Pianist Randy Ingram, whose latest album Sky/Lift (Sunnyside) was released last month, had this to share about the origin of the album title:
I was in upstate New York teaching at the state university in Oneonta over the summer. It’s beautiful up there and the sky is incredibly big and open. I was out for a run one morning and the idea of “Sky Lift” sort of hit me. But then I realized I wanted a separation between the two words, just visually, so the slash looked good and it also gave the idea of two sources of thought—the idea of moving upward and just the expanse of sky.
We spoke with Randy last month prior to his show, which was postponed due to inclement weather. He will be performing this Wednesday, March 19th, with his quartet to celebrate the release of his newest album; click here to read our conversation with Randy.
Randy Ingram celebrates the release of Sky/Lift (Sunnyside) at The Jazz Gallery on Wednesday, March 19th. The group features Randy Ingram on piano, Mike Moreno on guitar, Matt Clohesy on bass, and Jochen Rueckert on drums. Sets are at 9 and 11 p.m., $15 general admission ($10 for members) for the first set, $10 general admission ($5 for members) for the second set. Purchase tickets here.