Bassist Reggie Washington has released, Freedom, his second album, on Jammin’ colorS Records.
The album fuses a ton of genres, including jazz, funk, rock, blues, classical and World music. Sometimes up front and sometimes in the background, Washington’s rich tone and undeniable grooves glue all of the different elements together to make it a cohesive and attention-grabbing album. And even with some more experimental tracks on the album, the bassist pays homage to our musical forefathers with tunes like “The Mooche,” “Funk Elise,” and a solo double bass rendition of Oscar Pettiford’s “Tricotism”.
Washington’s credits include working with artists from Cassandra Wilson to D’Angelo, and touring with guitarist Jef Lee Johnson and drummer Gene Lake, who make the core of the album.
Special guests for the album also include Jozef Dumoulin on the Fender Rhodes, saxophonist Fabrice Alleman, spoken word artist Tiboo, turntablist DJ Grazzhoppa and fellow bassist Rich Brown.
Likening himself to an old school music lover, Washington says Freedom won’t be released digitally for the first year. “We want folks to get the physical copy,” he explains. “I’m still from the LP era. I like to read something about what’s going on with the “record”!”
Freedom Track List:
- Groove 4 Chantal
- Funk Elise
- Peppermint N’ Pickle
- The Mooche
- Jack Legged
- Monk’s Mood