1977 Jack Bruce – How’s Tricks

1977_Jack_Bruce_BandHow’s Tricks is a 1977 album by the Jack Bruce Band. It was Bruce’s fifth album as a solo/bandleader.

The album peaked at No. 153 on the Billboard album chart in May 1977. It would be Bruce’s last album released under Robert Stigwood’s management (and, consequently, his last for the RSO Records label); although the Jack Bruce Band would remain under contract with Stigwood for another year, the band’s 1978 album Jet Set Jewel was rejected by Stigwood and RSO as not commercially viable, with the band subsequently dropped from the label. Bruce’s leaving Stigwood/RSO ended a fifteen-year affiliation that began in 1963 when Bruce joined the Graham Bond Organisation.


1  Without A Word (Jack Bruce; Pete Brown) 05:21
2  Johnny B. ’77 (Jack Bruce; Pete Brown) 03:23
3  Times (Jack Bruce; Pete Brown) 04:49
4  Baby Jane (Hugh Burns) 02:38
5  Lost Inside A Song (Jack Bruce; Pete Brown; Hugh Burns) 04:05
6  How’s Tricks? (Jack Bruce; Pete Brown) 04:11
7  Madhouse (Jack Bruce; Pete Brown) 03:45
8  Waiting For The Call (Jack Bruce; Pete Brown) 05:47
9  Outsiders (Jack Bruce; Pete Brown) 02:57
10  Something To Live For (Tony Hymas; Pete Brown) 05:14



BassJack Bruce
DrumsSimon Phillips
GuitarHughie Burns
KeyboardsTony Hymas
VibraphoneTony Hymas
HarmonicaJack Bruce
PercussionSimon Phillips

Liner Notes

Producer – Bill Halverson
Coordinator – Joe Black

Artwork – Dan Murray
Photography By – Keith Mercer, Justin De Villeneuve

Recorded At – The Manor
Mastered At – Artisan Sound Recorders
Manufactured By – Polydor
Marketed By – Polydor
Phonographic Copyright (p) – RSO Records, Inc.
Copyright (c) – RSO Records, Inc.