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BEFOUR (WITH THE TRINITY)

Brian Auger

 

Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.93 | 29 ratings

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poito
3 stars This album is one of the earlier works in jazz-fusion rock, it comes from the times when so many styles were given birth. Obviously jazz was already a granpa of the music, but the irreverent sixties wouldn't stop in front of purists and tried about everything. When the electric guitar and the Hammond organ raged, it was probably an anticipated move that jazz would mix with fresher airs. You know, a rolling stone gathers no moss. Brian Auger is a gifted keyboardist. Didn't listen much of his work, but this album is all about him. By and large, the best track is Listen Here, which has a Soft Machine rhythm and a great work by guitar player Gary Boyle. The album would have been a masterpiece if he had been allowed more participation. It is clear in this track that both together would have blown it all. There is an Adagio that reminds to Bach (how else) and obviously inspired the band Focus in the theme Father Bach of their 75 album. There are nice virtuoso organ excerpts, although the themes lack a bit of spark for my taste. The Listen Here is by itself enough to give it a listen.
poito | 3/5 |

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