Instruments: Basses & Vocals
Origin: USA / Belgium
Distribution: L'Autre Distribution
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
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. They've released their second album on December 1st, 2017 and are currently touring through Europe.
In 2018, Reggie decided to explore the acoustic bassist side of his personality. 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 to create something NEW while paying tribute to the legends he shared the stage with. The new album was released in November 2018.
A versatile, 360-degree musician, Reggie plays Jazz, Funk, R&B, Blues, World and Experimental music with a natural and contagious energy. His bass lines are both sophisticated and explicit. He is diligent in his work and enjoys mixing people of different cultures as a way to enhance music by learning from others and sharing ideas.
Reggie is currently touring with Archie Shepp, Lisa Simone, Regina Carter, Jacques Schwarz-Bart, Mike Clark Trio, Robin McKelle, Alex Tassel, Malcolm Braff Trio, Grégory Privat, Dana Leong, Yosuke Onuma and gospel diva Liz McComb.
1. "RAINBOW SHADOW - A Tribute to Jef Lee Johnson"
Reggie Washington - bass & vocals
Marvin Sewell or David Gilmore - guitar
DJ Grazzhoppa - turntables
Patrick Dorcéan - drums
2. "REGGIE WASHINGTON TRIO"
Reggie Washington - bass
David Gilmore - guitar
Gene Lake - drums
3. "VINTAGE NEW ACOUSTIC"
Reggie Washington - acoustic & electric basses
Fabrice Alleman - tenor saxophone
Bobby Sparks - piano & keyboards
E.J. Strickland - drums
Reggie Washington - bass
Hervé Samb - guitar
Sonny Troupé ou Ulrich Edorh - drums
"New Reggie Washington sounding smooooth" - BBC Radio 6 Music / Gilles Peterson
"One of the finest albums of 2015" - The Funk and Soul Revue
"Choc" - Jazz Magazine
"Il y en pour la planète entière dans ce disque... Quel feeling de surcroît!" - Libération
"Certainement le plus beau son de basse électrique aujourd’hui." - Jazz Hot
"VINTAGE NEW ACOUSTIC":
Available from 5 to 15 Nov 2019
Availbale from 5 to 12 March 2020
Availbale fromfrom 8 to 15 April 2020
"RAINBOW SHADOW": All 2019
"REGGIE WASHINGTON TRIO": All 2019
"AFROÏSTIC": All 2019