Live From The Fox, Oakland (2017)

Susan Tedeschi - guitar & vocals
Derek Trucks - lead & slide guitar
Kofi Burbridge - keyboards & flute
Tyler Greenwell - drums & percussion
J.J. Johnson - drums & percussion
Tim Lefebvre - bass
Mike Mattison - vocals & acoustic guitar
Mark Rivers - vocals
Alicia Chakour - vocals
Kebbi Williams - saxophone
Ephraim OWens - trumpet
Elizabeth Lea - trombone

Additional musicians :
Chris Robinson - vocals
Alam Khan – vocals

CD1 :
1. Don’t Know What It Means
2. Keep On Growing
3. Bird On The Wire
4. Within You, Without You
5. Just As Strange
6. Crying Over You
7. These Walls (featuring Alam Khan)
8. Anyhow

CD2 :
1. Right On Time
2. Leavin’ Trunk
3. Don’t Drift Away
4. I Want More (Soul Sacrifice outro)
5. I Pity The Fool
6. Ali
7. Let Me Get By

01. Don’t Know What It Means
02. Keep On Growing
03. Bird On The Wire
04. Within You, Without You
05. Just As Strange
06. Crying Over You
07. Color Of The Blues
08. These Walls (featuring Alam Khan)
09. Leavin’ Trunk
10. I Pity The Fool
11. I Want More (Soul Sacrifice outro)
12. Let Me Get By
13. You Ain’t Going Nowhere

Bonus :
- Anyhow
- These Walls (full version) with Alam Khan

The release of this double album, recorded the 9th of September, 2016, in Oakland in California, gives an overview of the past year shows and demonstrates, if need, the enormous improvement of the band which mixes magnificently the tunes of the various albums and the covers of great classics always sensibly chosen. It must be noted that Derek goes further and further away from the music played with the Allman Brothers Band to propose a real synthesis of the musics of the South of the USA, a cocktail of soul, funk, blues, jazz, and a little bit of Country music. It reminds a kind of revue as in sixties with Mad Dogs & Englishmen even voire Ike & Tina Turner, but the bonus, and it is considerable, it is Derek's always fabulous way to play guitar. Indian tones also with Alam Khan a musician of Bangladesh who introduces and plays the sitar in « These Walls ». We remember that the Derek Trucks Band had explored this music in several compositions. And then the classics as « Anyhow », « Let Me Get By », « Don’t Know What It Means”… And which band can play in the same concert Miles Davis’ (« Ali »), Leonard Cohen’s (« Bird On The Wire »), George Harrison’s (« Within You, Without You ») tunes and a piece of Carlos Santana’s « Soul Sacrifice » ? The TTB is already enormous, nevertheless it has not reached yet all its potentiall !

Michel Bertelle

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