27 mayo 2013

Tedeschi Trucks Band - 2012 - Everybody's Talkin'


Envío de Timm:
Si bien Susan Tedeschi (Boston, Massachusetts; 9 de noviembre
de 1970) fue una "niña prodigio" y los 15 años ya lideraba su propio grupo (The Smoking Section) tocando y cantando blues en locales de Boston; no menos "prodigio" fue Derek Trucks (Jacksonville, Florida; 8 de Junio de 1979) quien también a los 15 años lideró su primera banda (The Derek Trucks Band) y a los 12 ya había trabajado con Buddy Guy o The Allman Brothers Band, de quienes fue miembro oficial en 1999 (con 20 años).
Tedeschi se graduó en la prestigiosa "Berklee College of Music", ha desarrollado un estilo personal de tocar la guitarra que combina con excelente directo y una poderosa voz que a veces recuerda a algunas de las "grandes". Trucks, por su parte,  tras su meteórica carrera, está considerado como uno de los mejores guitarristas "slide" contemporáneos. 

Y estas dos almas gemelas estaban destinadas a conocerse, así que en los registros sociales consta que Susan (nieta y bisnieta de dos famosos magnates de supermercados en Massachuset) y Derek (sobrino de Butch Trucks, batería fundador de los Allman) se conocieron en 1999, se casaron en 2001 y tiene dos hijos. 

De vez en cuando unen sus bandas bajo el nombre de "Soul Stew Revival" y en esta ocasión presentan un excelente show bajo la etiqueta de Tedeschi Trucks Band  que no deberías perderte.

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This photo taken in 1991 at the Clubhouse Lounge in Sarasota, FL (now renamed the 'Rusty Hook' Bar) The legendary guitarist Dan Toler, from the Allman Bros. Band was also part of the band that night and shared some intense jams with Derek. I remember coming away from that performance blown away by not just the fact that a twelve year old Derek Trucks had such impeccable slide technique, but that almost more importantly he possessed a seasoned players' command of phrasing, tone and dynamics. Truly a remarkable performance.
Derek Trucks@ 
the former Clubhouse Lounge,
in Sarasota, FL circa 1991
Posted by Matthew Greenwood
Saturday, February 20, 2010 - 09:19





Tedeschi Trucks Band – Everybody's Talkin'

Label: Masterworks  
Format: 2 × CD, Album
Country: US
Released: 22 May 2012
Genre: Rock, Blues
Style: Blues Rock, Southern Rock, Rhythm & Blues 

Credits:

Maurice Brown Trumpet
Kofi Burbridge Flute, Keyboards
Oteil Burbridge Bass
Tyler Greenwell Drums, Percussion
J.J. Johnson Drums, Percussion
Mike Mattison Guitar (Acoustic), Vocals
Mark Rivers Vocals
Saunders Sermons Vocals
Susan Tedeschi Guitar, Vocals
Derek Trucks Guitar
Kebbi Williams Saxophone


Tracklist:

Cd 1
01.- Everybody's Talkin' (October 29, 2011 at Fairfield Theatre Company @ The Klein, Bridgeport, CT)
Written-By – F. Neil
02.- Midnight In Harlem (Swamp Raga Intro with Little Martha)
(October 25 & 29, 2011 at The Danforth Hall, Embrace Presents, Toronto,
Ontario and Fairfield Theatre Company @ The Klein, Bridgeport, CT)
Acoustic Guitar – Mike Mattison
Written-By – D. Trucks, D. Allman, M. Mattison
03.- Learn How To Love (October 25, 2011 at The Danforth Hall, Embrace Presents, Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
Written-By – A. Deitch, A. Smirnoff, D. Trucks, E. Krasno, S. Tedeschi 04.- Bound For Glory (October 28, 2011 at Warner Theatre, Washington DC)
Written-By – D. Trucks, M. Mattison, S. Tedeschi 05.- Rollin' and Tumblin' (October 28, 2011 at Warner Theatre, Washington DC)
Written-By – E. James 06.- Nobody's Free (October 25, 2011 at The Danforth Hall, Embrace Presents, Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
Flute – Kofi Burbridge
Written-By – D. Trucks, M. Mattison O. Burbridge, S. Tedeschi, T. Greenwell
07.- Darling Be Home Soon (October 29, 2011 at Fairfield Theatre Company @ The Klein, Bridgeport, CT)
Vocals – Saunders Sermons
Written-By – J. Sebastian


Cd 2

08.- That Did It (October 29, 2011 at Fairfield Theatre Company @ The Klein, Bridgeport, CT) Written-By – P. Woods 09.- Uptight (October 25, 2011 at The Danforth Hall, Embrace Presents, Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
Written-By – H. Cosby, S. Wonder, S. Moy 10.- Love Has Something Else To Say (with Kissing My Love) (October 28, 2011 at Warner Theatre, 
Washington DC)
Vocals ["Kissing My Love"] – Saunders Sermons
Written-By – B. Withers, D. Trucks, D. Bramhall, M. Mattison, O. Burbridge
11.- Wade In the Water (October 29, 2011 at Fairfield Theatre Company @ The Klein, Bridgeport, CT)
Written-By – J. W. Alexander, S. Cooke

