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More Jack Than God ~ Jack Bruce
More Jack Than God ~ Jack Bruce
One or two of the tracks on this fascinating 2003 album remind me of the rarefied musical landscape Robert Wyatt often inhabits - and Wyatt has sung with Bruce in the past.
Jack B never ceases to amaze, delight and inspire me. I have quite a few of his records now, including his work with the peerless Cream, and a happy collaboration with Robin Trower on the superb Seven Moons.
Vernon Reid, of the band Living Colour (and how tremendous they were live!) plays guitar, not for the first time on a JB album. Jack sure knows how to choose his collaborators.
There's a contemplative feel to some of these songs, not least his reworking of his old standby We're Going Wrong, with its… Read more
Never Said Goodbye ~ Cerys Matthews
Never Said Goodbye ~ Cerys Matthews
4.0 out of 5 stars Sweet Cerys kicks ass, 19 Sep 2014
There are Kate Bush albums less interesting than this follow-up to the rather twee Cock-a-Hoop. I make the comparison since both have an inherent 'sweetness' to their voices which can turn harsher when necessary, for example on the raging track Oxygen, from this excellent set of eleven songs.
Cerys Matthews is what I'd call a Good Thing. She's well established now as a radio presenter, song collector, and general good egg. This sumptuously presented digipak with booklet that includes the lyrics is a selection of thoughtfully written songs by the Welsh chanteuse, all with arrangements which complement the varied musical styles on show.
Such are Cerys's many interests and activities… Read more
HARMONY ROW ~ Jack Bruce
HARMONY ROW ~ Jack Bruce
5.0 out of 5 stars Jack of all shades, 14 Sep 2014
I love Jack Bruce.

I love this highly unusual, endlessly rewarding, beautifully remastered album.
I love the combination of the words by Pete Brown and Jack's music.
I love the sheer intelligence of all JB's music, over his many and diverse projects, both rock and jazz and all points between and beyond.
I love his unique, instantly recognisable, plaintive voice.
I love his sturdy, rounded, often heart-stopping bass playing.
I love his upliftingly energetic piano playing.
I love his willingness to take risks, his thrilling unpredictability.
I love the fact that Jack is still around making vital music.
I love Harmony Row, all that went… Read more

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