Monday, September 8, 2008

Who Loves Brian Auger ? Jazz Rock Superstar !

Brian Auger is essential listening for anyone who loves late 60's and early 70's rock and fusion.

He is a pianist and hammond organ player who has done session work and tours with Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Eric Burdon, Rod Stewart, ect.

He is also a highly regarded musician in his own right, starting with his group Steampacket, with none other than the legend Long John Baldry and Rod Stewart.

In 1970 he turned to jazz-rock fusion with Brian Auger’s Oblivion Express, two members of this band would go on to form the Average White Band, which was reformed for a tour in 2006.

The highlight is Oblivion Express’s Second Wind from 1972, pretty incredible if you like your rock mixed in with funk and jazz (abit of a theme on rock revival of late). The highlight is “Freedom Jazz Dance” covered by lots, including Eric Burdon’s War and the Beastie Boys, incredible.

Season of the Witch - Julie Driscoll & Brian Auger


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