Alex Riel

With double bassist Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen and pianist Kenny Drew, he has often recorded with musicians on tour in Denmark. As a rock drummer, he was one of the original members of the Danish band The Savage Rose, founded in 1967.

As a jazz drummer, he has accompanied many musicians. He has been heard with Kenny Werner, Bob Brookmeyer, Thomas Clausen, Bill Evans, Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, Jackie McLean, Dexter Gordon, Ray Brown, Donald Byrd, Don Cherry, Art Farmer, Hank Jones, Thad Jones, Ben Webster, Stéphane Grappelli...