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So You Don't Like Jazz

Derek Trucks: Chops, Romance & Dance

Read "Derek Trucks: Chops, Romance & Dance" reviewed by Alan Bryson

It's a good bet that most of us have heard people say they don't like jazz, or even worse, drop the H-bomb, “I hate jazz." If you choose to engage, the key is to tread lightly and tailor an approach that considers the tastes and sensibilities of the other person. The “So You Don't Like Jazz" column explores ways to do just that. In this month's column we zero in on three particularly important factors which impact the popularity and ...

Album Review

Allman Brothers Band: Trouble No More: 50th Anniversary Collection

Read "Trouble No More: 50th Anniversary Collection" reviewed by Doug Collette

The gold-embossed lettering on the front and back cover of the roughly 5" by 7" slipcase enclosing the Allman Brothers Band's box set Trouble No More belies its otherwise generic art work. Yet the graphic design isn't all that gives the lie to an otherwise positive first impression gleaned from 50th Anniversary Collection. A glance at the sixty-one tune track-listing plus a cursory perusal of Kirk West's stellar photos inside the eighty-eight page booklet are also somewhat deceiving: while this ...

Album Review

Tedeschi Trucks Band: Revelator

Read "Revelator" reviewed by Doug Collette

A natural extension of Already Free (Victor, 2009), the most recent (but hopefully not the last) studio recording by The Derek Trucks Band, the debut album by the Tedeschi Trucks Band broadens the scope of this blues-rooted music with a bigger and proportionately versatile eleven-piece band. The entire unit kicks in on the catchy opener, “Come See About Me," as double drummers match each other's syncopation in front of a hard-pumping horn section. Kofi Burbridge spins out white-hot ...

Talkin' Blues

Derek Trucks: Moving Forward, Back Where He Started

Read "Derek Trucks: Moving Forward, Back Where He Started" reviewed by Alan Bryson

Over the past few years guitarist Derek Trucks has been on the cover of Down Beat and Rolling Stone; he's been profiled in The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal; he's toured with Eric Clapton and Carlos Santana; he's guested on recordings with J.J. Cale, Elvin Bishop, Buddy Guy, David Sanborn and Nashville dobro virtuoso Jerry Douglas; and he's done a DVD with McCoy Tyner, Ron Carter, and Jack DeJohnette. A child prodigy, he joined Bob Dylan on ...

Album Review

The Derek Trucks Band: Songlines

Read "Songlines" reviewed by Jim Santella

Derek Trucks has a powerhouse blues guitar manner that just won't let go. His lyrical message grabs you and holds on tight while his band pursues its contemporary aims with confidence. He's highly expressive, and yet everything he has to say through his guitar centers on the story at hand. He's not about flash and mesmerizing technique. Instead, Trucks relates the blues the way it's been done for over a century. He tells stories that leave you in their grasp.

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David Sanborn: Inside

Read "Inside" reviewed by Ian Nicolson

Since the days when he left his hometown St Louis to play for the Butterfield Blues Band during the sixties Blues boom in California, Sanborn has worked hard at staying top dog among the LA studio sessioneers - and succeeded.He has also commuted effortlessly between sophisticated Jazzpop solo albums stressing his distinctive alto tone and R'n'B roots, and the occasional full-ahead Jazz outing - like 1990's Another Hand, or Upfront a year or two later. This time he's ...

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Performance / Tour

Trombonist Saunders Sermons on tour with Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi

Source: Lauren Rogers

They used to call the late funk legend James Brown the hardest working man in showbiz. Look out because trombonist Saunders Sermons is starting to vie for that title. Currently on tour with the blues' greatest husband-and-wife team Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi, Sermons knows life on the road like his ABCs. In his young life Sermons has already performed with legendary acts like hip-hop kingpins Jay-Z, 50 Cent, and Diddy; soul diva Mary J. Blige; Grammy-winning trumpeter Roy Hargrove; ...


