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The Karriem Riggins types do not come around twice in a lifetime. Not too many artists have worked so closely with some of the greatest luminaries in hip hop (Common, J Dilla, Madlib, Kanye West, Slum Village, The Roots & Erykha Badu), whilst still maintaining a solid grounding in jazz backing the likes of Hank Jones, Oscar Peterson, Donald Byrd, Bobby Hutcherson, Ron Carter as well Grammy winner and Canada's own Diana Krall. But at that inflection point sits the Detroit native Karriem Riggins.
Karriem Riggins' latent’s speak largely for themselves. Following in his father's footsteps as a jazz musician, and then becoming a maestro on the Akai MPC, he performed, produced, arranged and mixed seamlessly between hip hop and jazz, with dozens of credits to his name. He also collaborated with former Beatle Paul McCartney in concert as well on Kisses on the Bottom, McCartney’s first studio release in five years. He even found the time to rap on record with Madlib as Supreme Team/Jahari Masamba. But after keeping a hectic touring schedule as jazz drummer, Karriem Riggins finally celebrated the October release of his 1st solo LP Alone/Together with SoCal's Stones Throw.
Having emerged from the legendary hip hop period that spawned Slum Village and J Dilla, Karriem Riggins' 34-track instrumental album Alone Together signaled his "return to the machines", including the famed Akai MPC - how he produces and expresses himself freely.
Friday February 22nd 2013, Karriem Riggins returns to Canada for exclusive DJ sets of his own beats and fave track, where he'll play along side Taktiks (Mixtape Massacre) and mymanhenri (92bpm.com)
Karriem Riggins LIVE in TORONTO
w/ mymanhenri & DJ Taktiks
February 22nd @ Wrongbar (1279 Queen St. W)
19+ Event, Doors Open @ 10PM
Tickets Available @: online (right now)
Play De Record, Moog Music (Feb 1st - 22nd).