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THE DEREK TRUCKS BAND

ROADSONGS

2010-07-05

I had the great opportunity of seeing the Derek Trucks Band live on this tour and this CD captures all the magic of that evening. This very talented guitarist has gotten better with each release and hearing him stretch out on this release is no exception to the rule. This CD captures the driving improvisation of his guitar on the Dylan Cover "Down in The Flood". The track "Key to The Highway" has a bluesy jamming Allman Brothers sound and on "Sailing On" Derek shows slowhand that he has learned from the masters. The two biggest highlights for me on this disc were the cover of John Coltrane's "Afro Blue" this is a jazz track which features Derek's guitar as well as some terrific flute from Kofi Burbridge and saxophone from Mike Mattison. The "Rastaman Chant" as expected has a given reggae feel to it and proves you don't need dreads to feel the spirit. This CD is certainly one of the finest live recordings capturing a band at the peak of their creativity. Reviewed By: Gregg Saur

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