Cream legend Jack Bruce’s first solo album in a decade finds him collaborating with Phil Manzanera of Roxy Music/Pink Floyd fame, the Scorpions’ Uli Jon Roth, Robin Trower, John Medeski and Cindy Blackman Santana. Steam a sample of “Fields of Forever” here!
Silver Rails is due April 15 via Esoteric Antenna. Before then, Bruce will kick off a UK tour on March 13, 2014 in support of the project, which was produced by Rob Cass. Bruce’s co-writers include Pete Brown, Kip Hanrahan and his wife Margrit Seyffer.
The relationships with Brown and Hanrahan stretch back decades, of course.
Brown co-wrote Cream’s “White Room,” “Sunshine of Your Love” and “I Feel Free,” among others. Bruce started working with Hanrahan in the early 1980s, beginning with a series of recordings issued under the Latin/world music legend’s name beginning with Desire Develops an Edge and Vertical’s Currency in 1983-84. Bruce later collaborated on Hanrahan’s 1986 EP A Few Short Notes for the End Run, 1993′s Exotica and 1995′s All Roads Are Made of the Flesh. The bassist has also worked on stage with members of Hanrahan’s band.
More recently, Bruce appeared on stage with Manzanera in 2012, then released a celebrated jazz-rock album called Spectrum Road that featured Medeski, Blackman Santana and Vernon Reid. The bassist’s most recent solo effort, 2003′s More Jack than God, was the second consecutive release to be produced by Hanrahan.
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