A new release and small tour have two of my favorite jazz/rock cats back on the front burner. The other night at Yoshi’s, San Francisco I caught guitarist Jeff Golub playing his brand of jazz and the blues. Jeff has been sidelined for three very scary years with the loss of sight in both of his eyes. After learning how to navigate through the world with this incredible challenge, he was finally able to return to the recording studio making fresh new music. Joining him on the organ and keyboards was the legendary Brian Auger. Now, back in the 70s I was the president of the Brian Auger Fan Club. (not really) Over the years I’m sure I’ve seen Brian Auger’s Oblivion Express at least sixty or seventy times.
Their set was filled with some funky, new Jeff Golub tunes as well as lots of Auger gems. Old friends and music makers Joyce Cooling and Jay Wagner were there in the house as well. It was a great night for music and Jeff’s comeback.