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LIVE '75

Jack Bruce


Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.98 | 8 ratings

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4 stars A very welcome surprise indeed, this belated reissue documenting the The Jack Bruce Band's 1975 British tour adds another excellent chapter to the ex-Cream bassist's already impressive discography. Recorded at the Manchester Free Trade Hall in England and featuring a line-up comprised of Bruce(bass, vocals), Mick Taylor(guitar), Carla Bley(keyboards), Ronnie Leahy(piano) and Gary Bruce(drums), the imaginatively-titled 'Live '75' finds this particular five-piece in fine form, churning out an impressive set featuring mainly Bruce originals and topped off with a fiery, twelve-minute rendition of Cream's signature piece 'Sunshine Of Your Love'. Add an expertly-crafted, twenty-five minute version of 'Waterfalls', a similarly-sized delivery of 'Smiles & Grins' and a seventeen-minute long blending of both Bruce's 'One' and 'You Burned The Tables On Me' and what you have is a truly epic recording that really does leave no stone unturned. Fans of both Bruce's varied solo work, his time with Cream, the three similarly-styled Baker Gurvitz Army albums(featuring Cream cohort Ginger Baker) and classic rock staples such as Chicago, Dave Mason and Humble Pie will surely be in dreamland with this excellent double-live offering that also shows what a prolific period the 1970's was for one of Rock's most iconic bassists. Highly recommended, 'Live '75' could just be one of the reissues of the year.


stefro | 4/5 |


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