Shadows in the Air

Shadows in the Air

by Jack Bruce

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Overview

What strikes you first is how ageless the voice is. Thirty-four years after he came to international fame with Cream, Jack Bruce sounds as sure, dramatic, and in command of his considerable vocal powers as he did in his pop heyday. But the years have also brought increasing maturity to this brilliant vocalist, bassist and composer. Shadows in the Air -- co-produced by Kip Hanrahan, whose own projects have featured some of Bruce's most persuasive singing and playing -- may be Bruce's strongest solo recording. The inclusion of two major Cream hits ("Sunshine of Your Love," and "White Room") and the presence of an inspired Eric Clapton on both may draw attention, but it's the original material that keeps you riveted. Bruce visits older tunes from earlier solo recordings ("Out into the Fields," "He The Richmond," "Boston Ball Game 1967") and a rash of exceptional new songs co-written with Hanrahan ("This Anger's a Liar," "Directions Home," "Mr. Flesh," among them); each imbued with an in-the-moment inventiveness and soulful power. The inclusion of a host of crackling Latin percussionists and other instrumentalists doesn't hurt -- the Latin update of "White Room" is particularly effective. (Dr. John, Vernon Reid, and Gary Moore also add bluesy atmosphere to the proceedings). Seamlessly wedding rock, jazz, blues, Latin, and new music elements, is a perfect example of "Jack Bruce" music at its best.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/10/2001
Label: Sanctuary Records
UPC: 0060768451124
catalogNumber: 84511

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jack Bruce   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Piano,Vocals,Vox Organ
Dr. John   Organ,Piano
Gary Moore   Guitar
Milton Cardona   Conga
Robby Ameen   Drums
Malcolm Bruce   Synthesizer,Guitar
Eric Clapton   Guitar,Vocals,Vox Organ
Richie Flores   Conga
Andy González   Bass
Jimmy McDonald   Accordion
Vernon Reid   Guitar
Mario Rivera   Tenor Saxophone
Piro Rodriguez   Trumpet
Alfredo Triff   Violin
Papo Vasquez   Trombone

Technical Credits

Jack Bruce   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Kip Hanrahan   Composer,Producer
Pete Brown   Composer
Eric Clapton   Composer
John Fausty   Engineer
Jon Fausty   Engineer
Vernon Reid   Composer
Dick Kondas   Engineer
Margrit Seyffer   Executive Producer

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