City Slang: Karriem Riggins on Sir Paul’s new record

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Detroit drummer and producer Karriem Riggins (he doesn’t live here here anymore, but he’ll always be one of us) is featured on Paul McCartney new album, Kisses on the Bottom that was released this week. Quite a cheeky album title that, for one approaching his twilight years.

According to the press release, “MMY Award winning jazz vocalist/pianist Diana Krall. Riggins will be performing with McCartney, who will be named the 2012 MusiCares person of the year, at the organization's Gala in Los Angeles on February 10 and also at the GRAMMY® Awards on February 12.”

”Aside from currently playing with Krall, Riggins has performed and appeared on recordings with jazz legends like Oscar Peterson, Mulgrew Miller, Herbie Hancock and the late Ray Brown, just to name a few.”

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Riggins has appeared in the Metro Times many times over the years, and made a few appearances at the Detroit Jazz Festival. He’s coming back to the D on February 25 for the Palmer Woods Music in Homes Concerts series, performing with the Hurst-Barefield-Riggins Trio, although that show is sold out. More information on the series can be found here.

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