Trading Fours

I’ve had quite a bit of positive feedback on my last post, so I thought I’d do another musical post. “Trading fours,” or “trading eights,” is a jazz term that refers to one or more soloists taking turns in a solo.  The idea is for each musician to pick up where the previous one left…

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The Music of Derek Trucks

It’s mid afternoon Saturday, July 27, 2007.  The scene is Toyota Park, suburban Chicago, Illinois, home of some minor league soccer team.  We’re between acts during the Crossroads Guitar Festival, and Bill Murray walks out to introduce the next act.  A few folks in the audience have heard this guy play, and are on the…

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