Making Notes

COMPOSERS: Howard Riley
LABELS: Slam
ALBUM TITLE: Howard Riley
PERFORMER: Howard Riley (p)
CATALOGUE NO: CD 230

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Described by pianist Riley himself as a synthesis of his ‘imitative’ phase (the reproduction of bebop from recordings) and his later, ‘non-imitative’ phase (the achieving of an individual voice through playing free jazz), the wholly original music on this solo album (his 15th) consistently justifies his reputation as one of Europe’s most gifted improvisers. CP