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Jack Bruce


Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.62 | 47 ratings

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4 stars Jack Bruce's first solo album starts out spectacularly, with Never Tell Your Mother She's Out Of Tune, a wonderful, bass heavy, fun song, with wild staccato horns. Is it progressive? Back in nineteen sixty nine it was. Then followed by the now classic Theme From An Imaginary Western, this album promises to be a great ride.

With this set, Bruce seems to be shedding the blues roots he, Eric Clapton and Ginger Baker used as the foundation for Cream, now moving towards the more experimental world of the progressive musician. This album being recorded in 1969, the songs still have somewhat of a simple feel, compared to Bruce's later works, but the foundation is definitely there.

Another highlight for this prog fan is Rope Ladder To The Moon, a spacy song with a hist of eastern themes.

This is a very good album, one that I find myself returning to frequently.

Evolver | 4/5 |


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