the king
Time: 1:28:59 AM
Hej Jag har inte en aning om vem du är, men jag skulle vilja höra när du spelar
NAME: Marc and Lorraine Wickert
LOCATION: Tweed Heads, Oz
Time: 1:30:32 AM
Hi Jack and Happy Birthday for May 14. We are leaving for Sydney for a month, but will be toasting your Birthday from there. Happy Birthday to Margrit for May 23. Hope you both have great days. Regards - Marc & Lorraine.
NAME: Dennis Lawrenson
LOCATION: Wallabi Point ,Australia
Time: 5:21:16 AM
Happy Birthay for the 14th Jack ! I'm sure you and your family will have a wonderful day .7:10 am on the 14th on radio station 2re (1557AM)there will be a happy birthday message for you and also my wife (of 20 years)Judy ,who will also be celebrating her birthday . Currently developing a web page for back issues of the electronic newsletter, Quicoland Express (firstname.lastname@example.org).Number 20 edition is just about set to go and now have over 100 members. All the best, Dennis Lawrenson
NAME: Dave Oswald
Time: 6:50:27 AM
Happy birthday for the 14th Jack. Lang may yer lum reek!
NAME: Rob Scott
Time: 7:38:15 AM
Jack, i hope you read this.......do you remember back to 80/81/82 and you were on your way down to record with Keith Emerson and you got a flat tyre somewhere in London and pulled into a Tyre and Exhaust place to get it fixed. And the Manager in there was amazed and honoured to meet you. You spoke to him for a while. You had a Jaguar........XK8? at the time and had your bass and amp in the boot. Well since i became a fan of yours 6 months back my Dad told me about this. You see the manager was my Dad. The first time i ever heard Cream was 6 months back. And Dad put on a record called Wheels of Fire. And simply said "lets listen to some REAL music" and then on came Crossroads (at a very loud volume) and i was blown away. Since then i've got every Cream record i can get my hands on. I am a huge fan and i'd be honured if you could e-mail me back. I play bass and i'm often unable to work out your bass lines. I'd really like some tips on playing like yourself. I've read the books, listened to the albums, played the songs, watched the videos....and DVDs and done everything i can except speak to the great man himself. A living legend. Jack your the best, none of these young flash-cats nowadays can match your power and authority and allround brilliance of bass playing. But not just your bass playing, but your songwriting and harmonica playing too. Traintime on Wheels of Fire is amazing. However your singin is the talent that amazes me most along with your bass playing.
LOCATION: Big Apple
Time: 10:25:26 AM
Happy Birthday, and many, many more.
You know, with Hot Pants seemingly on hold, it would be a good time to pull G & E together on the basis that this is a "new" group, not beholden to the past. Do whatever you'd like - old, new, borrowed, stolen - people will come.
It need not be perfect - not like getting married (right!)
Your birthday - a time to think/do something about it.
So go where your mind will keep, even if you can't swim back again.
With deepest respect (and apologies for the presumptiveness),
NAME: John Boyd
LOCATION: New Orleans
Time: 2:28:48 AM
I've been a fan of Jack's since the Fillmore days in 67
NAME: Steve Stoddard
LOCATION: Honolulu, Hi.
Time: 3:48:40 AM
Cool web-site, I noticed someone else had asked when "Harmony Row" and "Out Of The Storm" would be released on CD. What about "Things We Like" and "Songs For A Tailor"? http://www.angelfire.com/hi2/sblack
Time: 11:17:39 AM
hai mr bruce ,my name is ervin you are exicting bass player that i know need information about you ,please send email to me
NAME: kosta matevski
LOCATION: sao paolo/brazil
Time: 2:04:04 PM
hello Jack.I just dropped by to wish you a happy birthday and to share my excitement about your new record with other fans.I hope all is well for you and your family.I wish i could see you perform again.I will be in Europe in july and i would really appreciate it if you could email me regarding eventual gigs(germany,hungary...wherever..)
