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Ben Riley

dr, *1933 US, Savannah, Georgia
Musician of Jazz
A.k.a. Benjamin Alexander Riley, Jr.

Ben Riley (born July 17, 1933) is an American hard bop drummer known for his work with Thelonious Monk, as well as Alice Coltrane, Stan Getz, Woody Herman, Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, Ahmad Jamal, Kenny Barron, and as member of the group Sphere. During the 1970s he was a member of the New York Jazz Quartet.

        
Instruments
  • Drums
  • Percussion
Genres
  • Jazz
  • Blues
  • R&B/Soul
  • Pop
Popular Tracks   
There Is No Greater Love on Green Chimneys by Kenny Barron Trio, Buster Williams & Ben Riley
Green Chimneys on Green Chimneys by Kenny Barron Trio, Buster Williams & Ben Riley
Softly As In A Morning Sunrise on Green Chimneys by Kenny Barron Trio, Buster Williams & Ben Riley
Mandela on Water from an Ancient Well by Various Artists
Skylark on Green Chimneys by Kenny Barron Trio, Buster Williams & Ben Riley
Manenberg Revisited on Water from an Ancient Well by Various Artists
Straight No Chaser on Green Chimneys by Kenny Barron Trio, Buster Williams & Ben Riley
Now's the Time & Billie's Bounce on All Bird - Slower Tempos: Charlie Parker, Vol. 6 by Jamey Aebersold Play-A-Long
The Wedding on Water from an Ancient Well by Various Artists
Don't Explain on Green Chimneys by Kenny Barron Trio, Buster Williams & Ben Riley

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Band Members
Discography


Title Artist Year Type
InvitationBernie Senensky, Gene Perla, Ben Riley2011Album
Patch KitNoah Baerman With Ron Carter And Ben Riley2003Album
Live In EuropeCharles Thomas Trio Featuring Essiet Essiet & Ben Riley2002Album
Uncommon ThreadsJay Collins, Kenny Barron, Joe Locke, Rufus Reid, Ben Riley1994Album
StandardsRob Schneiderman with Rufus Reid and Ben Riley1993Album
ConfirmationBarry Harris Kenny Barron Quartet With Ray Drummond, Ben Riley1992Album
What Am I Here For?Harold Ashby Quartet With Mulgrew Miller, Rufus Reid And Ben Riley1992Album
"Talking"Red Mitchell With Kenny Barron And Ben Riley1991Album
ReflectionsCharles Davis, Barry Harris, Peter Washington, Ben Riley1990Album
Green ChimneysKenny Barron Trio With Buster Williams And Ben Riley1984Album
Listen To The DawnKenny Burrell, Rufus Reid, Ben Riley1983Album
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