Entries for October through December 2003
LOCATION: LAS VEGAS
Time: 10:27:37 AM
OK!! JUST PURCHASED AND LISTENED TO JACK'S NEW EFFORT, "MORE JACK THAN GOD" AND BEFORE I OFFER MY OPINION OF THE SONGS I WANT TO SAY THAT I AM A TREMENDOUS JACK BRUCE FAN. OWN MANY OF HIS SOLO ALBUMS AS WELL AS OTHER DISCS THAT HE GUESTED ON. FIRST OFF I'D LIKE TO SAY THAT THE OLD CREAM TUNES SOUND FINE. JACKS VOICE IS IN TOP SHAPE AND HIS BAND PERFORMS WELL. ITS FUN TO LISTEN TO JACK SING THE OLD CREAM STANDARDS LIKE POLITICIAN, WE'RE GOING WRONG AND I FEEL FREE. NOTHING MUCH MORE TO SAY ON THESE TUNES. NOW ON TO THE NEW TITLES. RATHER THAN COMMENT ON EACH ONE I WILL GIVE AN OVERALL REVIEW OF THE NEW TUNES. I WAS A LITTLE SURPRISED BY THE DOMINATION OF WHAT I FEEL ARE ROMANCE MELODIES. THERE IS EVEN A CUT THAT IS REMINISCENT OF A BROADWAY SHOW TUNE WITH A FLAIR FOR THE 1940'S. ANOTHER ODDITY THAT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE SONGS, IN ONE PHOTO ON THE COVER, JACK IS FEATURED WITH A PRETTY LADY WHERE SHE IS HUGGING HIM. I DO NOT RECALL JACK IN THIS TYPE OF POSE ON ANY PREVIUOS ALBUM........JUST THOUGHT I'D MENTION THAT. I BELIEVE THAT THIS ALBUM IS A REFLECTION OF A SENTIMENATL JACK. THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NOTHING WRONG WITH THAT! ITS JUST THAT IF YOU EXPECT TO HEAR JACK "OPEN UP" ON HIS BASS..................WELL, YOU WON'T HEAR IT ON THIS ONE. ANOTHER ISSUE I HAVE IS WITH HIS BAND. I FOUND THE SAME TYPE OF MUSIC ON HIS LAST ALBUM. MOSTLY MELLOW TUNES. A LARTHARGIC JACK. YOU KNOW THIS CONGA PLAYER, EL NEGRO, I FIND, IN MY OPINION, IS PLAYING WHERE IT REALLY IS NOT NECESSARY, I MEAN DO WE REALLY NEED TO HEAR HIM IN "POLITICIAN"? HAVING HIM PLAY DOES NOT AUTOMATICALLY TURN A TUNE INTO A LATIN SOUND. IT FAILS TOO OFTEN ON BOTH ALBUMS WITH THIS BAND. BERNIE ALWAYS BLENDS WELL WITH JACK'S PLAYING. I AM NOT ALL THAT IMPRESSED WITH THE LEAD GUITARIST (WHOSE MANE SLIPS MY MIND AT THE MOMENT) HE'S TALENTED FOR SURE!! BUT HIS STYLE IN MY OPINION DOES NOT FARE AS WELL WITH JACK'S SAY COMPARED TO THAT OF STEVE HUNTER'S (OUT OF THE STORM) NO COMMENTS ABOUT REMAINING BAND MEMBER, PERCUSIONIST, HERNANDEZ, HE'S EXCELLENT!! MAYBE JACK NEEDS A BREAK WITH THIS BAND? OR AT LEAST SOME OF ITS MEMBERS? JACK, (SHOULD YOU READ THIS) I LOVE YA, BUT PLEASE........IN YOUR NEXT RELEASE, LETS HEAR A BIT OF THE OLD JACK ON BASS AND IN SONG. YOUR GREAT FAN................HK
NAME: Mark Robinson
LOCATION: Burley-in-Wharfeale, UK
Time: 11:10:19 AM
I just have to say how much I am enjoying the new album "More Jack Than God". Wonderful singing, challenging words, and the range of styles so adventurous. I especially like "Kelly's Blues", "Progress", "The Night that once was mine", "Milonga too", and "Lost in the city". This is another record made to last. Looking forward to seeing you if you take to the road, thanks for all the great music...
Time: 2:45:43 PM
Follow The Fire - now that's truly great stuff.
