Date: Feb 19th, 2012 · Tags: Jazz CD Reviews

Here is a disclaimer: Michael Lington plays alto and tenor saxophone, and the saxophone is the dominant instrument of the smooth jazz genre, every bit as much the electric guitar is the dominant instrument of rock ‘n’ roll. This means Lington is trying to stand out in an extremely crowded field. So what is it about Lington that makes him distinctive and unique compared to m: Eric Marienthal , m: Euge Groove , m: Marion Meadows , m: Kim Waters , m: Jeff Kashiwa , m: Boney James , m: Dave Koz , m: Mindi Abair or m: Walter Beasley ? Nothing much, and that is an observation, not a criticism.

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Michael Lington: Pure