LOCATION: Oregon, USA
Time: 7:03:25 AM
Have a wonderful birthday Jack- Your music has brought immeasurable joy into my life.
NAME: Dave Boyce
Time: 7:48:21 AM
I used to be the drummer in 60s Liverpool R&B band The Roadrunners we now have a web site: liverpool-roadrunners.org.uk and are looking for details and contact for Bob Adcock whose first roadie job was with us. Can you help? Thanks.
NAME: John Richardson
LOCATION: Baltimore, Maryland
Time: 1:28:13 PM
Wishing you all of lifes blessings on your birthday. Have been a devotee to your incredible talent and great music since 1967. Look forward to the new album and especially to hearing and seeing Hotflash. Please make sure the tour comes to Baltimore/D.C.
Once again,Happy Birthday and wishing you peace, prosperity, and long life.
Time: 8:31:12 AM
Hey there fellow music lover-
I have just released a solo bass album, and thought you might like to check out my site:
There you will find a few samples to listen to, and some info about myself. Please feel free to drop me a line and let me know what you think.
Thanks for your time- Gonzo
NAME: Michael K Kurdilla
LOCATION: Bethlehem PA USA
Time: 4:48:53 PM
I just aquired the album Automatic. It is very different from most of his other work. I now own most of Jack's music. Jack did a fine video titled Jack Bruce-The Cream of Cream.Gary Moore and Gary Husband are on the video.
Time: 5:14:59 PM
Yo, Gonzo - does this look like a garbage dump to you? Sell your crud elsewhere.
NAME: george schroeder
LOCATION: balto. md. usa
Time: 10:18:26 PM
belated birthday greetings!"you're 21 again" as you stated on the japanese cd!!as you say in "bird alone".."keep it hot and squealing"!! regards george
NAME: Nancy Pedersen
LOCATION: Whitmore Lake, Michigan USA
Time: 2:25:20 PM
Thanks for all the years of music and inspiration. You've been a very important part of my life and I'm delighted to be able to thank you for it.
With love - Nancy
NAME: stu forster
LOCATION: newcastle upon tyne
Time: 8:11:59 AM
any chance you could let me have one of your 'spare' basses (anything with a p-j setup and 1 1/4" nut will do) mines shagged out and i can't afford a new one.
look forward to hearing from you
p.s. love your stuff.
NAME: Robert Clayton
LOCATION: Bordentown, NJ
Time: 6:02:34 PM
Just wanted to say "Happy Birthday" Jack.(I know I'm a couple days late). After all these years, you are still them most talented and underated musician in modern music. Thanks for all the great musical gifts you've given through the years and please do tour the States to support the new album. It's been way too long. Bob in New Jersey, USA
Time: 6:56:55 PM
Ok...something is really wrong here.Pete Lee Rosenberg finally showed us what he really wanted after years of torment,Gonzo is now trying to sell his stuff,some looney wants Jack`s bass and other people keep "telling" Jack what his next career move should be.Come on guys!!???
Time: 11:32:06 AM
Bob: If supplication be your salvation, then knock yourself out. Cheers, PLee
NAME: adam huss
LOCATION: valley city nd
Time: 12:10:26 PM
my dad got me started on Cream and I have loved your records ever sience thanks for the great music!
NAME: steve knapp
LOCATION: california, usa
Time: 10:01:38 PM
Looking forward to the upcoming album and tour. Any chance of more live Cream releases? There must be stuff in a vault somewhere. The Grateful Dead archives sell pretty well and the Led Zeppelin BBC sessions were a hit.
NAME: Phil Watson
LOCATION: Sydney Australia
Time: 1:46:35 AM
Jack, What's the go with Hotflash? I have just booked tickets to see the Andy Summers Trio at the Basement in Sydney on June 25 and 26. Are you guys still getting a band together or has it blown apart before take-off? I hope all is just on a holding pattern and you will be playing live real soon. Regards, Phil.
NAME: Jon B Wilder
LOCATION: Atlanta, GA
Time: 3:33:05 AM
05 22 01, 3:18am ("Four until late!")
