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John Symon Asher “Jack” Bruce (born May 14, 1943) is a Scottish musician; a multi-instumentalist, composer, singer. He is most well known as a very influential electric bassist, especially when he was a member of seminal rock band Cream.

In the early 60s, Bruce played double bass with Graham Bond in the Graham Bond Organisation, which played a mixture of jazz, blues, and R&B. It was at this time that he met drummer Ginger Baker. After stints with John Mayall and Manfred Mann, he formed Cream with Baker and guitarist Eric Clapton. Cream had numerous hits during its existence, most of them written by Bruce with lyricist Pete Brown.

In the years since Cream’s breakup in 1968, Bruce has released a number of solo albums, mostly in a more experimental vein, and worked with a wide variety of musicians in many genres. The list includes Robin Trower, Tony Williams, John McLaughlin, Carla Bley, Allan Holdsworth, Ringo Starr and Frank Zappa. He was also a member of the band West, Bruce And Laing.

More recently he had an album under the band name BBM (Jack Bruce, Ginger Baker and Gary Moore) called Around the Next Dream

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  • chantywrastler

    New discovery for me. Good job.

    21 Jun 2013 Reply
  • TREMOLO69

    over does his vocals... too much

    3 Aug 2012 Reply
  • Serj_Petrov

    Heart Quake is wonderful

    12 Jul 2012 Reply
  • podgethebastard

    deserves more plays, he is a great musician, but abit of an ignoramus

    8 Jul 2012 Reply
  • Goat_Snake_Ride

    Tickets to waterfalls is bloody marvellous, can't get enough of that song

    22 Jun 2012 Reply
  • furay

    How's Tricks is fantastic!

    13 Sep 2011 Reply
  • emergingsynergy

    Vol. 2 of the Cream album "Wheels of Fire" is a great way to hear the best baseline and drumming in all rock or jazz history.

    30 Jun 2011 Reply
  • gravemike

    He is a badass lkie Roger Waters :D

    19 Jun 2011 Reply
  • mirrorball95

    Love Jack's music. Seen him live in Glasgow in March and hope to make the Edinburgh show next month! Great songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and all round musician. Also his voice is a gift from the heavens especially on albums such as 'Harmony Row'. It's shocking the recognition he does not receive!

    19 Jun 2011 Reply
  • Pdna2

    Great songwriter, great singer, and his versatility (a virtue) may have worked against him commercially. One minute he could play jazz and fusion with the likes of Carla Bley and Tony Williams, the next he was rocking out with Leslie West to say nothing of the songs he wrote and sang with Cream. What remains constant is the high quality of his work in any "genre."

    11 Mar 2011 Reply
  • mzingg3

    the ultimate thumper

    7 Feb 2011 Reply
  • mirrorball95

    Unsung hero indeed! 'Bird Alone' should be up there IMO. 'Make Love, Pt.2' is another good one from his 80s album 'Automatic'.

    19 Dec 2010 Reply
  • MrBuddyDoot

    Agreed legendary unsung hero of Cream and jazz fusion

    26 Oct 2010 Reply
  • chefsam57

    unsung hero of cream

    1 Sep 2010 Reply
  • FebruaryBlues

    Here, shameless pluging: http://www.lastfm.com.br/group/Jack+Bruce

    26 Jun 2010 Reply
  • myk_

    I love his voice!

    26 Jun 2010 Reply
  • OtavioCintra

    My Hero. I found out about Cream about a year ago, and been in love ever since. I listen to their whole discography almost daily... then, I discovered Jack. As a bass player, I always admired him... as a singer, I've always admired him. But when I first heard Songs for a Tailor, especially Theme From an Imaginary Western, I knew he had a special place in my heart. I love this man.

    23 Jun 2010 Reply
  • noideaasusualxD

    On of the most amazing musicians ever, I mean his voice, his songwriting, his BASS PLAYING, a perfect musician...

    21 Jun 2010 Reply
  • magefo

    underrated solo stuff

    27 Jan 2010 Reply
  • mirrorball95

    I cant decide which is better his bass playing or his singing!

    26 Dec 2009 Reply
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