Reggie Washington has been trying for years to get involved in a project where, as a leader, he would play mostly acoustic bass.
As Reggie says: "I have TWO bass personalities ... My electric & acoustic sides. They are different in how I express myself on each but both sides play in support of the music."
Just after the release of his new tribute to Jef Lee Johnson (Rainbow Shadow 2), Reggie rediscovers with happiness the overtones, vibrations, nuances and hum of the four strings of “his“ acoustic bass in the album “Vintage New Acoustic”.
Why VINTAGE NEW ACOUSTIC?
VINTAGE: To me, VINTAGE is something that has endured the test of time. It has its own story to tell. VINTAGE (music) is forever valuable & will remain timeless.
NEW: It‘s the feelings, ideas & direction we‘re trying to take for this music.
ACOUSTIC: I‘m expressing myself through my acoustic bass & using it to drive the music.
When requested to underline what’s important about this new album, Reggie answers: "To continue to be FREE in my music and to express myself with creative musicians! I want my quartet to have fun, so that the audience hears the sound that happiness produces."
Reggie shares this new venture with three exceptional musicians:
Fantastic keyboardist Bobby Sparks revealed with Roy Hargrove & RH factor and one of the pillars of the famous Snarky Puppy. Bobby is also touring with Chris Dave and Lizz Wright.
Belgian saxophonist Fabrice Alleman, composer, improviser and unparalleled melodist whom Reggie loves the energy, lyricism, beautiful
sound and contagious swing.
Drummer E.J. Strickland brings a unique ingredient to the music. Leader of an acclaimed quintet, he has agreed to put his talents at the
service of Reggie‘s music. E.J. plays also with Ravi Coltrane, Christian Sands & Manuel Valera.
The quartet‘s repertoire is a mix of standards and jazz classics enriched with original pieces written and re-arranged to fit the group‘s mood. This unique mix of tradition and innovation is further enhanced by the subtle combinations of jazz, funk, blues & neo-soul.
Something to discover urgently!
NOVEMBER TOUR dates:
13 November 2018 | Schiltigheim (France) | Le Cheval Blanc
15 and 16 November 2018 | Roma (Italy) | Alexander Platz Jazz
17 November 2018 | Allauch (France) | Jazz sur la Ville
20 November 2018 | Tournai (Belgium) | Maison de la Culture
To schedule interviews with REGGIE WASHINGTON or request more information, please contact:
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