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    Keyboard Trio Symphonic Prog Band V73

    Just discovered another keyboard driven Prog trio , from Budapest V73 , managed to obtain a vinyl copy of their only release Seven pieces for Keyboards Bass Guitar and Drums , aptly named. Includes a great cover of ELPs Blues Variation and also Tchaikovsky Pathetiqe , so EMerson influence very apparent. So my prog trio/ keyboard dominated /70s favourites thus far ..leaving out Le Orme and the other well known names

    Tritonus
    Trace
    V73
    The Trip
    Trilogy
    Schicke Fuhrs Frohling (SFF)

    Any other obscurish recommendations welcome and has anyone else heard V73 ?

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    Never heard of them. Here's some info from Discogs: https://www.discogs.com/release/1433...itar-And-Drums

    You can buy it here: https://mmrecords.hu/termek/v-73-sev...tar-and-drums/

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    I was just listening to the Amos Key album this morning. That's a good one to add to your list.
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    Any other obscurish recommendations welcome
    I'd recommend SBB. They were a trio before Memento and their music featured loads of keyborads, like Rhodes, Clavinet, Minimoog, Micromoog, and so on.
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    A trio, but instead a bass-player it has an extra keyboarder: The Keyboard Circle. A lovely live-performance from 1976 was released on CD: https://678records.com/product/the-k...ircle-1976-cd/

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    Quote Originally Posted by interbellum View Post
    A trio, but instead a bass-player it has an extra keyboarder: The Keyboard Circle. A lovely live-performance from 1976 was released on CD: https://678records.com/product/the-k...ircle-1976-cd/
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    Quote Originally Posted by interbellum View Post
    A trio, but instead a bass-player it has an extra keyboarder: The Keyboard Circle. A lovely live-performance from 1976 was released on CD: https://678records.com/product/the-k...ircle-1976-cd/
    Oh, yeah, that's a tasty one. www.WaysideMusic.com has it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by interbellum View Post
    A trio, but instead a bass-player it has an extra keyboarder: The Keyboard Circle. A lovely live-performance from 1976 was released on CD: https://678records.com/product/the-k...ircle-1976-cd/

    I have this record and it's excellent, but nothing in common with the bands the OP listed:

    Tritonus
    Trace
    V’73
    The Trip
    Trilogy
    Schicke Fuhrs Frohling (SFF)


    It's not (sympho)prog but jazz/fusion, not sure it will please the same proggers. If you're looking for any ELP connections this is not for you.
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    And how can we forget the archetype of keyboard driven trio: the fantastic BRIAN AUGER & TRINITY.
    Never mentioned here on progears forum and sadly forgotten, probably the greatest Hammond player still alive.

    This is from 1967 and predates what K.Emerson did a few years later.

    Incredible organist, here live in trio format from a French TV show:



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    Brian Auger is awesome and should be talked about more often, yes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dropforge View Post
    Brian Auger is awesome and should be talked about more often, yes.
    I fully concur and was about to start a thread about him (and Oblivion Express) but since it's not really "prog" I refrained.

    B.A is not completely forgotten though, since two wonderful boxsets are coming out this month:

    - "Far Horizons" (4 CD set), early recordings with Trinity and J.Driscoll
    - "Complete Oblivion" (6 CD set) including all Oblivion Express studio recordings.

    I think many prog keyboardists were influenced by Auger's organ playing, and HE was the first to use saturated (distorted) or processed organ sounds, not Ratledge, Sinclair, or Lord.

    Just listen to this wonderful canterbury-esque organ solo starting at 3:30'

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    Another "keyboard driven" trio with: Kit Watkins (Ex-HTM, keys) , Coco Roussel (Ex Heldon, drums) and... a (baking) tape recorder !

    This definitely IS prog !

    If you like (mini)Moog virtuosistic solo's don't miss this one !

    Masterful playing... and composition.



