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The Rippingtons

One of the most popular groups in what is loosely termed "contemporary jazz," the Rippingtons were formed (and have been led ever since) by guitarist/keyboardist Russ Freeman (no relation to the veteran West Coast bop pianist of the same name). Freeman (born February 11, 1960, in Nashville) studied at Cal Arts and UCLA, and recorded Nocturnal Playground as a leader in 1985 for the Brainchild label, a one-man project. In 1987, he was approached to record for the Japanese Alfa label and came up with the Rippingtons name for the all-star group he used on the disc (Moonlighting), an ensemble featuring David Benoit, Kenny G., and Brandon Fields. Their album was released domestically by Passport and became a hit. Freeman soon formed a regular touring band (usually including saxophonist Jeff Kashiwa, bassist Kim Stone, drummer Tony Morales, and percussionist Steve Reid), cut a second disc for Passport, and the group recorded regularly for GRP. Russ Freeman writes all of the music for the Rippingtons, much of which falls in the pop/R&B genre. In the late '90s, the group moved over to the Windham Hill label, recording such albums as Black Diamond (1997), Topaz (1999), Live! Across America, and Life in the Tropics (both in 2000). For 2003's Let It Ripp, the band relied heavily on their horn section to carry the weight of the album. The Latin-flavored Wild Card followed in 2005. The band returned in 2009 with Modern Art. In 2011, The Rippington's released the South of France inspired Côte D'azur. ~ Scott Yanow
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Selected Discography

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Track List: Built To Last

1. Built To Last

2. American Panorama

3. Fools Gold

4. Hotel Deville

5. Cougars And Gigolos

6. Route 66

7. In The Shadow Of Giants

8. Black Oak

9. We Made A New World

11. Firefly

12. Built To Last (Classical Guitar Reprise)

13. Fools Gold (Orchestral)

14. Black Oak (Orchestral)

15. Hotel Deville (Orchestral)

16. Built To Last (Orchestral)

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Track List: 20th Anniversary

Disc 1

1. City Of Angels

2. Celebrate

3. Costa Del Sol

4. Bingo Jingo

5. Eternity

6. Six Four

7. Rainbow

8. Twenty

9. Anything

10. A Kiss Under The Moonlight

11. A 20th Anniversary Bonus

Disc 2
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Track List: Wild Card

1. Gypsy Eyes

2. Wild card

3. El Vacilon

4. Paradise

5. Spanish Girl

6. Mulata De Mi Amor

7. Moonlight

8. Till You Come Back To Me

9. Lay It Down

10. King Of Hearts

11. Into You

12. Mulata De Mi Amore

13. In The End

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Track List: Let it Ripp

1. Let It Ripp

2. Mr. 3

3. Lucky Charm

4. A Private Getaway

5. High Life

6. Avalon

7. Bella Luna

8. Stingray

9. 17 Mile Drive

10. Cast A Spell

11. Get Over It

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Track List: Brave New World

1. Brave New World

2. Urban Wanderer

3. Key To The Forbidden City

4. Hideaway

5. Caravan Of Love

6. Faith

7. First Time I Saw Her

8. Cicada

9. While My Guitar Gently Weeps

10. Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now

11. Virtual Reality

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Track List: Live In L.A.

1. Indian Summer (Live In L.A.)

2. Aspen (Live In L.A.)

3. Curves Ahead (Live In L.A.)

4. Weekend In Monaco (Live In L.A.)

5. One Summer Night In Brazil (Live In L.A.)

6. Highroller (Live In L.A.)

7. Introduction Of The Band (Live In L.A.)

8. Morocco (Live In L.A.)

9. Dream Of The Sirens (Live In L.A.)

10. Tourist In Paradise (Live In L.A.)

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Track List: Weekend In Monaco

1. Weekend In Monaco

2. St. Tropez

3. Vienna

4. Indian Summer

5. A Place For Lovers

6. Carnival!

7. Moka Java

8. Highroller

9. Where The Road Will Lead Us

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Track List: Curves Ahead

1. Curves Ahead

2. Aspen

3. Sante Fe Trail

4. Take Me With You

5. North Star

6. Miles Away

7. Snowbound

8. Nature Of The Beast

9. Morning Song

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Track List: Welcome To The St. James' Club

1. Welcome To The St. James' Club

2. Wednesday's Child

3. I Watched Her Walk Away

4. Kenya

5. Affair In San Miguel

6. Tropic Of Capricorn

7. Who's Holding Her Now?

8. Soulmates

9. Passion Fruit

10. Victoria's Secret

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Track List: Tourist In Paradise

