Entries for July through September 2003
NAME: Michael Briggs
LOCATION: Mill Valley,California
Time: 8:56:19 PM
Howdy Dear Young Jack: Re: Blues Scarceno,I heard that the reason that you had decided on Blues Scarceno being in the '89 Baker/Bruce Line-up is because he had never actually supposedly ever listened to or heard The Cream..... I went to three gigs from San Juan Capistrano,to The Palace in Hollywood,to Ventura Theatre in my then 1968 Gold Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham and enjoyed everything except Blues guitar-playing as it seemed to be out of sync with any form of actual bonding unison with the other 2 thirds of the band..It did'nt envelope the actual sound in a way that you had been blanketed with Clapton's playing or even Mick Taylor's...So Even though the other 2 3rd's of the band was brilliant and completely incredible and innovative and progressive...The guitar playing seemed to be a series of flashy Guitar-Proto-Type,Hammer-On's and influenced by people like Eddie Van Halen and others that mastered that type of technique,it lacked in soul and depth to me as it had very little bottom and was very one-dimensional as it was very sloppy playing...I would much rather hear an incredible player like Ulrich Roth from The Scorpions,circa 1973-1978 play with you and Ginger,or Allan Holdsworth...I have also thought about the possibilities of others like Neal Schon or Gary Duncan the indian Cat from Quicksilver Messenger Service playing with the band with yourself and Ginger or in the context of the Kip Hanrahan group that did the ever-wonderful "Exotica" and many others...I have spoken to Allan about it as I was partially responsible for Allan getting through to Enigma when he was selling his I.O.U. 1st LP on his then own label through his manager and Allan would like the idea of a band with yourself and Ginger Baker as he was much more of a fan of Eric Clapton then Jimi Hendrix,sadly enough,although that was always Allan's style...But of course quite righteously,then you could always get Uli and Allan together to be a 2000 21st Century version of Cream,crossed with Twin-Guitar Harmonies of Wishbone Ash and The Allman Brothers! This would be truly great Jack! Anyway,I have a really great label owned by a local cat here in the Bay Area: Mike Varney of Shrapnel Records,whom would love to record yourself with Allan or Leslie West or Ulrich Roth and Michael Schenker...Also A Truly GREAT Name for another West Coast Version of The Next Kip Hanrahan CD Release would be "Phenomena",you could get old Eric Clapton & The Powerhouse band-mate: Stevie Winwood to replace the late Don Pullen on Organ and Keyboards.. There are loads of local Bay Area musicians like Gary Duncan(Part/Half Scottish!) and others like Carlos Santana,Greg "Hand-Feet" Errico and many,many others around here that would gladly pay homage to your royal greatness and genius/brilliance...You are the very best musician in The Cream and the real-world needs to know it and just how truly great you are...Contact Mike Varney at Shrapnel Records in Novato,CA (415) Area Code,if you are interested in doing a project like this with Allan and Uli,Michael Schenker,Neal Schon,Duncan,Santana or whatever comes to your mind Jack..."Phenomena" Lives as does Jack Bruce's great majestically God-given,magical music lives on eternally and forevermore...In Our Hearts and Minds..THANK YOU JACK FOR 38 TRULY WONDERFUL YEARS OF GREATNESS AND BRILLIANCE...YOU ARE THE BEST IN THE WEST JACK!
NAME: Jos Jaspers
LOCATION: Gen. Santos City, Philippines
Time: 2:19:08 PM
Just found a cassette of the B.B.M.-band. Great music. Not bad at all! Haven't been tracking your ways for more than 30 years, but to me the spirit is still there. Keep 'm comin'.
NAME: Walter H Goldstein
LOCATION: staten island, NY USA
Time: 7:16:01 PM
Jack, you are one of my all time fav musicians.I have made a point to see you live whenever you have been in the ny area. Your song writing,playing and that voice, unparalled. Why more bassists don't cite you as an influence is beyond me. I have been a drummer for 30+ yrs and regret not to have been fortunate enough to play with you. All the best Walter
NAME: reinier rabell
Time: 2:35:32 PM
HELLO, SEÑOR JACK BRUCE I´M A GOOD OF EL NEGRO AND CUBAN TOO HE KNOWS YOU ARE ONE OF MY HEROES I HOPE SOME DAY Y CAN SEE YOU PLAY I AM VERY PROUD OF EL NEGRO ,MR BRUCE THERE ARE A LOT OF PEOPLE IN CUBA WHO LOVE YOUR MUSIC I HAVE A FRIENDIN CUBA (JUANITO CAMACHO THAT HE KNOWS ABOUT YOU MORE THAN YOU IT IS NOT A JOKE) ASK EL NEGRO ABOUT HIM I M SURE YOU LOVE HIN WELL . GOD BLESS YOU AND GOD BLESS EL NEGRO TOO PLEASE SAY HI TO HIN
NAME: DANNY HEATH
LOCATION: PHOENIX AZ
Time: 1:48:51 PM
i'VE BEEN STUDYING WITH LARRY CORYELL ONE OF JACKS COHORTS IN THE SEVENTIES. WE WERE DISCUSSING CHORD SOLO'S AND THE FIRST SONG THAT CAME TO MIND WAS THEME FOR AN IMAGINARY WESTERN. iN MY MIND THE MOST PERFECTLY CRAFTED AND BEAUTIFUL SONG EVER WRITEN. wELL LARRY SAID YOU DO IT. i'M ACCEPTING IDEAS FROM YOU ALL ESPECIALLY YOU JACK. i HAVE LOTS OF IDEAS BUT I WANT TO DO IT JUSTCE. WHAT DO YOU THINK????? WRITE TO DANNY191@COX.NET
Time: 8:01:06 AM
Does anybody know the names of the background singer (1 female 1 male) from Jack bruce and Friends Rockpalast Show in 1980? www.rockpalastarchiv.de
Time: 12:43:33 PM
De cd Jack Bruce Band live 75 is de band waar hij ook mee in Den Haag en op Pinkpop speelde. Dus ook met Taylor als gitarist. Deze cd ( dubbel) is in mei van dit jaar uitgebracht. Succes en groeten uit Venlo
Time: 1:12:49 PM
Hi, nice site. I saw Jack Bruce in concert for that Abbey Road Beatles tribute thing. It was cool.
