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Michael Lington – Silver Lining

Denmark born saxophonist Michael Lington is a constant deliverer to the smooth jazz scene. Starting with his self-titled album in 1997 he continued with Vivid (2002), Everything Must Change (2002), Stay With Me (2004), A Song For You (2006), Heat (2008), Pure (2012), Soul Appeal (2014) Second Nature (2016) and Silver Lining (2018).

Michael Lington produced and composed the album together with keyboardist Barry Eastmond. Michael also attaches great importance to capturing the live atmosphere by inviting the participating musicians to record together in the studio.

In addition to Lington’s alto sax and Eastmond’s keys on all tracks, the musicians include Paul Jackson Jr. and Ray Parker Jr. on guitars, Freddie Washington and Alex Al on bass, Teddy Campbell on drums, Lenny Castro on percussion, and some other musicians like Jack Ashford on tambourine. The horns are arranged by Lester Snell and Barry Eastmond.

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Michael Lington – Silver Lining

We have been working on this project for 2 years, writing new songs and recording. It has taken us from Sunset Sound Studio in Los Angeles to Royal Studios in Memphis and many other locations including New York and the Bahamas. This one may be my favorite because of the songs and the pure joy of recording live in the studio with some of greatest musicians in the world including my special guests; Dave Stewart (of the Eurythmics), Ray Parker Jr, William Bell, Paul Jackson Jr, Lenny Castro, Teddy Campbell, Freddie Washington and even the original funk brother Jack Ashford and so many more amazing talented musicians.

I also must mention my co-writer and producer Barry Eastmond who at the helm has created such a fun, uplifting feel-good record! I can’t wait for you to hear all the new music and see you at my live shows. I have some really fun things planned with my band and special guests, including the amazing Kenny Lattimore and also just announced – my band and I have been invited once again to open up for Barry Manilow. Thank you to every single one of you for being such a great friend and supporter through the years. Hope you enjoy the new music and can’t wait to see you again soon.

You can pre-order Silver Lining here.

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