Foto: Promocional. Ha fallecido el batería americano Ben Riley. Ben Riley fue batería de una serie de importantes leyendas de la música jazz norteamericana, su trabajo se puede seguir a través de discos de Thelonious Monk, Alice Coltrane, Stan Getz, Woody Herman, Eddie ‘Lockjaw’ Davis, Ahmad Jamal, Sonny Rollins o Kenny Barron.

También, durante los años 70 formó parte de New York Jazz Quartet. Esto le convirtió a él también como un nombre dentro del firmamento de estrellas de la música que siempre defendió.

Ben Riley nació en el estado de Georgia pero a los 4 años se mudó con su familia a la ciudad de New York.

Su colaboración en discos y algunos de sus discos como líder se pueden seguir de manera prolija en la web Wikipedia:

As leader

1996: Weaver of Dreams (Joken)

2006: Memories of T (Concord)

2012: Grown Folks Music (Sunnyside)

As sideman

With Chet Baker

As Time Goes By (Timeless, 1986)

Cool Cat (Timeless, 1986 [1989])

With Bill Barron

Variations in Blue (Muse, 1983)

Live at Cobi’s 2 (SteepleChase, 1885 [2006])

The Next Plateau (Muse, 1987 [1989])

Live at Cobi’s (SteepleChase, 1988-89 [2005])

With Kenny Barron

Innocence (Wolf, 1978)

Golden Lotus (Muse, 1980 [1982])

Imo Live (Whynot, 1982)

Green Chimneys (Criss Cross Jazz, 1983)

The Only One (Reservoir, 1990)

Lemuria-Seascape (Candid, 1991)

Live at Bradley’s (EmArcy, 1996 [2001])

Live at Bradley’s II (Sunnyside, 1996 [2002])

Minor Blues (Venus, 2009)

With Ted Brown

In Good Company (Criss Cross, 1985) with Jimmy Raney

With Ray Bryant

Live at Basin Street East (Sue, 1964)

Cold Turkey (Sue, 1964)

With Kenny Burrell

Listen to the Dawn (Muse, 1980 [1983])

Groovin’ High (Muse, 1981 [1984])

With Ron Carter

Yellow & Green (CTI, 1976)

Piccolo (Milestone, 1977)

Peg Leg (Milestone, 1978)

Pick ‘Em (Milestone, 1978 [1980])

With Alice Coltrane

A Monastic Trio (1968)

Ptah, the El Daoud (1970)

With Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis

Afro-Jaws (Riverside, 1960)

With Ricky Ford

Manhattan Blues (Candid, 1989)

Ebony Rhapsody (Candid, 1990)

American-African Blues (Candid, 1991)

With Red Garland

Stepping Out (Galaxy, 1978)

So Long Blues (Galaxy, 1979 [1981])

Strike Up the Band (Galaxy, 1979 [1981])

With Bennie Green

Glidin’ Along (1961)

With Johnny Griffin

Battle Stations (Prestige, 1960) – with Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis

Johnny Griffin’s Studio Jazz Party (Riverside, 1960)

Tough Tenors (Jazzland, 1960) – with Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis

Griff & Lock (Jazzland, 1960) – with Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis

The First Set (Prestige, 1961) – with Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis

The Tenor Scene (Prestige, 1961) – with Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis

The Late Show (Prestige, 1961) – with Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis

The Midnight Show (Prestige, 1961) – with Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis

Lookin’ at Monk! (Jazzland, 1961) – with Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis

Change of Pace (Riverside, 1961)

Blues Up & Down (Jazzland, 1961) – with Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis

White Gardenia (Riverside, 1961)

The Kerry Dancers (Riverside, 1961–62)

Tough Tenor Favorites (Jazzland, 1962) – with Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis

With Michael Franks

Tiger in the Rain

With Andrew Hill

Lift Every Voice (Blue Note, 1969)

Shades (Soul Note, 1986)

With Sam Jones

Down Home (Riverside, 1962)

With Junior Mance

Junior Mance Trio at the Village Vanguard (Jazzland, 1961)

With Ken McIntyre

Year of the Iron Sheep (United Artists, 1962)

With Thelonious Monk

It’s Monk’s Time (1964)

Monk (1964)

Live at the It Club (1964)

Straight, No Chaser (1967)

Underground (1968)

With Sonny Rollins

What’s New? (1962)

The Bridge (1962)

With Sphere

Four in One (Elektra/Musician, 1982)

Flight Path (Elektra/Musician, 1983)

Sphere On Tour (Red, 1985)

Pumpkin’s Delight (Red, 1986 [1993])

Four for All (Verve, 1987)

Bird Songs (1988)

With Horace Tapscott

Dissent or Descent (Nimbus West, 1984 [1998])

With Roseanna Vitro

Listen Here (Texas Rose, 1984)

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