A ripping saxophone, a deep-growling Hammond organ and back beats that you simply can not sit still to.
Hallelujah to The Preacher Men!
After the release in 2016 of their widely acclaimed debut Preaching Out Loud ( ‘The Preacher Men are a new super trio!’, according to Jazzism ), and intense gigging, The Preacher Men returned to the studio this Spring to record their 2nd album entitled Blue, an ode to the Blues.
And yes, it refers to the music genre as well as to the mood. Captured in 9 ‘groovy-blue’ songs, 7 of them are brand new compositions by saxophonist Efraim Trujillo. The legendary engineer / producer Al Schmitt collaborated with the Dutch trio on some of the recordings.
Now let the Preacher Men take you back to the time of smoky bluesclubs in the southern states.
They are gathered here to convert you to their soulful & funky music! So, come on dear beloved brothers & sisters, and join today’s services. Amen!
The album was very well received by the Dutch national press:
- Best Blues Album of 2018 – Marie-Claire Melzer, Jazzism
- ‘From the first note onwards it’s a party’ – Jazzenzo
- ‘‘Blue’ is a piece of diamond of its own kind’ – Jazzflits
- ‘Bopping supersized’ – Parool
- ‘The Preacher Men are responsible for an intensely swinging souljazz album’ – Blues Magazine
- ‘A perfect swampy atmosphere’ – BN De Stem
EFRAIM TRUJILLO – SAXOPHONES
Efraim Trujillo ( 1969 ) Born in California, living Amsterdam.
He toured and recorded with many dutch bands such as Fra Fra Sound, The Ploctones & New Cool Collective.
For NTR Radio 6 Soul & Jazz he worked together with international artist like Oleta Adams, Dr Lonnie Smith, Gregory Porter, George Duke en Chris Potter.
ROB MOSTERT – HAMMOND ORGAN
Rob Mostert (1965) is one of The Netherlands’ top Hammond players, a true purist, one of the few to play the footbass with his (bare) feet. At an early age he was introduced to the soul jazz of Jimmy Smith and fell in love with the sound of the Hammond. A music career was inevitable and after graduating Hammond organ at the Conservatory, Rob played in different bands, meanwhile continuing to develop himself as a passionate Hammond performer.
Chris Strik (1967) is a much in demand Dutch drummer.
His energy and abilty to play many different types of music are his strong points.
Throughout the years he played with many big names all over the world,
but after becoming a proud father spends most of his time in Holland now.