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Music has been an integral part of Milton’s life from an early age. As a child he played various instruments including the bass, the alto saxophone, and the drums. From these experiences Milton developed a love of, and discovered an intuition for, music that has aided in his growth and development as a musician. In 2001 Milton began learning to play the piano under the tutelage of his godfather, renowned pianist Willie Pickens. In 2003 he enrolled at Columbia College Chicago where his passion for performance and arranging began to take shape. It was here where he first began to develop his skills as a vocalist and pianist, as well as a composer/arranger
Label: Cellar Records
Track listing: Sweet Lorraine; Giving Rise to Doubt; I Didn’t Know What Time It Was; Little Mouse; Blues for Hiroshi; It Might as Well Be Spring; Blacker Black’s Revenge; Avo’s Blooze; Do You Remember Me; Melancholy Mind.
Anthony Wonsey: Lorraine's Lullabye
by Jack Bowers
As it takes a village" to raise a child, writes Anthony Wonsey, it also takes a village to raise a jazz pianist, and Lorraine's Lullabye is Wonsey's way of saying thank you" to many of those who have helped and nurtured him throughout his journey including New York educator and social worker Lorraine Tiezzi, the album's ...
Ashley Henry: la bellezza della musica inclusiva
by Paolo Marra
Il pianista e compositore Ashley Henry è uno dei più interessanti talenti della nuova generazione di jazzisti britannici che si sta imponendo all'attenzione internazionale. Il suo album di debutto, Beautiful Vinyl Hunter (Sony, 2019), ha rivelato un universo nel quale jazz, grime, drum'n'bass e hip-hop convivono senza snaturare le radici profonde dei grandi jazzisti del passato. ...
Strata-East: Seizing the Time
by Chris May
Operating on minimum finance and maximum passion, Brooklyn's Strata-East label was a pivotal platform for the spiritual-jazz movement that emerged during the Civil Rights struggle of the 1970s. Its closest contemporary comparator was Chicago's Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians. Both were non-profit organisations. The AACM was non-profit by design. With Strata-East, co-founder Charles Tolliver ...
Voices of the People: Philadelphia Jazz Project to Celebrate America’s Cherished Values
by Victor L. Schermer
The famed Philadelphia Jazz Project (PJP) has a tradition of organizing and presenting concerts in fresh, imaginative, and creative ways. It is a stimulus program whose mission is to generate interest in and responsiveness to the music and to locally-based musicians. The upcoming series, Voices of the People," four concerts featuring Philadelphia vocalists, is designed for ...
Terry Klinefelter Instrumental and Vocal Ensemble: Philadelphia Songbook Vol. 2
by Victor L. Schermer
Terry Klinefelter Instrumental and Vocal Ensemble Philadelphia Songbook Vol.2 American Philosophical Society Philadelphia, PA September 10, 2015 At the outset of a busy weekend of jazz events in Philadelphia, this concert directed by versatile pianist- composer-arranger Terry Klinefelter was an amalgam of two musical genres: straight-ahead mainstream jazz and rhythm-and-blues, ...
Lyrical, Volume 1
By Milton Suggs
Label: Skiptone Music
Milton Suggs: Lyrical, Volume 1
by C. Michael Bailey
Vocalist/composer Milton Suggs released Things To Come to certain positive acclaim. In an arid male jazz vocals landscape, Suggs recalls a simpler time ruled by the likes of Joe Williams and Johnny Hartman. His voice is deep and rich, with Betty Carter's pliability and Jon Hendricks' smokiness. On Lyrical, Volume 1 he fronts a larger-than-average band ...
Chicago-based Jazz Vocalist Milton Suggs Releases “Lyrical, Volume 1” New CD On Skiptone Music Label, July 24
In 2010 with his debut album as a leader, Things to Come, vocalist Milton Suggs established himself as an artist to be aware of and watch closely. He cements that idea with a strong showing in 2012 with the first volume in an anticipated series of albums simply and appropriately entitled, “Lyrical.” Lyrical, Volume I was ...