Born: July 18, 1939 Primary Instrument: Organ, Hammond B3
For over fifty years, Brian Auger has been a musician’s musician as Hammond B3 innovator, pianist, bandleader, session man and key player in the rise of jazz/rock fusion. Auger has incorporated jazz, early British pop, R&B, soul and rock into an incredible catalog that has won him legions of fans all over the world.
Auger has played, toured, and recorded with many of the most influential musicians in modern times, including John McLaughlin, Jimi Hendrix, Paul McCartney, Steve Winwood, Tony Williams, Billy Cobham, Carlos Santana, Chaka Khan, Eddie Harris and Les McCann.
Playing in clubs, Auger won the Melody Maker Reader's Poll in the Jazz Piano and New Star categories in 1964 and was a known commodity in swingin’ London’s burgeoning music scene. Auger was intrigued with technique, and in 1965, inspired by organist Jimmy Smith, he decided to start playing the Hammond B3, an organ few British musicians could play, largely because the bulky organs were virtually non-existent in England at the time....
The Mod Years (Complete singles, B-sides, and rare tracks) (1965-1969)
Open (Trinity's first album, 1967)
Definitely What (1968)
Oblivion Express (First Oblivion Express album, 1970)
A Better Land (Oblivion Express, 1971)
Second Wind (Oblivion Express, 1972)
Closer To It (Oblivion Express, 1973)
Straight Ahead (Oblivion Express, 1975)
Live Oblivion Volume 1 (1975)
Live Oblivion Volume 2 (1975)
Reinforcements (Oblivion Express, 1975)
Best of Brian Auger (1976)
Happiness Heartaches (Oblivion Express, 1975)
Encore (Brian Auger & Julie Tippetts - Reunion album, 1978)
Search Party (1980)
Here and Now (1982)
Keys to the Heart (1982)
Super Jam (1990)
Access All Areas: Live - Eric Burdon/Brian Auger Band (1993)
Tony Williams: Live in Tokyo 1978 (1993)
Blue Groove (Karma Auger, 1998)
Voices of Other Times (Oblivion Express, 1999)
Soft & Furry (Ali Auger, 2001)
Auger Rhythms: Brian Auger's Musical History (2004)
Looking In the Eye of the World (Oblivion Express, 2005)
Live at the Baked Potato (Oblivion Express, 2005)
Language of the Heart (Solo album, 2012)
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