///HOWARD RILEY Discussions
  • DUSKCD114
  • Howard Riley's first Trio - 1960

HOWARD RILEY Discussions


Artist:   Howard Riley Trio

Title:    Discussions

File:     Jazz/Avant-Garde

Label:  Dusk Fire

Form:  CD Digipak

Cat:     DUSKCD114

Barc:   5 065001 032257

Date:   04.12.2015


  • First ever reissue of mega-rare 1968 debut
  • 1000 ltd. edition run
  • High quality digipak inc. 8-page booklet with revised notes by the artist + archive images
  • Previously-unreleased bonus tracks


“ … a wonderfully empathic musician. Riley’s history is a testament to the notion that, often, individual excellence is achieved in the context of a collective of equally empathic, articulate peers.”

Duncan Heining, All About Jazz

“ … a fascinating maverick on the British improv avant-garde of the 1970s. He’s an enduringly valuable presence.” John Fordham, The Guardian

Product Description

A pioneering contributor to the burgeoning modern British jazz scene of the late 1960s and early 1970s, Howard Riley was – and has remained – one of the genre’s most original and individual talents.

This new reissue of his Trio’s highly collectable 1968 debut release – only 99 copies were pressed – features the talents of rising stars Jon Hiseman and Barry Guy and is enhanced by the inclusion of previously-unreleased recordings of Riley’s original trio of 1960.

The choice of material is broad, the key point being to render it freely and interpretively, to let players take it in directions of their choosing.

The original eight tracks were down in single takes, the band choosing music that members’ felt represented their aim, mixing and matching styles and moods, ranging from covers to Riley’s  own compositions.

In 1967, hard categories like ‘free jazz’ had not come into being. The very absence of categorisation led to a greater openness and freedom for Riley and musicians sharing his aims.

‘Discussions’ set him on the road to record with David Howells at CBS, Peter Eden at British indie Turtle, together subsequently with other labels in the UK and continental Europe, right up to the present day.


  1. Sweet and Lovely
  2. Romance
  3. Nardis
  4. Sunflower
  5. Children At Play
  6. Spring Is Here
  7. What’s New
  8. Folk Theme No. 1




  1. Just One Of Those Things
  2. September In The Rain


Additional Information

Weight 0.100 kg



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