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Sample Rate: 48KHz - Sample Size: 24 bit
Bit Rate: 2,304 (dvd) - Audio Quality: Perfect lossless (Flac @ 1755)

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Reviews:

By By Reverend Keith A. Gordon, About.com Guide

On paper, it seemed like a perfect match – take the husband and wife team of Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi, surround them with nine talented musicians culled from their individual bands, put them in a studio and see what happens. Considering that Tedeschi and Trucks are two of the most popular, talented, and innovative artists on the blues scene today, expectations were high for the Revelator album. Nobody could have predicted what happened next, though. The album has spent over a year on the blues chart and won both a Grammy® and a Blues Music Award, while Tedeschi and Trucks also took individual BMAs.

Revelator was supported by a lengthy tour by the eleven-piece Tedeschi Trucks Band, several dates of which were recorded for Everybody's Talkin', a deluxe two-disc live set that is a real gift for the fans that climbed on board with the first album. In concert, the band stretches out on stage to jam on their signature blend of blues, rock, gospel, Southern soul, and funk music. While the two CDs here only offer up a mere eleven songs, every one of them is a revelation, with the well-chosen cover songs so perfectly meshing with the band's original material that the listener would be hard-pressed to tell the difference if they weren't already familiar with the song.

Tedeschi Trucks Band's Everybody's Talkin'

The set kicks off with the Fred Neil-penned title track, a well-worn chestnut that was recorded by the great Harry Nilsson for the 1969 movie Midnight Cowboy. Since Nilsson's up-tempo version first rode the airwaves to top ten chart success, the song has been covered in dozens of styles, from King Curtis's jazz-tinged R&B take to Stephen Stills bluesy, guitar-driven version. Tedeschi straddles a line between the two, applying her warm voice to the Southern soul-flavored arrangement as the band creates a funky, fat groove behind her vocals, which capture the wistful nature of Neil's original folkish lyrics. Trucks spices up the song with a tasteful, albeit short solo that cranks up the amperage for a big finish.

With a high energy level established, Everybody's Talkin' only soars higher towards the stratosphere from here. The hauntingly beautiful "Midnight In Harlem" is provided a (slightly) raga-styled intro with Trucks' nimble fretwork at the fore before rolling into a mid-tempo performance that is dominated by Tedeschi's languid, sultry vocals and Kofi Burbridge's lively keyboard riffs. Another track from Revelator, the seeped-in-the-Delta "Learn How To Love," is stretched out at better than twice its original length, the song dominated by Trucks' fierce guitarplay, icy blasts of horn, the explosive twin drums of Tyler Greenwell and J.J. Johnson, and Tedeschi's powerful, roaring vocals. Trucks' scorched-earth solo a little more than three minutes in is strong stuff, indeed.


Bound For Glory

"Bound For Glory" is introduced by Trucks' scrappy Mississippi front porch country-blues picking before sliding into a deep Southern rock groove. Bassist Oteil Burbridge is the band's secret weapon, a talented fat-string player that provides a subtle but ever-present rhythmic foundation for the rest of the band build upon. Tedeschi's vocals sound a lot like Bonnie Raitt here, soaring from a whisper to a joyous shout, while the performance itself evolves into a swaggering instrumental jam with Kofi's slippery keyboard licks and a spry percussive backdrop leading the way.

While usually credited to Muddy Waters, the raucous "Rollin' and Tumblin'" has become a hallowed blues standard, with versions recorded by everybody from Elmore James and Memphis Slim to Cream and Johnny Winter. Tedeschi and Trucks build off the James' version here, the band delivering an energetic shuffle behind Trucks' raging guitar and Tedeschi's roaring vocals. Disc one closes out with an inspired take on songwriter John Sebastian's "Darling Be Home Soon," Tedeschi displaying her excellent emotional phrasing on the song's wan lyrics, backing harmony vocals lending a sort of Stax/Motown gospel/soul vibe to what is a wonderfully moving performance.

Stevie Wonder's Uptight

Disc two is slightly shorter that the first set's 70-minute runtime, clocking in at four songs and three-quarters of an hour, but the performances are no less potent. The R&B gem "That Did It" is afforded a big band-styled performance with gospel revival fervor, Tedeschi channeling her inner Koko Taylor with fine soul-shouter vocals bolstered by her often-overlooked guitar playing, which lends great tone and texture to the Bobby "Blue" Bland classic. A finger-snapping cover of the great Stevie Wonder's "Uptight" is delivered as a quarter-hour-plus long rant 'n' rave-up that mix soul and jazz with Oteil Burbridge's scat-singing, Tedeschi's fine vocals, Kebbi Williams' manic sax, and some of Trucks' greasiest slide-guitar playing on the record.

