Howard Riley

John Howard Riley (b. John Howard Riley (b. 16 February 1943, Huddersfield), is an English jazz composer and pianist. Riley started playing piano at the age of six and jazz began as soon as he was thirteen years old. He was educated at the University of Wales (1961-1966), Indiana University under Dave Baker (1966-1967) and York University (1967-1970). He also played professional jazz, first with Evan Parker (1966), then with his own trio (1967-1976), with Barry Guy on bass, Jon Hiseman and Tony Oxley on drums. He also worked with John McLaughlin (1968), London Jazz Composers Orchestra (1970-1980s) and Oxley’s group (1972-81). Guy and Guy were part of a trio that included Phil Wachsmann, which continued into the 1980s. They also played solo piano in North America and Europe. He played in a quartet from 1978 to 1981 with Guy, Trevor Watts and John Stevens. In the 1980s, he worked with Keith Tippett and Jaki Byard. He worked with Tony Levin and Jeff Clyne in a trio format since 1985. Riley was a teacher at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and is currently teaching at Goldsmiths University of London. He has been teaching there continuously since the 1970s. From Wikipedia

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