An Allstar Tribute to Jack Bruce

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Long recognized as a rock icon of the highest order since the 1960’s, Jack Bruce’s legacy has inspired a brand new recording project to revisit and further explore many of his greatest songs. It will be both a tribute and a testament to one of the best musicians in the rock, blues, jazz and even classical idioms. All the music will be arranged by bass legend Jeff Berlin (Bruford, Allan Holdsworth, Anderson Wakeman and Howe and HBC- Henderson/Berlin/Chambers) and performed by Jeff along with an all-star cast featuring some of the greatest musicians on the planet all adding their singular voices to this one of a kind project.

“Jack Songs : An All-Star Tribute to Jack Bruce” will showcase newly arranged versions of memorable songs written by Bruce over the course of his career. Says Berlin, “Recording the music of Jack Bruce will be the most emotional recording project of my career. Jack was the greatest musical influence I ever had. As a 14 year-old kid switching from violin to the bass guitar, I loved the Beatles but I was in awe of Cream, especially the live tracks. Jack’s bass playing was for me, a living evolving improvisation. I simply never heard a bass player that had the breadth of originality like Jack had."

“Jack Songs” isn’t a cover CD, not in the literal sense. Except for a couple of songs from his Cream period (arranged in homage/medley form), most of the songs on this CD come from other periods in Jack’s musical life before and after Cream. Jack’s solo career represented a multitude of musical styles that single-handily blurred the lines between rock, blues and jazz; ultimately, inspiring an entirely new generation of musicians whose music became known as progressive rock/fusion and beyond.

Please join us in this one of a kind recording uniting many of the top musicians in the world with some of the greatest music ever written by an artist whose legacy will live on for many years to come.

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AccessPass: "Jeff Berlin Plays Jack Bruce: Songs for a Wailer" Download

"Jeff Berlin Plays Jack Bruce: Songs for a Wailer" Download
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The digital download of the tribute album and access to the exclusive update feed.

New Album on CD

New Album on CD
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The new album available on CD.

Poster

Poster
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Poster featuring new artwork from new album. 11×17

Exclusive T-Shirt

Exclusive T-Shirt
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New design just for pledgers. (Final Design Pictured)

New Album on Signed CD

New Album on Signed CD
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Signed by Jeff

Vinyl

Vinyl
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For the audiophile, the new record on warm-sounding vinyl.

Bass Strings

Bass Strings
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DR Strings DDT Bass Strings. Jeff plays nickel strings and finds that the DR DDT’s have what he refers to as a “sweet sound, not too bright, but produces distinct tone in each note.” Each packet of strings will be autographed by Jeff.
Gauges 40/60/80/100

Rare Cream Book

Rare Cream Book
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This is a rare Cream book bought by Jeff in 1968 at a Cream concert at Madison Square Garden.

Signed Bruford Poster

Signed Bruford Poster
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11″×17″ poster taken from the last tour Jeff did with Bill Bruford and mounted by Jeff in 1979. Signed by Jeff.

Special Edition Signed Vinyl

Special Edition Signed Vinyl
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Special Limited Edition (250 pressed) two set disc signed by all the musicians on the recording. Features two bonus tracks and photos and liner notes from the session.

Frank Zappa Charts (Signed)

Frank Zappa Charts (Signed)
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Jeff did a short stint with Frank Zappa. These are original charts given to Jeff by Zappa to learn. Signed by Jeff.

Name in the Liner Notes + Signed CD

Name in the Liner Notes + Signed CD
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You’ll be part of the new album…literally! With your name appearing in a special “thank you” section of the album’s liner notes. PLUS the album on CD.

Babicz FCH-4 Bass Bridge

Babicz FCH-4 Bass Bridge
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So unique in its design, the bridge schematic is patented. Jeff puts great emphasis bridges and considers the Babicz to be an indispensable part of what makes great bass tone. “The Babicz was so special that I could hear the improvement in my tone as soon as the bridge was installed.”

Vinyl Test Pressing (Signed)

Vinyl Test Pressing (Signed)
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5 copies only of the test pressings of the new album on vinyl. Delivered in the original white label format and numbered. Postage and packaging included.

Signed "Road Games" CD ft. Jeff, Jack and Allan Holdsworth

Signed "Road Games" CD ft. Jeff, Jack and Allan Holdsworth
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A seminal album produced by Eddie Van Halen, this was a once in a lifetime all-star recording of Allan’s solo cd “Road Games”. Features Jeff on bass, Jack Bruce on Vocals, Allan (guitars) and Chad Wackerman on drums. Signed by both Allan Holdsworth and Jeff Berlin.

Special Edition Signed Vinyl- Test Pressing

Special Edition Signed Vinyl- Test Pressing
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15 copies only of the test pressings of the special edition version of the new album on vinyl. Delivered in the original white label format, signed and numbered. Postage and packaging included.

EBS Unichorus Studio Edition

EBS Unichorus Studio Edition
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Jeff Berlin’s preferred chorus pedal. Each will be used on these sessions and autographed including the track name that it was used. Or you can request a “new” pedal with Jeff’s autograph.

