Jack Bruce: The 50th Birthday Concerts
MVD Visual Fiery guitar legend Gary Moore (left) helped Jack Bruce celebrate his 50th birthday in 1993, jamming on some Cream classics.
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When Jack Bruce passed away late last year at the age of 71, every story and obituary led, understandably, with his best known musical job as the bassist for Cream. But in fact, Bruce had a wide and diverse journeyman career before and after the relatively short lifespan of the legendary power trio with Ginger Baker and Eric Clapton.
As a solo artist, bandleader and band member, music he composed and/or played touched not just on hard blues-rock, but also jazz, world music, avant-garde, and classical. And he was just as comfortable at the piano or holding a guitar as the bass.