1. Tourist In Paradise

2. Jupiter's Child

3. Aruba

4. One Summer Night In Brazil

5. Earthbound

6. Let's Stay Together

7. One Ocean Way

8. Destiny

9. The Princess

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My all time favorite #1 band. Heard them on the Weather Channel in the 90s and had to find out who the band was that I loved hearing. In fact it made me watch the Weather Channel more! I later learned it was the Rippingtons and Welcome to The St. James Club record. A friend of mine who liked jazz knew the band and loaned me his CD. I'm a follower. I try to see them where ever they go. My favorite recording of theirs is Club Paradiso. This is on Life in the Tropics (not shown above).
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marmergillan o
I love Topaz the most
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marmergillan o
My favorite albums are, Topaz and Live across America.
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airtraffic33
I've been a fan since the beginning and have seen them in concert many times... Without doubt, my favorite sound in all of modern jazz... Russ Freeman is a genius!!!
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rafael.sntg
Great music, nice upbeat sound. One of the best groups in their genre.
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marmergillan o
I guess there good ?
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bllynch17
Outstanding music.
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Simply beautiful!!! ! !
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this stuff will live forever!
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edirwin2
Can't wait to see them again!
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Where's Sahara???
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FEELS like one is skiing for sure.
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LOVE MY RIPPS

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Seen them 3 times and each time was better than the first.
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these guys are great!
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yes yes yes
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yoadrianyoja n i c e 1
Good. Evening. MR. DAY. DAY. :
I've. Cut. The. Power. Off. Three
Times. To. Get. Pandora. I. Keep
Having Difficult. Time. Getting
You. That's. Okay. Cup. Cake
Weekend. In Monaco. Still didn't
Work. Out. Settled. For. Famous
Wild. Card. Ha. Ha. Ha Talk
Later.
Stage. Left
Junior
God. Bless
Doctors. Appt. tomorrow



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This particular track has a heavy "Santana" feel to it.
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good music
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bajanut2005
Ive seen them 5 times from a theater setting to outdoors in Humphreys's by de Bay and in a small winery in Temecula CA. can't wait until they tour San Diego again!!
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I'm just a Tourist In Paradise with The Rippingtons, live in Los Angeles or not.;)
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I I LOVE THE RIPPINGTONS OOYA.
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Love their saxophone players with Kenny G, Jeff Kashiwa, Eric Marinthel and Paul Taylor
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Super!!!!
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csloftus
Wow!!!!! Love 'em
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One of my personal Jazz favorites, the amazing Rippingtons. Another great ensemble I was so blessed to experience live in concert, back in my college days!
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Yes very talented group good mixture all great contributors .
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Chante Moore
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The vocalist sounds like Chantelle Moore in this song
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Love them! Great rendition of Aretha Franklin's song!
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Great performers.
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Love this group....go way back simply beautiful.
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Yes, the amazing Rippingtons bringing some great memories of my experience at one of their live performances which I had the blessing to attend back in the day!
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My favorite contemporary Jazz band/artist. Russ Freeman's one man show lately. Topaz is my go-to album.
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That voice sounds like Chante' Moore!!
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CURVES AHEAD is one of those tunes I was greatly blessed to enjoy performed live at one of The Rippingtons concert appearances which I happened to attend back in my college years!
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yoadrianyoja n i c e 1
MR. DAY. DAY. :
Check. On. Live. Across. America
On. Album. Cover. Didn't. See
Live. Across . America. Right. Here
Rippingtons. .
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yoadrianyoja n i c e 1
MR. DAY. DAY. :
I. Was. Coming. To. Look. For. You
I. Don't. Believe. You. Unlucky
Honey. Bun. Not. MR. DAY. DAY
My. Tight. Friend. I. Look. Up. To
You You're. Talented. Full. Of
Class. Poise. DAY. DAY. You
Have. Everything. You. Need
You. Know. How. You. Talk. To
Me. Enough. Enough. DAY
Just. Let. Me. Know. When
You're. Leaving. I. Will. Try
Not. To. Worry. Take. Care
Be. Careful. Kid. Make
Music. Music. Music
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Fountain of Youth is great. love these guys.
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Yes, The Rippingtons, another amazing band I had the blessing to enjoy, live in concert, back then during my college years!
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yogawriter
One of the best jazz ensembles of all time. I love their edgy, nocturnal sound.
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fmorelli
By far one of the best smooth jazz ensembles. Consistently wonderful chops and great musicianship .
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This group is in a class ALL by themselves! So many different styles and soo many gifted musicians. I have listen to them for years and had the opportunity to see them live in Mobile, AL at the Saenger Theater. AWESOME SHOW!!!!!
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Good. Morning. MR. DAY. DAY. :
Thank. You. For. The. Birthday
Greeting. My. Birthday. Was
2- 13- 2015
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bigcityballe r
While in the USAF stationed in The Netherlands, I hosted a jazz radio show on the Canadian Forces Radio Network (CFNB). Curves Ahead was my theme song. Good times!
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GREAT GROUP IN STUDIO & LIVE!!!!!
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jplaut08
Such a sexy sound...alwa y s gets my heart pounding!
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Hi. MR. DAY. DAY. :
What's. Up. On. This. Beautiful
Afternoon. Life. Is. Good. To. Go
I. Looked. For. Daughters. Mayer
Was. Not. The. Right.one. Back
To. The. Drawing. Board. I'm
Trying. To. Find. Something. Cool
Stage. Left
Junior
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Love the group
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They were at the forefront of the smooth jazz movement, I use to listen to the Weather Channel, just to hear their music, loved it then, as I do today, outstanding super group
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