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by Doug Collette
Songlines will be a likely candidate for Best of 2006 lists in any number of genres--jazz, rock, jam band--and not just because it continues the eclectic course set by Derek Trucks since he began recording. (Covers included here range from Rahsaan Roland Kirk to Taj Mahal and Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan.) This album completely captures the diverse strengths of the group and its leader.
Loyal DTB fans may be disappointed looking at the track list to find material played regularly ...read more
by Doug Collette
The development of the Derek Trucks Band has followed a progression that appears to be the perfect marketing plan. But there’s nothing any more contrived about the sequence of events than there is simply the music itself. The release of the band's diverse major label debut, Joyful Noise , segued smoothly to the next year’s almost-all instrumental Soul Serenade (actually recorded before Noise but held up in legalities), demonstrating why seeing DTB live had become such a powerful experience.
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by C. Michael Bailey
Soul Serenade is the fourth commercial release for Allman Brothers guitarist Derek Trucks. A second generation band member (the guitarist is the nephew of drummer Butch Trucks), Mr. Trucks studied carefully the lead and slide guitar styles of the late Duane Allman, incorporating the elder Allman’s propensity for crossing music genera lines at will into his own personal philosophy. Derek Trucks may safely be considered the logical extension of the art of Duane Allman without simply being an imitation.read more