Jeff Berlin has launched a GoFundMe Campaign for a new tribute album to legendary Jack Bruce titled “Jack Songs – An All-Star Tribute To Jack Bruce!” Jack Bruce, best known for his work with classic rock legends Cream, as well as his critically acclaimed solo work, passed away in 2014. Jeff Berlin, who has been called “the greatest bass player in the world”, was a personal friend of Jack’s and wanted to record Jack’s songs in remembrance of how Jack helped Jeff to find his own musical path.
Guest performers already signed up include Alex Lifeson & Geddy Lee, Tony Levin, Billy Sheehan, Brian Auger, Scott Henderson, Eric Johnson, Nathan East, Gary Husband, Mark King, Sammy Hagar, Ron Carter, Albert Lee, Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal, Marcus Miller, Michael League and Alex Ligertwood.
01. Theme From An Imaginary Western
02. Rope Ladder
03. Cream Medley
04. Never Tell Your Mother
05. Letter Of Thanks
06. Smiles And Grins
08. Folk Song
09. Immortal Ninth
10. Train Time
11. TBA (presently untitled collaboration with Pete Brown)
Says Jeff:, “Recording the music of Jack Bruce has been the most emotional recording project of my career. Jack was the greatest musical influence I ever had. In the center of his music were these strange and wonderful bass lines weaving in and out of the key, reaching for resolutions and finding them, again, and again. Jack’s playing was a living evolving improvisation.
‘Jack Songs’ isn’t a cover CD, not in the literal sense. Except for a couple of tunes from his Cream period (arranged in ways that should surprise people) most of the songs on this CD come from other periods in Jack’s musical life before and after Cream. Jack’s solo career represented a multitude of musical styles. This recording will be a new revamp of some of those songs, some of the best music that I heard from one of the greatest musicians of the last fifty years.”
The official campaign link https://www.gofundme.com/f/jack-songs-an-allstar-tribute-to-jack-bruce