Howard Riley

COMPOSERS: Howard Riley
WORKS: Feathers with Jaki
PERFORMER: Howard Riley (p) in duo with Jaki Byard (p)/Mario Castronari (b); Tony Marsh (d)
CATALOGUE NO: CD 215 (distr. Cadillac)
A welcome CD re-release of two deleted vinyl records featuring one of Europe’s most accomplished and adventurous pianists, first in dense, vigorous duos of Monk tunes with US master Jaki Byard (Festival Hall, 1984) and second with his masterful UK-based improvising trio (first released in 1988). Thoroughly recommended. Chris Parker