NAME: Frank Nye
Time: 1:12:58 PM
Theme From Imaginary Western... what a great song. I really like the way Mountian did it at Woodstock. That guitar solo is one of the best ever. (Thanks for writing that Jack!)
Speaking of solo's... (how's that for a segway) my favorite rock song EVER recorded is the Cream version of Crossroads. The bass playing by Jack (it just kicks ass!) and the guitar solo's by Eric are just the best jam that was ever recorded. I never get tired of hearing it!
I have heard that Eric said it wasn't that good, that he was actually playing some of it wrong or something... but what the hell, there is nothing to knock about that recording at all. I have not heard a better live rock song since it was recorded 35 years ago. NOT ONE!!
I just read the book about Cream and in it, it mentions about the Cream performance at the R&R Hall of Fame induction (in 1993). Damn, I missed that entirely. I went to Amazon to see if it was recorded or taped and I see no release for it. Do you mean to tell me that that performance wasn't recorded (CD) or filmed (DVD) and relased?!
I have to see them doing Crossroads, White Room & SUnshine Of Your Love again. The version of Crossroads on the version on the "farewell tour tape (Albert Hall performance?)is passable but the overall video taping and editing of the video sucked. Does anyone know where I can buy the R&R Hall of Fame sound check or actual performance?
Have you seen the new Led Zep DVD? It is very good. That movie that was released years ago (The Song Remains the Same) just sucks in comparison. Who has some good tape of Cream so we can see something compatible fronm them. After all they are the band that got it all started!
Thanks for the info.
Franco Nye email@example.com
NAME: Ian Green
LOCATION: Bristol, UK
Time: 11:02:56 PM
Nice to see the solo albums available again!
I'm trying to put together a story on composer and pianist Mike Taylor who Jack played with and who wrote some stuff for Cream, is there any way for Jack to answer questions ? I'm contacting John Hiseman and maybe Dick Heckstall-Smith as well.
Cheers, Ian Green
NAME: Mark Pryzby
LOCATION: Phila. Pa.
Time: 5:54:54 PM
NAME: Noel Hodda
LOCATION: Sydney, Australia
Time: 2:30:25 AM
Those who are interested may want to check out www.cloudsandclocks.net, an Italian music and culture free-ezine. It has a good overview of Jack Bruce's career and a review of the newly released live 2fer, plus a lot of other interesting stuff e.g. interviews with Hugh Hopper and the like. Nothing you don't know, but well written and good to see a European view.
NAME: Howard Johnston
LOCATION: The Wirral - England
Time: 5:46:57 PM
Jack / Derek,
I've just got hold of a copy of the "The Canterbury Fayre" DVD which is great - a truly atmospheric gig which has considerable intimacy to it, especially the way it has been filmed. It reminds me that I remember seeing somebody officially videoing a gig I attended at 'The Grand' in Clapham, London in 1993 (band with Gary Husband and Blues Saraceno). Is there any intention to release this ever?....it was a brilliant gig - I was in the front row with some mates. I think we would even be on the film!!!
Also I have been listening a lot to the newly re-released solo albums especially "How's Tricks" and "Jet Set Jewel". What a great band that was and two amazingly complete and cohesive records they are. Curiously I have also been listening a lot to Jeff Beck's "Who Else?" album - the connection? One Tony Hymas of course. Has Jack ever recorded with Jeff Beck? The two master musicians move in such similar circles and have obvious overlaps in musical territory, besides the more obvious links via Hymas and Cozy Powell solo albums.
What a combination that would be Jack Bruce and Jeff Beck - both hailing from the early 60s London blues scene - their paths must have crossed many times over the years but no real collaboration ever? If Jack ever takes time away from the marvellous Chicoland Express.....well.....how about a venture with Jeff Beck? Perhaps with Bill Bruford or Ginger on drums and Carla Bley on keys...all the B's (or atleast four of them = "B4" or "Before").