    Like it ? Go there for the full studio album. I would rate Labyrinth among my top 5 prog instrumental keyboard records.

    official artist's link: http://www.kitwatkins.com/Labyrinth/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Krautman View Post
    Like it ?
    Dude, this is incredible. Those blooming arpeggio bursts are so satisfying. BTW, was this all played live? It seems like there's either someone behind the scenes playing additional instruments, not shown on video, or that they used a backing track.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Krautman View Post
    I think many prog keyboardists were influenced by Auger's organ playing, and HE was the first to use saturated (distorted) or processed organ sounds, not Ratledge, Sinclair, or Lord.
    And the only one, or one of the very very very few, to not use a Leslie as an amp too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Krautman View Post
    Another "keyboard driven" trio with: Kit Watkins (Ex-HTM, keys) , Coco Roussel (Ex Heldon, drums) and... a (baking) tape recorder !

    This definitely IS prog !

    If you like (mini)Moog virtuosistic solo's don't miss this one !

    Masterful playing... and composition.



    Like it ? Go there for the full studio album. I would rate Labyrinth among my top 5 prog instrumental keyboard records.

    official artist's link: http://www.kitwatkins.com/Labyrinth/
    Thanks for all the responses , I actually have most of this artists , the Kit Eatkins Moog playing is fantastic on that album. I forgot to mention being a big fan on Triumvirat of course and I need to check out Amos Key , there is also Triade from Italy which I think is primarily Hammond. The FM debut album is recommended and for some wild Moog you can get a live CD of Tritonus at the Stagge Hotel , released 2016 from a 1977 performance , very raw recording but the band really stretched out live. Please keep them coming. SBB have released lots of live material from 1977 and there is a duo live CD also streamed and band amp with just the keys and drums .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Czyszy View Post
    Dude, this is incredible. Those blooming arpeggio bursts are so satisfying. BTW, was this all played live? It seems like there's either someone behind the scenes playing additional instruments, not shown on video, or that they used a backing track.
    There's a tape recorder running with backing tracks clearly visible in the video, which I also mentioned in my post above.
    Reproducing the Labyrinth album live would require at least 3 keyboard players.
    I don't think it detract anything from the performance though. All drum parts are also played in realtime.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bytor View Post
    And the only one, or one of the very very very few, to not use a Leslie as an amp too.
    He did use it but didn't find it powerful enough.

    In this recent long (but very interesting) interview Brian explains in details how he gradually developped his unique organ sound.

    Check the video from 16:20"

    Last edited by Mr.Krautman; 10-28-2023 at 11:38 AM.

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    There's a tape recorder running with backing tracks clearly visible in the video, which I also mentioned in my post above.
    Thx for clarifying! I was raised in a post-reel2reel world (born in '96) so all this cool antiquated technology confuses the heck out of me. xD
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    Quote Originally Posted by Czyszy View Post
    Thx for clarifying! I was raised in a post-reel2reel world (born in '96) so all this cool antiquated technology confuses the heck out of me. xD
    Old times, old technology...

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    The full V'73 album on YouTube... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=989c-v7LddU

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Krautman View Post
    Another "keyboard driven" trio with: Kit Watkins (Ex-HTM, keys) , Coco Roussel (Ex Heldon, drums) and... a (baking) tape recorder !

    This definitely IS prog !

    If you like (mini)Moog virtuosistic solo's don't miss this one !

    Masterful playing... and composition.



    Like it ? Go there for the full studio album. I would rate Labyrinth among my top 5 prog instrumental keyboard records.

    official artist's link: http://www.kitwatkins.com/Labyrinth/
    I have most of Kit's albums. Along with Labyrinth, Early Solo Works 1980-82 and In Time (by Kit & Coco) are a must.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Krautman View Post
    He did use it but didn't find it powerful enough.

    In this recent long (but very interesting) interview Brian explains in details how he gradually developped his unique organ sound.

    Check the video from 16:20"

    He got rid of it pretty early on I think. Ok, watching that video. Thanks for that.

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    Someone do an Auger thread dammit so I could learn more about him. I know some albums, but still not enough

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