Another Revelator gem, "Love Has Something Else To Say," is funked-up on steroids, cranked way up to eleven minutes on the back of the R&B drenched horns of saxophonist Williams, Maurice Brown and Saunders Sermons. The horns get to be a bit much for my tastes, a little too free-wheeling for these ears, but Trucks' fluid solos are just the tonic you need, and Sermons' sonorous vocals provide a fine counterpoint to Tedeschi's sweeter tones. The Sam Cooke classic "Wade In The Water" provides a big finish to Everybody's Talkin', showcasing everything that is good and grand about this band. A gospel-blues tune with hints of swamp-blues malevolence and dark-hued lyrics, the band's reverent vocal interplay is complimented by a claustrophobic instrumental arrangement, shards of broken-glass guitar, and crafty percussion that slips in beneath the radar.

The Reverend's Bottom Line

While Revelator provided fans of both Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks with a long-awaited musical collaboration, the album's mainstream appeal has gone a long way towards bridging the gap between rock, pop, and blues fans across the globe. Everybody's Talkin' takes the band's enormous musical chemistry one step further, showcasing an outfit at the top of its game and opening the door for break-out success. If you were lucky enough to catch the Tedeschi Trucks Band on tour, Everybody's Talkin' will be a fond souvenir of the experience, and if you missed them last time around, this live set will assure that you'll never make that mistake again! (Sony Masterworks, released May 22, 2012)

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by Thom Jurek, AMG

The Tedeschi Trucks Band is an 11-piece ensemble made up of guitarist-vocalist Susan Tedeschi's and guitarist Derek Trucks' individual bands. They made their debut with 2011's Grammy-winning Revelator, a sprawling collection that showcased funky R&B, gospel, blues, and scorching large band rock. Everybody's Talkin', a double disc, is a live offering from that supporting tour. Produced by Trucks, it includes live versions of some album tracks and six beautifully chosen covers; all its tunes are given extended, imaginatively arranged treatments. It's an unusual live record because its balance of sonic precision and stage-born kinetics is perfect -- this band transitions seamlessly between R&B, blues, rock, gospel, and jazz. These performances never succumb to mere jam band clichés. On disc one, "Midnight in Harlem" is introduced by a mini raga played as a slide solo by Trucks. The band enters gradually, and Tedeschi's soulful vocal carries them all the way in. (Tedeschi is revealed, song after song -- far beyond her solo records or even Revelator -- to be among the truly great singers in modern blues and rock; by turns graceful and grainy, her expression reaches the spiritual in execution.) At over 11 minutes, the interplay between guitarists, Mike Mattison's backing vocals, keyboards, and rhythm section are impeccable. Things get rowdier on "Learn How to Love," with nasty guitar work by Tedeschi, and a burning tenor sax solo by Kebbi Williams. The horn section really pops in "Bound for Glory"; the exchange between the Burbridge brothers on bass and keys, with drummers Tyler Greenwell and J.J. Johnson, adds a knotty improv bridge where deep funk and blues grind together. The disc closes with an astonishing reading of John Sebastian's "Darlin" Be Home Soon." With horns tastefully accenting and underscoring lead vocals, Trucks' slide solo stays melodically true, yet moves through the band's shimmering groove into the stratosphere (and he does this throughout this album, over and over again, helping to elevate not only the tune, but the sense of groove, space, and texture). Disc two contains only four cuts but they're all gems: Pearl Woods' "That Did It" (a Bobby "Blue" Bland vehicle) is a down and gritty strut, with excellent, in-the-grain guitar work by Tedeschi. Stevie Wonder's "Uptight" is a 15-minute soul rave-up with a beautiful jazz interlude and scat singing from Oteil Burbridge in its middle, followed by a wonderfully imagined slide solo by Trucks. It's followed by the deep, horn-driven, wah-wah funk of "Love Has Something Else to Say" before closing with a stirring read of Sam Cooke's "Wade in the Water." It's a spooky gospel-blues with gorgeous alternate lead vocals by Mark Rivers and Tedeschi. Everybody's Talkin' is what every live album should be: an accurate, exciting reflection of a band at its peak, playing full-throttle and providing plenty of surprises.




Fuentes:
http://www.derektrucks.com/photos/derek-trucks-former-clubhouse-lounge-sarasota-fl-circa-1991
http://www.discogs.com/Tedeschi-Trucks-Band-Everybodys-Talkin/release/3727993
http://www.allmusic.com/album/live-everybodys-talkin-mw0002336860
http://blues.about.com/od/cddvdreview1/fr/Tedeschi-Trucks-Band-Everybodys-Talkin-2012.htm






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