Whatever, I think the Jeff Beck gig would be great.
In the meantime I eagerly await the new album. I'm still busy with the JB solo album remasters and also the Zep stuff recently released.....
NAME: Richard Walikis
LOCATION: Baldwinsville, NY
Time: 12:07:00 AM
Jack - I know what you need in a guitarist and I have the goods to fit that bill. I am a huge fan of the live Cream stuff (like Sweet Wine, Sleepy Time Time etc..) especially when the band is phasing in and out of time. If you and Ginger wanted to try it one more time and take a 3-piece Jam on the road I'll do it. My credentials? Well, there's a song circulating on the internet called "Traffic Jam" that is supposed to be a rare cut from Carlos Santana and Stevie Ray vaughan - we'll its me! How about this - here's a live version of it from 1995 as a 4-piece (basss, drums, gtr, sax) recorded from a boombox in a bar that I played - it sounds remarkably like the Klooks Kleek stuff you guys did in the 60's. This has not circluated. Check it out here: <a href="http://home.twcny.rr.com/rwalikis/trafficjam.mp3"> Traffic Jam LIVE 1994</a> Jack, I close my eyes and play the guitar. I can sing very well too and I write and collaborate. I'm serious - I can't do it without solid players and you and Ginger are the absolute best. You'll need a player like me (forget Gary Moore - he just doesn't get it) and I promise we can make it better than what you did with Clapton.
Time: 2:50:44 PM
i don blowh here thanks
NAME: mark troxell
LOCATION: topeka, ks
Time: 8:48:41 PM
on the live cream albums i would turn down the channel with eric so i could learn your bass licks
LOCATION: Wirral Merseyside
Time: 9:29:24 AM
LOCATION: Berlin, Germany
Time: 5:04:51 AM
Hi Jack! At the moment my most vavorite album is the "Knights of the blues table". I'm playing in blues band and we plan to cover the nice song "send for me" - but I can't find the lyrics anywhere! Could you help me? Thanks, Tim.
NAME: John Renzo
LOCATION: LA California, USA
Time: 10:40:56 PM
You are the best. Please continue to make great music and keep the pretenders honest. Ginger was right about one thing for sure. You're a F***ing great musician and vocalist. Love your work. Cheers from,
John and Anne Renzo
Time: 11:30:00 AM
regarding the 1st live cream release; anyone that knew better and realized what a bad mixing job it was, was prompted to adjust the levels to bring out the most amazing bass playing and improvisational thought coming from jack. just the bass and drums would have sufficed alone.
NAME: Daniel Blue
LOCATION: Shreveport La.
Time: 11:55:01 PM
Just want to say thanks for all the years of GREAT music. Hope you will book a date(s) here in Shreveport soon.Keep up the great music...Do intend to do another Jazz album? A Fan Daniel Blue
Time: 9:59:28 PM
I think this site is great becaz it`s honoring the best damn bassist that ever stepped on the earth.I mean I`m only 13 years old I have never heard a better bass player in my entire life.I mean when I heard this guy 4 the first time I mean I could not believe it.I was shocked to hear a bass like that that`s what I want 2 sound like and I`m almost there.Jack Bruce is AWESOME and thats really all I have 2 say.thanx:) Bye
Time: 10:26:12 PM
Jack I dont know if you r reading this or not but u r the best damn bassist that ever lived and ever will live.I'm 13 and I love u man U r SO FRIEKIN GREAT.I play bass too man but I aint neva heard some1 like u b4 in my life.U r my idol.Once I heard u 4 the 1st time I know that is like I wanted 2 sound like but um(yeah right not happening any time soon)but I`m pretty good I mean I practice round 6 hours a day I jam wit any1 I can u know music sikes me out especially ur music I mean your bass playin absoluteky blows my mind its so amazingly awesome u know I cant ever go in to those double 32nd notes or dotted 62nd frieken notes when u go in2 the break in crossroads I mean your unreal.I can play crossroads pretty good but your amazing.Badge your incredible I love how u change the whole bass around after George Harrison does his little break thing I mean its kool.How was it like jammin wit George Harrison anyway , ERIC CLAPTON!Well they r actually lucky 2 b jammin wit u I should say well thats about it luv yah bass playin your amazing and thats bout all I can say your bass playin speaks 4 itself.Oh and I saw this rare picture with u and a rickenbacker I always wanted 1 of those basses .my dream bass u know hey if u have an extra 1 lyin round send it this way (I cant afford a rick.I own a washburn :( yeah its sad stuff well luv yah im a 4eva fan
NAME: Marc Wickert
LOCATION: Tweed Heads, Australia
Time: 5:11:56 PM
If you would like to receive the free electronic newsletter on Jack Bruce please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject "sign me up". Regards - Marc.
