This Friday, April 21st, marks the release of The Wandering (Sunnyside), an elegant and varied duo recording from pianist Randy Ingram. As a followup to his acclaimed 2014 album Sky/Lift, The Wandering finds Ingram both honing and stretching his trademark lyricism alongside bassist Drew Gress. The pair first played together at the club Mezzrow, where their top-notch interplay was clear from the get-go, meaning an album was just about inevitable. The Wandering’s set list includes compositions from both Gress and Ingram (including tributes to British pianist John Taylor and former Boston Red Sox great David Ortiz), as well as standards from Cole Porter and Bill Evans.
This Wednesday, April 19th, Ingram and Gress will come to The Jazz Gallery to celebrate the release of The Wandering with two sets of music. Before coming, be sure to check out a couple of tracks from the record—the John Taylor-inspired title track and an up-tempo rendition of Evans’s “Show-Type Tune”—below.
Pianist Randy Ingram and bassist Drew Gress celebrate the release of The Wandering at The Jazz Gallery on Wednesday, April 19th, 2017. Sets are at 7:30 and 9:30 P.M. $15 general admission (FREE for members) for each set. Purchase tickets here.