Michael Lington has announced an upcoming record of quarantine collaborations called Alone Together – The Duets, and shared “Baker Street” featuring Javier Colon on vocals.
The smooth rendition of Lington’s 2008 song—originally featuring Ace Young—is one of ten remote collabs on the tracklist of the saxophonist’s new album. Other artists making appearances are Kenny Lattimore, Boney James, Sy Smith and more.
The record had its roots in the virtual shows Lington organized on livestreaming platform StageIt. “When the pandemic started and all my touring was postponed indefinitely, I knew I needed to continue creating music for my own well-being,” he explained in a statement. “A few shows in I started inviting special guests to perform with me, but as technology wasn’t allowing for ‘live’ duets we did it literally ‘alone together’ from separate locations as a pre-record.”
He added, “We put together performances that were so real, heartfelt and authentic that it became apparent we were creating something special. We captured a spirit and vibe beyond anything I could have imagined. It’s not about being perfect but all about the heart and soul.”
Alone Together – The Duets is out March 26. Lington will launch the record with a virtual release concert on March 20 on StageIt. Buy tickets here, and watch him perform “Baker Street” with Colon here: