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    Posted: March 10 2006 at 06:00

Keyboard player formed the Trinity band in the late 60s and did psychedelic/proto-prog music, and featured lead singer Julie Driscoll.

He then went on to form a different band after the Trinity, Trinity had a hit in 1967/68 called "Wheels on Fire".

I think he did Rock, Jazz, Psych and Prog!!

 

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 10 2006 at 07:33

Trinity is more psych rock with a slight progressive twist

The Oblivion Express had a defintely more instrumental side with congas and jazzy twists. Some excellent albums

But to have both in the Archives is rather out of context, IMHO

I would not oppose their inclusions , though

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 10 2006 at 07:35
Oblivon express is definetly jazzrok IMO.
And it's progressive also.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 10 2006 at 08:31

Originally posted by oliverstoned

Oblivon express is definetly jazzrok IMO.
And it's progressive also.

Very true

from the jazz rock perspective , I think you might be right about them being included

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 10 2006 at 09:05
I think both they and Julie Driscoll (especially for her album 1969) could be included!!!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 10 2006 at 09:06
I agree with you guys.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 10 2006 at 09:43
Count me in.  I've been a fan since "Streetnoise" and Brian did a lot to bring prog elements to the jazz fusion movement from the British angle.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 10 2006 at 10:00

Originally posted by meurglysIII

I think both they and Julie Driscoll (especially for her album 1969) could be included!!!

1969 is a great album but you should also check out Glowing Sunsets from 76 that she recorded under Julie Tippetts (released on Disconforme)

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 10 2006 at 12:14
Originally posted by Sean Trane

Originally posted by meurglysIII

I think both they and Julie Driscoll (especially for her album 1969) could be included!!!

1969 is a great album but you should also check out Glowing Sunsets from 76 that she recorded under Julie Tippetts (released on Disconforme)



Yes, I've heard great things about that album.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 27 2006 at 21:30

Just picked up the Trinity's Streetnoise record....a little disappointing as the sound is dated and the Auger is a bit repetetive and unimaginative on his array of keyboards.  Much better is the band that followed - Oblivion Express, they ran the gamut from proggy fusion stuff on their first album to Chic-esque disco on their later albums.  Each record went into a different style but always maintained a jazzy-rock edge (but Auger never lost his pop sense either).  There is an excellent double CD Polydor sampled called The Best of the Oblivion Express that is affordable and shows the different incarnations of the band. 

BTW, saw Auger and his reunited Express just a year or two ago for a couple of dollars at a small local fair in Pennsylvania.  He brought a Hammond B3 and a Fender Rhodes....classic!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 28 2006 at 14:03
Noted.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 08 2006 at 17:23
Brian Auger? Definitely!
His passion for jazz-rock is well documented.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 12 2006 at 07:05
At least prog-related for Oblivion Express and proto-prog for Trinity
 
 
 
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