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Silver Rails was recorded at London's Abbey Road studios with producer Rob Cass and a seriously well-stocked bench of musicians, including John Medeski and Cindy Blackman Santana from Bruce’s Spectrum Road project, guitarists Phil Manzanera (Roxy Music), Robin Trower, Bernie Marsden, Uli John Roth, and his own son Malcolm Bruce. His first solo album since 2003’s More Jack Than God, Silver Rails shows Bruce in better voice than might be expected, considering his 70 years. His playing never falters, sounding particularly nasty and purposefully distorted on the excellent “Drone,” a clear album highlight. “Candlelight” stutters and shuffles with Medeski’s organ coloring outside the rhythms. “Fields of Forever” is a lighter piano-based pop song that could be mistaken for John Cale. “Hidden Cities” recalls the heavier ends of Cream, where the roots of doom metal can be heard in its minor key. “Rusty Lady” is a blues track with Robin Trower that’s the British musician’s attack on Margaret Thatcher. The music varies, the playing acclimates, and Bruce shows the range of a musician a third of his age.

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Great new album

Love it! I'm so glad that Jack came out with such a complete album. I'm going to go listen to it again right now.

Jack Is Back!!!

Great record.

Goodbye Dear Jack

So sad to hear the news today.


Born: May 14, 1943 in Lanarkshire, Scotland

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Although some may be tempted to call multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and composer Jack Bruce a rock & roll musician, blues and jazz were what this innovative musician really loved. As a result, those two genres were at the base of most of the recorded output from a career that went back to the beginning of London's blues scene in 1962. In that year, he joined Alexis Korner's Blues Incorporated. Throughout the following decades and into the 21st century, Bruce remained a supreme innovator, pushing...
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