Saxophonist Michael Lington is a native of Denmark. It was in 1990 that Lington moved to Los Angeles, becoming a U.S. citizen in 2008. He got his musical start in Bobby Caldwell’s band; later he toured for three years with jazz and R&B legend Randy Crawford. The saxophonist, who has also performed numerous times for the Danish royal family (including the wedding reception of Crown Prince Frederik), has always been first-call for musical superstars. He’s opened arena shows for Barry Manilow and has already spent 18 months on tour with Michael Bolton. Lington has been a familiar face on contemporary jazz since his self titled major-label debut in 1997, and his tracks keep conquering the Billboard Contemporary Jazz charts. For his seventh CD ‘Pure’, he returns to the basics for an organic, soul-jazz project that recalls the glory days of contemporary jazz unburdened by pop constraints. The first single ‘Roadtrip’, which is produced and written by Lington and Brian Culbertson, is among most added and played songs at contemporary and smooth jazz radio and hit #3 at the Billboard Jazz Song Charts. His last album ‘Soul Appeal’ was released in 2014.
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