Columbia, 2002, CD
Jazz Ruler Type: Ballads, Blues
O’s Notes: Twenty-two year old guitarist Derek Trucks plays guitar. He’s at home with rock, blues, funk and jazz and hints of each show up on this set. Solomon Burke adds soulful, vocal blues on “Home In Your Heart” and “Like Anyone Else”. Rock-fusion surfaces on several tracks as do the Spanish accents on “Kam-ma-lay”. The funky spirit of “Joyful Noise” and “Frisell” are bookends to a versatile session leaving us convinced of Trucks’ prowess and potential.