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Reggie Washington

His musical track record should speak for itself with over 20+ years of performing, touring the world &/or recording experience with artists such as: Lester Bowie, Branford Marsalis, World Saxophone Quartet, Mor Chiam, Mike Mainieri & Steps Ahead, Roy Hargrove, Will Smith, M-Base Collective, Ute Lemper, Uri Caine, Richard Leo Johnson, Omar Hakim, Steve Jordan, Onaje Allan-Gumbs, Cassandra Wilson, Jimmy Cobb, Keith Copeland, Kenny Washington, Mino Cinelu, Lenny White, Steve Coleman, Buddy Williams, Kenny Garrett, Marvin “Smitty” Smith, Pino Palladino, Baba Olantunji, Ravi Coltrane, Bernard Purdie, Jeff “Tain” Watts, Oliver Lake, Jimmy Lovelace, Dave Fiuczynski, Horacio “El Negro” Hernandez, Gene Lake, Billy Kilson, Dave Valentin, Dafnis Prieto, Anthony Hamilton, Keith Carlock, Ronnie Cuber, Anton Fig, Greg Osby, Mike Clark, Terri-Lyne Carrington, Mario Rivera, Frank McComb, Marcus Strickland, Cornelius Bumphus, Dré Pallemaerts, Skoota Warner, Magic Malik, Dave Holland, Jef-Lee Johnson, Poogie Bell, Valerie Simpson, Archie Shepp, Marque Gilmore, Salif Keita, Stéphane Galland, Don Byron, David Gilmore, Cheick-Tidiane Seck, Meshell Ndegeocello, Jean-Paul Bourelly, Kenny Kirkland, D’Angelo, Chico Hamilton, Arturo O’Farrill, Lester Bowie & Arthur Blythe...

This PARTIAL roster spans a vast musical spectrum! The mark of a multi-faceted... ...bassist/stylist/artist/composer...leader!

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Jean-Paul Bourelly: Black Lives - From Generation to Generation

Read "Black Lives - From Generation to Generation" reviewed by Vic Albani


Doppio CD o doppio vinile prodotto in HI-Res e con packaging di lusso dalla Jammin'colorS, agenzia per artisti jazz, world, funk, alternativi, hip-hop, electro e sperimentali nonché etichetta indipendente. Il lavoro che ha pubblicato in tanta pompa magna è un ampio collage di musica nera realizzato da 25 musicisti africani, caraibici e afroamericani guidati dalla visione creativa di Stefany Calembert (compagna del bassista jazz Reggie Washington) e produttrice estemporanea dell'etichetta belga. A tutti è stato chiesto di comporre ...

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The Headhunters: Speakers In The House

Read "Speakers In The House" reviewed by Doug Collette


Herbie Hancock's Headhunters (Columbia, 1973) remains one of the seminal works of the jazz fusion era. The group's heavy emphasis on rhythm not only separated it from its guitar-oriented peers of the era, the Mahavishnu Orchestra and the middle-period Return to Forever, but also from Weather Report: grooves became increasingly more prominent as that band evolved, but never to the depth of Hancock and company's all-encompassing funk. That solid foundation is more than enough distinction for the first ...

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The Headhunters: Speakers In The House

Read "Speakers In The House" reviewed by Chris May


Although it appears to have been self-released in limited numbers in 2019, this Ropeadope release of Speakers In The House is effectively the Headhunters's first album since Platinum (Owl) in 2011. The band continues to be led and produced by its two Herbie Hancock-era members, percussionist Bill Summers and drummer Mike Clark, who together have kept the outfit intermittently active since Hancock moved on to other things in the mid 1970s. Summers played on the band's debut, ...

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Various Artists: Black Lives - From Generation to Generation

Read "Black Lives - From Generation to Generation" reviewed by Glenn Astarita


Indeed, African Americans are the architects of several musical formations, hearkening back to Scott Joplin's development of 'ragged' rhythms i.e., Ragtime, along with blues, funk, jazz, and other genres, often evolving into various tangents and offshoots. And on this comprehensively entertaining set produced by Belgian Stefany Calembert with assistance from her husband and acclaimed bassist Reggie Washington, they righteously bestow Black Music as a “source of moral truth and potent weapon against racism." Numerous stars such as saxophonist ...

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Jacques Schwarz-Bart: Sone Ka-la 2: Odyssey

Read "Sone Ka-la 2: Odyssey" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan


The French-Jewish-Guadeloupean saxophonist Jacques Schwarz-Bart--a background and name like that has world music written all over it--presented his Sone Ka-La (Emarcy) in 2007, after stints with D'Angelo's Voodoo touring band, Roy Hargrove's Crisol and Rh Factor, Erykah Badu, Meshell Ndegeocello, all influences that helped him craft a hybridization of Afro-Caribbean rhythms and melodies inspired by Gwoka traditions of his native island of Guadeloupe. Gwoka is a music born on the western Atlantic Island in response, in part, to the miseries ...

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Reggie Washington: A Lot Of Love, Live!

Read "A Lot Of Love, Live!" reviewed by John Kelman


With artists like Norway's In the Country and Sweden's EST reinventing the contemporary piano trio, it's no surprise to hear Reggie Washington turn the traditional sax/bass/drums trio on its side. Washington, a long-time collaborator with M-Base artists past and present, including Steve Coleman, Cassandra Wilson and Andy Milne, manages to both respect tradition and reinvigorate it on A Lot of Love, Live!.

Saxophone trios tend to be either mainstream affairs which maintain harmonic movement through implication, or freewheeling efforts with ...

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Reggie Washington: A Lot Of Love, Live!

Read "A Lot Of Love, Live!" reviewed by Nic Jones


Reggie Washington leads two trios here, and among the few things they have in common are a common instrumental lineup and the fact that they both serve up ample evidence of how much life there is left in the free-bop continuum. Washington also serves notice of how musical strands from outside the jazz tradition can be utilised in the service of music that exists beneath its umbrella.

Thus the fatback funk of “Reuben's 2 Train" allows tenor player Ravi Coltrane ...

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People Of Earth

Jammin' Colors
2024

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Black Lives - From...

Jammin' Colors
2022

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Sone Ka-la 2: Odyssey

Enja Records
2021

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A Lot Of Love, Live!

Jammin' Colors
2012

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Freedom

Tarsier Records
2012

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