The Best of the Rippingtons

The Best of the Rippingtons

by The Rippingtons

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Overview

The Best of the Rippingtons

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.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/11/1997
Label: Grp Records
UPC: 0011105989121
catalogNumber: 9891
Rank: 42390

Album Credits

Performance Credits

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
Bill Mayer   Artwork
Hollis King   Art Direction
Russ Freeman   Producer

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