Criss Cross Jazz 1179 CD

Herlin Riley

Watch What You're Doing

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.

Herlin Riley
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Herlin Riley (D)
Ryan Kisor (Tp) [2,4]
Wycliffe Gordon (Tb)
Victor Goines (Ts / Ss / Bs / Cl)
Farid Barron (P)
Rodney Whitaker (B)

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
Engineer: Max Bolleman
Producer: Gerry Teekens & K. Hasselpflug (executive)