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Brian Auger's Oblivion Express

  • Second Wind [RCA Victor, 1972] D+

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Second Wind [RCA Victor, 1972]
Auger is a keyboard virtuoso and so what? Like most jazz-rock, this is a mishmash, not a synthesis, a loud version of the jazz of a decade ago. A voice is used not for human dimension, but for "dynamics" and the lyrics are so empty they might as well be Ray Conniff doodly-doodly-doo. D+