The famed Hammond B3 organ and keyboard player Brian Auger has created a distinct voice that combines jazz, rock, blues, soul, and funk that is clearly recognizable to his millions of fans. With over 30 albums to his name and lengthy stints on the RCA and Warner Bros. labels, Brian Auger has accumulated Grammy Nominations, 10 albums charting in Billboard’s Hot 100, a #1 single, and the title of “The Godfather of Acid Jazz”. During his illustrious, 60-year career, Brian has worked with some of the most iconic musicians including Rod Stewart, Long John Baldry, Julie Driscoll, Alex Ligertwood (Santana, Jeff Beck), and even Jimi Hendrix. Brian has recorded with great luminaries as The Yardbirds, Eric Clapton, Van Morrison, Eric Burdon, Jimmy Paige, and Down To The Bone. His music has been played by Mos Def, Common, and Richard “Grooves” Holmes, among others.
Brian Auger’s projects include Brian Auger & The Trinity with singer Julie Driscoll, and the jazz fusion ensemble Brian Auger’s Oblivion Express, which through the years has welcomed a number of different members including all three of Brian’s children, son Karma Auger on drums, percussion, and background vocals, daughters Ali Auger on vocals, and later Savannah Auger on vocals.
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Brian Auger’s Oblivion Express on Radio Venice
Radio Venice S16.E02 – January 24, 2021