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John Riley

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Performance Experience:

  • Milt Jackson: Fall tour, 1977
  • Woody Herman: Recording, clinics, U.S. and European tours, 1978-79
  • Frank Zappa: Won audition, 1980
  • Marvin Hamlish: U.S. tours, 1981-83
  • Stan Getz Quartet with special guest Dizzy Gillespie: U.S. and European tours, 1982
  • Michel LeGrand: U.S. and Canadian tours, 1983-86
  • John Abercrombie: U.S. tours, 1983-85
  • Red Rodney: Recording, U.S. and European tours, 1987-88
  • John Scofield: Recording, U.S., European, South American, and Japanese tours, 1989-90
  • Bob Mintzer: Recording, U.S., and European tours, 1987-present
  • Miles Davis with Quincy Jones: Live recording and video, Montreux, Switzerland, 1990
  • George Gruntz: Recording, European, Russian, and African tours, 1990-present
  • Gary Peacock: U.S. tours, 1991-95
  • Vanguard Jazz Orchestra: U.S. and African tours, 1992-present
  • Phil Woods: Recording and concerts, Europe, 1994
  • Gary Bartz/Eddie Henderson: Recording and concerts, Europe, 1995
  • Carnegie Hall Jazz Band: Recording, U.S. and European tours, 1996-present
  • Ray Brown: Recording and concerts, Europe, 1997
  • Mingus Big Band: U.S. tours, 1998