NAME: Ryan Cassidy
LOCATION: Dallas, TX
Time: 3:26:56 PM
Jack, I just love the new album! You've done it again. I'm so exited to have a whole batch of new JB songs to enjoy. The first time I hear a Jack Bruce song that I've never heard before I usually think "Oh cool", and after the 2nd or 3rd listen you start to realize what a beautiful gift you have given all of us. I can just get lost in your songs. Your a genius. I hope you continue making music forever...
LOCATION: Adelaide,South Australia
Time: 3:14:24 AM
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NAME: Dennis Lawrenson
LOCATION: Wallabi Point, Australia
Time: 7:34:30 PM
Well I bought my copy of More Jack Than God, wow is this record brilliant or what. From the first listen I liked it (which is a good sign with me),but the more I listen to it, it's getting into my blood ! Shadows was good but this album is supremo. A brief review (my thoughts) of the tracks is below. I'd be interested to hear what other Guestbook visitors views are to see if I'm on track. So They Invented Race: Bruce/Hanrahan, the percussion intro opens and then leads you into the dark moody sounds of Jacks great vocals and Kip's lyrics, nice keyboards and great bass. Then I notice the refrain of guitar. Is this the start f a vastly different sound to Shadows In The Air ? Great introduction song for this album 9/10. Follow the Fire: Ah ! Bruce/Brown composition up tempo Browns lyrics of highs and lows and optimism. The percussion is soo good, once again a refrain from guitar instead a great groove from Jack on piano and Bernie sounding so good on the keyboards and Jacks rollicking bass put this song into the timeless Jack Bruce category. You'll be tapping away for the rest of your days.10/10 Kelly's Blues: Bruce/Brown do it again with another change in mood and sound. Sad and lamenting lyrics make this song the perfect platform for Jacks soaring vocals we've come to know so well. Guitars strong this time but there acoustic and great.( Bernie is finding the mood on this album so well.) A gutsy effort for a gutsy song. Another song for the timeless Jack category. 10/10 We're Going Wrong: A Bruce/Brown classic from the Cream era. I am in awe of Jack’s vocals on this song .This slow moody song builds from the ground into a tumultuous tower of power and emotion. Vernon is allowed out of cell for the first time so far on the album with a frenzied guitar solo, his fingers moving into ultra overdrive but fits the intensity of this song as does the slamming rhythmically brilliant percussion.8/10 Bizness: Bruce/Brown launch a big percussion introduction then Jack goes Latin, I thought this must have been a Bruce/Hanrahan collaboration until I read the liner notes. It's not until the chorus comes along you can identify it's a Bruce/Brown composition, maybe I haven't listened to it enough but it just doesn't work for me.6/10 Progress: Bruce/Brown come up with a short slow bluesy lamenting ballad that takes you back in time to years gone by. Jack's vocals and piano are prominently wonderful. I found the simplicity of the music gave me the opportunity to absorb Pete's wonderful lyrics. 8/10 I Feel Free: Bruce/Brown ,an oldie but a goodie. The percussion fits nicely. I have heard this song so many times by Jack with different line ups. Bernies keyboards fit nicely ,Jacks vocals and bass make this song. I like the minor variation to the backing vocals towards the end of the song that extend the song out by 30 or so seconds than previous versions. 7/10 (With no disrespect to this version , my favourite was the 1984 single made for the Renault commercial. It was a heavier sound with Clempson, Bruce Gary ,and Ronnie Leah backing Jack. What a great band they were !) Ricin (Daylight Gathering): Bruce/Hanrahan . A jazzy drifting sound, with a nice groove from the rhythm section. Great to hear father and son Malcolm (on piano) on this song. Vernons lead solo flickers but kept more in the background which fits well so as not to interrupt the flow and the mood. 7/10 The Night That Was Once Mine: Bruce/Brown. Wow ! Jack doing lead vocals and backing vocals sent shivers up my neck. There could be only one thing better than Jack on a song and that’s 2 Jack's! Sensitive lyrics by Pete Brown. Jack playing piano as the lead instrument with his bass flowing beautifully to this slightly up tempo ballad. Nice solo by Vernon and fitting percussion. This song is Jack at his unique best . 