Brian Auger and the Trinity with Julie Driscoll on vocals with Don McCann. JazzFest Berlin (also known as the Berlin Jazz Festival) is a jazz festival based in Berlin, Germany. Originally called the "Berliner Jazztage" (Berlin Jazz Days), until 1980 when the name was changed), it was founded in 1964. Also appearing that year were Herbie Mann, Carla Thomas, Don Cherry with Pharoah Sanders, Don Ellis (who makes a guest appearance with Bauger), Gary Burton, Elvin Jones, Muddy Waters with Otis Spann and other jazz luminaries. Whereas famous US-jazz celebrities set the tone during the first decades, the Berlin Jazz Festival increasingly has presented artists from all around the globe, with an increasing emphasis on contemporary European jazz. This performance by Brian Auger is also unique as it's the first appearance with Julie Driscoll so while a large portion of the audience applauded, wanting more of Brian, many booed when Julie Driscoll sang as her vocals and presence was a new element within the group. The festival's artistic concept has been "to document, support, and validate trends in jazz, and to mirror the diversity of creative musical activity. The vinyl will be pressed on translucent Boris Purple.
Release Date: 23 Nov 2018