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Brian Auger

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For over fifty years, Brian Auger has been a musician’s musician as Hammond B3 innovator, pianist, bandleader, session man and key player in the rise of jazz/rock fusion. Auger has incorporated jazz, early British pop, R&B, soul and rock into an incredible catalog that has won him legions of fans all over the world. Auger has played, toured, and recorded with many of the most influential musicians in modern times, including John McLaughlin, Jimi Hendrix, Paul McCartney, Steve Winwood, Tony Williams, Billy Cobham, Carlos Santana, Chaka Khan, Eddie Harris and Les McCann. Playing in clubs, Auger won the Melody Maker Reader's Poll in the "Jazz Piano" and "New Star" categories in 1964 and was a known commodity in swingin’ London’s burgeoning music scene

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Auger Incorporated

Label: Soul Bank Music
Released: 2022
Track listing: \The Preacher; Poinciana; Brian Auger & The Steampacket & Rod Stewart & The Steampacket - I Just Got Some ; Brian Auger & The Steampacket - The Sidewinder ; Brian Auger & The Steampacket & Long John Baldry & Rod Stewart & The Steampacket - Up Above My Head ; Sonny Boy Williamson, Brian Auger & The Trinity & Jimmy Page & Joe Harriot & Sonny Boy Williamson - Walking ; Brian Auger & The Trinity - In & Out; Brian Auger & The Trinity - Red Beans & Rice (Live at Ce Soir En Danse, Paris); Brian Auger & The Trinity - I Wanna Take You Higher; Julie Driscoll, Brian Auger & The Trinity - Indian Rope Man; Julie Driscoll, Brian Auger & The Trinity - Light My Fire; Julie Driscoll, Brian Auger & The Trinity - This Wheel's On Fire; Julie Driscoll, Brian Auger & The Trinity - Save Me (Live at Piper Club, Rome); Julie Driscoll, Brian Auger & The Trinity - Jeannine; Brian Auger's Oblivion Express - Total Eclipse; Brian Auger's Oblivion Express - A Better Land; Brian Auger's Oblivion Express - Fill Your Head With Laughter; Brian Auger's Oblivion Express - Whenever You're Ready; Brian Auger's Oblivion Express - Straight Ahead; Brian Auger's Oblivion Express & Alex Ligertwood - Something out of Nothing; Brian Auger's Oblivion Express & Alex Ligertwood - Freedom Jazz Dance (Live at The Winter Garden); Planet Earth Calling; Night Train to Nowhere; Brian Auger's Oblivion Express & Savannah Auger - Circles; Brian Auger's Oblivion Express - Splatch; Brian Auger's Oblivion Express - Freddie's Flight.

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ARCeology: The Music of MSM Schmidt

Label: Blue Canoe Records
Released: 2022
Track listing: Red and Gold; Swing; Quartet; Qin Shi; Si Kitu; Mirrors; Clark Kent; Falling,

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Article: 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 ...

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Article: 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 ...

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Red and Gold

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Label: Blue Canoe Records
Released: 2022
Duration: 6:55

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Laufey, Brian Auger, Nathalie Cressman, Charlie Gabriel & More New Releases

Read "Laufey, Brian Auger, Nathalie Cressman, Charlie Gabriel & More New Releases" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


Duos galore in this set and an inter-generational array of artists, ranging from young up-and-comers in their early 20s to revered octogenarians delving into their vaults... or making their leader-debut! And much more... Happy listening! PlaylistBen Allison “Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. Ted Nash & Pyeng Threadgill)" 0:00 Natalie Cressman, Ian Faquini “Afoxé ...

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Article: SoCal Jazz

Dolby ATMOS: Now HEAR This

Read "Dolby ATMOS: Now HEAR This" reviewed by Jim Worsley


I almost entitled this “A Vacation For Your Ears." Seemed a bit wordy, although surely accurate. An invitation to Studio1LA from owners and masters of immersive engineering Karma Auger (yes he is Brian Auger's son) and Erich Gobel (pictured left to right, respectively) was accepted with high expectations. Auger, the drummer, and Gobel, the guitarist, bring ...

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Article: Album Review

Purdie Fabian Oswanski: Move On!

Read "Move On!" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki


In a 1977 magazine interview, New York Yankees Hall of Famer Reggie Jackson (in)famously referred to himself as “the straw that stirs the drink" for his team. On this trio set with organ player and composer Ron Oswanski and bassist-composer Christian Fabian (who also shaped the arrangements), the one and only original funky drummer Bernard Purdie ...

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Article: From the Inside Out

Soul Songs, Mose Songs & COVID Aid for Djibouti

Read "Soul Songs, Mose Songs & COVID Aid for Djibouti" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki


Bahama Soul Club Bohemia After Dawn Buyú Records 2020 Soulful original music laced with judicious and striking samples, Bohemia After Dawn serves a textbook example of music that packs an impact larger than the sum of its parts. Written, arranged, produced and performed by Oliver Belz ...


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