10/10 Milongo Too: Bruce/Hanrahan . Jack is superb on this track delivering hauntingly beautiful music (vocals, piano, Hammond Organ and bass, how good is that for musicianship!) to compliment the equally hauntingly beautiful lyrics by Kip Hanrahan. No guitar on this track, tasteful refrained percussion.Jack doing duel lead vocals. Simply an awesome song (just wished it went for longer than 3 minutes 21 seconds.) It’s one of those songs that you just don’t want it to end. 10/10 Cold Island (For Cozy Powell): Bruce/Brown. An almost Hendrix sounding lead guitar (beautiful) introduction by Vernon Reid , lets you know you in for one heck of a song. Jack doing that backing vocals thing again (awesome). A sensitive song, lovely bass lines , fine delicate piano by Jack and a wonderful solo lead guitar interpretation by Vernon brings the song to it’s crescendo Bernie and the percussion keeping it all together. 10/10 Uh Oh !: Bruce/Hanrahan. A great blues song with Jack delivering strong vocals and brilliant piano playing keeping the lead and rhythm going . Robby Ameen on drums is the only other instrument and boy does he knock those sticks around simply superb. 10/10 Politician: Bruce/Brown. One of Jacks standards which stacks up as one of the better versions. Bernie and Vernon out of their cells for some cutting individual solo’s, Jacks vocals are tops and his bass is cranked to the hilt. All the other guys are belting along nicely also. 8/10 Lost In The City (Jam Mix): Bruce/Hanrahan. Solid rhythm percussion with Malcolm Bruce firing the start of the last track with lead licks a little akin to a Pink Floyd lead sound throughout the entire song (nicely done). (Vernon Reid is not on this track). Bernie cruising in and around gives Malcolm a break then he’s back. Jack‘s eerie interpretation of the lyrics and the jungle rhythm throbs along without change for the 7 minutes of the song . The percussion rhythm is the same as the first track “So They Invented Race”. The songs are so identical in rhythm that “Lost In The City” is part 2 of “So They Invented Race”? (An interesting way to conclude an album.) I thought this track was a little too long given the ground work had already been done on track 1. 8/10 ……………………………………………………………………………………………… Well what an album. This no throw it together and make a few bucks on the road job. The record has been cleverly and tastefully been assembled to stand the test of time. Whatever the influence, whether it’s Jacks arrangements, Margrit as Executive Producer, Kip as Producer or their just great songs by a great band (or a combination of all of the above.) You’ll be listening to this CD for years to come. Because Jack’s music is always evolving into something different ,I’m not going to pigeon whole this one and compare in greatness to any particular previous albums but it’s up there with his best work. Congratulations to all involved in the project. Regards, Dennis
NAME: Leroy Spook Strickland
LOCATION: Portland Oregon USA
Time: 9:58:03 PM
Jack you are awesome!!!. i listen to your music everyday and you have been a huge influence on my singing and writing style. i wish you and eric and ginger would all get back together even if you didn't call yourself cream. you guys played so well together and the world would be a better place with a cream reunion. live cream vol II is my favorite cd i love your bass playing and singing on that cd. i have a rare tape i found with a song of yours on it called "life on earth" that song totaly kicks butt. how ever i can not find a cd version anywere. i think you bass line for tales of brave ullysess is the greatest bass line ever writen. i know you dont get song writing credit on that song but i do know that with out you that song would not be what it is you made that song with your vocals and bass. well i just wanted to say hello and hope you get to read this. i have a band called HYDROZEEN and your one of our biggest influences.
NAME: Tom Keith
LOCATION: Grand Rapids,
Time: 2:52:59 AM
NAME: Tom Keith
LOCATION: Grand Rapids, Mich., USA
Time: 3:01:20 AM
Dear Jack, You are our sunshine. Serious musical question: On "Sunshine of Your Love", the drums are backwards on the verses. i.e. Ginger played on 1 and 3, instead of on the backbeats. Did you guys do this on purpose? Or was it instinctive? Or?? It is one of the most important recordings in history. We hope to know everything about it. Thank you! God bless you!
Time: 3:22:53 PM
I think that with MJTG Jack and his Quico-mates have achieved the melding of jazz, rock, afro, cuban, klezmer ;) that they set out to accomplish. For me it has taken a few listenings to realize this, which is like most things that ultimately blow me away. The tracks I'm not crazy for (e.g.,"Politician") are amply balanced by what I believe is among Jack's best work ever. The bass and vocals are recorded with extreme clarity and power while maintaining exemplary ensemble support at all times. A lesson to us all.
