- Released: November 16, 2004
- Label: Silverline Records
Q - Summer/01, p.963 stars out of 5
- "...Diverse and distinctive..."
- 1.Out in the Fields
- 2.52nd Street
- 3.Heart Quake
- 4.Boston Ball Game 1967
- 5.This Anger's a Liar
- 6.Sunshine of Your Love - (featuring Eric Clapton)
- 7.Directions Home
- 9.Dancing on Air
- 10.Windowless Rooms
- 11.Dark Heart
- 12.Mr. Flesh
- 13.He the Richmond
- 14.White Room
Personnel includes: Jack Bruce (vocals, arranger, acoustic guitar, piano, bass); Eric Clapton (vocals, guitar); Malcolm Bruce (guitar, synthesizer); Gary Moore, Vernon Reid (guitar); Changuito Luis Quintana (quinto, congas, timbales); Alfredo triff (violin); Jimmy McDonald (accordion); Miguel Xenon (alto saxophone); Mario Rivera (tenor saxophone); Pirro Rodriguez (trumpet); Papo Vasquez (trombone); Dr. John (piano, organ); Andy Gonzalez (bass); Robby Ameen, El Negro Horacio Hernandez (drums); Milton Cardona, Richie Flores (congas).
Producers include: Jack Bruce, Kip Hanrahan, Mark Saxon.
Recorded at Sorcerer Sound, Soundtrack, RPM Studios, New York, New York; Olympic Studios, London, England between November 1999 and December 2000.
While he didn't go on to superstardom like his Cream bandmate Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce--with his distinctive vocals, ripping bass, and enigmatic songs--carved out quite a diverse career for himself, playing in rock, blues, jazz, and even avant-garde and world-music contexts. Featuring a dizzying array of guests plucked from a wide range of musical styles (including Dr. John, Eric Clapton, Gary Moore, and Buena Vista Social Club star Chiquita Luis Quintana), SHADOWS IN THE AIR features material from almost all stages of Bruce's protean career.