Keith Ingham

A Star Dust Melody

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Pianist Keith Ingham pays tribute to the legendary songwriter Hoagy Carmichael on this well-conceived project. Ingham is heard in three separate settings. Eight songs have him doubling on harpsichord in a sextet reminiscent of Artie Shaw's Gramercy Five, with Scott Robinson on clarinet and bass clarinet and trumpeter Randy Reinhart. "Hong Kong Blues" features Ingham in a conventional piano/bass/drums trio, while the remaining ten songs are mostly joyous romps in a trio with clarinetist Bobby Gordon and drummer Arnie Kinsella. The 19 songs are mostly all pretty familiar, but these renditions give them fresh life while re-creating their original joy. Ingham was one of the top swing pianists of the 1990s, and A Star Dust Melody is one of his many excellent recordings. Recommended.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 3:05
2 2:51
3 5:03
4 3:22
5 3:53
6 4:35
7 3:08
8 3:35
9 2:34
10 2:22
11 3:05
12 2:42
13 3:59
14 2:36
15 3:04
16 3:35
17 3:11
18 3:32
19 3:30
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