Soul Serenade (2003) Don't go looking for ego-inflating guitar gymnastics on the new CD from six-string wiz Trucks. This full-time Allman Brothers guitarist (and nephew of that band's… 2003-08-05 The Derek Trucks Band
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Soul Serenade (2003)

EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Aug 05, 2003; Lead Performance: The Derek Trucks Band

Don't go looking for ego-inflating guitar gymnastics on the new CD from six-string wiz Trucks. This full-time Allman Brothers guitarist (and nephew of that band's drummer, Butch Trucks) shuns the show-off ''shredder'' style in favor of a melodic and erudite brand of jazz-rock. By covering, and elaborating on, songs by Mongo Santamaria, Wayne Shorter, and King Curtis, this mostly instrumental band offers an original fusion: Traffic goes Southern.

Originally posted Aug 08, 2003 Published in issue #722 Aug 08, 2003 Order article reprints