Since 1988, Riley has been a regular member of trumpeter Wynton Marsalis
' ensembles, appearing on such albums as Majesty of the Blues (1988), Standard Time, Vol. 2: Intimacy Calling (1990), Blue Interlude (1991), Citi Movement (1992), and In This House, On This Morning (1993). Also with Marsalis
, Riley has been a longtime member of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra
appearing regularly in concert, on tour and on such albums as the Pulitzer Prize-winning Blood on the Fields (1997).
In 2016, he released his third solo effort, New Direction, on Mack Avenue Records
. Underlining Riley's vast stylistic experience, New Direction showcased his love of Afro-Cuban and Latin Rhythms, post-bop, and historic New Orleans jazz traditions. ~ Matt Collar, Rovi