Mr. Jack Bruce,
You have GOT to help me! 20 years ago my roommate used to play a solo album of yours over and over again (as your voice was (is) so hypnotic...Anyway, this vocal you did was a song about going to a party, and the fadeout was you singing, sadly, lonely, *WAILING* "I'm going to a party....".....I have told my kid brother about this song (Paul is a MONSTER fan of Cream. as am I) but he doesn't know the name of it either (the album this song is on).....This is one of the most haunting, GREATEST vocals you have ever laid down, and it has been in my head for 20 years.....JB!! JB fans!! Please email the name of this friggin' song and the album it's on, ASAP!! (to: email@example.com) Jack Bruce, ME and Wally caught you at The Strand club, Redondo Beach, Cali, 8 years ago (two weeks apart from the late great Rory's show at the very same club!!!) YOU KNOW WHICH RORY, lads, there was only ONE!! and Wally and I were drunk and yelling SOOOOO loudly for "White Room" that you pointed over to us at a front table, saying, "I'm gonna play White Room, as these lads over there are yelling for it so loudly"...or something like that.....Thanks for taking requests SOO personally Mr. Bruce We had a marvelous time, your voice HAD NOT changed, its POWER none diminished......The power and passion of your voice is UNPARALELLED in all rock....You could have sung opera (Had you trained for it??).....BTW, I write tonight because last night I saw your old mate, EC, at the Philips Arena, and he was BRILLIANT!!!....C'mon. Ginger is pushing 62......DO IT FOR THE WORLD Somebody has got to talk Eric into it...LET CREAM RIDE AGAIN ONE MORE TIME, ON AN INTERGALACTIC WORLD TOUR!!!!!!!!!
And thank you, thank you, THANK YOU for "Deserted Cities of the Heart".....Your V O C A L on that is how Byron wrote poetry; how Mozart composed notes; how Chagall daubed pastels, in a word, sublime....Remember al you Brucies: I need the NAME OF THE SONG WHERE JACK PLAINTIVELY SINGS ABOUT GOING TO A PARTY.......Post-Cream solo album.....All the best.......P.S. Eric's "Sunshine..." was good last night, Jack's in '93 was KILLER............Mir vsem, JBW
Time: 9:35:00 AM
Jon: Look for that "river" in "Weird of Hermiston" (Songs For A Tailor), and (don't) have another drink. Cheers, PLee
NAME: adrian childs-clarke
Time: 2:42:44 PM
Great to find this. I wish I had seen it sooner. Isnt it abot time we had a Jack Bruce concert in England?
LOCATION: newcastle upon tyne... uk
Time: 2:41:04 PM
any chance of having one of your basses? anything will do... but prefer p-j setup, 4 strings, no frets and a small nut.
mines completely shagged out and i can't afford a new one...!
NAME: raymond ufo
Time: 4:19:01 PM
thanks for all the great music over the years!you made me want to be a better bass player.BIBLICAL PROOF OF UFOS would like to thank you jack......for N.S.U. as well as all of your music.may your new release sell many units! good day
NAME: lance kalafut
Time: 5:50:35 AM
hey jack been listening to cream still since the 70's. never get tired of listening to it.
Time: 4:17:14 PM
This is a great site, but I wish something would happen here. I keep checking in and it's usually the same old stuff. Also, wish JB would tour US. Doesn't he know he has fans who want to see more of him?
NAME: Tim OShea
LOCATION: Basking Ridge NJ
Time: 11:02:40 AM
1) Is Jack going to tour the US any time soon?
2) Dennis O'Shea - is your father's name Charles?
NAME: Roger Cleven
LOCATION: Snoqualmie, WA
Time: 9:02:24 PM
I've enjoyed your music for years. It was great seeing and hearing you play in the All Starr Band with Ringo Starr and Peter Frampton. Great concert!!!