Given the right handling, this deserves a Grammy.
NAME: DAN PELOW
LOCATION: BEARDED RAINBOW N.Y.
Time: 5:16:03 PM
HELLO TO JACK BRUCE FROM DAN PELOW. HOPE YOU ARE DOING QUITE WELL. I COULD NOT GET TO NYC TO SEE YOUR SHOW, BUT REALLY WISH I COULD HAVE. I HOPE YOU TOUR THE U.S. SOON. I HAVE BEEN IN THE SAME ROOM(good seats) WITH SOME OF THE MOST FAMOUS MUSICIANS THAT GOT THEIR LAUNCH AT THE END OF THE SIXTIES(Eric too), AND ITS A DREAM OF MINE TO BE AT A PERFORMANCE OF YOURS. ALL FAME PRAISE ASIDE, I ADMIRE YOUR MUSICAL TALENT AND ABILITY, AS ITS GREAT. I LOOK FORWARD TO GETTING YOUR NEW ALBUM. JUST AS BEETHOVEN WAS THE "CREAM" OF HIS DAY, YOU ARE THE "BACH" OF OURS(Ok, maybe just the beethoven) SPEAKING OF BACH, MAYBE YOU HAVE ALREADY DONE SO, BUT YOU SHOULD COMPOSE SOME CELLO SOLO'S OR SOME SYMPHONIC COMPOSISTIONS OF SOME KIND TO BE RELEASED AS JUST THAT, I HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT. TAKE CARE AND KEEP ON TOURING. OH, IF YOU EVER SEE MY NAME AT A SHOW OR ELSEWHERE, SAY HELLO, MAYBE WE COULD JAM TOGETHER(ME ON GUITAR)(IF FOR A MINUTE), UNTIL THEN I'LL KEEP "DREAMING".
NAME: Juan Francisco Anguiano
LOCATION: El Paso, Texas
Time: 9:45:17 PM
Listening to Disraeli Gears (one of my favorite albums of all time) I noticed for the first time in almost 40 years that there's a four-count before "Mother's Lament". What the....?
Time: 8:33:50 PM
Haven't heard the new CD yet, but have been a fan of Jack's since the Cream days. My favorite song is "Theme to An Imaginary Western." While I've got you here, may I take this opportunity to introduce you to a promising "new" singer/songwriter? His name is Glen Phillips(formerly with Toad the Wet Sprocket.) He has an excellent new CD out called "Live at Largo." You can check it out @ www.glenphillips.com or www.awarestore.com.
NAME: RON BERETTA
Time: 12:43:11 PM
DEAR JACK, JUST PICKED UP NEW CD, MORE JACK THAN GOD, AND AS USUAL, ANOTHER GREAT COLLECTION. I RECENTLY PURCHASED THE DVD FROM CANTERBURRY FAYRE, YOUR VOICE SOUNDS GREAT AS ALWAYS, REALLY LOVE 52ND STREET, YOU HIT IT RIGHT ON THE HEAD ABOUT TODAY'S MUSIC INDUSTRY, AND AS A NOTE, IT'S BEEN THAT WAY SINCE 1976 WHEN FRAMPTON HIT IT BIG. I AM AWAITING YOUR CD, LIVE FROM THE OLD GREY WHISTLE TEST, ANXIOUS TO HEAR TUNES FROM HARMONY ROW LIVE. THAT WAS AN OUTSTANDING ALBUM, FIRST GOT IT IN 1970 WHEN I WAS IN HIGH SCHOOL. PETE BROWN'S LYRICS REALLY REFLECT THE GINSBURG, KEROUAC ERA.
JACK, KEEP UP THE BRILLIANT WORK, AND HOPE YOU MAKE IT TO CHICAGO, TAKE CARE, RON
NAME: jan maillard
Time: 9:15:34 PM
por que no vienes a tocar a chile?? yo se que estuviste aca.que pasa contigo y latinoamerica? aqui hay gente como yo que ama tu musica...harmony row y tu trabajo con cream fueron mi fuente de inspiracion mas fuerte....
NAME: Paul Schmelzer
LOCATION: hasty co, usa
Time: 8:57:43 PM
I remember a documentary in the early '70s that aired on American public television. It included some interviews interviews, shots of Jack w/Ginger and John McGlaughlin and some footage of Jack on his island, as featured on the inside cover of Harmony Row. Does anyone out there have any information on this? It would be great to find if it is still out there somewhere.
