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Karriem Riggins

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If jazz and hip-hop passionately and cleverly intertwined with one another, the hybrid result would be a musically gifted lovechild. Or, perhaps, if ones bloodline is to blame father, Emmanuel Riggins is a musician and used to perform with guitarist Grant Green a musical rarity is nonetheless the result. Whatever the reason, whatever the description, a musical talent by any other name is still well a musical talent. And such a musical talent has manifested itself into musician, producer Karriem Riggins. Born August 25, 1975 in Detroit, MI, Riggins parents realized their son was gifted at an early age: not only would Riggins dig through his parents record collection as a young child but he would also accompany his father to the studio and play with instruments in the likeness of a musical great

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Article: Rising Stars

Wells Fargo Jazz For Teens

Read "Wells Fargo Jazz For Teens" reviewed by Sanford Josephson


This article first appeared in Jersey Jazz Magazine Clay Hudson grew up in a family “surrounded by music, and it rubbed off on me." Henry Spencer remembers that in the second grade at St. Luke's School in the West Village, “every student took drum lessons. I was the only one who stuck with it." ...

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Article: Catching Up With

Meet Mulgrew Miller

Read "Meet Mulgrew Miller" reviewed by AAJ Staff


From the 1995-2003 archive: This article first appeared at All About Jazz in June 2002. All About Jazz: You were born in Greenwood, Mississippi, and grew up listening to blues, gospel and R&B music. What attracted you to jazz? Mulgrew Miller: The thing that pulled me toward jazz was jazz itself. By ...

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Article: What is Jazz?

2020 Winter JazzFest Marathons: A Survival Guide

Read "2020 Winter JazzFest Marathons: A Survival Guide" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


Believe it or not, it is that time of the year again! The holidaze are barely over and a new edition of Winter JazzFest is upon us. Knowing a jazz marathon is the perfect antidote to the holiday shopping and social marathons, producer Brice Rosenbloom and his cohorts have put together a program of gargantuan proportions. ...

Article: Live Review

Umbria Jazz 2019 - Prima parte

Read "Umbria Jazz 2019 - Prima parte" reviewed by Libero Farnè


Umbria Jazz 2019 Perugia, varie sedi 12-21.7.2019 “Numeri da record assoluto quelli di UJ19: oltre 40.000 paganti con un incasso che ha superato 1 milione e 600mila euro." Con queste parole di evidente soddisfazione si apre il comunicato diramato nella conferenza stampa conclusiva del festival umbro. Indubbiamente a Perugia il ...

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Article: Album Review

Orrin Evans: The Evolution Of Oneself

Read "The Evolution Of Oneself" reviewed by Mark Corroto


Simply put, if there was no Philadelphia sound, there would be no Orrin Evans. The pianist, hailing from The City of Brotherly Love, finds plenty of Philly passion on this busy trio recording, his 25th as a leader or co-leader. Here he teams up with Detroit drummer and former roommate (back in the day) Karriem Riggins, ...

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Article: Album Review

Theo Croker: Afro Physicist

Read "Afro Physicist" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi


Nel terreno d'incontro tra neo-bop, soul e fusion, il giovane trombettista e compositore Theo Croker mostra vivo talento e freschezza d'idee. Non è azzardato prevedergli un'imminente luminosa carriera e questo “Afro Physicist"--prodotto da Dee Dee Bridgewater e pubblicato dalla Okeh--si caratterizza come un lavoro fantasioso e maturo. Nipote di Doc Cheatham, Theo ha ...

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Article: Live Review

Detroit Jazz Festival 2013

Read "Detroit Jazz Festival 2013" reviewed by Steve Bryant


Detroit Jazz FestivalDetroit, MIAugust 30-September 2, 2013You have read the news and heard the stories on radio and TV. Detroit is bankrupt and going into ruin. However, Gretchen Valade definitely doesn't appear to believe the hype, as she managed to fashion the Detroit Jazz Festival (DJF) into one of the largest, most star-studded ...

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Article: Album Review

Karriem Riggins: Alone Together

Read "Alone Together" reviewed by Jeff Dayton-Johnson


Drummer Karriem Riggins has performed with or arranged for vocalist Betty Carter, pianist Oscar Peterson and bassist Ray Brown; he sat in the drummer's chair on pianist Mulgrew Miller's excellent Live at Yoshi's, Volume One (MAXJAZZ, 2004) and Two (MAXJAZZ, 2005). Hell, he even plays on ex-Beatle bassist-vocalist Paul McCartney's Kisses on the Bottom (Hear Music, ...

Album

Alone/

Label: Stones Throw Records
Released: 2012


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