THINGS TO COME is the debut album of Milton Suggs as a leader. As such, it is a representation of just a small fraction of the relatively few experiences, lessons learned, and people encountered in life thus far.
THINGS TO COME also represents some of the directions that you can expect to see Milton take musically in the future. Included in this album are mostly original compositions of various styles. However, it also contains arrangements of standards such as ‘ROUND MIDNIGHT; songs of relevance to American and African-American history such as WE SHALL OVERCOME and LIFT EVERY VOICE AND SING; and jazz standards with original lyrics and vocalese in the tradition of giants like Eddie Jefferson and Jon Hendricks; tunes such as YOUR SMILE, which includes original lyrics to a Charlie Parker solo on Ray Noble’s CHEROKEE, and FANTASY FOR TWO (based on Cedar Walton’s UGETSU).
With an eclectic blend of various elements, this album is accessible to the many different types of listeners out there.
released September 28, 2010
℗&© 2010 Skiptone Music
All rights reserved.
Recorded at Soundmine Studios in Chicago, IL Nov 14, 2009 and Dec 6 & 7 2009
Engineered & mixed by Dennis Tousanna of Absolute Audio Inc.
Mastered by Dan Stout of Colossal Mastering
Photography by John Broughton.
Designed by Chad Hutchins
Milton Suggs – Vocals
Sarah Marie Young - Vocals (track 8)
Marquis Hill – Trumpet
Christopher McBride – Alto Sax (tracks 1, 2, 12, 13)
Patrick Terbrack – Alto Sax (tracks 3-6, 10)
Vincent Gardner – Trombone (tracks 4 &10)
Larry Brown, Jr. – Guitar (tracks 2 & 8)
Greg Spero – Organ (track 8)
Willerm Delisfort – Piano (tracks 1-3, 5-9, 11-13)
Adrian Ruiz – Piano (tracks 4 & 10)
Patrick Mulcahy – Bass (tracks 1-3, 5-9, 11-13)
Nathan Brown – Bass (tracks 4 & 10)
Makaya McCraven – Drums (tracks 1, 2, 7, 8, 11-13)
Marcus Evans – Drums (3-6, 9, 10)