NAME: Henry Correy
LOCATION: Wollongong, AUSTRALIA
Time: 11:36:10 PM
Hi Jack, As a fellow Bassist who started my musical trip in 1967,I just want to say that of all the fine bass players around,You and Larry Taylor,have always been my favourites. I went from Violin to Bass Guitar, and completely by-passed regular guitar, therefore I think and play as a bassist should, and not try to be a lead guitarist on bass! To this day , two of my favourite pieces of live recordings,are Crossroads and Spoonful "live" on Cream's Wheels Of Fire set.
I fully appreciate the sensitivity and original approach you employ in your Songwriting, Vocals and bass playing. Your solo albums are very enjoyable as well as BBM cd.
All the best ! Hope we can catch up sometime. If you'd care to sign my guestbook it would be my honour! at; www.geocities.com/henry_correy/
Greetings From Australia
LOCATION: hasty, co USA
Time: 12:10:12 PM
It's been great to hear jet-set jewel. Live in '75 is fun too. I've been waiting a long time to really hear that band. Who knows the dirt? Why did they break-up? Mick Taylor left the Stones to do this band. Did they all hate eachother? Also will anyone out their send me a tape or something of Automatic? I've never been able to hear it. I also would appreciate if anyone has figured out the chords to Can you follow or other Jack Bruce Songs. I have to much of a tin ear to really hear the changes.
NAME: Dave Sutherland
Time: 4:04:46 PM
On the subject of the re - mastered albums "Things We Like " was way ahead of it's time! It was MADE for the CD format. Listening to it now is like hearing something speciel for the first time.
NAME: george schroeder
LOCATION: balto. md. usa
Time: 2:45:12 PM
don't know any other way to state it,..sooo...what better way to celebrate turning 50 than getting the live at"canterbury fayre dvd"right!???! it's fab!! but wrong!! my crazy but wonderful family got me a "warwick corvette fretless"!! so i'm quite beside myself(with joy)and i want to say,thanks to my family,thanks to warwick for their beautiful intstruments and thank you jack!!!
Time: 9:06:27 AM
Your songs are like old friends.
NAME: neilson hall
LOCATION: port elizabeth - south africa
Time: 4:35:51 PM
My first inspiration to play bass(1960's),and still doing it to-day....I'm in my 50's and playing jazz now, I would give my eye-teeth to hear that Jack has brought out a straight ahead jazz album...aahhh dreams.
NAME: Hans-Hermann Moll
LOCATION: Grevenbroich, Germany
Time: 5:06:12 PM
Hi, Mr. Jack, I have just listened to the first four remastered solo-works (en suite) which I bought in Cologne this afternoon. Whoever's idea it was to remaster these recordings - it was the best idea he ever had in his life (except it was the composer and musician himself). The CD's are of excellent acoustic quality and - what makes me very happy - all the artwork also seems to be done with a great deal of love to the music. So thanks again for that music which i am listening to since it first came out. It was the radio then. So - kind regards from Germany to England. H2M
NAME: lenny V
Time: 11:12:23 AM
Peace & love to jack & family & Mr. D the webmaster Lenny hear guitar player from canyon hey J. hey D. just heard A killer version of NSU. Feat. peter Rosenberg on drums me on guitar and yours truly derick on bass not just any bass but the holy grail the mother of them all jacks own Warrick thumb bass how cool is that classic rockers no bull the real thing. Now thats history hey jack maybe next time your in the apple we can jam and truly vibe. we still talk about that night we hung out with you back when you played bb.kings in dec.2001/we have A shot of you and canyon grooving in the lobby of the hotel you where in. we were so moved by your kindness your smiles & grins ha ha/ your just real jack don't ever change that for us as a power trio you've given us total unlimited inspiration! CANYON is a cream and Hendrix cover band. My bassist Herb Vargas and I was so moved by your version of Were Going Wrong, it's that version you played December 12th at BB Kings with all do respect I think that was the principal of the evening, hands-down this is the best version I've herd ever. SHIT you out did your self. It is now a staple in our set. Jack really would love to hear from you and Derek. Seriously Jack if you want we can send you a copy of one of our CD's paying tribute to you and your goriest past, and lets not forget James Marshall Hendrix (rip).
PS: Just one rainy wish From: Peter Rosenberg, Herb Vargas, and yours truly Lenny Veras
NAME: Rick Reardon
LOCATION: Oceanside, CA
Time: 5:07:11 PM
I saw you and Ginger twice back in 1990 at the Coach House in San Juan Capistrano. I am still a big fan. When are you gonna get down back on the road in Southern California? I am so there if you tour.
Rick "Cream fan since 1966" Reardon
LOCATION: St.Petersburg, Russia
Time: 9:26:21 AM
Have just seen JB`s pics on News page. I find you gorgeous, Jack! It would be lovely if you updated the site with more new pix like those ones! I miss u, Scottish singer... Hugs,
NAME: RAVI KHANOLKAR
LOCATION: BANGALORE CITY, INDIA
Time: 2:20:48 PM
Dear Jack, The first time i heard your music was with CREAM(which surprisingly was released in INDIA,in '68)Music was hard to get but i somehow managed to lay my hands on all CREAM albums.I also managed to pick up the albums songs for a taylor and harmony row.OUTSTANDING.A couple of years ago someone loaned me a video of SUPERSHOW outstanding as well.I've been trying to get the dvd of the same but have not been able to locate it anywhere on the net(AS WELL AS THE CD REISSUES OF YOUR FIRST TWO SOLO ALBUMS)These are definately not going to be released in INDIA I would apprecite it very much if your fan club or anybody reading this letter could help me locate the same. THANKS RAVI KHANOLKAR
NAME: Jens Hoppe
LOCATION: Hinte, Germany
Time: 3:10:35 PM
Really GREAT music!!!
