Reggie Washington felt it necessary to record this tribute to Jef Lee Johnson, as he became a fan of Jef Lee's music the moment they met.
"Jef deserves wider recognition for this work and music," says Reggie. "His songs tell many life stories!"
In January 2014 Reggie Washington, Marvin Sewell, DJ Grazzhoppa and Patrick Dorcéan recorded for a week at Moods Studio in Brittany, France.
In September 2014 musicians that had played with Jef, knew Jef or whom Jef loved were invited to contribute their skills to the project: Chico Huff, Yohannes Tona, Wallace Roney, Dana Leong, Jacques Schwarz-Bart, Lili Anel, Jonathan Crayford, Monique Harcum and TIBOO.
The cover of the album captures moments of a conversation in which Reggie was explaining his friendship and feelings for Jef Lee Johnson to award winning photographer, David Crunelle.
released May 18, 2018
Bass, Vocals – Reggie Washington
Guitar – Marvin Sewell
Turntables, Sampler – DJ Grazzhoppa
Drums – Patrick Dorcean
Trumpet – Wallace Roney (11)
Saxophone – Jacques Schwarz-Bart (7)
Keyboards – Jonathan Crayford (10)
Trombone, Cello – Dana Leong (2)
Bass – Chico Huff (3), Yohannes Tona (2)
Vocals – Lili Añel (9)
Backing Vocals – Monique Harcum (14)
Voices – Ella Washington (13), Stefany Washington (13)