August-11th-2004, 10:04 PM
Derek Trucks Band~jazz greats new album
I am a huge Derek Trucks Band fan! I have been following them for years and can’t get enough of their real, original sound. If you haven’t checked out their, what I would call, jazz/blues/world music, they have a new release ‘Live at Georgia Theatre’ that is available on their website derektrucksband.com and on iTunes. This is music for all tastes, give it a listen! Peace~Nicole
August-12th-2004, 03:08 AM
i too am a derek trucks fan, saw him twice w/allman bros,have yet to see him w/DTB though. is this CD going to be available in stores(please say yes!!)? if so when?!! i gotta know!!!!!!!
August-12th-2004, 09:20 AM
Reevaluating @ 500k
Am I missing something? Derek Trucks is a "jazz great"?
August-12th-2004, 09:43 AM
Gosh, Pete, don't be so parochial. Starchy old closed-minded conservatives like you would probably insist that a musician both play jazz and be great in order to be called a jazz great. That would mean refusing to apply "jazz great" to such luminaries as Chaka Khan, Barry Manilow, Bono, Snoop Doggy Dog, Dolly Parton, Eminem and Phil Collins. Is that kind of attitude going to lead jazz into a bright future as a music of the masses?
Originally Posted by Pete C
August-12th-2004, 10:24 AM
An air of normality
This particular shill looked familiar. Lo and behold, a simple search revealed roughly the same thread started by the same username on June 3.
What I found mildly amusing, however, is that the original June 3 post had somehow changed to the following one line:
"we do accept paid advertising"
August-12th-2004, 10:48 AM
These shills should try to be less blatant.
August-13th-2004, 03:49 AM
IS IT COMING OUT IN STORES OR NOT!!!!????
August-13th-2004, 10:32 AM
De harder dey come...
Probably not, better get it from the website!
Originally Posted by gonzo
It's a 2-disc set, and it's excellent. Anyone who covers Rahsaan Roland Kirk's "Volunteered Slavery" and Curtis Mayfield's "Freddie's Dead" has to be commended for their good taste.
Track # Title
2 Gonna Move
3 Volunteered Slavery
4 Sahib Teri Bandi - Maki Madni
5 Leaving Trunk
6 I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free
8 Feel So Bad
1 For My Brother
2 Sonido Alegre
3 Joyful Noise
4 So Close, So Far Away
5 Freddie's Dead
August-13th-2004, 04:06 PM
I'm sure Derek would be quite surprised to hear himself referred to as a "jazz great." Get this shill outta here.
August-13th-2004, 04:26 PM
De harder dey come...
The album is worthwhile, but I agree, Derek himself probably wouldn't appreciate the hyperbole on his behalf. He obviously has enough respect for the true jazz greats to realize he's a long way from earning that accolade, if ever.
Last edited by groover; August-13th-2004 at 04:37 PM.
August-13th-2004, 06:39 PM
Gonzo, GREAT POSTS, I'm still chuckling....
Derek is son of a Butch.
August-13th-2004, 06:49 PM
De harder dey come...
Yes, he is. Some might even go so far as too call him a motherf*, but jazz great, not yet, at least.
Originally Posted by Peterdubya
August-13th-2004, 07:29 PM
I believe he is a nephew of a Butch, and should be held fully accountable. And I blame him, to the exclusion of all others, including even Stallone.
But more importantly, Derek fully authorized and approves of this shill terrorism, and fully considers himself a jazz great - or as Derek would say "ALL-Tizzle-IME JAZZ GREAT-skrizzle"
August-13th-2004, 10:11 PM
This thread has definitely supplied comic relief for the day...
August-14th-2004, 02:38 AM
the lil is correct, derek is the nephew of butch trucks. i wouldn't go as far as saying he's a jazz great, but hes definitely a mofo.
August-16th-2004, 01:53 PM
De harder dey come...
AMG gave the album 4.5 stars, with a glowing review by Thom Jurek, but we all know what a shameless shill he is!
Live at Georgia Theatre
Derek Trucks Band
Review by Thom Jurek
Derek Trucks is a world-class slide guitarist, still only 24 at the time of this recording. Most know him as a guitarist with the Allman Brothers Band. But here, with a smoking group of collaborators, he plays an incendiary, soulful, and wildly adventurous set that challenges all the accepted rock paradigms. This is the record to turn the heads of those who haven't gotten hip to Trucks' bottleneck magic. This performance is so inspired, so utterly spellbinding, it transcends the genre classifications it employs to get the music across. This is a musical first to boot: this show marks the first time the quintet recorded together. Kofi Burbridge (B-3, keys, and flute) and vocalist Mike Mattison join Trucks, drummer Yonrico Scott, and bassist Todd Smallie. Master percussionist Count M'Butu from Col. Bruce Hampton & the Aquarium Rescue Unit is also on board for the gig. The band showcases only four tunes from its catalog and all of these come from Joyful Noise, its last album. The rest is a rolling plethora of jazz, funk, soul, Eastern Sufi jams, and blues tunes by Rahsaan Roland Kirk ("Volunteered Slavery"), Wayne Shorter ("Angola"), Lightnin' Hopkins ("Feel So Bad"), Paul Pena ("Gonna Move"), Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan ("Sahib Teri Bandi"), and Curtis Mayfield ("Freddie's Dead"), among others.
The jamming is tight and full of surprises, and there is no aimless guitar wankery. This is a band that plays like a single, flowing unit, where nuance, dynamic, and intuition are the order of the evening and the modus operandi for encountering and relaying this information to an audience. Trucks is its centerpiece, of course, but he understands the value and necessity of ensemble play. While there are no dogs on this two-hour smorgasbord, the standouts are the soulful rendition of "Gonna Move," the awesome medley of Khan's tune with Trucks' own "Maki Madni," the guttersnipe funk of "For My Brother," and "So Close, So Far Away." Unfortunately, Live at Georgia Theatre seems to be one of those albums created for fans only. It has nothing to do with the music or musicians, and everything to do with marketing by the conglomerates. Columbia Records, in association with iTunes, has made this fine recording an Internet-only purchase. You can download it, and you can order it in its physical form from the band's website, but you can't buy it in stores. What nonsense. The labels still don't understand how to use the Internet's potential. After all, wasn't it At Fillmore East, the Allman Brothers' third album, that put them into the mass consciousness and took them over the top? This is the right time for the Derek Trucks Band to issue a concert recording. The truth remains, however, that any way you cut it, this is a live album for the ages — it's too bad only people with credit cards get to hear it.
Last edited by groover; August-16th-2004 at 01:54 PM.