Jack Bruce Band - How's Tricks (1977)
Of course, nothing Jack Bruce recorded after Out of the Storm would reach the peaks of his 3 first solo LPs (minus the jazz rock one with McLaughlin) but it would be too easy to forget that he composed and played great songs too afterwards. I posted the 1978 refused album Jet Set Jewel here, its predecessor was released, with the same band, and even if there are some weak moments, there are also enough good to great songs to make it a "not to be forgotten" album. The sound is not too much polluted by the production climate of the year 1976 (the album was recorded in the autumn of 1976, one of the worst period in music history, punk was only burgeoning). Songs were mostly written by Jack Bruce for the music and Pete Brown for the lyrics, a long enduring partnership that guaranteed a sort of continuity for a musician changing styles sometimes too often. Of course, this album is not hard to find so I'm not totally authorized to post it here but these songs are forgotten, even by those who know Bruce career (not fans of course). So I think it was a good idea to offer it for memories. PS. I posted the CD version with 2 bonus tracks. The booklet is in the rar file. Don't remember where I caught this album. Not my rip (only 192 kb).