Jack Bruce has long been one of my all time favourite bassists due to his work with Cream but I’m ashamed to say that aside from his 1969 solo album Songs For A Tailor, I’m not overly familiar with the rest of his solo career. However that changed after hearing this excellent recording of a show he played at Fillmore East in New York with Jack Bruce & Friends, which includes Mitch Mitchell on drums, Larry Coryell on guitar and Mike Mandell on organ. The band only played seventeen dates together between the 24th January and 1st March 1970 and sadly there are less than a handful of live recordings of them. Thankfully, however, this late show recording from the 31st January is one of them.
For a new series of articles I pick my top five favourite albums from each decade from the 1960’s onwards. Starting with the 1960’s is exciting because it’s my favourite decade for music and it was going to be tough trying to narrow down my selection to only five albums. After careful consideration I was able to do it with the following five albums making the cut.
When it comes to Hendrix songs, none of them manage to contain the vast amount of beauty that Little Wing does. What we have in this isolated track article is the entire guitar track from Little Wing in isolated form including the guitar solo, and it’s magnificent.
Third Stone From The Sun is a track the Hendrix Experience released on their debut album Are You Experienced in 1967 and it’s by far the most far out sounding song on the whole record. Hendrix’s tone is absolutely exquisite and what we have here is the isolated guitar from the track. Buckle up and prepare to be blown away!
The Jim Hendrix Experience’s Axis: Bold As Love album saw Hendrix’s playing shift styles somewhat even though the album was recorded in the same year as his debut, Are You Experienced. The title track features beautifully delicate playing that could only be Hendrix and the full thing can be heard in isolated form right here.
Released by The Jimi Hendrix Experience as their second single on the 17th March 1967, Purple Haze features some of the best guitar playing ever recorded. Hey Joe was the first single the band released but that was a cover, and Purple Haze was an original Hendrix number. What we have below is the isolated guitar track from the song and it is breathtaking!