picture of Doug Riley
Doug Riley
Doug was Canada's premiere, first call keyboard player, arranger and composer. He produced and played on Bob Seger's 'Night Moves', launching Bob's comeback. He had arranged and played organ for Ray Charles. As a composer he was best known for his work with 'Dr Music' his self- named band of the sixties and seventies. He had arranged and performed on Anne Murray recordings and had served as session pianist on recordings too numerous to list over the years. He was as at home in straight ahead Jazz playing as he was with theatre music, Stride piano or soul organ. He was the consumate musician, a legend in the Toronto music scene.
Doug Riley passed away on 27 August 2007.
homepage: www.makeitrealrecords.com


The Four Seasons
GRT 9230-1022
recorded 1972 in Toronto/Canada
Moe Koffman, flute, bass flute, piccolo
Doug Riley, keyboards
Bobby Edwards, guitar
Terry Bush, guitar
Bill Richards, violin
Maurice Solway, violin
Isadore Desser, violin
Victoria Polly, violin
Adele Armin, violin
Peter Schenkman, cello
Dave Hetherington, cello
Don Thompson, bass
Terry Clarke, drums
Michael Craden, percussion
Dick Smith, percussion
A Lazy Afternoon
Jazz Portraits JP3

Guido Basso, flugelhorn
Doug Riley, organ
2 B3
Calabogie Music
recorded 1999 in Toronto/Canada
Doug Riley, Hammond B-3 organ
Bill Payne, Hammond B-3 organ
Michael Fonfara, Hammond B-3 organ
Denis Keldie, Hammond B-3 organ
Rob Gusevs, Hammond B-3 organ
Lance Anderson, Hammond B-3 organ
John Tilden, guitar
Mitchell Lewis, guitar
Neil Chapman, guitar
Colin Linden, guitar
Dennis Pendrith, bass
Ritchie Hayward, drums
Dick Smith, percussion
Doug's Garage
Calabogie Music
recorded 1999 in Toronto/Canada
Jake Langley, guitar
Doug Riley, organ
John Fraboni, drums
Fleur De Son 58031
recorded in Buffalo, NY/USA and Toronto/Canada
Walt Sopicki, guitar
Joey DeFrancesco, Hammond B-3 organ
Bobby Jones, Hammond B-3 organ
Doug Riley, Hammond B-3 organ
Vito Rezza, drums

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