John Riley Clinic Solo At 2011 PASIC

John Riley

In this clip, the extraordinary jazz drummer John Riley improvises a tasty solo based on the melody of Sonny Rollins’ classic composition “Tenor Madness.” We also included the audio of the original track below Riley’s video, so that you can hear the motifs Riley is thinking about as he solos.

Now here is the original 1956 recording, featuring both Roliins and John Coltrane on sax.