This picture is from a studio session in 2011 with Reggie Washington, Jozef Dumoulin, Gene Lake & Jef Lee Johnson.
It was for Reggie's second album "Freedom".
Jammin'colorS label released its first CD in 2006 with New York bassist Reggie Washington who has played with some of the most influential artists on the music scene: Steve Coleman, Cassandra Wilson, Branford Marsalis, Meshell Ndegéocello, Roy Hargorve, Archie Shepp.
This first CD includes two live concerts from Reggie's first European tour with saxophonist Ravi Coltrane and drummer Gene Lake and from his other trio with Erwin Vann and Stéphane Galland.
Over the years, we've continued to create CDs with Reggie Washington but also with other musicians such as drummer E.J. Strickland, Cuban pianist Manuel Valera, flutist Hadar Noiberg, vocalist Paul Jost and drummer Gene Lake. We believe that all these artists have their own musical personality and deserve to be heard worldwide.
If you listen to the music of the Jammin'colorS label, you can hear many different influences: jazz, funk, hip-hop, fusion, world, folk, classical and much more.
"There are two kinds of music: the good and the bad. I play the good kind." - Louis Armstrong
Black Lives - from Generation to Generation
"Black Lives - from Generation to Generation"
Cheick Tidiane Seck - Immanuel Wilkins - David Gilmore - Marque Gilmore - Sharrif Simmons - Stephanie McKay - Andy Milne - Kokayi - Sonny Troupé - Reggie Washington - Alicia Hall Moran - DJ Grazzhoppa - Adam Falcon - Jeremy Pelt - Grégory Privat - Marcus Strickland - E.J. Strickland - Oliver Lake - Jacques Schwarz-Bart - Gene Lake - Tutu Puoane - Yul - Marvin Sewell - Jean-Paul Bourelly - Terence “Sub Z“ Nicholson
25 musicians from the United States, Caribbean and Africa each compose a song to fight against systemic racism in the world
The 25 composers are between 20 and 80 years old and are known for their work as leaders but also their collaboration with world-famous artists from the 60‘s until today.
They come from the United States, Caribbean and Africa and their songs draw on many influences, such as African music, hip-hop, jazz, funk, rock, fusion, rap, jungle, nu-jazz, soul, blues, Caribbean jazz, opera, classical music, poetry.
This project brings together more than 60 musicians, who play a large variety of instruments: saxophone, trumpet, trombone, vibraphone, guitar, drums, bass, vocals, piano, keyboards, turntables, ka drums, n’goni, djembe and tama. There is even a choir from Mali, composed of girls 7 to 13 years of age.
On this album, you will listen to brothers, twins, a father and a son, a couple, a mother and son, old friends !
“Black Lives - from Generation to Generation“ is a collective of artists who are continuing to fight for equality and social justice through music.