Just Like Me: The Music of Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn

by Milton Suggs and Willie Pickens

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With a nearly 10 year student-teacher relationship, Milton Suggs and Willie Pickens collaborate as two professionals to offer this piano-vocal rendition of 11 of Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn's beloved compositions. Willie Pickens, a legend and mainstay on the Chicago jazz scene, offers his 60+ years of musical expertise to help bring life to these compositions through his dynamic accompaniment as well as brilliant solos. It is through the wisdom of his playing and solid support that the rich baritone of Milton Suggs is able to shine through with a stunning interpretation of each tune. This album is far from flashy, for it seeks to highlight the emotional depth that can emerge from simplicity.

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released May 11, 2010

Milton Suggs - Vocals
Willie Pickens - Piano

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Track Name: Day Dream
Day Dream
Why do you haunt me so?
Here in a rosy glow
The face of my love you show

Day dream
I walk along on air
building a castle there
for me and my love to share

Don't know the time
Lordy I'm lost in a daze.
Sun in the sky
While I moan around feeling hazy

Day dream
don't break my reverie
until I find that she
is day dreaming just like me.