This superb set captures Jack Bruce in his best way – playing live. Not just an exceptional bassist but also a wonderful vocalist and featured in so many great lineups.
The full package is 4CDs & 2 Blu Ray videos and features all the existing radio and television broadcast sessions.
It’s worth having for the Beat Club session (1970), when he was with Lifetime and featured Tony Williams, John McLaughlin and Larry Young, which has never previously been broadcast.
All has been taken from the original master tapes and remastered for this set.

The BBC recordings are from Radio 1 In Concert, a couple of Old Grey Whistle Test sessions and a Sounds Of The Seventies session.

Bruce was able to play in Blues, Jazz, psychedelic or rock and the amazing thing about these recordings is that he plays all of them in gig after gig.

The first of the In Concert sessions features Jack with Chris Spedding, Graham Bond, John Marshall & Art Themen and has an 18 minute version of ‘Powerhouse Sod’ that has never been on CD before – the entire band blowing free and jamming with real passion and flair.
The second dates from ’77 and the band includes Hughie Burns on guitars, Tony Hymas on keys and vibraphone and Simon Phillips on drums.
The 1975 OGWT show features Carla Bley, Mick Taylor, Ronnie Leahy and Bruce Gary and there are two Jazz In Britain sessions (’71 & ’78) both featuring a lineup of Jack Bruce, Jon Hiseman and John Surman.

Bruce was one of the pre-eminent musicians that Britain – and specifically Scotland – produced in the post war period and this set shows him at his best – in a live setting with other magnificent musicians.