Five of Jack Bruce’s bass guitars will go on the auction block at Sotheby’s in London tomorrow, September 29, including the bass he played at the legendary Cream reunion concert in 2005, as seen in the video below. The auction will feature his favorite bass, a 1993 Warwick Thumb Bass Fretless, which has an estimated value of $125,000 to $156,000. This was one of two standard basses Bruce played during the last 20 years of his career.
If you've got the time, we've got your amazing blues video of the day! Be sure to check out this impressive pro-shot live clip of blues great Buddy Guy performing "Mary Had a Little Lamb" and "My Time After Awhile" with former Cream bassist Jack Bruce and Band of Gypsys drummer Buddy Miles in 1969.
Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker gave birth to the power trio, redefined rock improvisation and sold millions of albums. For all their success, Guitar World tells how nothing could stop the Cream from curdling.
As we reported over the weekend, former Cream bassist Jack Bruce died Saturday, October 25, at age 71. Earlier today, his former Bluesbreakers, Powerhouse and Cream bandmate, Eric Clapton, shared a brief instrumental track in honor of Bruce. You can hear the song, simple titled "For Jack," below.
"It is with great sadness that we, Jack’s family, announce the passing of our beloved Jack: husband, father, granddad, and all round legend. The world of music will be a poorer place without him, but he lives on in his music and forever in our hearts," the Bruce family wrote. Bruce's publicist added, "He died today at his home in Suffolk surrounded by his family."
I’m just a guy who grew up in Brooklyn in the '60s, started playing piano at around age 9, happened to catch The Beatles on "The Ed Sullivan Show," switched my main interest to guitar, taught myself to play by figuring out solos by Clapton, Hendrix and Page, and 20 years later, went on to meet and work with most of my heroes.