LOCATION: Fun City
Time: 9:53:30 AM
Jack: Good luck at Jazz Cafe - 2/3's of CANYON is so stoked that they're planning to be there (Herb V. & Lenny V.), which means no rehearsal that week. Ok w/me, so long as a fall U.S. tour happens when SHADOWS comes out. Regards, PLee
NAME: Steve Ostreicher
LOCATION: San Francisco
Time: 4:13:03 PM
I am embarrased to say that I lost complete contact with Jack Bruce and somehow got the idea (I can't remember where) that he died 10 years ago! I was following up on that after listoning to my Disraeli Gears album for the first time in 5 years and found your website. Needless to say I am happy to find out he is still alive and making music. It is hard to believe that one of the best bass players and singers in rock history is not more well-recognized! Looking forward to checking out the new album.
NAME: Mike Olive
LOCATION: Lincoln, NE
Time: 6:31:30 PM
I learned to play bass back in 1966 by listening to and copying Jack's improvisational style. Went on to college as a professional musician playing jazz-fusion and put the bass down in 1980. I recently bought a new bass in order to get back into it...relaxation only and the first thing I did was to purchase CD's of Cream:Goodbye, Live vol 1 & 2, and Songs for a Tailor. My old plastic versions were worn out. I still think he's the best rock bassist that ever played.
NAME: Steve Barr
LOCATION: Santa Rosa, CA, USA
Time: 5:14:43 PM
I just received an advance copy of Shadows In The Air from your PR Firm. I've got it in for the first time as I write this. Now only on track #3 "Heart Quake" as I'm writing this message and I'm already in love with this CD!! Bravo Jack! I'll be in touch through Chipster and will clear a cover spot in Bass Frontiers Magazine!! Well done old friend well done!
Steve "Dude" Barr Associate Editor Bass Frontiers Magazine www.bassfrontiers.com
NAME: michael lawrence
Time: 8:03:59 PM
i just wanted to tell you that i know clapton has a career today because of you, because without your writing & invention(& ginger's playing), he would have just been another blues guitarist. as a guitarist myself, clapton was an idol for me, and certainly a great player for the time(he's never played with the same fire & gusto since, & i wish he'd get over it, he's sucked since!), after the beatles mate, you're my biggest influence as a writer(as you said, running through our hands, do i know or what! i was listening.), followed by stevie wonder. you might know of me. i was in a band called "world at a glance" on island records 10 years ago with dougie bowne. in fact, we recorded the most amazing cover ever of i feel free for our album, down at compass point in the bahamas. chris lord-alge still has the rough mixes of it. it was killin'. unfortunately, there was a producer down there at the time who heard it & flipped out, & then proceeded to tell the guy who was producing belinda carlisles album about it, who then went & had her do the worst cover ever of it(and released it before us!), and it did absolutely no justice to the tune at all. a missed opportunity to introduce one of the great rock songs to a new generation. ah well! anyway, when dougie left the band, he left with a chip on his shoulder(we were very close. i'm sure you know how that one goes, mate!). i had taken him at his word when he said our friendship would be the better for it(he was like a brother to me), and found out later he was pissed because i didn't try to convince him to stay. you can't win! as a result, when you were auditioning guitar players at the china club about 10-11 years ago, he purposely didn't tell me about it or obviously mention it to you, and i wound up hearing about it afterwards from my ex-wife who happened to be there that night, along with every other guitar player in town, including mack bowne, dougie's brother! and do you know why? because he knew you'd want me to play for you! if you only knew the nights dougie & i sat up, when i was putting him up at my house, and talked about me & him playing in a band with you. and it's because we're both writers, my guitar-playing has always been an extension of my writing style, & vice versa. you would have loved writing with me as much as dougie did, and my guitar playing would have bit back at you! i almost cried when i went to see you at the ritz, i think it was with ginger, for that tour , and heard you guys playing with that blues sarahoochie, whatever, guy! his sound had no feel or dynamic, and he just ran the same ideas over & over again, as fast as he could play them. what a waste! anyway, i've held all that in for years! you have my email address. i know you're excited about doing this thing with andy summers, as well you should be. you deserve to be happy. and he's great, a major influence to many. and as far as the cream thing, i've always felt you got screwed. you wre cream, and i know it. ah, by the way, i almost forgot 2 things! 1: john scher used to be my manager, as well, along with rob kos(rob may have been after you're time) 2: in 1977, my friend, percy jones, had me come over to his and joyce's house, to make dinner for a mr.simon phillips, and afterwards, we went to see you at the bottom line! oddly enough, among the many things i've done, i've played with funny bands that were a huge influence to me at the time, i.e., gong(with daevid allen,bill laswell,chris cutler,fred frith,blah,blah,woof,woof!) and national health(with alan gowen,pip pyle, john greaves,phil miller & peter blegvad). so i've been far outside the box, just like you, mate. and i've just returned from living in sydney for the past 8 years, & yes, was disappointed that you didn't come! but anyway, jack, keep my email address, write me if you'd like my tel.# here in n.y., & keep it for a rainy day. you might need it, you never know. you know how this "biz" goes, don't you?
