Jack Bruce talking about Messiaen – from William Ellis’s One LP Collection

Jack Bruce: Band on the Wall, Manchester, 24th March, 2011
Photo Credit: William Ellis/ One LP. All Rights Reserved

William Ellis’s One LP project – previously covered here – involves ‘a study of the artist portrayed with a favourite recording. Each portrait is accompanied by a short interview that explores the album’s meaning and value for the subject.’

William photographed Jack Bruce with the album of his choice at Band on the Wall in Manchester in March 2011. Jack Bruce’s reasons for having chosen it are poetic:


“It’s called L’ascension by Olivier Messiaen who was a French composer I have loved for most of my life. Why I love his compositions is he shows that music has always existed. Humans only stole it. We borrowed it – but it’s in nature, It holds the universe together, ask any skylark or ask any blackbird they’ll tell you.”

LINKS: RIP Jack Bruce (1943-2014)
One LP website / Jack Bruce page on One LP

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