Long before Brian Auger became ‘The Godfather of Acid Jazz’ he was playing a part in Britain’s modern jazz scene of the late 1950s and early 60s.
This latest release on Freestyle Records takes us ‘Full Circle’ back to Brian’s roots as he performs in a jazz trio made up of Karma Auger and Dan Lutz, recorded live at Bogies.
Brian gained valuable experience during spells working at The Cottage Club, and the original Ronnie Scott’s on Gerrard Street with renowned saxophonists Tommy Whittle, Dick Morrisey and Jimmy Skidmore. Include sessions played in smoky East End pubs with good friend Tubby Hayes and you can soon see why Brian, a self-taught pianist more than passed his apprenticeship with flying colours.
This ten-track album of recently recorded songs is the very first jazz trio album of Brian’s long and award-winning career, and what an accomplished set it is. His superb craftsmanship is clear, as each groove yields a delightfully recorded gig.
A Night In Tunisia
For Dancers Only
It Ain’t Necessarily So
There Is No Greater Love