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“On his album, Sky/Lift, the pianist Randy Ingram pursues a spirit of fluent modernity… A young pianist drawn to contemporary harmony and a sleek rhythmic sensibility; astute, self-possessed.” —Nate Chinen, The New York Times

“Here’s a pianist that has a touch on the ivories I could listen to for weeks. Randy Ingram leads a quartet with Mike Moreno/g, Matt Clohesy/b and Jochen Rueckert/dr for eight originals that have a sound all their own. I’m sure there are influences of icons gone by, but his thoughtful touch mixes melody and gentle passion in a way I haven’t heard in years. Except for the quirky and kinetic ‘St. Louis,’ all of the pieces have a gentle tidal flow to them. ‘Silent Cinema” and ‘The Sea’ feature Ingram delivering elegiac intros that almost wish that the accompaniment would never arrive, but when it does you’re in for an even better ride. Encore!” George W. Harris, Jazz Weekly

“Quietly intellectual, pianist Randy Ingram, spins delicate gossamer gold with bassist Drew Gress on the nine standard and original compositions making up The Wandering.”  —C. Michael Bailey, All About Jazz 

“Ingram’s material is very strong and personal, and he and his fellow musicians live up to challenge of making the songs come alive…Ingram’s album, Sky/Lift, is a special one.”Peter Hum, Ottawa Citizen

“[There is Bill] Evans-like flowing lyricism and ensemble elasticity throughout the album. But Ingram tends to think on a different scale than his hero.  Take ‘Silent Cinema’, which is more rhapsodic than Evans’ tune-based pieces.  And ’99’ (for the Occupy movement) is more in the post-rock mode of Brad Mehldau and Kurt Rosenwinkel. Moreno, meanwhile, articulates far more aggressively than Hall.  All of these are good things, distinguishing the music as Ingram’s own. Especially appealing is the simpatico playing of Ingram and Moreno. Their unison melody lines punctuate the ascent of the title cut, and Ingram seems to take special pleasure in commenting on Moreno’s solos both rhythmically and harmonically, punching up the velocity with his chording or whispering quiet encouragement. In a different mood, the guitarist and pianist take turns skating over the very Evans-like glide of the triple-time ‘Late Romantic’.  On ‘St. Louis’, the spiky, broken unison line of the theme, with Rueckert playing freely across his kit, recalls some long-lost Keith Jarrett/Sam Brown/Paul Motian collaboration of yore.  And ‘Nicky’, for the late rock pianist Nicky Hopkins, is a kind of country-rock shuffle that allows everyone, especially Moreno, to cut loose.  It might make you forget all about Bill Evans.  Which can also be a good thing.” —Jon Garelick, Downbeat

“In terms of duet albums for piano and bass in 2017, it’s going to be tough to top the beguiling union of Randy Ingram and Drew Gress on Ingram’s gorgeous new album for Sunnyside, ‘The Wandering’. Its songs—a combination of originals and thoughtful interpretations of music by Wayne Shorter, Bill Evans and Kenny Wheeler—comprise as calming and carefully crafted a conversation you’re likely to hear between a grand piano and stand-up bass anytime soon. The duo celebrates the release of The Wandering two days ahead of its release date on April 21 with a special show at The Jazz Gallery. If the performance will be anything like this amazing LP, it will be the quintessence of quietude.” —Ron Hart, The Observer

“Young jazz pianist Randy Ingram shows a modernistic touch similar to peers Aaron Parks, Gerald Clayton, and Robert Glasper, influenced by older masters from Keith Jarrett and Fred Hersch all the way back to Thelonious Monk. His penchant for modal melodies, repeated and developed lines, and beautifully crafted reflective moods is clearly heard on this recording of his own originals and favored standards” —Michael G. Nastos, All Music Guide