Time: 10:41:29 AM
Friend of mine recently bought a new turntable still in box and never used. Got me 'Harmony Row' LP and taped it - then copied to hard drive and burned on CD - It great to hear one of Jack's best albums ever - great songs and to hear them again after so many years is a joy.
NAME: Nick S
Time: 2:04:16 PM
Mr. Bruce, do you know how I could install that diode into my EB-3 and all that stuff, so I dont have to use a Marhshal cranked up loud? Do you have any sugestions for a good bass amp? Not concert size, but not bedroom size. Thanks- You have made some great music! I'm getting other guys in HS to listen to Cream. Much better than punk and metal junk!
NAME: helene greth
Time: 9:40:44 AM
hello there, next time you are at the taj in new jersey, please don't talk to a silly lady. and make sure that you finish your salmon sashimi, I sat next to the heavy set man who would not stop looking at you. the lady you were talking to did not like fish, I heard her say that and I spoke out oh I love fish-sushi!
NAME: Scott Mathai
LOCATION: Baltimore, MD
Time: 3:17:32 PM
Hello, It must have been 1969 or 1970 when I was first introduced to the music of Cream. My brother played the LP's over and over. He was an inspiring guitar player who wanted to be like Eric. At the age of 8, I was more focused on the power of groove. I was enchanted by the live performances and how each member would bring out the musical best in each other. It was than that I became interested in bass. I am now 38 years old and have been playing since then. I do believe that I owe it to you Jack why I still play bass after all these years. Thank you for your music, past -present and future. Take Care, Scottie
NAME: waiting on a word
LOCATION: here and now
Time: 5:36:04 AM
two photos of Jack on www.popsweatshop.com (see photo gallery) Hey Jack what about the photos you have wrote about in your diary entry on may 2000? And what about Hot Flash ? I met Andy when he played near my home and he was not optimist at all (april 2001)
NAME: Galina Andreeva
LOCATION: Moscow, Russia
Time: 8:43:59 PM
Well, I've never seen Jack Bruce eye-to-eye, although he was once in Moscow... I regret it! I liked him. My friends and I loved Cream and him very much. We wish we could come up to him and tell about all our love and respect... Jack! Don't be hurt, we really love you.
NAME: simon ponjee
Time: 7:05:14 PM
Hi all , can't wait 2 see Jack at the Jazz Cafe' next week , Christmas has come early!!!
NAME: Karl-Heinz Bendix
LOCATION: D-71696 Moeglingen
Time: 7:11:28 PM
I´m so glad.... that I finally found the Jack Bruce Homepage!
I wonder if Jack still owns
- the Ferrari 365 GTB (on the cover of "Things we like") - the Gibson EB-3L (with slotted headstock, correct?)
and I wonder if he tours Germany soon? I´d love to see him live on stage again and I would appreciate if he wouldn´t play the fretless bass in his impeccable manner like noone else (maybe Carla Bley´s bassist Steve Swallow is a bassist of the same size!)only, I would love to listen to his piano work as well since I´m still enormously impressed by "Monkjack". I better do not write about my appreciation of Jack´s voice, else I couldn´t finish this comment today.....
