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Saxophonist, Songwriter and Producer Michael Lington has been topping the Contemporary Jazz charts and winning many awards for over 2 decades with his 11 albums and hundreds of live shows. 

Soul music really spoke to him at an early age, and Michael’s playing can be described as a mixture of King Curtis and Earl Bostic, with a serving of Dave Koz, a smattering of David Sanborn and you have Michael Lington.

In addition to performing as a front-man, one of his specialties is performing with great singers, such as Bobby Caldwell and Randy Crawford. 

His brand new album, and first Christmas album, A Foreign Affair Christmas, features a Who’s Who of artists, such as Dave Koz, Vince Gill, Rick Braun and others. It’s a unique album with some twists to some classic songs from all over the world.

In this show, we talked about 

  • Michael’s background in Copenhagen, Denmark

  • How he gets his amazing full tone and his influences

  • How listening to singers helped him create melodies

  • His interesting variation on long tones that brings his tone to the next level

  • The most important thing to work on in your practice routine

  • Advice he received from James Moody

  • His songwriting approach to his new Christmas album, and how he performed one of the tracks in 1 take

  • The priceless advice he got from touring with Barry Manilow

  • His thoughts on equipment and reeds

  • And more


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On Twitter and Instagram: @LingtonSax