Watch What You're Doing is the debut recording of Herlin Riley, the 42-year-old master New Orleans drummer who spent five years with Ahmad Jamal, six years with the Wynton Marsalis Quintet and Septet, and has been the drummer-of-choice of Wynton Marsalis' Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra for the past decade.
Joined by a choice ensemble of LCJO colleagues, trumpeter Ryan Kisor, trombonist Wycliffe Gordon, saxist Victor Goines, pianist Farid Barron and bassist Rodney Whitaker, Riley conjures a profound meditation on the rhythmic timeline befitting his griotic status as an improviser who has lived the tradition from the inside-out.
|1.||Watch What You're Doing (Herlin Riley) 5:24|
|2.||New York Walk (Herlin Riley) 8:50|
|3.||John Lewis (Rodney Whitaker) 4:01|
|4.||Soscalalah Blues (Herlin Riley) 5:12|
|5.||Sunshine In My Pocket (Herlin Riley) 6:41|
|6.||Coodie Coo (Herlin Riley) 5:53|
|7.||Warm All Over (Herlin Riley) 5:24|
|8.||Myrosa's Mirage (Herlin Riley) 8:26|
|9.||Blood Groove (Herlin Riley) 5:49|
Total Time: 56:15
Recorded June 10, 1999 in Brooklyn, NY, USA by Max Bolleman