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The Derek Trucks Band (often called simply, Derek Trucks) is the debut album by American jam band The Derek Trucks Band, released on October 7, 1997.[4] The album was recorded between September 30-October 4, 1996 at Dockside Studios, Maurice.[5][6] The album is composed mainly of re-arranged jazz and blues classics and the rest are original compositions by the band.[7] Derek was seventeen years old at the time of the release of the album.[8] In 2008, the album was made available digitally, and is now available on iTunes, and other online retailers like Real, Rhapsody, Yahoo! Music, eMusic, Napster and Puretracks.[8]

The Derek Trucks Band
Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 7, 1997 (CD)
November 17, 2008 (Digital download)
RecordedSeptember 30, October 1-October 4, 1996 at Dockside Studios
(Maurice, Louisiana)
GenreBlues, jazz fusion, jam rock, Southern rock
LabelLandslide Records
ProducerJohn Snyder
The Derek Trucks Band chronology
The Derek Trucks Band
Out of the Madness
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3.5/5 stars[1]
CMJ(very favorable) [2]
JazzTimes(very favorable)[3]

Track listingEdit

1."Sarod" (D. Trucks)0:35
2."Mr. P.C." (J. Coltrane)5:30
3."555 Lake" (B. McKay/Y. Scott/T. Smallie/Trucks)6:33
4."D Minor Blues" (L. Oakes/Trucks)6:01
5."#6 Dance" (Oakes/Trucks)2:39
6."Footprints" (W. Shorter)4:19
7."Out of Madness" (Scott/Smallie/Trucks)4:09
8."Naima" (Coltrane)4:59
9."So What" (M. Davis)4:37
10."Evil Clown" (McKay/Scott/Smallie/Trucks)4:30
11."Egg 15" (R. Roper/Smallie/Trucks)7:40
12."Sarod Outro" (Trucks)0:41


Band Members
Additional personnel
  • Gary Gazaway - trumpet, flugelhorn (on track 3,6)
  • John Snyder - producer
  • Tony Daigle - engineer
  • Benny Graeff - assistant engineer
  • Johnny Sandlin - mixing
  • Benny Graeff - assistant mixer
  • Tony Daigle - mastering
  • J. Flournoy Holmes - design and photography
  • Buddy Odom Management - management
  • Wayne Forte (Entourage Talent Associates, Ltd.) - booking
  • Kelly Elder - legal representation


  1. ^ Smith, Michael B. (2011). "The Derek Trucks Band - The Derek Trucks Band | AllMusic". Retrieved 6 August 2011.
  2. ^ College Music Journal review[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ Milkowski, Bill (2011). "Jazz Albums: The Derek Trucks BandDerek Trucks — By Bill Milkowski — Jazz Articles". Retrieved 6 August 2011.
  4. ^ "Derek Trucks Band: The Derek Trucks Band". Derek Trucks. Archived from the original on 2009-04-29. Retrieved 2009-06-11.
  5. ^ "The Derek Trucks Band 1997 Debut CD". Hittin' the Note. Archived from the original on 2009-01-05. Retrieved 2009-06-11.
  6. ^ "Dockside Studios". MySpace. Retrieved 2009-06-11.
  7. ^ "The Derek Trucks Band". Billboard. Retrieved 2009-06-10.[dead link]
  8. ^ a b "First Two dTb albums available for download now". Derek Trucks. Archived from the original on 2011-07-09. Retrieved 2009-06-11.
  9. ^ "The Graham Weekly Album Review #1092". George Graham. Retrieved 2009-06-11.
  10. ^ "The Derek Trucks Band". Answers. Retrieved 2009-06-11.