All the best to the whole Bruce family from a fan in Germany! Regards Karl H.
NAME: Mick Rutherford
Time: 10:00:35 AM
In August last year (2000)I formed a CREAM tribute band called 'a spoonful of CREAM'. We have played live on a number of occasions and am pleased to tell you that there is still a great interest in Cream's music. Not only from those who would have seen the band first hand, but also from young students who are well into Cream's music. What I am asking for is a direct EMail address for Jack so I may have a chat to him. We first met when I was in a support band to Cream in early '67 on the Ricky Tick circuit. I also had the pleasure of supporting Jimmy Hendrix Experience at around the same time. So, as you can see, there is a little bit in common. Thank you for your time. Cheers. Peace. Mick Rutherford.
My EMail address is MRBRecords@netscapeonline.co.uk Telephone number +44 (0)1283 585221
NAME: KIM PERRY
LOCATION: LOMPOC, CA.
Time: 4:39:11 PM
VERY NICE WEBSITE AND COOL LINKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Time: 11:19:38 AM
Best wishes on your gig tonight at Jazz Cafe in London with your new band. The world needs you.
NAME: Jimm Hickey
LOCATION: New York
Time: 10:59:20 PM
Hi Jack, I just dropped by to say hello. I've got a whole bunch of mp3 audio clips at my site if you'd like to drop by and hear some sounds. Click here->http://www.jimhickey.com All the best, Jimm
NAME: Dave Oswald
Time: 4:32:59 AM
Wow. Was at the Jazz Cafe last night and it was terrific. Jack looked fighting fit and happy. His voice was in fine fettle saving a bit back for a stupendous rendition of White Room to close the set. I have seen a few live versions of White Room over the years (never saw Cream) but this was the best. A great night, but just lets wait for the critiques to slag him off as a dinosaur again.
LOCATION: roma italy
Time: 6:06:56 AM
17 06 2001: A.S. ROMA : Winner of Football Championship!!! And JACK BRUCE is our Trainer!!!
NAME: gianni gherardi
LOCATION: Bologna, Italy
Time: 1:16:07 PM
I'm sure that Shadows in the air Will be a gret record. God bless you! Take care.
NAME: John Burrell
LOCATION: Harrogate, Yorkshire
Time: 1:51:27 PM
I was there at the JB gig at Camden Jazz Cafe last night. Brilliant!! The sight of a band with 4 percussionists had me wondering if I was going to enjoy it, but by the second number I was convinced that this was a very exciting band indeed! Apart from blues and jazz based numbers driven by these wonderful Latin/African rhythms, there were some splendid romantic sounding things, a bit like his Moncjack album but with the addition of the band. Until the album comes out I don't know what the various numbers were called, apart from one which was my favourite of the night called Dark Heart I think. Quite honestly I thought the inclusion of White Room was, although predictable, a bit of a disappointment - I wanted to hear more of the new stuff and am glad to hear there is another couple of album's worth in the pipeline. All in all, an excellent gig and I felt quite privileged to be there amongst a lot of music press, recording types and a few celebs like Dick H.Smith and Clem Clempson (I think - though my eyes are failing these days), definately Robert Wyatt and I managed to shake the hand and thank the one and only Pete Brown for his splendid lyrics over the years.
Looking at Jack's web site "Guestbook", about 95% of the "chat" is about Cream - people should get out and buy this album, and if they're lucky, see the band. Jack's music is about NOW not the late '60s. I've always felt that his "fans" do not give the acclaim due for all his work since, which quite frankly, is better (not to belittle Cream's importance at the time).
NAME: Marc Wickert
LOCATION: Tweed Heads, Oz.
