BrianAuger's first album away from singer Julie Driscoll – and a landmark batch of funky organ work that made big waves in both the rock and jazz worlds at the time! Auger's really stretching out here – getting past the simple R&B of his roots, and going into a bubbling funky style that's clearly touched by chromatic inspirations from Wes Montgomery and Jimmy Smith – both of whom are referenced by some of the song structures on the set. The album's filled with killer organ-based instrumentals – some lean and stripped down, others full and rich – and all of them coming across with a richly soulful sound that you'd hardly expect from a member of the British rock scene! Titles include "Day In The Life", "Red Beans", "Definitely What!", and his classic "Bumpin' On Sunset". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)
Julie Driscoll, BrianAuger, & The Trinity —
Streetnoise ... LP Atlantic, 1969. Used 2LP Gatefold ...
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Some great funky grooves by this legendary British ensemble – featuring excellent keyboard work by BrianAuger, recorded during the period when he was really beginning to stretch out a bit, and hit a much more open-ended kind of sound. Julie Driscoll is still on vocals, singing in her raw sound, but Brian's Trinity group gets a fair number of nice instrumental moments on the set – which are greatly appreciated! Titles include the classic and sample laden "Light My Fire", "Czechoslovakia", "Finally Found You Out", "In Search Of The Sun", "Ellis Island", "I've Got Life", and "Save The Country". LP, Vinyl record album
An obcure British instrumental combo – doing fairly groovy instrumental covers of pop and soul cuts from the late 60's, including "Light My Fire", "Harlem Shuffle", "Green Onions", and "Uptight". The LP also includes 2 nice originals – "Soul Stream" and "Soul Mate" – both with a hard tenor and organ sound. Not bad stuff – with no credited players, but with a beat group-ish feel that recalls some of the BrianAugerTrinity material. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light ringwear and a cutout hole.)
Solution ... CD Harvest/Esoteric (UK), 1971. New Copy ...
Just Sold Out!
A sweet debut set from Solution – a Dutch group who work here in a seriously jazzy blend of keyboards and reeds – almost with a vibe that's like BrianAuger in his post-Trinity years, but sometimes a bit more freewheeling too! The group's got great instrumentation from Tom Barlage on flute, alto, and soprano sax – and Willem Ennes on piano, Fender Rhodes, and organ – both players who soar out beautifully together, and have a way of dancing around each others' instruments as they take off to the skies! Bass is from Peter Van Der Sande, who also sings a bit – although the album's mostly instrumental – and drums are by Hans Waterman. Tracks are nice and long – and include "Koan", "Preview", "Phases", "Trane Steps", and "Circus Circumstances". CD