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Howard Riley

Primary Instrument: Piano

Born: February 16, 1943    

Howard Riley

John Howard Riley (b. 16 February 1943, Huddersfield) is an English jazz pianist and composer.

Riley began on piano at age six, and began playing jazz as early as age 13. He studied at the University of Wales (1961-66), Indiana University in America under Dave Baker (1966-67), and then at York University (1967-70). Alongside his studies he played jazz professionally, with Evan Parker (1966) and then with his own trio (1967-76), with Barry Guy on bass and Alan Jackson, Jon Hiseman, and Tony Oxley for periods on drums. Additionally he worked with John McLaughlin (1968), the London Jazz Composers Orchestra (1970-1980s), and with Oxley's ensemble (1972-81). He and Guy worked in a trio with Phil Wachsmann from 1976 well into the 1980s, and played solo piano throughout North America and Europe. From 1978 to 1981 he played in a quartet with Guy, Trevor Watts, and John Stevens; in the early 1980s he did duo work with Keith Tippett, with Jaki Byard, and with Elton Dean. From 1985 he worked in a trio setting with Jeff Clyne and Tony Levin....
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  • To Be Continued ...

    Not On Label
    2014
  • Live With Repertoire

    NoBusiness Records
    2014
  • Live With Repertoire

    Not On Label
    2013
  • St. Cyprians 3

    Not On Label
    2012
  • The Complete Short Stories 1998-2010

    New World Records
    2011
  • Howard Riley: The Complete Short Stories 1998-2010

    NoBusiness Records
    2011
  • Solo In Vilnius

    NoBusiness Records
    2010
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