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Susan Tedeschi & Derek Trucks Announce Tour Dates with New Band

Susan Tedeschi & Derek Trucks Announce Tour Dates with New Band

Source: Chris M. Slawecki

Revelator (Sony MASTERWORKS), the long-awaited, song-oriented debut album by the husband-wife team of singer/guitarist Susan Tedeschi and guitarist Derek Trucks, will be released June 7th. Filled with smoky, blues-dipped rockers and heart-stilling ballads that show off, respectively, the gutsier and softer side of Tedeschi's vocal ability, plus a series of emotive, story-telling solos shaped by Trucks's uncanny agility on slide-guitar, Revelator also serves to introduce the couple's new, 11-piece ensemble: TEDESCHI TRUCKS BAND. A dramatic leap forward for two of ...


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Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi Spring/Summer Shows

Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi  Spring/Summer Shows

Source: JamBase

CRISSCROSSING THE COUNTRY MAKING SWEET MUSIC The Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeschi Band recently played their first show of 2011 in front of a sold-out house at the Imperial Theatre in Augusta, GA. Now, their tour plans are coming into focus for the spring and summer months. April will bring the band to a series of intimate theatres around the East Coast, as they preview much of the material from their forthcoming debut album. Each show will have a pre-sale ...


Performance / Tour

Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi Band | NYE | Review

Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi Band | NYE | Review

Source: JamBase

By Scott Horowitz Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeschi :: 12.31.10 :: Florida Theatre :: Jacksonville, Florida Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi put their solo acts on hold in 2010 to write and make music together with a fresh new band. In April they began playing new songs, trying to find their identity. Ten months later they have evolved into a cohesive unit, putting out sets of music that flow as majestically as the nearby St. Johns River into the Atlantic ...


Performance / Tour

Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi Reveal Band Lineup

Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi Reveal Band Lineup

Source: JamBase

Derek & Susan Band Lineup Set For Savannah

Derek Trucks by Susan J. Weiand The Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeschi Band is only a few days away from their debut at the Savannah Music Festival on April 1. We know fans have been eagerly awaiting news about the group's lineup, so without further delay, here are the players who will join Derek & Susan in Savannah:

Derek Trucks -- Guitar Susan Tedeschi -- Guitar, Vocals Oteil ...



All Good Festival Adds: Dr. Dog New Mastersounds, Derek Trucks

All Good Festival Adds: Dr. Dog New Mastersounds, Derek Trucks

Source: JamBase


Walther Productions has announced the following additions to the 2010 All Good Music Festival lineup. The festival will take place July 8-11 in Masontown, WV on Marvin's Mountaintop, with no overlapping sets allowing fans to see every set and every band on the lineup. The new All Good Festival additions are:

Dr. Dog by Josh Miller Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeschi Band Dr. Dog SOJA Everyone Orchestra ...


Performance / Tour

Derek Trucks Band: 2010 Hiatus

Derek Trucks Band: 2010 Hiatus

Source: JamBase

The Derek Trucks Band To Go On Hiatus In 2010

The Derek Trucks Band After 16 years of relentless touring, and a fantastic 2009 that featured the release of Already Free, and a World Tour that brought the band to more than a dozen countries on four continents, The Derek Trucks Band is taking a hiatus in 2010. There are still a number of dTb dates scheduled throughout November and December of 2009 - details below.

To commemorate a stellar ...


Award / Grant

Derek Trucks Jams w/ Already Free Contest Winner

Derek Trucks Jams w/ Already Free Contest Winner

Source: JamBase

Derek Trucks Band “Get Out Of My Life Woman" Featuring Mike Gannon, Indaba Music Contest Winner

In February of 2009, Indaba Music partnered with the Derek Trucks Band and their label, Sony Music, on a unique program that invited musicians from all over the world to collaborate with the band on their (then) new single “Get What You Deserve" from Already Free. The song's instrument stems were posted for fans to remix and re-imagine on IndabaMusic.com, an online ...


Performance / Tour

Derek Trucks Band | 04.15 | S.F.

Derek Trucks Band | 04.15 | S.F.

Source: JamBase

Words by: Eric Podolsky | Images by: Susan J. Weiand

Derek Trucks Band :: 04.15.09 :: The Grand Ballroom :: San Francisco, CA

Derek Trucks :: 04.15 :: San Francisco Derek Trucks has spent some time in the national spotlight in the past few years (touring with Clapton, appearing on the cover of Rolling Stone, Allman Brothers' 40th anniversary Beacon run, etc.), and based on raw musical talent, there are few who deserve it more. There is no doubt ...

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