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He was - briefly - fab in the Sixties with the moaning, groaning "This Wheel's on Fire". It later rolled back behind the faux Vogue credits of Absolutely Fabulous. The 1968 hit for Brian Auger's Trinity piles on the irony - recalling images of cheesecloth, incense, afro wigs and all the other Sixties' paraphernalia cluttering up Patsy and Edina's lives. Very retro, very knowing, very funny.

As young bands like Oasis and Kula Shaker demonstrate, old music can be pretty cool, too. We've been through the Beatles, the Kinks, the glam revival. Could Jazz rock fusion be next? Check out Brian Auger and his latest Oblivion Express, a band which he first formed in 1970. Auger is a true fusion pioneer, once voted best jazz organist in the world, a Grammy nominee and a musician who has been in and out of the limelight... and survived.

Jazz Cafe, 5 Parkway, London NW1 (0171-344 0044). 18, 19 Oct, doors open 7pm, pounds 10.50 adv, pounds 12 door