Reggie Washington
Ken Spellman interviews bassist Reggie Washington
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Reginald Reuben Washington is an American jazz bassist. He is the brother of drummer Kenny Washington. Reggie and his brother Kenny played percussion instruments as The Washington Brothers from age seven. Soon after, Reggie took up cello and then both electric and double-bass. Born: July 28, 1962 (age 57 years), Staten Island, NY.

Reggie and his brother Kenny played percussion instruments as The Washington Brothers from age seven. Soon after, Reggie took up cello and then both electric and double-bass. He began playing professionally as a bassist in the early 1980s, with Chico Hamilton for much of that decade, as well as with Ronald Shannon JacksonCarlos WardJean-Paul Bourelly, and Clyde Criner.[2]

In the 1990s, Washington worked with Steve ColemanGene LakeBranford Marsalis (in Buckshot LeFonque), Marvin “Smitty” SmithAndy MilneDon ByronDavid GilmoreOliver LakeMarc LedfordJoseph BowieCassandra WilsonRonnie CuberGreg Osby, and Uri Caine. He has also recorded as a leader, including of the group Reuben’s Bass Choir, a group consisting of several basses and a drummer. In the 2000s he continued performing with Bourelly and Oliver Lake, as well as with Me’Shell Ndegeocello among others. AlbumsRainbow Shadow: A Tribute to Jef Lee JohnsonMORESiblingsKenny WashingtonMusic groupsThe RH FactorBuckshot LeFonqueThe Headhunters

By Ken