Download: Bruce Hornsby Jazz Cafe, UK .. June 21 1993

Way back in 1993, before I’d ever heard Bruce Hornsby play live, I decided to make the 300-mile trip to London’s Jazz Cafe. I was without a wage, hadn’t been out in London on my own before, but felt the pull to hear Bruce Hornsby play live.

He’d just embarked on his post-Range phase, and retaining John Molo, took to Europe with Jimmy Haslip on bass and John “J.T.” Thomas on keyboards. It nearly didn’t happen – this was the first stop on tour. and a bird flew into their plane’s engine, badly delaying the start until past past 10pm.

They went straight from the airport to the stage, and played a three hour show. The BBC were there to record it, and the highlights were broadcast on Radio One a few weeks later.

Having endured a difficult first year away from home with Bruce’s first three cassettes for company, I’d built this night up as something huge in my mind, and set myself up to be let down. I did not leave disappointed.

Bruce remains a regular on the playlist of several presenters on BBC Radio. Fitting, since he broke in the UK with The Way It Is in 1986! Sir Terry Wogan can claim to have introduced Bruce to the public first.

Here’s the broadcast, hosted by Whispering Bob Harris.

Download Bruce Hornsby Jazz Cafe, London .. June 21 1993

mp3  01. Rainbow's Cadillac
» 5.1 MiB - 1,214 downloads

mp3  02. Jacob's Ladder > What a Time
» 7.2 MiB - 944 downloads

mp3  03. Long Tall Cool One
» 7.1 MiB - 896 downloads

mp3  04. Fields of Gray
» 4.8 MiB - 1,068 downloads

mp3  05. Pastures of Plenty
» 6.9 MiB - 913 downloads

mp3  06. Talk of the Town
» 5.4 MiB - 999 downloads

mp3  07. China Doll
» 6.6 MiB - 984 downloads

mp3  08. The Weight
» 5.6 MiB - 972 downloads

mp3  09. Valley Road
» 6.3 MiB - 1,003 downloads

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