Jack Bruce – Live At The Canterbury Fayre (DVD Digipack)

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Live At The Canterbury Fayre (DVD Digipack)

This is the stunning film of Jack Bruce and the Cuicoland Express captured live at the Canterbury Fayre music festival inthe summer of 2002. Featuring the amazing talents of Living Color guitarist, Vernon Reid, the keyboard magic of WooWarrior and former Parliament/Funkadelic musical director, Bernie Worrell and the supreme percussion skills ofRoddy Ameen, El Negro Horacio Hernandez and Richie Flores this is clearly no ordinary band.

In addition to his high energy performance, Jack also takes time out to talk us through his evolving musical values in achanging world and why Canterbury 2002 enjoyed a welcome return to the Jack Bruce set of Cream classics like WhiteRoom and Sunshine of your Love alongside vintage solo material including a new take on Theme for an ImaginaryWestern.Although some may be tempted to call multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and composer Jack Bruce a rock & rollmusician, blues and jazz were what this innovative musician really loved. As a result, those two genres were at the baseof most of the recorded output from a career that went back to the beginning of London's blues scene in 1962. In thatyear, he joined Alexis Korner's Blues Incorporated.

Throughout the following decades and into the 21st century,Bruce remained a supreme innovator, pushing himself into uncharted waters with his jazz and folk-rock compositions.Bruce's most famous songs were, in essence, blues tunes -- "Sunshine of Your Love," "Strange Brew," "Politician,""White Room" -- and they were ones he penned for Cream, the legendary blues-rock trio he formed with drummerGinger Baker and guitarist Eric Clapton in July 1966. Baker and Bruce played together for five years before Clapton camealong, and although their trio only lasted until November 1968, the group is credited with changing the face of rock &roll and bringing blues to a worldwide audience. Through their creative arrangements of classic blues tunes like RobertJohnson's "Crossroads," Skip James' "I'm So Glad," Willie Dixon's "Spoonful," and Albert King's "Born Under a Bad Sign,"the group helped popularize blues-rock and led the way for similar groups that came about later on, like Led Zeppelin.

1. Surge2. Sunshine of you Love3. 52nd St.4. This Anger’s a Liar5. Theme for an Imaginary Western6. Milonga7. Windowless Rooms8. Dark Heart9. White Room10. Politician

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