Improved health led to Bruce playing a series of live outdoor concerts across the US starting in July 2008 as part of the Hippiefest Tour. John Symon Asher "Jack" Bruce (14 May 1943 – 25 October 2014) was a Scottish musician, singer and songwriter known primarily for his contributions to the British supergroup Cream, which also included guitarist-singer Eric Clapton and drummer Ginger Baker.
A world tour followed, but the album was a commercial failure. He began playing jazz bass in his teens and won a scholarship to study cello and musical composition at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama while playing in Jim McHarg's Scotsville Jazzband to support himself. My first family suffered even more from this, because of the madness that surrounded, There are some of my peers - and I'm not going to name names - who have been awful fathers. After several blazing arguments, Bruce was fired from the Graham Bond Organization group by Ginger Baker.
Bruce then began work producing and arranging the soundtrack to the independently produced Scottish film The Slab Boys, with; Lulu, Edwyn Collins, Eddi Reader and the Proclaimers. It steals your soul and takes its place. He was supported by members of the late Who bassist John Entwistle's the John Entwistle Band, and headlined at a tribute concert to the bassist.  Baker then joined Bruce's live band and toured the United States at the turn of the decade.
In March 2011 Rolling Stone readers selected him as the eighth greatest bass guitarist of all time. His parents travelled extensively in Canada and the U.S.A. Jack attended 14 different schools, finishing his formal education at Bellahouston Academy and the Royal Scottish Academy of Music, to which he won a scholarship for cello and composition. This promoted the release of the Seven Moons live CD and DVD, recorded in February during the European leg of the tour in Nijmegen, Netherlands. At the gig in Denver, Colorado, the band was joined onstage by Ginger Baker, and Bruce, Baker and Frampton played a short set of Cream classics. Jack was born to musical parents in the shipbuilding city of Glasgow, Scotland on 14 May 1943. We met in '79 and suddenly I had this whole new life. The album was a precursor to the jazz fusion boom in the early 1970s, and more recently has been sampled by hip hop artists including Artifacts and Smif-N-Wessun. He was married to Margrit Seyffer and Janet Godfrey. Wiki Heights © 2020. In addition, all of the discs up to and including How's Tricks contain previously unreleased material. The group recorded an album, called How's Tricks.
In August 1968, before Cream officially disbanded, Bruce recorded a semi-acoustic free jazz album with John McLaughlin, Dick Heckstall-Smith and Jon Hiseman. By 1980 his career was back on track with his new band, Jack Bruce & Friends, consisting of drummer Billy Cobham, guitarist Clem Clempson and keyboardist/guitarist David Sancious.  In September 2003, he underwent a liver transplant, which was almost fatal, as his body initially rejected the new organ. While with Manfred Mann, Bruce again collaborated with Clapton as a member of Powerhouse, which also featured Spencer Davis Group vocalist Steve Winwood, credited as "Steve Anglo".