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    Jeff Berlin To Release New Tribute Album To Legendary Jack Bruce Jack Songs

    Bass Icon Jeff Berlin To Release New Tribute Album To Legendary Jack Bruce Jack Songs

    Features guest performers Sammy Hagar, Alex Lifeson, Geddy Lee, Gregg Bissonette, Gary Husband, Eric Johnson, Bill Frisell, Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal, Alex Ligertwood, Scott Henderson, Marcus Miller, Ron Carter, Tony Levin, Michael League, Nathan East, Mark King, Bruce Guttridge, Billy Sheehan and Johnny Hiland!

    Jack Songs produced by John McCracken

    Bass icon Jeff Berlin will be releasing a new tribute album to legendary Jack Bruce titled Jack Songs on August 2, 2022! Jack Bruce, best known for his work with classic rock group Cream as well as his critically acclaimed solo work passed away in 2014. Jeff Berlin, who has been called the greatest bass player in the world, was a personal friend of Jacks and wanted to record his songs in remembrance of how Jack helped Jeff to find his own musical path.

    Says Jeff, Recording the music of Jack Bruce has been the most emotional recording project of my career. Jack was the greatest bass influence I ever had. In the center of his music were these strange and wonderful bass lines weaving in and out of the key, reaching for resolutions and finding them, again, and again. Jacks playing was a living evolving improvisation.

    Jack was the Alpha and Omega for me. I never would have become the bass player I became if I didn't hear his unfettered improvisations and innovations, his creating a completely original bass tone, and his playing every gig as if it was his last. When he died, I immediately set out to honor him by reviewing his music to choose some of my favorite songs of his and recording them via my own musical vision. As was his legacy of musical brilliance, I wanted this record to be brilliant to honor his spirit. He really means this much to me.

    Jack Songs isnt a cover CD, not in the literal sense. Except for a couple of tunes from his Cream period (arranged in ways that should surprise people) most of the songs on this CD come from other periods in Jacks musical life after Cream. Jacks solo career represented a multitude of musical styles. This recording will be a new revamp of some of those songs, some of the best music that I heard from one of the greatest musicians of the last fifty years.

    In arranging the music, I was inspired by Giles Martins production of The Beatles Love CD. His production work on this CD is fantastic. I tried to follow his example of his fitting various Beatle song quotes from different tunes into each tune by doing a similar thing by combining different Jack songs. Rather than computerized manipulation of music that was already recorded, I arranged the music so that each song on Jack Songs would end up as an individual work comprised of various parts of other songs in them. I never would have thought of this without Giles showing me this path.

    Guest performers:

    Sammy Hagar, Alex Lifeson, Geddy Lee, Gregg Bissonette, Gary Husband, Eric Johnson, Bill Frisell, Ron Bumblefoot Thal, Alex Ligertwood, Scott Henderson, Marcus Miller, Ron Carter, Tony Levin, Michael League, Nathan East, Mark King, Bruce Guttridge, Billy Sheehan and Johnny Hiland!

    JACK BRUCE, BASSIST FOR THE ICONIC BAND CREAM, ONCE DESCRIBED JEFF BERLIN AS THE THE BEST BASS PLAYER IVE EVER HEARD.

    For over 40 years, Jeff Berlin has stood as one of the most innovative electric bassists of the 20th and 21st centuries. Known for his one-of-a-kind tone, jaw dropping technique and highly advanced harmonic approaches to the bass, Jeff has been one of the major figures in firmly establishing the electric bass as a solo instrument well deserving of its own distinct place in modern music.

    Jeffs recording and performance credits include a whos who of jazz and rock. They include: Bill Bruford, Allan Holdsworth, Larry Coryell, Pat Martino, John McLaughlin, Anderson Wakeman Bruford Howe, Frank Zappa, Patrick Moraz and many more.

    To purchase: www.jeffberlinmusicgroup.com

    For more information:
    Jeff Berlin's official website: www.jeffberlinmusicgroup.com
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/JBerlinMusicGroup
    Instagram: @lumpyjazz

    Contact: John McCracken - Producer, john@jeffberlinmusicgroup.com

    Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 1-828-350-8158 (US), glassonyonpr@gmail.com
    Jeff Berlin is available for interviews please contact Billy James at Glass Onyon PR

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    I bought into the pre-funding campaign many years ago. Its finally gonna see the light of day.


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    I supported both pledge campaigns and cant wait for my CD to ship and arrive in my mailbox! Im so glad Jeff hung in there and did it right.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Boceephus View Post
    I bought into the pre-funding campaign many years ago. It’s finally gonna see the light of day.
    I pledged the first time (2016). Allan Holdsworth was suppost to play on it. Then the world changed and we lost Allan. And I lost interest.

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