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Jazz-rock fusion band Brian Auger's Oblivion Express was formed in 1970. The band served to cultivate several musicians, including future The Average White Band drummers Robbie McIntosh and Steve Ferrone, as well as guitarist Jim Mullen.
The first outing by Brian Auger's jazz-rock ensemble the Oblivion Express, first issued in 1971, is one of the great masterpieces of jazz-rock fusion. Auger, having just disbanded his longtime band the Trinity in 1970, still had plenty of rock and roll in his system. His yearning for the open frontiers of electric jazz was certainly the driving force - in the same way that it was for Miles Davis on A Tribute to Jack Johnson, and Lifetime was for Tony Williams - but it was anchored in the visceral application of rock.
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Brian Auger's professional career first made headlines in 1963 when he won the position in the Melody Makers Jazz Piano Readers Poll. As a prodigious jazz pianist, Brian had already amassed an amazing amount of experience on the London scene. In 1965, after hearing jazz organist Jimmy Smiths' music - Brian began his love affair with the mighty Hammond Organ, naturally, he totally mastered the instrument, then went onto break new ground on the organ - using it as his primary tool as a pioneer of jazz fusion. Freestyle Records are proud to be releasing this incredible new, live Oblivion Express album - featuring the dream team of Brian's utterly unique, exuberant and uplifting playing alongside Alex Ligertwood's stratospheric singing. Many years have passed since their first collaborations - both their respective talents remain utterly undiminished.
Brian Albert Gordon Auger (born 18 July 1939) is an English jazz rock and rock music keyboardist who specializes in the Hammond organ. Auger has worked with Rod Stewart, Tony Williams, Jimi Hendrix, John McLaughlin, Sonny Boy Williamson, Led Zeppelin, Eric Burdon. He incorporated jazz, early British pop, R&B, soul music, and rock into his sound. He has been nominated for a Grammy Award.
Having learnt his craft on London's jazz scene at Lichfield Street's Cottage Club and later at (he Flamingo, Auger first scored hits in France but it wasn't until he teamed with Julie Driscoll in Julie Driscoll, Brian Auger and the Trinity that he made his name in the UK with two albums -1967's Open and 1969's Streetnoise - plus. A Top 5 single, a lysergic rock reading of Bob Dylan's 'This Wheels On Fire'. Having parted company with Driscoll after a disastrous US tour and feeling straitjacketed by the his trio.
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Brian Auger's Oblivion Express first album selftitled from 1971 is considered one Brian Auger best works in his long career and one of the most intresting hammond driven jazz rock/progressive rock albums of first part of the '70s. Trinity his first band now is history Brin Auger allowing in his music lots of instrumental arrangements going from jazz rock to progressive rock with some spacey ingredients thrown in, the result is more then ok to my ears.
Brian Auger was raised in London, where he took up the keyboards as a child and began to hear jazz by way of the American Armed Forces Network and an older brother's record collection. By his teens, he was playing piano in clubs, and by 1962 he had formed the Brian Auger Trio with bass player Rick Laird and drummer Phil Knorra. Auger and the Trinity recorded the instrumental album "Definitely What!" (1968) without Driscoll, then brought her back for the double-LP, "Streetnoise" (1968), which reached the . Auger put together a new band to play less commercial jazz-rock and facetiously called it the Oblivion Express, since he didn't think it would last; instead, it became his perennial band name.
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Composed By – McLaughlin*
Written-By – Ball*
Composed By – Auger*
|B1||On The Road
Composed By – Auger*, Mullen*
Composed By – Auger*
Composed By – Auger*
- Bass Guitar, Backing Vocals – Barry Dean
- Drums – Robbie McIntosh
- Engineer – Eddie "The Surgeon" Offord*
- Keyboards, Lead Vocals, Producer – Brian Auger
- Lead Guitar, Backing Vocals – Jim Mullen
NotesTrack duration's not mentioned on record or sleeve. Track duration's taken by timing
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- Matrix / Runout (Side 1 (Etched)): ZPRS-6511 DT
- Matrix / Runout (Side 2 (Etched)): ZPRS-6512 DT
|SF 8170||Brian Auger's Oblivion Express||Brian Auger's Oblivion Express (LP, Album)||RCA Victor||SF 8170||UK||1971|
|UJAFT 002 CD||Brian Auger's Oblivion Express||Brian Auger's Oblivion Express (CD, Album, RE)||UjaMM'n||UJAFT 002 CD||Italy||1997|
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|LSP-4462||Brian Auger's Oblivion Express||Brian Auger's Oblivion Express (LP, Album, Roc)||RCA Victor||LSP-4462||US||1971|
|IECP-10022||Brian Auger's Oblivion Express||Brian Auger's Oblivion Express (CD, Album, RE)||WHD Entertainment, Inc.||IECP-10022||Japan||2006|