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Ben Riley

Ben Riley
Born: Jul 17, 1933 in Savannah, GA
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Genre: Jazz
Biography: An excellent drummer whose strong support has helped a variety of advanced bop sessions, Ben Riley is best known for his association with Thelonious Monk's Quartet even though he was only a member for three years. Prior to playing with Monk, Riley performed with many combos, including those led by Randy ...Read full biography
Weaver of Dreams
Released: 1996
Label: Joken Records
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Riley's is a drummer's CD. He is upfront in the mix, thankfully, so you hear his melodic ideas, on sticks and brushes, with authentic clarity. There's no pianist, though bassist Buster Williams expertly ...Read full review
Grown Folks Music
Released: 2013
Label: Sunnyside Communications
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