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“PLAY” Single

  • Release date: 2022-06-24
  • Label: Copenhagen Music

Michael Lington, “PLAY”
Powering full steam ahead into the next phase of his dynamic 25 year solo career, saxophonist Michael Lington captures all the freewheeling magic, energy and optimism we’re feeling post-pandemic with his latest perfectly titled single “Play” – a funked out, fun-spirited, perfect for summertime jam that marks his first time co-writing and co-producing with longtime friend and fellow horn master and hit maker Darren Rahn. The groove-intensive track also features Paul Jackson Jr.’s blistering guitar fire and the non-stop grooves of bassist Mel Brown and drummer Tarell Martin. While creating a forward minded way to keep joy and hope flowing in turbulent times, “Play” – from Lington’s upcoming EP and first set of original tunes since 2018’s Silver Lining – also reflects the multi-talented artist’s ever-bustling role as a first time dad to his son Landon and the passion he’s bringing to his latest endeavor, hosting his own Friday radio show on Smooth Jazz 247.

 PLAY 3:56
Written by Michael Lington & Darren Rahn
(Lington Music Publishing/ASCAP, Odipantz Music/ASCAP)
Produced and Mixed by Darren Rahn
Co-Produced by Michael Lington

Michael Lington – Alto Sax
Darren Rahn – Wurli, Rhodes, Hammond Organ, Synths, Programming
Paul Jackson Jr – Guitar
Mel Brown – Bass
Tarell Martin – Drums