Time: 11:00:04 PM
If anyone would like to receive the free electronic newsletter, The Cuicoland Express, dedicated to the Great Jack Bruce, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org The latest issue (Carriage #22) contains excellent reviews of Jack's latest concert by rock critics Dave Oswald and Phil Beards. Regards - Marc.
NAME: Marc and Lorranie Wickert
LOCATION: Tweed Heads, Oz
Time: 11:05:26 PM
Can't wait to see an update of Jack's Diary. He must be thrilled with the positive responses to his latest performance. - M&L.
Time: 6:36:04 AM
Just yesterday in my car I was playing "I'm so glad" live...absolutely astonishing bass lines...great tone & great feeling, this was J.B. See ya
NAME: Jan Vervoorn
LOCATION: Nieuwkoop - the Netherlands
Time: 2:41:19 PM
I remeber a concert long ago on the "Pinkpop" festival. Who can send me some information about the BBC sessions?
Time: 8:29:29 PM
As a Baby, Baby Boomer, I grew up hearing your voice. As an adult, My boyfriend showed me who it was doing the wonderful singing. He is a bass player and we have YOU to thank for that. HE is WONDERFUL. I know it was You who helped him decide to branch out in this area. Myself, I was given a copy of Ringo's Allstar Concert and got to see you do the songs that I grew up with. For this I can Thank My Honey, David Bolin. I do believe he is your biggest fan. And I have been for a very long time. I just had to be shown THE LIGHT. Keep it going Sweety, You ARE SO CUTE..... And I know if I brought you home out of the cold and wet, You would have a GREAT PLACE TO LIVE for the rest of time. Only Dave and I would fight as to who got to play with you all of the time. You are so good, keep doing it, PLEASE. We Love You In Texas MISSPRISS-IN HOUSTON
LOCATION: LA, CA USA
Time: 9:34:42 PM
what is there left to say about Jack? He is arguably the greatest electric bassist EVER..........PERIOD!! (not to mention overall musician) I look forward to the new album "shadows in the air" I need to know when Jack is expected to visit LA? Can someone let us "BRUCE-ITES" know? Jack......can't wait to see ya!! HK
NAME: Dale Haviland
LOCATION: Phoenix Az
Time: 9:57:35 PM
37 years on bass here, Infl: BRUCE, McCartney, DUCK DUNN. Would love to find JB someday and get an autographed 8X10 for blues wall in home!! What he did on Crossroads (67 Filmore west) ROCKED THE WORLD, and changed BASS as I know it!
NAME: Bengt Lander
LOCATION: Malmoe, Sweden
Time: 2:53:37 PM
Some names has followed me since the 60´s. Marianne Faithfull, Eric Clapton, Mick Jagger, Ginger Baker, John Mayall and of course Jack Buce! I think (?) I have all the records they are involded with. Always then I read an american or english paper I search for these artists. And with a smile and something in my heart I still see some stuff about them. They are my "friends" and give me so much happiness in a not so happy world. So Jack, keep on making records for the rest of your life!
NAME: Peter King
Time: 3:16:47 PM
A legend - many thanks for all the good times.
NAME: David C Snell
LOCATION: Shepperton England
Time: 6:28:02 PM
Always loved Jack's work but when is Harmony Row going to be available on CD PLEASE!!!!
NAME: Ron Love
Time: 9:31:47 PM
Greetings Mr. Bruce, still get a thrill when I hear the opening chords and bass line of Sunshine Of Your Love, thanks for Cream which led me on down the road to the blues(Sitting On Top Of The World, Spoonful, etc), would love for you and Mr. Trower to get "Into Money" & "Take Good Care Of Yourselves" and go out on the BLT tour that never happened (Mr. Bill's idea). We just might find that "Little Boy Lost". Pleeeeeease! Thanks for your music, Jack.
NAME: Laura H
LOCATION: Rochester, NY
Time: 2:37:13 PM
I want to share my gratitude for this site! Cream is my absolute fav. band that has ever existed, or exists now. I'm 15, and it's hard to find info. about ones fav. 70's band, thank you for making it so easy to enjoy Jack Bruce and his website! Luv ya!
