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Feathers with Jacki

Artist: Howard Riley

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Catalogue no: SLAM CD 215

Label: SLAM

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‘Feathers with Jaki’ (SLAMCD 215) issued in 1996 combines two previously released LPs; the first was originally released on Leo Records, called ‘Live at the Festival Hall’ featuring the piano duo of Byard and Riley playing music by Thelonious Monk (Round Midnight and Straight no Chaser). The second LP was released on Spotlite with the title ‘Feathers’ by Howard Riley Trio with Mario Castronari double bass and Tony Marsh drums.

 

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24/06/2014 Chris Searle

In 1984 Riley played in a piano duo at the Royal Festival Hall with the prodigious US pianist and master of styles from stride to bop to free - Jaki Byard.
They played two celebrated Monk tunes - Round Midnight and Straight, No Chaser.
These have been combined with seven more tracks recorded in 1988 of a trio with Riley, Bassist Marion Castronari and drummer Tony Marsh to make the album Feathers With Jaki.
The meeting with Byard is phosphorescent.
The white man of West Yorkshire and the black man of Worcester, Massachusetts, play like long-lost brothers of piano.
Round Midnight is 17 minutes long and both pianists seem to be searching for its melody before it emerges mysteriously from the garden of sounds and a different sonic world form Overground.
It is still a “discussion” but one with a much more recognisable theme, as if the subject has been explicit, as it had, for decades of artistry by a New York genius who played his piano in his tiny apartment’s kitchen.
It was one of those rare Anglo-US encounters like Benny Carter at Maida Vale, or Clayton with Lyttelton, Feldman with Adderley or Tracy with Rollins where rate and nationality simply dissolve in the splendour of the music.
The trio tracks are compelling too - listen to the vaunting Swigger Swagger where Castronari’s bass twangs through Riley’s pounding notes of the gentle Feathers where Marsh’s cymbals contrast with the pianist’s chiming pillars of sound.
Chris Searle. Morning Star 24 June 2014

 

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