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Brian Auger

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

Introspection

Label: Sunset Blvd. Records
Released: 2020
Track listing: CD 1: Freddie's Flight; It Burns Me Up; Butterfly; Isola Natale; The Lady's in Love; Midnight Sun; Season of the Witch; Inner City Blues; Light My Fire; Happiness Is Just Around the Bend; Fanfare for the Common Blue Turkey. CD 2: Planet Earth Calling; Sea of Tranquility; This Wheel's on Fire; Just Me Just You; The Road to Cairo; Indian Rope Man; Sundown; Second Wind; Somebody Help Me; We Three Kings; Whenever You're Ready; Future Pilot; CD 3: Ella; Pavane; Cry Me a River; Birds of Paradise; Lament for Miss Baker; Jam Side Down; If You Could See Me Now; Homeward; Looking in the Eye of the World; Dawn of Another Day; Voices of Other Times; I've Gotta Go Now

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

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 ...

ARTICLE: SOCAL JAZZ

Jimmy Haslip: Amperes Beyond The BASSics, Part 1

Read "Jimmy Haslip: Amperes Beyond The BASSics, Part 1" reviewed by Jim Worsley

The name Jimmy Haslip needs no introduction. So, he doesn't get one. Seriously, we had a lot of ground to cover and he had so many great stories and interesting asides to share that we are breaking the interview into two parts as it is. So, without further ado... All About Jazz: I ...

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Jazz-Rock Keyboardist Brian Auger To Embark On A Spring Tour

Jazz-Rock Keyboardist Brian Auger To Embark On A Spring Tour

World-class jazz, rock, blues, soul, and R&B musician Brian Auger will kick off his multi-city North American tour on April 18 at Reggies Music Joint in jny: Chicago. “I love performing in front of live audiences; there is always a great vibe that energizes me," said Auger ahead of the tour, which will also take him ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

What Is Jazz? Vol.1 with Jimmy Mac

Read "What Is Jazz? Vol.1 with Jimmy Mac" reviewed by Mr Lob

What is Jazz? Is it freedom, is it tradition, is it alive, does it continue to evolve and thrive or is it an art form stuck in time? I cannot answer any of these questions or even really tell you what Jazz is. I can tell you how it makes me feel, where it takes me ...

Tea

Tea’s new release “Grand Cru” is an electro-pop album with many influences, jazz, lounge and soul, and includes legendary keyboardist and “the godfather of Acid Jazz,” special guest Brian Auger. After producing Auger’s recent solo album “Language of the Heart,” Tea has continued the collaboration. “Brian has been a big inspiration in the development of the songs of the new album, the color and energy…his sound is a signature and we think it fits well in Tea’s world.” The 11-song release features Sabrina Williams, a soul singer and poet in Los Angeles and Inès Murer, an Austrian-Belgian singer/songwriter living in France. Tea is all about groove and atmosphere, a mix of dreams and travels, a multi-cultural crossroad. Tea’s second album is “Dreams.” Their first release is “Voyages du Jour.” Guitarist Franck Balloffet, from Lyon, France, and Southern California drummer/keyboardist Phil Bunch first met as members of Los Angeles’ premier African band, Bateke Beat, featuring multi-instrumentalist Fidel Bateke, formerly of Fela Kuti’s ensemble from Nigeria

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Mike Westbrook: Live 1972

Read "Live 1972" reviewed by Maurizio Comandini

La meritoria etichetta inglese Hux Records recupera un live piuttosto raro del 1972 che vede protagonista una versione molto ridotta, in termini numerici, della famosa orchestra jazz del pianista Mike Westbrook. Il periodo è quello della transizione verso il rock-jazz di un arrangiatore molto apprezzato sia dall'establishment jazzistico dell'epoca, sia dal nuovo pubblico che stava sempre ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

King Crimson: Sailors' Tales 1970-1972

Read "Sailors' Tales 1970-1972" reviewed by John Kelman

If it's a fundamental truth that adversity can sometimes bring the absolute best, creatively speaking, out of music and the people who make it, then the roughly 23 months following the release of King Crimson's classic 1969 debut, In the Court of the Crimson King (Island)--and, after a single North American tour, the breakup of its ...

ARTICLE: PROFILE

Julie Tippetts: Didn't You Used To Be Julie Driscoll?

Read "Julie Tippetts: Didn't You Used To Be Julie Driscoll?" reviewed by Duncan Heining

The respect in which Julie Tippetts is held by her fellow musicians and fans is truly heartening--and truly deserved. Back in the late sixties, then Julie Driscoll, she gave up a very different career trajectory in music, one that had begun with Steampacket and continued with Brian Auger & The Trinity, to follow a journey characterised ...


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