Stephen Riley – I Remember You (2021)

Stephen Riley - I Remember You (2021)
Artist: Stephen Riley
Album: I Remember You
Label: SteepleChase
Year Of Release: 2021
Quality: FLAC (tracks)

01. You Stepped Out Of A Dream
02. My Ideal
03. I’ll Remember April
04. Wild Flower
05. I Remember You
06. Ugly Beauty
07. Alone Together
08. God Bless The Child
09. Equinox


Stephen Riley – tenor saxophone
Vic Juris – guitar
Jay Anderson – bass
Jason Tiemann – drums

Tenor Saxophonist Stephen Riley – as an aspiring student of jazz at William Paterson College in New Jersey- had a brief but significant encounter with guitarist Vic Juris who at the time taught ensemble playing class there.

A couple decades has passed since and here on his new album Riley asked his former teacher to join him. Sadly, it turned out to be Juris’ last ever recording. He succumbed to cancer a few weeks after the session, although he did not show any sign of physical and mental decline on this date. On the contrary his strong presence in the dialog among the quartet made this album truly extraordinary.

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