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Darby Williams & Peabo Bryson Debut “No One Knows" Lyric Video

By Shane Jordan s.jordan@classicalite.com on Feb 26, 2016 10:01 PM EST

Contemporary Jazz Singer Darby Williams and Grammy Award winner Peabo Bryson celebrate the release of "No One Knows" lyric video - directed by Mike Squires -- to accompany Williams' debut album, ME.

Newcomer Darby Williams commands the stage just as she commands her dynamic vocal range, with artistic creativity and a personal touch that captures the essence and the nuances of perhaps the greatest collaborators in jazz history -- Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn. The first single and lyric video "No One Knows" from her debut album ME features Darby and two-time Grammy Award winner Peabo Bryson in a soulful duet that is sure to keep your foot tapping and garner new fans.

A recent press release for the video describes this new take on an old Billy Strayhorn masterpiece as sounding so good that you will scarce understand why more people haven't released it as a single:

"As the first single from Darby Williams' debut Roc Cartel album, ME, the easy-swinging 'No One Knows' is a soulful duet with lyrics so clever and a melody so catchy that one can only wonder why this tune slipped from sight for so long."

Reflecting on the recording partnership on "No One Knows" Peabo Bryson comments, "Darby is a fantastic vocalist with command and range. I've sung with the greats and she's more than holding her own."

Other songs featured on ME including "Something to Live For," "Mood Indigo," "Lush Life" and "Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me," echo the sweltering notes and delicate compositions of Ellington and Strayhorn's illustrious partnership.

Williams' interpretation of their compositions is both thoughtful and intoxicating and when combined with the nature of her phrasing, Darby's feel for American Songbook material becomes both obvious and evident.

Darby Williams' album ME -- co-produced by Jason Schweiter and Richard Flanzer -- is available for purchase through iTunes and Amazon.com.

Track Listing:

"No One Knows"

"Do Nothin' Till You Hear from Me"

"Something to Live For"

"Prelude to A Kiss"

"Mood Indigo"

"Daydream"

"I Don't Know About You"

"Lush Life"

"In A Sentimental Mood"

"Sophisticated Lady"

For further information on Darby Williams be sure to visit her official website.

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