When can I see you live in Germany? Perhaps with E.C. on stage?
Time: 9:32:20 AM
Read about the ITV "Has Been" show with Ginger and felt very bad about it.
First, no matter what, he's no "has been", a dormant volcano perhaps but never extinct.
Second, sorry about his INS/IRS problems, which the UK seems to be bandwagoning as to re. his residence in S. Africa.
Third, hope he's not feeling too poorly what with the limp and cane.
Lastly, the bitterness over the past. Kind of makes me feel ashamed to have on occasion urged on a reunion of 3 very disparate elements.
More than anything, I wish Ginger all peace and happiness. Wish he had a website with a Guestbook so that I and many others could say so directly, so here's hoping he reads it here.
NAME: Howard Johnston
LOCATION: The Wirral - UK
Time: 9:47:15 AM
Just a quickie from me (for a change)...
Does anybody know what has happened to the 8th planned remastered release as part of the recent solo albums overhaul - wasn't there a compilation of some description also scheduled?...
NAME: Phil Watson
LOCATION: Sydney, Australia
Time: 5:38:38 AM
Jack, Here I am working back, getting more pissed off as the time rolls by and by some magic, a cold beer lands in my hand and I am listening to one of your masterpeices, 'Harmony Row'.I feel better already. I think I might follow up with 'Colosseum live'... now that would make this shitty day turn right around. I better get back to work! Regards, Phil.
NAME: Howard Johnston
LOCATION: The Wirral - UK
Time: 10:28:33 AM
Wake Up Derek !!!
Hot off the (internet) presses...
Jack's new album interestingly titled
"More Jack Than God" (SANCD211)
Out on Sanctuary Records on 15/09/03 featuring the following tracks (some new and some reworkings)...
"So They Invented Race" "Follow The Flame" "Kelly's Blues" "We're Going Wrong" "Bizniz" "Progress" "I Feel Free" "Ricin" "The Night They Were Mine" "Milonga II" "Cold Island" "Written In Blues On Her Skin" "Politician" "Lost In The City"
Atleast that's what the Sanctuary Records Group website tells us - if you search hard (by artist)
Only a few weeks to go then....
NAME: Pete Vel
Time: 4:27:19 PM
Dear Jack,I have been a fan of yours since Fresh Creem.Utah is a great place for a tour date,we have large venues to use.Would you please consider a tour date here?Thanks for all the great music over the years!I have been a guitarist since 65,and your influence has been huge!Thanks your friend Pete Vel
NAME: Fran Harper
LOCATION: Stockport , UK
Time: 7:27:54 PM
I love people whose music causes ripples. All those influences combined into unforgettable music. My favourite - " Never tell your mother she's out of tune" Love and respect.
NAME: John Boyd
LOCATION: Spokane Wa USA
Time: 10:19:56 AM
The greatest Bass Player and Showman I have ever seen
NAME: jackie bowling
Time: 4:59:24 PM
it is ginger baker am interested in 4 frieend is he married is he agile used 2 b very agile
NAME: KINGS ONYE EZE
ADDRESS: ONYE EZE@MUGA.COM
Time: 8:35:56 AM
I LOVE YOUR SITE
NAME: Bert Hoexum
LOCATION: Groningen, Netherlands
Time: 9:55:47 AM
When I was 14 years old, I first heard you. Being a singer in a band myself, I knew then I had found my fauvorite musician and inspiration. Like Jimmy Hendrix, Jack was "touched by the gods!" Now I'm 50 and it still feels the same, He's the greatest, I still sing in a band (that is: another band!)and I send you my deepest feelings of friendship and a wagon full of thank you's! Bert Hoexum.
NAME: ricardo barbosa
Time: 10:24:07 PM
Jack-you are still the best.Thanx for such great memories.Songs like One,Keep it down,Mickey the fidler,Running through our hands,are part of my day to day.Love you!!
NAME: Curtis Gray
LOCATION: Dayton, Ohio, USA
Time: 10:28:18 PM
As an electric bassist of only about two years, I have a huge amount of admiration for Jack Bruce's work, and I hope to one day have at least a fraction of the immense skill that Mr. Bruce possesses. I love you man!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
NAME: Bill Chivers
LOCATION: LA area, California
Time: 4:56:27 AM
You've been my model ever since I heard you on Fresh Cream....saw every concert in LA saving your Whisky initial gig.
Everybody that knows me would tell you how much I think of you and your playing...you are the guy who made Cream run...
