Keith Ingham: Speaking On Jazz Piano History
Ingham's latest recordings include an album with vocalist Sharon Paige of songs with the lyrics of Ned Washington, entitled Love Is The Thing (Man In The Moon, 2008). It includes songs like "I Don't Stand A Ghost Of A Chance With You," "Stella By Starlight" and "The Nearness Of You." He also recorded an album, in 2007, of the music of Joe Marsala, with prominent clarinetist Bobby Gordon, Lower Register: Bobby Gordon Plays Joe Marsala (Arbors, 2007). Ingham wrote the Arrangements.
He has recorded many albums with vocalists, often in a "song book" format. A great example are the albums he recorded with former Cotton Club and 52nd Street singer Maxine Sullivan. "Maxine was great. A couple of them are being re-released," says Ingham. Then, of course, there is the album he recorded with Peggy Lee of hitherto unrecorded Harold Arlen songs, released in 1993 ( Love Held Lightly: Rare Songs By Harold Arlen, recorded in 1989 for Capitol Records).
Given his brilliant playing of a number of Billy Strayhorn songs at a trio gig at Cleopatra's Needle, in New York City, maybe Keith Ingham should record an album of those compositions.
Sharon Paige, Love Is The Thing (Man in the Moon, 2008)
Bobby Gordon, Lower Register: Bobby Gordon Plays Joe Marsala (Arbors, 2007)
Keith Ingham, Music, Music Everywhere (Spotlite Records, 2004)
Keith Ingham/Bob Ritmeier/John Von Ohlen, Great Songs From Great Britain (Jump, 2003)
Barbara Lea/Keith Ingham, The Songs Of Noel Coward (Challenge Records, 2000)
Keith Ingham, Stardust Melody: The Music Of Hoagy Carmichael Sackville Records, 1999)
Keith Ingham-Harry Allen, The Back Room Romp (Sackville Records, 1996)
Harry Allen-Keith Ingham Quintet, Celebration Of Strayhorn Volume 1 - My Little Brown Book (Audiophile, 1994)
Harry Allen-Keith Ingham Quintet, Celebration Of Strayhorn Volume 2 - Intimacy Of The Blues, (Audiophile, 1994)
Peggy Lee, Love Held Lightly: Rare Songs By Harold Arlen (Capitol, 1993)
Keith Ingham, Out Of The Past(Sackville Records, 1990)
Harry Allen-Keith Ingham Quintet, Are You Having Any Fun? A Celebration Of The Music Of Sammy Fain (Audiophile, 1990)
Keith Ingham/Bob Ritmeier, Plays The Music Of Victor Young (Jump Records, 1989)
Maxine Sullivan, Maxine Sullivan Sings The Music Of Jule Stein (Harbinger Records, re-released 2008. Originally released 1987)
Maxine Sullivan, Maxine Sullivan Sings The Music Of Burton Lane(Harbinger, 1985)
Maxine Sullivan, Songs From The Cotton Club (Mobile Fidelity, 1984)