Stephen Riley

Easy to Remember

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Saxophonist Stephen Riley has one foot planted firmly in jazz history (his style recalls Ben Webster and Paul Gonsalves), but his crisp, EASY TO REMEMBER (2007) finds Riley teaming with drummer Jason Marsalis and bassist Neil Caine for a set of relaxed yet adventurous readings of familiar tunes such as "The Sheik of Araby," "Over the Rainbow," and Charlie Parker's "Big Foot." The taut, swinging energy is superceded only by the kinetic interplay between these fine musicians.

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