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Herlin Riley

Herlin Riley

REVIEW: Herlin Riley, 'New Direction,' Mack Avenue Records >>

Herlin Riley stands on the shoulders of giants. He comes from a long line of New Orleans drummers who are so deeply entrenched in the pocket and in the tradition, that their swinging styles have set a standard. For Riley's Mack Avenue Records debut after drumming in the bands of no less than Wynton Marsalis and Ahmad Jamal, he's taken a 'New Direction.'

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