Playing tracks by
Karriem Riggins, Diana Krall, Betty Carter, J Dilla, Supreme Team and more.
From the vaults…
The drums, beats, rhymes and life of Detroit-to-LA musician Karriem Riggins. Karriem started playing the drums aged three, studied under Marcus Belgrave while at school in Detroit, joined Betty Carter's Jazz Ahead programme in New York at 17 and subsequently shared the stage with the likes of Ray Brown, Oscar Peterson and Mulgrew Miller.
However it is as a producer for some of the most respected names in hip hop and soul that he was gained widest recognition, pushing the likes of Common, Badu and The Roots to new heights. Karriem was a long-time collaborator and student of the great J Dilla, for whom he completed 'The Shining'. Since then he has teamed up with the prolific Madlib and mastered the MPC with a musician's virtuosity, crafting highly original and often mind-blowing beats, not least the 34 that he's just released on his debut double album: http://www.stonesthrow.com/store/album/karriemriggins/alone-together
Recorded in London, 2009.