Primary Instrument: Sax, tenor
Saxophonist, Composer, Arranger, Producer & Educator
Korey Riker has had the honor of working with The Roots, John Legend, Mary J Blige, Erykah Badu, Jill Scott, Ursula Rucker, Eric Roberson, Fantasia, Chrisette Michelle, Jennifer Hudson and many others.
Prehumous, the debut album from Philadelphia saxophonist, Korey Riker, features eight original compositions supported by a cutting-edge ensemble.
Lending their talents are Luke O'Reilly on piano and Fender Rhodes, upright bassist Nimrod Speaks and the first studio recording from Branford Marsalis's new drummer, Justin Faulkner. Riker is also joined by trombonist Ernest Stuart and bassist Jay Bratten.
Riker's compositional and playing style are greatly influenced by his work in the fields of Neo-Soul, R&B, Gospel & Hip-Hop with artists such as The Roots, John Legend, Mary J Blige, Jill Scott & Erykah Badu. However, don't think that this group held back in the studio! This raw, exposed, upfront performance is played as if they were sweating out the selections live at the club.
What we are left with is an honest record from a honest saxophonist sharing his unique voice in the field. With a well rounded album supported by an all-star group, this record is one worth checking out!
Korey Riker - Tenor Saxophone Luke O'Reilly - Piano & Fender Rhodes Nimrod Speaks - Upright Bass Justin Faulkner - Drums
Ernest Stuart - Trombone on Temporary Visa Jay Bratten - Electric Bass on Audrey's Gift
Thank you for your support!!! - Korey Riker