Ben Riley Leader Entry
by Michael Fitzgerald

Generated on Sun, Oct 02, 2011


Date: August 26, 1993
Location: Systems Two Recording Studio, Brooklyn, NY
Label: Joken

Ben Riley (ldr), Ralph Moore (ts), Buster Williams (b), Ben Riley (d)

a. 01    Black Nile - 6:07  (Wayne Shorter)
b. 02    Sweet And Lovely - 8:36  (Gus Arnheim, Jules Lemare, Harry Tobias)
c. 03    Witchcraft - 6:29  (Cy Coleman, Carolyn Leigh)
d. 04    Tokudo - 7:53  (Charles 'Buster' Williams)
e. 05    A Weaver Of Dreams - 6:33  (Victor Young, John M. 'Jack' Elliott)
f. 06    Solar [aka Sonny] - 7:58  (Chuck Wayne)
g. 07    You Don't Know What Love Is - 7:49  (Don Raye, Gene DePaul)
h. 08    I Mean You - 6:27  (Thelonious Monk)
i. 09    Doonda - 3:39  (Ben Riley)
All titles on:      Joken CD: BK-105 — Weaver Of Dreams   (1996)

Produced by Kenny Barron & Joanne Klein


Date: August 7, 2003
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Label: Concord

Ben Riley (ldr), Bruce Williams (ss, as), Jimmy Greene (ts), Jay Brandford (bar), Don Sickler (t), Freddie Bryant (g), Peter Washington (b), Ben Riley (d)

a.     Gallop's Gallop - 6:20  (Thelonious Monk) / arr: Don Sickler
b.     Brake's Sake - 6:21  (Thelonious Monk) / arr: Don Sickler
c.     Bemsha Swing - 6:30  (Thelonious Monk, Denzil Best) / arr: Don Sickler
d.     Green Chimneys - 5:40  (Thelonious Monk) / arr: Don Sickler
All titles on:      Concord CD: CCD 30095 — Memories Of T   (2006)

Date: April 13, 2005
Location: Wackerhalle, Burghausen, Germany
Label: [television broadcast]

Ben Riley (ldr), Bruce Williams (ss, as), Wayne Escoffery (ts), Jay Brandford (bar), Don Sickler (t), Freddie Bryant (g), Dennis Irwin (b), Ben Riley (d)

a. 01    Brake's Sake  (Thelonious Monk) / arr: Don Sickler
b. 02    Bemsha Swing  (Thelonious Monk, Denzil Best) / arr: Don Sickler
c. 03    Bright Mississippi  (Thelonious Monk) / arr: Don Sickler
d. 04    Nutty  (Thelonious Monk) / arr: Don Sickler
e. 05    Evidence  (Thelonious Monk) / arr: Don Sickler
f. 06    Ask Me Now  (Thelonious Monk) / arr: Don Sickler
g. 07    Shuffle Boil  (Thelonious Monk) / arr: Don Sickler
h. 08    Straight No Chaser  (Thelonious Monk) / arr: Don Sickler
i. 09    Rhythm-a-ning  (Thelonious Monk) / arr: Don Sickler
j. 10    Epistrophy  (Thelonious Monk, Kenny Clarke) / arr: Don Sickler

Date: April 24 & 25, 2005
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Label: Concord

Ben Riley (ldr), Bruce Williams (ss, as), Wayne Escoffery (ts), Jay Brandford (bar), Don Sickler (t), Freddie Bryant (g), Kiyoshi Kitagawa (b), Ben Riley (d)

a.     Let's Call This - 5:31  (Thelonious Monk) / arr: Don Sickler
b.     Rhythm-a-ning - 7:45  (Thelonious Monk) / arr: Don Sickler
c.     Nutty - 5:54  (Thelonious Monk) / arr: Don Sickler
d.     Pannonica - 6:33  (Thelonious Monk) / arr: Don Sickler
e.     Straight No Chaser - 6:24  (Thelonious Monk) / arr: Don Sickler
f.     Shuffle Boil - 6:02  (Thelonious Monk) / arr: Don Sickler
g.     Epistrophy - 1:06  (Thelonious Monk, Kenny Clarke) / arr: Don Sickler
All titles on:      Concord CD: CCD 30095 — Memories Of T   (2006)

Date: July 30, 2005
Location: Caramoor Jazz Festival, Katonah, NY
Label: [private recording]

Ben Riley (ldr), Bruce Williams (ss, as), Wayne Escoffery (ts), Jay Brandford (bar), Don Sickler (t), Freddie Bryant (g), Kiyoshi Kitagawa (b), Ben Riley (d)

a. 01    Brake's Sake - 8:34  (Thelonious Monk) / arr: Don Sickler
b. 02    Bemsha Swing - 9:41  (Thelonious Monk, Denzil Best) / arr: Don Sickler
c. 03    Bright Mississippi - 12:40  (Thelonious Monk) / arr: Don Sickler
d. 04    Shuffle Boil - 8:28  (Thelonious Monk) / arr: Don Sickler
e. 05    Bye-Ya - 8:35  (Thelonious Monk) / arr: Don Sickler
f. 06    Rhythm-a-ning - 14:13  (Thelonious Monk) / arr: Don Sickler

Date: April 26, 2009
Location: Baltimore Museum Of Art, Baltimore, MD
Label: [no known recording]

Ben Riley (ldr), Bruce Williams (ss, as), Wayne Escoffery (ts), Jay Brandford (bar), Don Sickler (t), Freddie Bryant (g), Cameron Brown (b), Ben Riley (d)

a. I - 01    Green Chimneys  (Thelonious Monk) / arr: Don Sickler
b. I - 02    Brake's Sake  (Thelonious Monk) / arr: Don Sickler
c. I - 03    Bemsha Swing  (Thelonious Monk, Denzil Best) / arr: Don Sickler
d. I - 04    Bright Mississippi  (Thelonious Monk) / arr: Don Sickler
e. I - 05    Rhythm-a-ning  (Thelonious Monk) / arr: Don Sickler
f. I - 06    Epistrophy  (Thelonious Monk, Kenny Clarke) / arr: Don Sickler
g. II - 01    Shuffle Boil  (Thelonious Monk) / arr: Don Sickler
h. II - 02    Bye-Ya  (Thelonious Monk) / arr: Don Sickler
i. II - 03    Straight No Chaser  (Thelonious Monk) / arr: Don Sickler
j. II - 04    Ask Me Now  (Thelonious Monk) / arr: Don Sickler
k. II - 05    Evidence  (Thelonious Monk) / arr: Don Sickler
l. II - 06    Epistrophy  (Thelonious Monk, Kenny Clarke) / arr: Don Sickler