A roaring saxophone, a sizzling guitar and unstoppable funk bass and drums: those are the ingredients of the debut album by EAST, which will appear this spring on ZenneZ Records. Saxophonist Efraïm Trujillo recently won the Edison audience award with the band Preacher Men. Now he forms a new alliance with guitarist Michiel Stekelenburg (Raad van Toezicht), bass giant Damian Erskine (Gino Vannelli, The Jaco Pastorius Big Band) and the promising American drummer Tarik Abouzied, who was recently nominated as NW Jazz Instrumentalist of the Year. All four members contribute fresh compositions.