New "What's In My Bag?" Episode with Karriem Riggins & J Rocc

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Karriem Riggins & J Rocc What's In My Bag? Amoeba Music

Amoeba Hollywood was excited to have drummer/producer Karriem Riggins and turntablist J Rocc at the store recently to promote Riggins' latest album, Headnod Suite. Before their in-store performance the two went record hunting and shared their killer finds, which included some old favorites and an oddball pick or two.

Karriem Riggins Headnod SuiteKarriem Riggins is a jazz drummer, DJ, and hip-hop producer originally from Detroit. As a child, he played drums with his musician father and began producing hip-hop when he was in middle school. After high school, he moved to New York City, where he joined the Ray Brown Trio. His production and performance credits include work with Kanye West, Paul McCartney, Oscar Peterson, Esperanza Spalding, Roy Hargrove, The Roots, Common, Erykah Badu, Talib Kweli, KAYTRANADA, and J Dilla. His debut LP, Alone Together, was released on Stones Throw in 2012; his follow up, Headnod Suite, landed in early 2017.

Regarded as one of the first turntablists in the hip-hop scene, J Rocc founded the Beat Junkies in 1992. These days he is the DJ for Madlib's live performances and he joined the rapper/DJ, along with J Dilla, for the trio's Jaylib project. J Rocc's first solo release or original productions, Some Cold Rock Stuff, came out via Stones Throw in 2011. After collaborating together on the Headnod Suite LP, J Rocc and Riggins formed a drums/DJ duo, with their most recent tour traversing Japan last year.

In this "What's In My Bag?" episode, Karriem Riggins talks about a few of his favorite pianists, Wynton Kelly and Phineas Newborn. He found a Newborn record he hadn't heard before and was excited to see that his former band leader, Ray Brown, was on bass for the session. J Rocc picked up some cool African funk reissues from Kelenkye Band and Goddy Oku, as well as a gospel record entitled Let This Be A Lesson To You (Drunk Driver).

Check out all of their picks in the full episode below:

Karriem Riggins & J Rocc - What's In My Bag?
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