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Album Review

Brian Auger and the Trinity: Far Horizons

Read "Far Horizons" reviewed by Peter Jones


The pop world of the late sixties/early seventies period was notable for its dissolving of genres and for its richness of instrumentation. Once jazz, soul, R&B, blues, psychedelia, and acid rock had found each other, the result was a flowering of bands who enjoyed a sunny heyday of horns and Hammond organ, until the guitar groups finally reasserted themselves. In the States, Chicago and Blood, Sweat & Tears were the most successful and high-profile of the breed. In the UK, ...

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Album Review

ARC Trio and the John Daversa Big Band: ARCeology: The Music of MSM Schmidt

Read "ARCeology: The Music of MSM Schmidt" reviewed by Jim Worsley


What would happen if fusion, already a hybrid of musical genres, was compounded with the sound of big-band? Further, that both genres were stretched well outside the box? An ensemble of bright musical minds came together on just such a project. The results could have been the disastrous soup of too many cooks in the kitchen or, perhaps, something special and creative. Fortunately, they served up an entree which is very much the latter. It starts with quality ...

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Interview

Brian Auger's Revolution In Jazz

Read "Brian Auger's Revolution In Jazz" reviewed by Jim Santella


This interview first appeared at All About Jazz in November 2000. Born and raised in jny: London, Brian Auger came up through those crazy years in music. The 1960s were all about change. Things were being done in jazz that hadn't been considered earlier. Lifestyles and values were changing too, and that was affecting society all over the globe. Auger was cited by Melody Maker magazine back in 1964 as a rising star jazz pianist with a lot ...

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Interview

Brian Auger: To Oblivion and Beyond

Read "Brian Auger: To Oblivion and Beyond" reviewed by Maurizio Comandini


Brian Auger is recognized as one of the most charismatic organists on the planet. For six decades he has stayed current through projects that were in sync with, and often ahead of, the times, thanks to a firm vision and well-chosen artistic partnerships. Through a career that has seen him play with the likes of Tony Williams, John McLaughlin, Julie Driscoll, Long John Baldry, Rod Stewart, Gary Boyle, Eric Burdon and Zucchero, to name a few, Auger has developed a ...

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Brian Auger: Introspection

Read "Introspection" reviewed by Doug Collette


A purposefully more far-ranging companion piece to The Best of Brian Auger's Oblivion Express (PolyGram, 1996), among other such compendia, Introspection is keyboardist/composer Brian Auger's personally-curated anthology covering the span of his career. In keeping with John Sellard's graphic design that features an array of period photos, the three-CDs' sound is as impeccable as its track sequencing also overseen by the artist himself This forward-thinking musician has hand-selected thirty-five of his favorite live and studio cuts, a handful ...

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Album Review

Brian Auger: Language of the Heart

Read "Language of the Heart" reviewed by Doug Collette


All the devout Brian Auger fan needs to know about Language of the Heart is that it overflows with the immediately recognizable tones of the British fusion pioneer's Hammond-B3 organ and Fender Rhodes electric piano. All the uninitiated needs to know is that this album favorably compares with the work Auger produced during the heyday of jazz- rock fusion.The seven tracks, written and arranged by Brian Auger and Tea--a duo composed of keyboardist/percussionist Phil Bunch and guitarist Franck ...

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Live Review

Brian Auger's Oblivion Express at the Tangier in Akron

Read "Brian Auger's Oblivion Express at the Tangier in Akron" reviewed by Matt Marshall


Brian Auger's Oblivion Express The Tangier Akron, Ohio May 15, 2009

Having your kids in tow on the tour circuit may not sound very rock 'n' roll. But, no doubt, organ legend Brian Auger doesn't give it a second thought. His drummer son Karma and singing daughter Savannah are helping keep Auger's seminal band, the Oblivion Express, on the road and surging like a bullet.

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