More info on the pedal here: www.ebssweden.com/content/unichorus.php

Jeff Berlin Plays Jack Bruce All-Star Concert in NYC

Jeff Berlin Plays Jack Bruce All-Star Concert in NYC
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Pledgers receive reserved tickets (two per person) for an All-Star performance of Jack Bruce’s music at BB King’s in New York City Date TBA. Includes back stage passes to meet the artists. Pictures taken with the band and more. Guest artists will be announced early September.

(Transportation not included.)

Markbass Players School Combo

Markbass Players School Combo
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Markbass Players School Combo. Marco Devirgiilis built this amp to fill a need for a great mid-priced amp. Perfect for practice and small gigs. Signed by Jeff.

(Please Note: During fulfillment, you will be contacted about the shipping/insurance costs to ensure the amp reaches you safely.)

Studio Hang

Studio Hang
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Come to the studio for a whole day and see all the magic of making this recording happen before your eyes.

Location: Kaleidoscope Studios Union City, New Jersey

Transportation not provided.

Markbass Bass Multiamp S Stereo 600W Bass Head with Effects

Markbass Bass Multiamp S Stereo 600W Bass Head with Effects
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The Bass Multiamp S offers bassists an incredibly wide range of virtual bass amps, both modern and vintage, along with virtual speaker cabs, microphones, studio and stompbox effects, all combined with a powerful power amp…in a practical 2-space rackmountable unit. The Bass Multiamp S features an easy-to-use interface and a stereo 2 X 500W@4ohm Class D power amp. This can be mono-bridged at 1000W (@8 ohms) for the ultimate in lightweight, multi-voiced bass amplification. Weighing in at only 9.5 lb., this two-rack head offers bass players portable and complete tonal control.

Jeff Berlin Cort Rithimic 4 String Bass

Jeff Berlin Cort Rithimic 4 String Bass
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Designed by Jeff and sold by Cort Guitars. Coming with pickups built exclusively for this bass line by Bartolini Pickups, and featuring the amazing Babicz Bass Bridge (something that Jeff says adds great tone and intonation), according to Jeff, the Rithimic is the finest four string passive bass guitar since the great Jazz Basses of the 1960’s.

(Please Note: During fulfillment, you will be contacted about the shipping/insurance costs to ensure the bass reaches you safely.)

Jeff Berlin Cort Rithimic 5 String Bass

Jeff Berlin Cort Rithimic 5 String Bass
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Signed Jeff Berlin signature 5 string bass made by Cort.

(Please Note: During fulfillment, you will be contacted about the shipping/insurance costs to ensure the bass reaches you safely.)

Markbass CMD 151P Jeff Berlin Signature 300W 1x15 Bass Combo

Markbass CMD 151P Jeff Berlin Signature 300W 1x15 Bass Combo
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Played and signed by Jeff. Jeff heard the tone of this amp and instead of accepting Markbass boss Marco Devirgiilis’ offer to build him any custom amp he wanted, Jeff asked that he play this standard Markbass bass cabinet. Jeff calls the CMD 151P Jeff Berlin “the best sounding bass amp I ever played through”.

(Please Note: During fulfillment, you will be contacted about the shipping/insurance costs to ensure the amp reaches you safely.)

Dean Jeff Berlin Four String Passive Bass (Signed)

Dean Jeff Berlin Four String Passive Bass (Signed)
$1,750
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This is the first custom built Dean bass that Jeff played during the 1990’s. This bass contains the wide flat frets prized by Berlin, plus a rare Badass Bass Bridge, and custom built Bartolini pickups.

(Please Note: During fulfillment, you will be contacted about the shipping/insurance costs to ensure the bass reaches you safely.)

Dean Jeff Berlin "Grinch" Bass

Dean Jeff Berlin "Grinch" Bass
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Named by Jeff because of the unusual image on the lower left hand corner of the body, this bass was Jeff’s main instrument for years when it replaced his brown version of the same guitar. An error in construction created a slightly thicker body, but Jeff still favored the feel of this instrument before he went over to Cort Guitars.This bass features custom pickups built for Jeff by Bill Bartolini himself. Jeff added a Babicz Bass Bridge when he joined this company. This and the other Dean Jeff Berlin instrument were the predecessors, the stamps that guided Berlin to design the great Cort Rithimic bass that he now plays regularly.

(Please Note: During fulfillment, you will be contacted about the shipping/insurance costs to ensure the bass reaches you safely.)

Executive Producer

Executive Producer
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Get your name on this campaign (all cd/vinyl artwork) as “Executive Producer” of this project. Additional access to recording sessions and mix sessions. Studio hang time and more. VIP passes to All- Star concert at BBKing’s in NYC October 26, 2015.

(Travel costs not included.)

Jeff Berlin Cort Rithimic Bass Artists Signed

Jeff Berlin Cort Rithimic Bass Artists Signed
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Jeff signature bass will be signed by many of the artists who appear on this recording including Jeff, Chad Smith, Ginger Baker, Allan Holdsworth, Paul Shaffer among others to be announced. A true one of a kind bass.

(Please Note: During fulfillment, you will be contacted about the shipping/insurance costs to ensure the bass reaches you safely.)

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