Full Circle - Live at Bogie's

A 10 track jazz piano album (57m 18s) — released October 26th 2018 on Freestyle Records

Considering he was a self taught pianist, Brian Auger's progress into the heart of the British modern jazz scene of the late 1950's and early 60's was particularly impressive. He gained invaluable experience the hard way, paying his dues at The Cottage Club, and the original Ronnie Scotts on Gerrard Street, working with renowned saxophonists Tommy Whittle, Dick Morrisey and Jimmy Skidmore - and sessions in smoky East End pubs with his friend, arguably Britain's greatest jazz saxophonist Tubby Hayes.

The inclusion of several of his rare, early 60's piano trio tracks on both volumes of 'Back To The Beginning - The Brian Auger Anthology' brought long overdue attention to Brian's early jazz career, which many were simply unaware of prior to their release. The enthusiastic reaction to those tracks that stuck in Brian's mind, and later, fate intervened, as he himself explains; "A couple of years later, Ken Greene, the Music Director of Bogie's, called and told me that he was starting a project, to whit, a week at Bogie's with a different jazz piano trio each night".

The material Brian decided to play features tracks from a selection of his musical influences, heroes and friends including 'Chelsea Bridge' by one of his favourite composers, the great Billy Strayhorn, Freddie Hubbard's ever green 'Little Sunflower', the much loved standard 'There is No Greater Love' which Brian used to play in his original early 60's piano trio, and his own composition Victor's Delight he wrote a tribute to the great English Jazz musician Victor Feldman who he first discovered via his tenure with The Cannonball Adderley Quintet.

Surprisingly, this is Brian's very first jazz piano album of his illustrious and award winning career, and marks a return to the instrument and the music that first entranced and enthralled him as a young boy. His musical journey, which began in austere post war London, and on which he absorbed so many varied styles of music, and literally took him around the world, enrapturing audiences worldwide, has indeed come full circle.

Full Circle is the uncluttered pared down sound of Brian Auger rolling back the years and revisiting his roots on a set list of standards and evergreens! - Shindig magazine

What an unexpected treat! - Dom Servini Soho Radio

Simply classy! - John Osborne Jazz FM

Has that gorgeous old skool feel. Makes me happy! - Ruth Fisher Jazz FM

LOVELY as always from the hero Brian Auger!! - Rebecca Vasmant BBC RADIO SCOTLAND

sounds fantastic! - Mike Gurrieri Mystic Brew on PBS 106.7FM

This is absolutely amazing! - Jazzcat Mi-Soul Connoisseurs

He has not lost any of that original dynamic free soul, an excellent album. - Aja Ketch A Vibe Radio Show

Another wonderful album from the always funky, always relevant Mr Auger - class is permanent. It's all great but 'Victor's Delight' is just that, an absolute delight. That man got soul! - Crate Invader Point Blank FM London

Brian Auger simply adds style and grace all over these tunes. - DJ Ausar 89.3 FM WRFG

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