REGGIE WASHINGTON - NEW VINTAGE ACOUSTIC
feat. Bobby Sparks, David Gilmore, Fabrice Alleman & E.J. Strickland
Bassist Reggie Washington was a key participant in the Modern Jazz revolution of the 80’s and 90’s. He became known touring, recording and performing with Steve Coleman, Branford Marsalis, Roy Hargrove, Chico Hamilton, Oliver Lake, Cassandra Wilson, Don Byron, Jean-Paul Bourelly, Lester Bowie and Ronald Shannon Jackson.
In 2005, Reggie began successfully touring with his own bands. They were a mix of American & European musicians such as Ravi Coltrane, Gene Lake, Stéphane Galland, Jef Lee Johnson, Erwin Vann, Jacques Schwarz-Bart, E.J Strickland, Jozef Dumoulin, Skoota Warner, Matthew Garrison, Marcus Strickland, Jason Lindner, Poogie Bell and Ronny Drayton.
Since 2015, Reggie has been touring throughout Europe with his project "Rainbow Shadow - A tribute to Jef Lee Johnson" featuring guitarist Marvin Sewell or David Gilmore, drummer Patrick Dorcéan & DJ Grazzhoppa on turntables.
I’ve been documenting this group with several videos and images available HERE.
In 2018, Reggie decided to explore the acoustic bassist side of his personality.
He just released an album available HERE, and he is touring all over Europe in the fall 2018 and spring 2019.
For this new quartet "Vintage New Acoustic", he enlisted the services of multi-keyboardist Bobby Ray Sparks, drummer E.J. Strickland and saxophonist Fabrice Alleman
And for this Paris concert he also invited one of his oldest friend in the business; David Gilmore, guitar player with whom he’s been sharing the stage since the early 90’s.
So this was a very unique concert, and the audience went wild on a couple occasions!
I’d like to release videos soon, there was a few magic moments that highlighted this concert in Paris.
You can find more infos about Reggie Washington on JAMMIN COLORS, artists management and booking agency based in Brussels, they have a great pool of musicians coming from all over the world.