We Need To Repeat

We Need To Repeat

Ingrid Lukas

Label: Ronin Rhythm Records
Format: CD
Barcode: 7640105944804
Catalog number: RON 008
Releasedate: 08-03-19
- Debut release for Ingrid Lukas
- Produced by Nik Bartsch

“How are you?” asks Ingrid Lukas in the first song on her debut CD “We Need To Repeat”.
The Question is asked with poetical urgency, aiming at the profound. Songwriter and pianist Ingrid Lukas was born in Estonia and emigrated to Switzerland as a ten-year-old-child. She mainly sings in English and Estonian and muses in her songs about timeless topics, such as everyday struggles of life, home, the search for clarity, but she also evokes dancing spirits. Her music is rooted in the Nordic acoustic-sound tradition and seeks to reach a blend of ritual folksong elements with pop and minimal jazz. Both in arrangement and composition, the songs live up to Lukas’ creed asking "How little is enough?” which also reflects in the members of band: the piano and vocals are joined by a second voice (Corina Schranz), bass clarinet/tenor sax (Gregor Frei) and a drum set (Dominik Burkhalter) which is used in a percussive way.

The name of the CD is their creed: by focusing on repetition Ingrid Lukas and her band intend to focus on the simple, the subtle, and the unspoilt beauty of the things, words and sounds. This they do not without a pinch of irony and thus witty lyrics meet catchy rhythms to which even the detached white angel might once in a while secretly engage in dance:
'We need to repeat, cause it takes time...`till your heart shows...`till your body knows...`till you feel the beat...'

Ingrid Lukas: vocals, piano, harmonium. Born in 1984 in Tallinn. Studies at the Tallinn Music High School. Moved to Switzerland in 1994 and graduated from Zurich’s Academy of Music (HMT) as a jazz/pop-singer and a teacher of music (2007). Studies with Marianne Racine, Susanne Abbühl, Martina Bovet. Concerts in Switzerland, Austria, Germany and Estonia. Guest appearances in Zurich Schauspielhaus and in the series of Monday concerts of Nik Bärtsch’s RONIN. Guest soloist in the band Metamorphosis. Discography: „We need to repeat“ Ingrid Lukas (Ronin Rhythm Records, 2009) „Solitude“ Metamorphosis feat. Ingrid Lukas (Double Moon Records & Jazzthing, 2009)

Corina Schranz: vocals. Born1987 in Luzern, Switzerland. Studies by Peter Brechbühler, Valérie Guillorit. Bands: stage career with classical Repertoire, in other Formations other Stiles and solo with accordion. Discography: „We Need to Repeat“ Ingrid Lukas (Ronin Rhythm Records, 2009)

Gregor Frei: sax, bass clarinet. Born 1983 in Basel, Switzerland. Studies by Nat Su, John Voirol, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Chris Cheek, Kris Bauman, Loren Stillman. Bands: Ingrid Lukas, Asmin Sextet, Istaman, Origami Quartet. Discography: „Presenting Paintbox“ Paintbox, 2002;
„Live At Jazzkantine“ East West Express, 2006; „Hoover“ Istaman, (Texit Music, 2007);„Land of Refuge“ Asmin Sextet (Altrisuoni, 2009); „My Bow, My Arrow, My Target“ Marygold (Little Jig, 2009)

Dominik Burkhalter: drum kit. Born 1975 in Zürich, Switzerland. Studies by Pierre Favre, Norbert Pfammatter, Julio Barreto. Bands: Asphalt Jungle, DOM, Vault, Christy Doran's New Bag, Domenico Ferrari, Burhan Oecal, Reto Suhner, Emel, Leo Tardin, Mike Ladd.