I'm still the only one I know that has Songs for a Tailor and Harmony Row.
absolute best regards:
NAME: PETER H
Time: 3:06:50 PM
People sometimes tell me that I sing a little like Jack Bruce. Sadly, I don't.
NAME: dave sutherland
LOCATION: nottingham, england
Time: 4:26:26 PM
mesage to neilson hall try getting hold of "Things We Like". It might be over thirty years old but it must be one of the most understated British jazz albums of all time. Jack with John Mclaughlin,Jon Hiseman and Dick Heckstall-Smith, you can't go wrong man!
NAME: Marc Wickert
LOCATION: Tweed Heads, Oz
Time: 11:17:35 PM
Hi Derek, in case you don't know, your email box is full. Best wishes - Marc.
Time: 4:38:51 PM
jack is the greatest,it would take a book to write my true feelings for the man his music the legend. i know that much has allready been said,but like the other great names because of this web site may he continue to reach the world with his music and may his legend live on, and on. because of jack i play and record, and he is a constant influence .on my music and the standard i try to live up to when i pick the bass up to play. god bless you jack. thank you for the poster and your kind words to me at the house of blues in l.a. your devoted fan chico rey
NAME: Olaf Braasch
LOCATION: Lüneburg, Germany (close to Hamburg)
Time: 8:45:34 AM
belated congratulations to your 60th birtday. Hope it was as nice as your 50th bithday-concert for german tv station wdr - i still love seeing the performance on vhs. i play the drums in a rockband and ervery year when the sun shines we take out the instruments and the pa and make a little open air festival with one or two other bands. this year we played with the young talents of "sproud", the band of our bassplayer´s son, and "univibe and the tubemen", the second band of our singer and hammond organ player. AND WE DID A WUNDERFUL VERSION OF YOUR FANTASTIC SONG "THEME FOR AN IMAGINARY WESTERN"! we also played "neighbour neighbour" by the way. we´ve got it on double-cd and on vhs-video (2 h) and we want to give both to you as a present for all those wunderful music you´ve given to the earth so far. So plaese tell us your postadress and the belated bithdaypresents will come soon. the "l" in "ls" in my email adress is a small L, no big i. our name ist "einer fehlt immer" meanig one is missing ivery time", because we´re nine musicans.
NAME: Thomas Killie
LOCATION: Berlin Germany
Time: 6:35:42 AM
Not much to say only that after 30 odd years of listening to his mucic and hearing every release I was surprised and later disappointed at how under rated he was portrayed in the mucic business Mr Bruce is an artist and Harmony Row is the testament to that right.
Time: 7:30:07 PM
Hello Jack! I just would like to ask you to come to Brazil. Give for us the state-of-the-art in bass player. Thanks a lot Master! Your contribuition in music is very important in my studies. I hope to see and hear you very soon here in my country.
NAME: John Sams
Time: 8:38:13 PM
Jack, Love you're playing and I hope the New Cd, brings a tour to the states! You are one of my favorite Bass Players/Vocalist of all time!
Thanks John Sams
NAME: Jim Hampton
Time: 7:29:18 PM
I have been a fan since the GB Org. Was able to see you during the "How's Tricks" tour in S.F. CA. Absolutely outstanding performance. You and S. Phillips melded so completely. I bought an old 63 or 64 Gibson EB3 to play on. All the other bassists were getting Fenders or Rick, but nothing could match the tones of the Gibson. And hell, Jack played one. Still have the bass after close to 25 years. Plays great. Alas, have trouble finding folks to play with. Still have all of your albums and now have the CD's to turn the younger generation onto you. Now I teach high school. Keep producing that great music. And if you can, the next time you tour come to northwest florida of somewhere close so I can see you perform once more. Well that is about it. Thanks for all the joy I have gotten from your music. Peace/Love
NAME: Steve Romano
LOCATION: Myrtle Beach,SC USA
Time: 10:21:00 AM
Jack: Ijust wanted to tell you that I have been following you for many years. I remember meeting you at the Capital Theatre in Passaic, New Jersey, the day after Christmas in 1981 when you toured with David Sancious, Clem Clemson and Billy Cobham. The "Good Rats" opened the show which was recorded on the mobile truck outside. My brother, Phil was your bass tech back then. What a SHOW!!!!!! It will stay with me as one of my fond memories of all time. When I returned home to South Carolina after that, my band learned "Livin' Without Ya" and played it for years. I got Phil a 1965 Gibson EBO for Christmas last year as a tribute to his working with you. Glad to see your solo stuff will be re-released, it's about time!!! Thanx for all the great music through the years. Keep Rockin'-Steve
NAME: Brian Ralston
LOCATION: Sydney, Australia
Time: 9:22:39 PM
Derek, There's going to be some self-promotion in this entry and I would invite you to review it before including it, just in case you think it inappropriate. In July this year Marc Wickert organised the first Jack Bruce Congress on the Gold Coast of Queensland, Australia. It was a chance for some of Jack's Australian fans to finally meet after corresponding for a number of years.
