Tedeschi Trucks Band-Midnight in Harlem-
April 10, 2019- On Buddy Miller Wednesday we found another brilliant version of “Midnight in Harlem” worthy of your attention. Some may squawk at this apparent trivial use of our valuable time and attention yet after watching and listening to this YouTube video we believe you too will recognize the value of our quality hunt. The special quality of early evening time-filtered sunlight kissing their faces alternating with shadow (Twilight in a Southern US City) as this song slowly builds, Derek and saxophonist Kebbi Williams trading licks, until Derek begins the strumming rhythm chords leading into Susan’s vocal, “I came to the city running from my past”. I could watch hours of this track, as the spaciousness of the arrangement affords each musician copious room to improvise, interplay and exchange. How could you be mad watching and listening to this track? Watch the dude we all know and love “feel” Derek’s solo and start his happy white man shuffle-you know he has enjoyed a few beers. We love him for his understandable enthusiasm. Hell yeah-great music-good friends- and the shuffle of freedom from worry and fear.
We have written many articles on this worthy band, now to find ourselves honoring the genius of this meritorious union of musical giants-in both marriage and fronting the band-Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks.
2019 Tedeschi Trucks Band Lineup
Derek Trucks / Guitar
Susan Tedeschi / Guitar & Vocals
Kofi Burbridge / Keyboards & Flute
Tyler Greenwell / Drums & Percussion
J.J. Johnson / Drums & Percussion
Tim Lefebvre / Bass Guitar
Mike Mattison / Harmony Vocals
Mark Rivers / Harmony Vocals
Alecia Chakour / Harmony Vocals
Kebbi Williams / Saxophone
Elizabeth Lea / Trombone
Ephraim Owens / Trumpet