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Herlin Riley

dr, *1957 US, New Orleans
Musician of Jazz

Herlin Riley (born February 15, 1957) is an American Neo-bop jazz drummer. Along with other notable musicians such as Wynton Marsalis and Wessel Anderson, he is a member of the New York jazz group, the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra."Whirlin" Herlin Riley was born in New Orleans, Louisiana into a musical family, and first began playing the drums at the age of three. He studied trumpet throughout high school and for two years of college, but his interest in the instrument waned and he began to focus again on drums.

  • Drums
  • Tamborine
  • Jazz
  • Classical
  • Rock
Popular Tracks   
Stella By Starlight on Perpetual Optimism by Herlin Riley
The Peanut Vendor on A Gift To Pops by The Wonderful World of Louis Armstrong All Stars
Trombone Joe on Cream Of The Crescent by Various Artists
A Spring Fantasy on New Direction by Herlin Riley
Prelude in e Minor on New York Trio - Page 3 by Peter Beets, Reginald Veal & Herlin Riley
Be There When I Get There on Perpetual Optimism by Herlin Riley
Rush Hour on Perpetual Optimism by Herlin Riley
The Judge on New York Trio - Page 3 by Peter Beets, Reginald Veal & Herlin Riley
Anthropology on 12 Jazz Visits in Copenhagen 1996 by Various Artists
Tootie Ma on New Direction by Herlin Riley

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Band Members
Title Artist Year Type
New DirectionHerlin Riley2016Album
Cream Of The CrescentHerlin Riley2004Album
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