On 25 October 2014 Jack passed away at the age of 71 at his home in Suffolk, surrounded by his family. His family stated: "It is with great sadness that we, Jack's family, announce the passing of our beloved Jack: husband, father, granddad, and all round legend. The world of music will be a poorer place without him but he lives on in his music and forever in our hearts."
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Spectrum Road was released in June 2012 by the U.S. Jazz record label Palmetto Records, accompanied by a series of dates at large Jazz festivals in North America and Europe throughout June and July.
Jack's 14th solo album Silver Rails was released worldwide during early 2014 to extremely good reviews - Rolling Stone commenting that Jack had finally moved past Cream - and to the delight of a vastly burgeoning group of very faithful fans, new as well as old. Jack and his beloved wife Margrit planned to spend time in their beautiful estancia in Majorca peeling grapes and making pa amb oli from their home grown tomatoes and olive oil. By mid-2014 Jack had several new musical pieces on the boil including a follow up to Candlelight again with lyrics by Margrit Seyffer.
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Jack started 2012 playing the Gerry Rafferty tribute concert in Glasgow, followed by a date with the traditional Celtic band Lau. BBC Scotland recorded a one-hour special on Jack. The completed documentary Jack Bruce - The Man behind the Bass was transmitted on BBC Scotland. It featured new interviews, with Bruce, Clapton, Baker and Brown, as well as the concert footage featuring new versions of six career spanning songs, We're Going Wrong, Sunshine of Your Love, Weird of Hermiston, Theme for an Imaginary Western, Keep it Down and Child Song.
February 2012 saw Jack playing in Havana, Cuba, along with guitarist Phil Manzanera, supporting the mambo band of Augusto Enriquez. March saw a residency at Ronnie Scott's in London supported by his Big Blues Band, followed by a UK tour. The concert at the Stables, Milton Keynes was recorded and a live double album Jack Bruce & his Big Blues Band - Live 2012 was released by Instant Live.