Review
Brian Auger Full Circle Album Artwork

The Brian Auger Piano Trio

Full Circle - Live At Bogies

Label: Freestyle Records

Release Date: 26 October 2018

Rating:

Essential Tracks: For Dancers Only, It Ain’t Necessarily So, There Is No Greater Love

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by

15 Oct, 2018

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.

Tracklist :

A Night In Tunisia
Creepin
For Dancers Only
Little Sunflower
It Ain’t Necessarily So
Chelsea Bridge
All Blues
There Is No Greater Love
Victor’s Delight
Pools