NAME: RON BERETTA
Time: 3:09:34 PM
DEAR JACK, AGAIN WISHING YOU THE BEST AND SPEEDIEST RECOVERY, JUST GOT YOUR DVD FROM THE CONCERT IN GERMANY BACK IN THE EARLY 80'S. GREAT TO HEAR "OUT TO LUNCH, ALWAYS ENJOYED YOUR HARP PLAYING. I'M 50 AND HAVE BEEN PLAYING SINCE 1969, AND THE OTHER NIGHT AT KARAOKE I DEDICATED THE SONG "SITTING ON TOP OF THE WORLD TO YOU. I'VE WORKED OUT A GREAT HARP PART AS PART OF THE INTRO. I HAVE A DREAM THAT SOMEDAY I COULD JAM WITH YOU WHEN YOU COME TO CHICAGO, I SAW YOU AT PARK WEST WITH CLEM, DAVID AND THE OTHERS IN 1981. YOU HAVE BEEN AN INSPIRATION TO ME, AND EVER SINCE GRAHAM BOND DAYS I HAVE ALWAYS ENJOYED YOUR SONGWRITING, YOUR FABULOUS BASS PLAYING, HARMONICA PLAYING, AND THE MOST DISTINCTIVE VOICE IN CLASSIC ROCK. KEEP IT UP JACK, MAY YOU PLAY FOR MANY YEARS TO COME, AND CALL ME IF YOU COME TO CHICAGO, WOULD LOVE TO PLAY HARP WITH YOU.
YOUR FAN AND ADMIRER,
NAME: Lenore Barkley
LOCATION: Vicksburg MS
Time: 9:35:39 PM
Has Jack, like most music legends, had wise investment management? I doubt he has. www.bowerscapital.com is the greatest money manager alive. I love Jack!
NAME: Steve G
LOCATION: LONG ISLAND, NY.
Time: 7:00:27 PM
Jack, You've always been the influential to my style of bass playing. Saw you many times doing your solo act and I always left inspired to do more of your works. Your the greatest bassist ever! Peace. Steve
NAME: Lawrence Ghent
LOCATION: Lake Wylie SC
Time: 10:15:55 AM
Dear Jack, I do hope you will read this note. When Cream disolved I had to ask myself why I love their music so much. The answer came to me in an instant: Jack Bruce! I have read that you were asked to join Ginger and Eric but I always felt that you were the un-elected leader. You wrote the music that made Cream my favorite group. Your powerful and soulfull voice sang all the pieces I love so much. I have instructed my sons that if someday I have a wake or funeral that they must play "Spoonfull" in tribute to my love for this piece. Your bass was the leading thunder for the best Cream had to offer us. Anyone who may doubt this has only to listen to the live version of "Tales of Brave Ulysses", (Live Cream volume two). Your bass lead the rise and fall of every note, especally the ending.My sons and many of their musician friends who listen to and play the heavy punk type rock we hear so much today, are noticably impressed when I play "Tales" for them: "Damn" "That was ass kickin'"!!! Everyone who knows me knows that you are my "Main Music Man". "The Master", thats what I call you; even to your face! I was the one who at your San Francisco gig of ten years ago shouted, "THE MASTER", to which you replied, "Did someone say "faster"? I shouted "THE MASTER" once again. You said a long "oh". I have allways belived that you just wanted to hear it one more time. I was standing next to your sons in the audience. By the way, did you name Malcolm after Malcolm Lowry? ("The Concel At Sunset") Thank you for "More Jack Than God". From the photos in "More Jack" you look as though you are growing older beautifully. I was suprised that, up till now, no one has mentioned, "Daylight Gathering". It is a sublime piece with a beautiful melody. "Clear maps of the skys in my daughter's eyes",how tender and beautiful. I have not heard anything so impressive by anyone since "Directions Home"'another heartfelt and supurb piece. And another thing since I am up on my soap box: I have heard some critics say some not-so-good things about West Bruce and Lang. Hogwash! I wonder if they are brain dead! I will use pieces such as "Pollution Woman" and "Like a Plate" to illustrate my point. Tell me those are not great pieces of music and I'll say: "you aren't listening!". You don't belong in the same room with those of us who are! Alright - there - I've said it: I like West Bruce and Lang. When I read that you had some health problems, my heart sank for a minute.I am so glad that you are recovering. I know that you are a "strong Scotsman". My ancesters were from Scotland, (Wallace Clan). The thought of loosing you I am not prepaired to deal with. I know that soon you will write a major piece - a composition that will identify your gift to the ages. You kinow you have it in you.
