The Best of the Rippingtons

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Under the direction of Russ Freeman equally skilled as a guitarist and as a keyboardist, the Rippingtons succeeded in combining jazz-influenced solos with light, funky rhythms and pop sensibilities. This particular CD has selections from eight of the group's GRP recordings, plus a pair of previously unreleased tracks "Garden of Babylon" and "Sapphire Island" newly created for the sampler. With notable contributions from Freeman's longtime rhythm section and such saxophonists as Kenny G. heard on "She Likes to Watch", Brandon Fields, Eric Marienthal, Kirk Whalum, and Jeff Kashiwa, the CD acts as both a definitive sampling of the band's history and as an introduction to their...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Under the direction of Russ Freeman equally skilled as a guitarist and as a keyboardist, the Rippingtons succeeded in combining jazz-influenced solos with light, funky rhythms and pop sensibilities. This particular CD has selections from eight of the group's GRP recordings, plus a pair of previously unreleased tracks "Garden of Babylon" and "Sapphire Island" newly created for the sampler. With notable contributions from Freeman's longtime rhythm section and such saxophonists as Kenny G. heard on "She Likes to Watch", Brandon Fields, Eric Marienthal, Kirk Whalum, and Jeff Kashiwa, the CD acts as both a definitive sampling of the band's history and as an introduction to their accessible music. The results overall are typically lightweight but reasonably enjoyable, with some fiery moments giving variety to the high-quality pop music.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/11/1997
  • Label: Grp Records
  • UPC: 011105989121
  • Catalog Number: 9891
  • Sales rank: 45,734

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Garden of Babylon (5:40)
  2. 2 Tourist in Paradise (5:41)
  3. 3 Affair in San Miguel (5:08)
  4. 4 Snowbound (4:53)
  5. 5 Aruba! (4:17)
  6. 6 Sapphire Island (4:48)
  7. 7 Principles of Desire (4:42)
  8. 8 Vienna (4:51)
  9. 9 Kenya (5:22)
  10. 10 She Likes to Watch (5:31)
  11. 11 Urban Wanderer (4:43)
  12. 12 Kilimanjaro (4:48)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Rippingtons Primary Artist
Carl Anderson Vocals
Kenny G Soprano Saxophone
Gregg Karukas Keyboards
Steve Reid Percussion
Phil Perry Vocals, Background Vocals
Steve Bailey Bass Guitar, Fretless Bass Guitar
Bridgette Bryant Background Vocals
Lynne Fiddmont Background Vocals
Brandon Fields Saxophone, Alto Saxophone
Jim Gilstrap Background Vocals
Gary Grant Horn
Jerry Hey Horn
Jeff Kashiwa Alto Saxophone
Eric Marienthal Saxophone
Tony Morales Cymbals, Drums, Hi Hat
Mark Portmann Piano
Kim Stone Bass, Electric Bass
Kirk Whalum Tenor Saxophone
Art Wood Loops
Dave Kochanski Organ
Bill Lamphier Bass
Technical Credits
Steve Reid Soundscape
Doug Sax Mastering
Bill Mayer Artwork
Hollis King Art Direction
Russ Freeman Producer
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