Time: 1:02:01 PM
Jack is joining CompuServe for a web chat at 8pm on July 4th 2001. You are very welcome to come along and talk to Jack and this is how:
Before the night of the chat:
In Internet Explorer go to http://www.compuserve.co.uk/channels/entertainment/music/music_home.asp Click on Coming Soon on the left of the page. Click on Grant when Java pop up appears (or click Guest if a forum page appears) This will take you to CompuServe's UK Music Forum Click on Jack's picture for promo material
In Internet Explorer go to the URL: http://go.compuserve.com/ukmusic Click on Grant when Java pop up appears This will take you to CompuServe's UK Music Forum Click on Jack's pic for promotional material
On the night of the chat this is how you access it:
*On the night of the chat: (8pm, 4/07/01)
In Internet Explorer go to the URL: http://go.compuserve.com/ukmusic Click on Grant when Java pop up appears This will take you to CompuServe's UK Music Forum (Once here it is very clear what you need to do, the chat is really well advertisied!!) Click on Chat button (Top middle, next to Who's Here? button) Enter Pop Inn Room (By clicking on 'Pop Inn') This is where the Live Chat will take place (if it doesn't start dead on 8pm don't be alarmed, wait 5 minutes, we will be there!) To ask a question the room is moderated, so you have to click on the Ask Question button, it then goes into a queue, and gets asked by the moderator (if appropriate.)
*On the night of the chat: (8pm, 04/07/01)
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NAME: Dirk Alexander Scriba
Time: 3:18:44 PM
Hi all, at first 'cuse my poor english, I'm sorry about that. At last I'm trying to find somebody who may can help me. It's more than 25 years ago I listend to my elder sister's LP's when she was out. And there was ONE LP I could have died for. But during the following years I forgot it's name, but last yearI heard a song at the radio (I can tell you, it was the first and the last time I ever heard a Jace Bruce Song in German Radio), and now I know, what I'am looking for: its Bruce's famous "Harmony Row". So since one year I'm trying to get/buy this LP. I was looking at newspapers, I was at privat markets (in ´Germany so called "Flohmarkt") and the stuff like this. I was also looking for commercial offers, even I had a look for it in the Netherlands, in France and in Switzerland - but I had no chance! Wasn't able to get right now. So, maybe somebody of you who's reading this,can give a hint where to download Bruce's "Harmony Row" in at the internet, or maybe, somebody who's got it is able to burn it on a CD that I could buy? So, many thanks for Your understanding and for Your help. Dirk
NAME: John Reighard
LOCATION: Coralville, Iowa USA
Time: 12:27:22 AM
Hello! Just wanted to say that I found your web site real interesting. I'm not really a Cream fan but in random web surfing I found your site and I have to say that I really like a couple of Cream's songs and they have been running in my head lately(White Room and Sunshine of your love). I love the guitars in both songs and your voice(singing) Jack is cool. I can tell you though that I love jazz and your music sounds real good. I could listen to that all day probably. I also like the Big Band era and some of your music reminds me of it. How is the new band Hotflash going? I was intereted in the fact that you did some work with Manford Mann(sp?). That's a cool group, too. In closing I wanted to tell you that in two pictures of you you look kind of like my favorite singer Bono of U2(which is also my favorite music band....no offense). This was truely an interesting visit to your site and I hope that the rest of your career goes well. Jazz on!
Time: 12:48:48 PM
Just want to say thank you Jack for inspiring me to play bass - which I've done now for over 30 years - Just wondered do you still have your EB3 do you still play it? I bought one in the early days cos you had one. Probably one of the all time best and easiest basses to play. I play a Fender Jazz Bass now - bit of a monster - but hey it does the business. Well keep up the good work you still inspire me !!
NAME: Mike Budd
Time: 9:19:42 PM
Where can I buy the album 'How's tricks' and when will we see the lyrics on your website?