Dennis Lawrenson and I got together to perform at the Congress and did a bracket devoted to Jack's and Cream's music, including Sunshine of Your Love, 52nd Street, White Room, Sitting on Top of the World, Badge, Born Under a Bad Sign, Crossroads, Theme for an Imaginary Western. We also did a couple of other brackets of material by artists such as Garry Moore, Joe Cocker, Van Morrison and others.
If any of your visitors are interested I have posted sample videos and photographs of the performance on my website www.selftort.xs4.info. The videos can be found on "The Music" page of the site. There is also a version of "Theme...." that I recently recorded. I'm not happy with it yet and will re-record it.
We are hoping to hold another Congress next year, but are undecided as to venue. We may choose Sydney or return to the Gold Coast.
Looking forward to the new release.
Time: 6:52:54 AM
Greetings from China-I just came back Finland last night. I just noticed that Your new album will be released 15th Sep. I´m thanking You this in advance. TELL ME; ARE YOU GOING TO TOUR - AND WHEN!!!!!!!! By the way, we had "Jack Bruce 60 Years Weekend" two week ago. Nice listening... Watching videos, DVD:s. Never tell Your Mother that She is Out of Tune...
Jack, You are our hero
NAME: Scott Wood
LOCATION: Rexburg, Idaho
Time: 1:56:21 PM
The song Train Time on the Wheels of Fire record is the greatest harmonica solo I have ever heard. I'm interested in knowing if Jack Bruce has other songs featuring him on harmonica. If there are please contact me. Thanks
NAME: Arto Palin
LOCATION: Tampere Finland
Time: 3:36:52 PM
Hello. Greetings from Finland. Jack, your music is so original and great. I wnat to see you to play here in Finland? Wellcome! I'm waiting for you.
NAME: Bill Kessler
LOCATION: Mineola, N.Y.
Time: 11:04:23 AM
Jack: I've been seeing you in NYC since Cream. I used to play along with "Goodbye Cream" on the drums and YOU made me teach myself the bass. I've since moved on to guitar as well (although I still play my EB0 in a jam band) and play in a marginal Cream/Mountain cover band. If you heard me sing Politican you'd be calling lawyers! I'm the guy who wears the "ON BASS FINEST IN THE WORLD JACK BRUCE" tee shirt to all your New York gigs. You noticed it at the Westbury Music Fair Ringo gig and waved to me. I'll never forget that. I piped Cream songs into my younger brother's crib and now he's my bass player! You've been a big influence to us and other players I know and for that I say thank you. God bless you and keep on tearin' it up. Brother Bill of the Kessler Bros. Band.
NAME: Mike Rea
LOCATION: Tucson, Az.
Time: 5:49:34 PM
All the recent re-issues of Jack's solo material got me to wondering if there were any plans to release "Automatic" on CD. If it is already available, I'd love to find out how I can get ahold of it. Thanks in advance. Mike
NAME: David Stoltz
LOCATION: West Hartford,Ct U.S.A.
Time: 3:30:41 AM
So,a good friend of mine gave me a cd of "Turn It Over" with the bonus track of "One Word." I saw Tony Williams Lifetime perform this song at the Newport Jazz Festival in 1970.I have looked for this song since then....it was worth the wait! It is one of my favorite albums of all time.To hear this music on cd is through the roof for me.This is one of the greatest bands of all time,I believe.Nobody could do what they did! Jack's contribution to the band was one of a kind,as we might expect! I saw the band twice...wow!! Can't wait for the new solo cd...congrats to you Jack.
NAME: Mark Landsberg
LOCATION: West Orange, NJ, USA
Time: 8:45:31 PM
Hello. A burning question: At the end of "Crossroads" on "Wheels of Fire" are you saying ..."Eric Clapton please, the vocal", or "Eric Clapton, lead and vocal" Hmmmm. Just listened to the BBC Sessions CD. Extraordinary, the version of "Traintime" is so much faster than on "Wheels"...the whole collection is so bluesy and original...after all the years of listening, these takes sound so fresh ( no pun intended)
I saw you at the Bottom Line in new York and at the Capital Theatre in Passaic, NJ with the Jack Bruce and Friends tour in 72?; Billy Cobham, Clem Clemson, etc. My friend Bert H. was your road manager and he had your fretless base at his house during the gigs. Not in tune, and with permission, I twanged it a little. A huge moment in my life. Second huge moment, when you played The BB King Blues Club in New York earlier in 2003. You were dressed horribly in pajamas...but I digress. I was right up front and you opened with NSU. The power of your voice, the vibrato, and the playing....blew me away. One could close their eyes and it might as well been Fresh Cream/Live Cream redux. The other selections were excellent, "Sleepy Time" was excellent...could go on and on...I was outraged that there was not more publicity for this show and was especially disappointed the classic rock station, 104.3, with that blowhard Scott Muny, did not cover this or at least interview you. WHY?
Your whole musical portfolio, Cream and beyond, is amazing and has brought me so much pleasure. Here's to you and many more years of music.
