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Album Review

Altoist Michael Lington, who is strongly influenced by David Sanborn, performs quite earnestly on this CD, putting honest feeling into the melodies and creating lightly grooving, mildly funky background music. His smooth sound is pleasing, but there is little beyond that to recommend this disc or to distinguish it from dozens of similar sets (perhaps if Lington actually chose to wander away from one of the melodies, or if he had hired a rhythm section that displayed some personality...). It is no coincidence that all of the selections clock in between three and a half and four and a half minutes, for radio airplay is the main goal of this release rather than self-expression or the need to create something new. Fans of Sanborn's sound who desire to hear a lighter variation will enjoy this set.

Customer Reviews

Great Musician, super melodies

His song Show Me jumped out at me on Sirius a couple years ago and I knew he had a great creative ear for catchy melodies, much like Dave Koz only on the Tenor sax, which gives it even more soul and depth. Great stuff. Get his latest CD too, you'll love You and I, Ocean Drive among others. Lington is what's happening.

Stay With Me

This is a great album too. I like all these songs..only wish there were a couple more with vocals. Great Listening.

One of my favorites!

"Two of a Kind" is one of my favorite songs. If you don't buy this entire album at least purchase this track it's such a great song!


Born: June 11, 1969 in Copenhagen, Denmark

Genre: Jazz

Years Active: '90s, '00s, '10s

A native of Denmark, saxophonist Michael Lington is a purveyor of contemporary jazz. The grandson of well-known Danish band leader Otto Lington -- an early proponent of jazz in Scandinavia -- Lington began performing at a young age as a member of the world-renowned Tivoli Boys Guard. His involvement with the prestigious orchestra earned him a musical education which he later pursued at college. After finishing his degree, he ran his own recording studio while touring throughout Europe. Lington moved...
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