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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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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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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

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Article: Radio

Scott Jones, Pickpocket Funk, Marcus Miller and more

Read "Scott Jones, Pickpocket Funk, Marcus Miller and more" reviewed by Len Davis


Our Tony Palkovic tribute continues, plus Scott Jones, Marcus Miller, Pickpocket Funk and much more. Playlist Niacin “High Bias" from High Bias (Stretch) 00:00 Jan Hammer “Midnight" from Beyond the Minds Eye (MCA) 05:49 Yellow Jackets “Go Go" from Times Squared (Heads Up) 11:37 Brian Auger “Freddies Flight" from Retrospection (Sunset Blvd Records) 17:24 ...

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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 ...

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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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News: Event

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 ...

Musician

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


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