Ahh, Cream. So brief was their existence, yet so important and revolutionary. Here we have a great introduction to their work. A trio of musicians unlike any other. Jack Bruce's voice is marvelous, as is his bass playing. Their music was very blues-based, but electrified, taken to new realms. And Bruce never resorted to the standard blues patterns. If you listen to the bass during Clapton's (amazing) solos, you will hear a level of improvisatory interaction unheard of from bassists in rock at the time. Bruce once said in an interview : "Cream was a Jazz band, we just didn't tell Eric." Now it makes sense! The jam-band scene owes a lot to Cream, and also obviously to the Grateful Dead. Get this cd if you want a nice, yet brief overview of Cream's amazing music.