Tag Archives: Ben Riley

Playing Boring Songs Well

SKF NOTE: You’re a drummer working steady with a piano trio six nights a week in a club. The piano player is the leader, the main attraction. The trio has a steady repertoire the pianist updates sometimes. You like playing … Continue reading

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Newly Released Monk Quartet Concert Album Coming

SKF NOTE: Drummer Ben Riley is in excellent form on this never before released Thelonious Monk concert, Palo Alto, slated for release in July 2020. From the reviews I’m reading, and based on this advance release of Epistrophy from the … Continue reading

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Keith Copeland: Building a Jazz Drummer’s Listening Library

SKF NOTE: Revisiting my drummer interviews from the early 1980s reminds me how digital audio is making so much music available at such reasonable prices. Many of the recordings drummer Keith Copeland talks about here were either out-of-print or expensive. … Continue reading

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