NAME: Gregg Warren
LOCATION: Charlotte, NC
Time: 8:50:51 PM
Jack: Viewing this web resource brings me back to seeing you perform, at The Coach House (San Juan Capistrano, CA), probably sometime in 1995. Your singing, bass and keyboard playing, and overall showmanship were outstanding! I love how you performed "Theme From An Imaginary Western" and "Deserted Cities of The Heart". What a night!!
You're bass playing is phenomenol.
NAME: Dave Oswald
Time: 6:17:12 AM
Is the song Kellys Blues on More God Than Jack about Dr David Kelly or someone else? Can anyone ask Jack or Pete please? It is an amazing song. Made me cry. Slowly , taking my time, feeling my way into this new CD. Sounds pretty adventurous. No playing safe here. Hope it sells big-time.
LOCATION: Newcastle upon Tyne (not far from Lanark)
Time: 4:32:38 PM
hey... I wrote to you ages ago, and you never got back...! Of course, I was being completely selfish, as I had just buggered my bass and wanted one of yours (i'm sure you have a couple you never play...?)
this is still true by the way... so whenever you want to pop it round just mail me... no bother.
Hope you are well... looking forward to hearning the new album... promise I will get off my arse soon and pick one up... I believe your last effort was the 'latin thing'?... which was ok, but hey... even when you're shite, your f**king good man.
Looking forward to getting the 'thumb'... the kettles on... pop in anytime.
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NAME: Ryan Higgins
LOCATION: Bay City,Mi
Time: 5:40:09 PM
I love to sit and jam to some cream, bluesbreakers,and many of jacks single stuff...and let us not forget BBM. After hearing BBm's around the next dream i truly believe he can still sing and play under wet cement! Keep bringing them to us!
LOCATION: Fukuoka, Japan
Time: 8:55:45 AM
I've just heard "More Jack Than God"! How cool it is!
Jack, You're so GREAT!!!!
NAME: Martin Baker
Time: 11:45:25 AM
hi Jack, glad to see the new album, when are you touring ? Have approached Sanctuary over DVD of Fresh Live Cream, give us a call on 0208 878 1434. Peace & Love. Martin Baker
NAME: Gerald Sherrett
LOCATION: Portland, Oregon USA
Time: 12:24:28 PM
Have been a fan of yours seems like forever. Wonder what ever happened to the collaborative effort that was reported between yourself and B. Dylan? Is there any material on tape of that period? Also, I wonder if you ever have plans to travel and play in Asia, specifically old Siam. I have spent much of my life there and bumped into such characters as Jagger and Eartha Kitt on occassion (though not together). A well thought out and executed excursion to Bangkok would be rewarding. Thanks for all the tunes over the years. TGS
NAME: Martti Turunen
Time: 6:02:21 AM
This year is a Jack Bruce Music-year. All those remastered records plus unreleased music and of course this new album. Our Jack still makes new music and very good music like Lost In the City and Kelly´s Blues. I thank You for this great JB 60 - year. Only I hope to see you and the band in consert this year. Please make this jubilee year perfect with a tour. We, old Finish hippies, will come and celebrate with You then.
Best regards Martti
NAME: scott james
LOCATION: new york city
Time: 3:51:52 PM
Jack, What a ride its been following your fabulous rythyms over the years...with B.L.T. and Dancin on Air as my personal favorites thus far, its a bloody pleasure to hear new melodys and accompanied by your forever taleneted lyricism. All the best and please visit us here in N.Y.C. soon. Stay well brother......Scott
NAME: Mike Williams
LOCATION: Atlanta (Armpit of the South)
Time: 8:18:39 AM
A friend asked me "Do you remember which of Jack's songs was his worst?" I said no, He said "Me neither". Turned my wife on to "Hit and Run" and "318", and she found a new "Blues Man". Few blues artist find new ground as often as you have. You have never let us down. Thanks.
Time: 10:31:40 AM
1. In the end credits of the new Jack Black movie "School Of Rock" (excellent, by the way), Jack's co-writer credit for Sunshine Of Your Love (prominently used in the film) is "John Bruce". Kind of ironic, since the film is an homage to all things rock; and
2. Who is channeling Steve Winwood's Traffic-era B3 during They Invented Race?
NAME: Daniel Nufer
LOCATION: Zurich, Switzerland
Time: 2:07:45 PM
SONGS FOR A TAILOR and HARMONY ROW are the two albums in a pile of 20 I'd never ever forget. Timeless art. Period. Thank you.
NAME: ANTHONY MORENO
LOCATION: MONTEBELLO, CALIF,90640
Time: 1:30:36 AM
JACK, THANK YOU AGAIN FOR SIGNING YOUR PHOTO FOR ME, THIS WAS AT THE PALACE IN HOLLYWOOD WHEN GINGER BAKER SAT IN ALSO "WILLPOWER" WAS BEING PROMOTED, NOW I OWN AN ENTERTAINMENT/ MANAGEMENT COMPANY IN LOS ANGELES, AND I'D LIKE TO BOOK YOU WITH A CLIENT THAT WOULD COMPLIMENT YOUR PERFORMANCE.STAY WELL.