Ben Riley

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Ben Riley (July 17, 1933 – November 18, 2017) was an American jazz drummer. He was born in Savannah, Georgia. He was known for his work with Thelonious Monk, as well as Alice Coltrane, Stan Getz, Woody Herman, Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, Ahmad Jamal, Kenny Barron, and as member of the group Sphere. During the 1970s he was a member of the New York Jazz Quartet.

Riley died on November 18, 2017 in West Islip, New York at the age of 84.[1]

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  1. Ben Riley, a Jazz Drummer Who Made Accompaniment His Art, Has Died at 84]

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