I await your next masterpiece!
Much more than a fan,
P. S. I hope you can appciate this: My sons are helping me build the family home, and yesterday I said, "did I tell you guys that Jack Bruce had to have a liver transplant?" "No - my God - is he allright?" "Yes, I think he is recovering nicely." "Well, what happened to the old liver?" "I don't know, why?". "I was wondering if he was selling it on E-Bay: I could pick it up for you cheep". "No, boys, I don't think so". Trafficking in used body parts is strictly prohibited by law". "My boys, I'll caution you that in the future you are not to speak so irrevently about Jack's liver".
NAME: alan donson
LOCATION: europe,and n.y.c.
Time: 10:49:09 AM
I really appreciate jack using the negro,and all thelatin pro s ....variation like this is musically exceedingly real,spiritually salubrious, and vernon reid makes interesting efforts,keep following your heart no matter what,jack,you were and are an original.
NAME: Jochen Schulz-Thiel
Time: 4:30:59 PM
Hello Bruce, last Thurstday ( 11/6/2003) i was sitting in the town hall of Marburg/Germany and enjoyed watching the Colosseum Band, but without Dick on the saxophone. You know the reason, i think. This evening i visited your home-page and was shocked about your illness. Actual my intention was, to congratulate you for your last album "More Jack Than God". It´s a phantastic album. Perfect!! I hope, i can see you soon in the Rhein-Main Area in Germany in the best of health. My son is 21 and me, i´m 51 years old. We are musicians, too. We love your art and we need your creativity. Best wishes from Jochen & family
NAME: Randy Selby
LOCATION: Great Lakes, Il.
Time: 9:49:57 PM
Jack, I have been a fan for years. I play guitar and have followed you and Eric Clapton forever. The music of Cream was revolutionary in rock for it's time. Your work with Robin Trower was awesome. Thanks for the great music over the years. Your friend, Rndy
NAME: Alex Thorburn
Time: 6:21:07 PM
I new Jack when he pissed about with a double bass, he wont remember me from EastKilbride, I hung about with Dougie Hutton and the rest in Jam sessions, I worked in the co op while he made his mark in life, good on you son, I had to listen to his mother burn my ears of hoe good her son was, I would slag his playing, just to wind her up, it was worth it just to watch her go red in the face. Some people go forward in life, and others just lay stagnent, Jack in my eyes is a legend in his own right, God bless son, get well.live , and make peoples ears ring with the stroke of that bass.
NAME: john donato
LOCATION: philadelphia pa.
Time: 3:58:10 PM
hey jack; hope your feeling better.please consider putting west,bruce&laing back together again.you guys were great.john d.philadelphia pa.
NAME: jan maillard
Time: 12:19:40 PM
que grande eres,jack!!!ademas de tu operacion de higado se que perdiste un hijo...y sigues luchando.eres un guerrero que,en vez de espada,lleva su bajo.
LOCATION: pittsburg, california USA
Time: 1:03:14 AM
Oh no!! Not Jack Bruce! I have become a character out of Cream's imagination so this mustn't be. I still look for the harmonica key "Traintime" is in.
NAME: Jukka Ray-Ska reinivuo
LOCATION: Porvoo Finland
Time: 8:14:47 AM
Listening Cities of the heart CD it`s good
LOCATION: pittsburg, california in the dust of the Fillmore West
Time: 12:16:51 AM
Train time!!!!!! What key of harmonica was that in???? I must know!!!
NAME: Bill Flynn
LOCATION: Ashburn, VA
Time: 10:37:21 PM
Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Years, Mr. Bruce!
Time: 3:10:31 AM
Jack...so glad to here you're doing so much better. I wanted to thank you for your contributions to all bass players. You are THE bass player that showed a young aspiring bassist back in 1970 how to play bass more than just "playing in the pocket" and sing with conviction. I am in proud to have been your pupil from afar. God Bless you as you continue on the mend. Hopefully we'll meet someday.