Aint got time to waste / Keep thinking about the future, Jack Bruce wails in Lives of Clay. On the second track of his forceful, album-length alliance with guitarist Robin Trower, Bruces signature bass lines chug beneath the blues-powered lead guitar. The duo sounds as if ready to break out, rather than the legendary veterans of more than four decades in the business. Long-time jazz and rock session drummer Gary Husband completes the trio for these live-in-studio sessions, which showcase the genius of Bruce and Trower equally and collaboratively. Trowers Hendrix-style fingering leads the relentless title track, and his bluesy romps power the slower ballads, especially the shadowy Distant Places of the Heart and Bad Case of Celebrity, a bluesy romp through the heart of pop idolism. As for Bruce, you wonder where 40 years have gone since Cream closed it down at the Royal Albert Hall. His familiar blues-based, bass-driven melodies chauffeur the albums rockers, notably Lives of Clay, Shes Not the One, and the superlative The Last Door. On this, he announces: We came to search for what was lost. Clearly, they found what they were looking for. --Scott Holter
Two legends, one hour of fearsome axe-wielding! They do virtually the entire Seven Moons album plus signature tunes from Bruce's famous catalog, all filmed at the majestic Concertgebouw De Vereeniging in the Netherlands in 5.1 Surround Sound. Tracks include Lives Of Clay; Perfect Place; White Room; Politician and more!