Thursday, October 02, 2008

Spread The Noise

Derek Trucks
Derek Trucks Band


by Michael B. Smith
Derek Trucks began building his own legacy at the age of 12, playing scorching slide guitar that prompted many to hypothesize that he was the reincarnation of Duane Allman in the flesh. The nephew of Allman Brothers Band drummer Butch Trucks, Derek was virtually born into a show business family, but don't think for a minute that he doesn't create his own opportunity. Backed by a skin-tight rhythm section and complimented by a top-notch organist, the youthful guitarist blazes through new arrangements of jazz and blues classics. He turns the trumpet wizardry of Miles Davis into slide-guitar magic, and his readings of a couple of Coltrane tunes pack a terrific punch. The band also contribute several of their own compositions, paving the way for a bright future as a group of tight-knit, talented musicians. A flawless recording.

1 Sarod
2 Mr. P.C.
3 555 Lake
4 D Minor Blues
5 #6 Dance
6 Footprints
7 Out of Madness
8 Naima
9 So What
10 Evil Clown
11 Egg 15
12 Sarod Outro