First Listen: Saunders Sermons takes us on a "Journey"

(September 2, 2018) Saunders Sermons’ talent as a trombonist has landed him on some big stages. He’s performed with Mary J. Blige, 50 Cent, Diddy and Snoop Dogg. Saunders’ work with Tedeschi Trucks Band and Maxwell earned him a pair of Grammys. However, SoulTrackers also know Sermons as a talented vocalist and songwriter in his own right. My introduction to Sermons came when I reviewed his 2009 album Classic Delight, a record I still play.

(September 2, 2018) Saunders Sermons’ talent as a trombonist has landed him on some big stages. He’s performed with Mary J. Blige, 50 Cent, Diddy and Snoop Dogg. Saunders’ work with Tedeschi Trucks Band and Maxwell earned him a pair of Grammys. However, SoulTrackers also know Sermons as a talented vocalist and songwriter in his own right. My introduction to Sermons came when I reviewed his 2009 album Classic Delight, a record I still play.

Now, Sermons is back with his new album The Timeless Wanderer, which includes the track “Journey.” “Journey” combines that church inspired organ play, blues/rock inspired guitars and Sermons’ creativity on the trombone with lyrics that tell the story of a man working to persevere in the constant struggles of life. That is indeed a journey, and through this tune’s tempo changes and shifts between genres, Sermons shows that he is prepared to go wherever the ride takes him. Check it out.

By Howard Dukes

Saunders Sermons – “Journey”

 
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