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Jack Bruce (1943-2014): An Appreciation

Jack Bruce (1943-2014): An Appreciation

In the aftermath of Jack Bruce’s long-awaited reunion with Cream, some people bitched. All I remember was watching in wonder.

‘What I’m doing now is far better': Ginger Baker on Cream and his new band, Jazz Confusion

‘What I’m doing now is far better': Ginger Baker on Cream and his new band, Jazz Confusion

“Cream,” Baker says dismissively, “was nearly 50 years ago.”

Gimme Five: Garage Sailing Part II, with Traffic, Emerson Lake and Palmer, the Who and others

Gimme Five: Garage Sailing Part II, with Traffic, Emerson Lake and Palmer, the Who and others

Finding cool old CDs on sale is great. Just don’t get the greedy eye.

‘We all had our demons': Jack Bruce on Cream’s pitfalls, and surviving them

‘We all had our demons': Jack Bruce on Cream’s pitfalls, and surviving them

The resurgent bassist has some stern advice for his younger self.

‘It shook me to the core': Eric Clapton on how the Band changed everything

‘It shook me to the core': Eric Clapton on how the Band changed everything

“All I could do was admire it from afar,” he admits, “and long for something similar.”

Gimme Five: Eric Clapton favorites from Cream, Derek and the Dominoes and his solo career

Gimme Five: Eric Clapton favorites from Cream, Derek and the Dominoes and his solo career

Eric Clapton, born on March 30, 1945, apparently lost all interest in the guitar after having struggled mightily with a cheap, steel-stringed 13th birthday gift. Luckily for us, he picked the instrument up again a couple of years later, beginning a journey that would make him the only thrice inducted member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Long-awaited Jack Bruce solo release to include collaborators from Cream, Spectrum Road

Long-awaited Jack Bruce solo release to include collaborators from Cream, Spectrum Road

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!

‘We never had any time': Jack Bruce says overscheduling, not internal squabbling, killed Cream

‘We never had any time': Jack Bruce says overscheduling, not internal squabbling, killed Cream

For all of their many arguments, accusations and on-stage antics, Cream really broke up because of bad management, bassist Jack Bruce says. Having issued three albums in four years, and toured incessantly through 1968, they simply burned out.

‘Worth whatever grief and stress we may have experienced': Eric Clapton on Cream’s unlikely 2005 reunion

‘Worth whatever grief and stress we may have experienced': Eric Clapton on Cream’s unlikely 2005 reunion

Cream’s unlikely 2005 reunion followed just one such similar appearance going back to their 1968 breakup. Eric Clapton remembers the days leading up to that out-of-nowhere musical event with Ginger Baker and Jack Bruce.

‘I’m a musician who plays music': Please don’t call Cream’s Ginger Baker a rock drummer

‘I’m a musician who plays music': Please don’t call Cream’s Ginger Baker a rock drummer

Named ninth-best on Rolling Stone magazine’s drummers poll, and part of the magazine’s 100 Greatest Artists list as a member Cream too boot, Ginger Baker curtly dismisses the idea.