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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


News: Music Industry

Brian Auger: Complete Oblivion Express

Brian Auger: Complete Oblivion Express

In the progressive jazz world of the early 1970s, artists were influenced by one of two primary camps—the fusion abstraction of Miles Davis's electric groups of the late 1960s or the eclectic jazz-rock bands such as the Free Spirits, Chicago, Blood, Sweat and Tears, Steely Dan and Soft Machine. Artists who came out of the Miles ...


Article: Radio & Podcasts

Jazz + Rock = ?

Read "Jazz + Rock = ?" reviewed by Jerome Wilson

This show, from September 2021, focuses on various combinations of rock and jazz such as jazz musicians experimenting with rock rhythms, and rock bands leaning into horns and improvisation. Artists heard on the program include the Tony Williams Lifetime, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Dave Holland, Soft Machine, Spanky and Our Gang, and Elton Dean.Playlist Henry ...


Article: Radio & Podcasts

Stanley Cowell, Gary Windo, Andrew Cyrille and More

Read "Stanley Cowell, Gary Windo, Andrew Cyrille and More" reviewed by Jerome Wilson

This show features several musicians who have passed on, such as Stanley Cowell and Gary Windo, as well as many who are still alive and performing such as Billy Mintz and Andrew Cyrille. Playlist Henry Threadgill Sextett “I Can't Wait Till I Get Home" from The Complete Novus & Columbia Recordings of Henry Threadgill ...


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,


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.


Far Horizons

Label: Soul Bank Music
Released: 2022
Track listing: In and Out; Isola Natale; Black Cat; Lament for Miss Baker; Goodbye Jungle Telegraph; Tramp; Why (Am I Traded So Bad); A Kind of Love In; Break it Up; Season of the Witch; A Day in the Life; George Bruno Money; Far Horizon; John Brown's Body; Red Beans and Rice; Bumpin' on Sunset; If You Live; Definitely What; Tropic of Capricorn; Czechoslovakia; Take Me to the Water; A Word about Colour; Light My Fire; Indian Rope Man; When I Was a Young Girl; Flesh Failures (Let the Sunshine In); Ellis Island; In Search of the Sun; Finally Found You Out; Looking in the Eye of the World; Vauxhall to Lambeth Bridge; All Blues; I've Got Life; Save the Country; I Wanna Take You Higher; Pavane; No Time to Live; Maiden Voyage; Listen Here; Just You Just Me.


Article: Year in Review

Ludovico Granvassu's Garden Of Jazzy Delights 2022

Read "Ludovico Granvassu's Garden Of Jazzy Delights 2022" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

The depth and range of the music that jazz players have put on record in 2022 are so big that summarizing this “year in jazz" by selecting only ten albums feels akin to taking the photo of a breath-taking landscape with an ultra-low resolution camera... Ten years from now, how is one supposed to understand how ...


Article: Radio & Podcasts

From Sergio Mendes to Susan Alcorn

Read "From Sergio Mendes to Susan Alcorn" reviewed by Jerome Wilson

This show covers a wide swath of creative music, going from Sergio Mendes and Julie Driscoll to June Tyson and Susan Alcorn. Don Byron and Ryan Keberle are among the others who appear on the program. Playlist Henry Threadgill Sextett “I Can't Wait Till I Get Home" from he Complete Novus & Columbia Recordings ...


Article: 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 ...


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