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JACK BRUCE, ROBIN TROWER, GARY HUSBAND
Cologne 2009 [no label, 2CD]
Live at the Kantine Club, Cologne, Germany, February 26, 2009. Very good audience recording.
Jack Bruce’s vocals might have sounded frayed; and the playing’s not that smooth (Bruce said: “This is only the second time we’ve played like this. What’s a few little mistakes? For me it’s good to be anywhere”) but there’s magic in the air and Robin Trower, at 64, can easily outshine many younger guitarists.
Touring behind 2008’s Seven Moons (the album is played in full), Trower fans might feel a little shortchanged since the setlist favoured Jack Bruce (slightly but it does count) but still it is the strong rapport between the three band members that is more crucial.
Perhaps Phillip Woolever, writing in allaboutjazz.com, is quite succinct in summing up the show: “So it was in Cologne with the return of Jack Bruce, Robin Trower and Gary Husband. The bassist Bruce and drummer Husband share formative, traditional jazz roots and have ventured along classical and abstract fringes over the years, but tonight they were laying down heavy cosmic blues. It was a high-quality classic rock format, though short of a classic performance. Trower, the well-traveled guitarist, carried the show in terms of musical high points… Bruce deserves iconic status for making history on the English rock scene, and his vocals were still very stirring overall…
“As I headed for the autobahn back to Dusseldorf, I watched a happy crowd heading to the nearby train station. And Seven Moons stayed in my head all the way home. Sometimes greatness only has to be good enough.”
Thanks to booomboom for sharing the tracks on the Dime site. In his notes, booomboom said: “I saw Gary Husband [tonight] in Leverkusen as the drummer for Alan Holdsworth and he said after the show that no more shows with Bruce/Trower are planned for the future.” As such, this will be a show the fans will want to keep.
Thanks also to Musiclover13 for the artwork.
For those who heard the Eric Clapton/Jeff Beck 2009 Japan shows, while this audience recording is generally very good, it is not as good as those Japan shows.
Note: Click on the highlighted tracks to download the MP3s (these are high quality MP3s - sample rate of 192 kbps). As far as we can ascertain, these tracks have never been officially released on CD.
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01 - Seven Moons
02 - Lives Of Clay
03 - Distant Places Of The Heart
04 - Sunshine Of Your Love
05 - Carmen (New song, unreleased)
06 - She’s The One
07 - We’re Going Wrong
08 - So Far To Yesterday
09 - Just Another Day
01 - Perfect Place
02 - Bad Case Of Celebrity
03 - The Last Door
04 - Come To Me
05 - I’m Home
04 - White Room
07 - Encore break
08 - Politician
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