“[Sky/Lift] is really exceptional. Ingram writes real compositions: not songs, not heads or themes that provide pretext for “blowing,” but long melody lines, sometimes articulated by the leader and guitarist Moreno in tandem. Ingram is a canny but not a tricksy pianist; if he’s soloing, he won’t necessarily do  anything counterintuitive or stealthily-genius with his left hand while his right hand is making the statement; no, he’ll throw in the accents and the intimations of a bass line, or maybe nudge his solo in the ribs with a dissonant elbow, or raise an eyebrow of counterpoint, but he’s not into misdirection or prestidigitation as such.  The keywords here are coherence and clarity. Ingram gives every note he pulls from the piano a considered amount of weight; he’s never overbearing or overload, nor does he ever let his tones approach a mode you could call impressionistic, let alone mushy. It is not for nothing that the maestro of modulation Fred Hersch is an admirer of Ingram’s. Ingram has a way of surprising you when you think you’ve got him figured out. The nice thing is that the surprises don’t jar—Sky/Lift is a very well-integrated listening experience—but do make you prick up your ears, which are then rewarded. The album’s fourth track, ‘Time Remembered’ seems clearly a title with a double or even triple meaning, as Ingram’s playing here is practically explosive, replete with spiky note clusters and dizzying runs that stop well short of maximum dissonance while still making the hairs on the back of the neck stick up, not least because of the way his interpolations push up against the tune’s meter and tempo, a shifty bottom that threatens to turn into quicksand at times. —Glenn Kenny, Some Came Running

“Lots of serenity and introspection are found with Randy Ingram, who played the role of Bill Evans in the biopic about Monica Zetterlund that opened last month: Sky Lift offers a chance to hear a young pianist who plays in a tight, narrative way, along the lines of Aaron Parks. Mike Moreno (guitar), Matt Clohesy (bass) and Jochen Reuckert (drums) lift this album to a high musical level. Jazz Magazine, France

“He’s got a nice crystalline sound, rich and wide open, and knows how to state a melody with spacious chords, veering into logical solos that wander into intriguing lands” —George W. Harris, Jazz Weekly

“He displays a sensitive touch, a keen ear for melody and harmonic inventions… A blueprint for a creative future.” —Richard Kamins, The Hartford Courant

“A stylish, intimate and very delicate touch.” —Michele Chisena, All About Jazz Italia

“Randy Ingram is among the vanguard of young jazz pianists on the New York scene.  He plays with finesse, thoughtfulness and passion.” —Pianist Fred Hersch

“It’s hard to make a piano sing. You can’t breathe into it, you can’t slide from one note to another. The piano is a mechanical music-maker, and it takes a real artist—an Ahmad Jamal, a Bill Evans, a Fred Hersch—to make it come alive. Pianist Randy Ingram is one of those artists. He has an immaculately honed touch and an unforced sense of lyricism. His graceful melodies never feel tethered to the ground. It is appropriate then that Ingram named his new album Sky/Lift (Sunnyside). Featuring an all-star cast of collaborators—Mike Moreno on guitar, Matt Clohesy on bass, and Jochen Rueckert on drums—Ingram’s set of original compositions take flight on the backs of clear melodies and fleet-footed rhythms.” —Kevin Laskey, The Jazz Gallery

“With nothing approaching filler in it and full of understated, gleaming performances, this is an album deserving of a lot of notice.” —S. Victor Aaron, Something Else

“Enlightenment comes in part through learning how to achieve greater results through more economical means.  In his debut as a leader, Randy Ingram makes it clear that he has absorbed this lesson into his creative DNA…when Ingram does kick it up, the impact is at least as strong as that made by his flashier peers, and deeper too.” —Robert L. Doerschuk, Downbeat

“A formidable composer, Ingram made a huge creative leap with his album The Road Ahead—Andy Gilbert, San Francisco Chronicle

“The gifted young pianist-composer Randy Ingram, a former student of Fred Hersch and Danilo Perez, showcases his eclectic nature on his excellent debut.” —Bill Milkowski, Jazz Times

The Road Ahead is an insightful, compulsively listenable debut by one of the best up-and-coming pianists.” —Nick Bewsey, Icon

“Recommended New Release!” —David Adler, All About Jazz NY

“Best of the Year! Randy Ingram / The Road Ahead: Snazzy arrangements, sharp performances and tight compositions add up to a highly recommended album.” Something Else Reviews

“When Ingram is not playing one of his own superb tunes, he reinvents pop gems like The Beatles’ ‘For No One,’ and standards including ‘Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most’ and ‘So In Love.’ Whatever he plays, Ingram attacks the keyboard with equal shares of flair, taste and dexterity, making every track an evocative journey.” —Ron Netsky, Rochester City Newspaper

“Ingram and his band consistently get it right on The Road Ahead, an impressive debut by a leader and group that one expects will continue to make great music for years.” All About Jazz New York

“[Ingram’s] thoroughly enjoyable debut portends a bright future….The Road Ahead suggests he’ll be hard to stop.” —Kevin Convey, The Boston Herald

The Road Ahead (BJU) is the impressive debut by the much-touted pianist Randy Ingram, his quartet tackling mostly his own compositions.” —Simon Adams, The Jazz Journal UK