|Michael Lington (USA) - saxophone |
Since the late 90s, Michael Lington has scored hit after Top Ten hit while seducing fans with passionate performances that turn sax into a celebration of love and life. His major breakthrough came with singer Bobby Caldwell, whom he played with from 1994 to 1998. After his cd's Vivid, Everything Must Change, Stay With Me, he now gets back to his sensual funk roots, turning up the Heat big time on his new CD "Heat" released from Nu Groove. On this cd he works with Aaron Neville, former American Idol finalist and Grammy nominated songwriter Ace Young, Bobby Caldwell, Michael and Danny Sembello, Randy Waldman, Michael Thompson, Kim Pierce, Neil Stubenhaus, Nathan East, Teddy Campbell, Vinnie Colaiuta. The cd is co-produced by keyboardist Greg Phillinganes. Michael Lington is opening some 2008 concerts of Barry Manilow, together with contemporary jazz keyboardist Brian Culbertson.