Berks Jazz Fest 2016: Michael Lington with Taylor Dayne

Next was saxophonist Michael Lington who originally hails from Copenhagen, Denmark, but now resides in the US for many years. He belongs to the top of the smooth jazz genre and delivered another great show backed by a killer band plus a 2 piece horn section courtesy of the Berks Horns, kicking off with some songs from his current album Second Nature, before special guest Taylor Dayne joined to sing "I Can't Stand The Rain", then going back to sing some of her early hits. Michael Lington featured more songs from his brand new album, which was recorded in Al Green's studio in Memphis with members from Al Green's band plus remaining members of the Stax band, plus the Dap-Kings in NY, plus Booker T, oozing the spirit of this era. After that segment, he did a beautiful rendition of "Everything Must Change", wandering around in the audience, which left a remaining impression. Taylor Dayne came back to do a few more songs, among them the Barry White classic "Can't Get Enough Of Your Love, Babe" plus more of her own, before Michael Lington wrapped up the show with his rendition of AWB's "Pick Up The Pieces", having people get up and dance. They were called back for an encore, first Michael Lington did a heartfelt cover of a Kenny Loggins' "Danny's Song", then Taylor Dayne joined in to do the Rufus classic "You Got The Love", finishing a great and varied show.