Rippingtons

The Rippingtons - Wild Card (2005)  Music

Posted by popsakov at Oct. 14, 2016
The Rippingtons - Wild Card (2005)

The Rippingtons - Wild Card (2005)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 390 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 132 Mb
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Smooth Jazz, Crossover Jazz, Fusion, Latin Pop | Peak Records #PKD-8527-2

Smooth jazz stalwarts the Rippingtons infuse their trademark brand of instrumental pop with a Latin aesthetic on Wild Card. Once again featuring the lead guitar of Russ Freeman, the Rippingtons deliver a solid collection of mellow contemporary pop and lite jazz that should please longtime fans. Evenly split between R&B-inflected cuts such as the Aretha Franklin hit "Till You Come Back to Me" and Latin tracks including the flamenco-inspired "Spanish Girl" and the salsa-ready "Mulata di Mi Amor," Wild Card is a pleasant listen.
The Rippingtons Featuring Russ Freeman - Tourist In Paradise (1989)

The Rippingtons Featuring Russ Freeman - Tourist In Paradise (1989)
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Fusion, Smooth Jazz | GRP Records #GRD-9588

The ultimate contemporary jazz hyphenate Russ Freeman (guitarist/arranger/producer/keyboardist/composer) became one of smooth jazz's most influential artists through magnificent projects like this one, chosen by Jazziz as the best contemporary jazz album of all time. This third Ripps release is a masterpiece of mouthwatering pop-jazz tunes, featuring strong hooks, gorgeous texturing, and styles ranging from tropical (the sunny "Aruba" featuring Rob Mullins on keys and Carl Anderson scatting away) and Brazilian ("One Summer Night in Brazil," Freeman's lush centerpiece) to soulful (a cover of Al Green's "Let's Stay Together")…

The Rippingtons - Welcome To The St. James' Club (1990) {GRP}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Oct. 21, 2015
The Rippingtons - Welcome To The St. James' Club (1990) {GRP}

The Rippingtons - Welcome To The St. James' Club (1990) {GRP}
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Genre: Fusion, Smooth Jazz

First class fusion from guitarist Russ Freeman and company. Russ always uses the heavy hitters on the L.A. session scene, and Patti Austin contributes one vocal track.

The Rippingtons - Fountain Of Youth (2014) {Peak}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Oct. 27, 2014
The Rippingtons - Fountain Of Youth (2014) {Peak}

The Rippingtons - Fountain Of Youth (2014) {Peak}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 293MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Smooth Jazz

The Rippingtons' 20th studio album, 2014's Fountain of Youth, is an expansive, layered, and stylistically varied release conceptualized around the travels of early European explorers like Juan Ponce de León, whose search for an elusive magical fountain inspired the album's title. Once again showcasing guitarist and longtime bandleader Russ Freeman, the album finds the journeyman smooth jazz outfit exploring a wide array of sounds, from the cinematic, flamenco-infused "Rivers of Gold" to the percussion and flute-heavy "We Will Live Forever" and the funky, blues-infused "Soul Riders." This is an ambitious, colorful release.

The Rippingtons - Built To Last (2012)  Music

Posted by mark70 at Aug. 31, 2012
The Rippingtons - Built To Last (2012)

The Rippingtons - Built To Last (2012)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 61:56 min | 154 MB
Genre: Smooth Jazz, Fusion | Label: Peak Records / Entertainment One Music

Bandleader, guitarists and songwriter Russ Freeman pulls no stops on the Rippingtons' 25th anniversary release, Built to Last, featuring a full orchestra to complement the sound of his compositions, has he runs the gamut of the sounds that have influenced him throughout the years, moving from movie score-like tunes to heavy metal, country & western and retro-sounding jazz.

Russ Freeman & The Rippingtons - Sahara (1994)  

Posted by tiburon at May 2, 2012
Russ Freeman & The Rippingtons - Sahara (1994)

Russ Freeman & The Rippingtons - Sahara (1994)
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Genre: Fusion, Smooth Jazz

This CD is well crafted. There is a balance between tunes with a rock and roll edge, some more mellow songs and one with a calypso flavor, complete with steel drums! Also included in this musical work is a soulful rendition of the musical standard "I'll be there." The CD wraps up with a hard driving piece titled "Porcha". This band is hot!

The Rippingtons - Moonlighting (1986)  Music

Posted by tiburon at April 29, 2012
The Rippingtons - Moonlighting (1986)

The Rippingtons - Moonlighting (1986)
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Genre: Smooth Jazz, Fusion

Released in 1986, this album not only stands as a genre-defining primer on what has become known as smooth jazz, but it also helped launch the careers of various artists whose music has been crucial to the genre's vitality. In addition to composer/guitarist/producer Russ Freeman and the Ripps, there's David Benoit (playing a gorgeous piano melody on "Mirage"), keyboardist Gregg Karukas, bassist Jimmy Johnson (who scored hits with Flim & the BBs), saxmen Brandon Fields and Dave Koz (whose floating Electronic Wind Instrument melody guides the silky "Dreams"), and some soprano-wielding guy named Kenny G.

The Rippingtons - Cote D'Azur (2011) {PEAK PKR-32580-02}  Music

Posted by tiburon at March 22, 2011
The Rippingtons - Cote D'Azur (2011) {PEAK PKR-32580-02}

The Rippingtons Featuring Russ Freeman - Cote D'Azur (2011) {PEAK PKR-32580-02}
EAC 1.0b1 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U+MD5 | Full Scans 600dpi | 319MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Smooth Jazz,Jazz Funk

The Rippingtons’ Russ Freeman has always led a peripatetic existence, growing up in Nashville and living in L.A., Colorado and Florida, among other locales. His wanderlust is reflected in much of his group’s music (Life in the Tropics, Morocco, etc.). On Cote D’Azur, French, Latin, Gypsy and Euro rhythms mix and mesh to make what will surely stand as one of the freshest contemporary-jazz CDs of the year. In the group’s 25th year, the Rippingtons continue to be at the top of their game.

The Rippingtons - The Best Of The Rippingtons (1997)  Music

Posted by popsakov at Aug. 9, 2016
The Rippingtons - The Best Of The Rippingtons (1997)

The Rippingtons - The Best Of The Rippingtons (1997)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 444 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 145 Mb
Scans (JPG, 600 dpi) ~ 48 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Smooth Jazz, Jazz Fusion | GRP Records #GRD-9891

The Best of The Rippingtons is a compilation album by the American jazz group The Rippingtons, released in 1997 by the GRP label. The album is a retrospective of their previous GRP albums, and also includes two previously unreleased tracks. The album reached No. 10 on the Billboard Contemporary Jazz chart.

The Rippingtons Featuring Russ Freeman - True Stories (2016)  Music

Posted by popsakov at July 3, 2016
The Rippingtons Featuring Russ Freeman - True Stories (2016)

The Rippingtons Featuring Russ Freeman - True Stories (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 301 Mb | Scans (JPG, 600 dpi) ~ 47 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Smooth Jazz / Instrumental Pop / Easy Listening / Jazz Funk / Latin
Peak Records / eOne Music #EOM-CD-5299

The Rippingtons are a Grammy-nominated contemporary jazz group, founded by guitarist and composer Russ Freeman in 1985. The group has passed the thirty year mark, and continues to innovate. Under Freeman's production, the group has released 22 albums, all of which have attained top 5 Billboard status, with 5 of them reaching #1. Their debut album, "Moonlighting", which Jazziz magazine has called "the number one most influential contemporary jazz album of all time." The group's influences are wide-ranging, from instrumental pop, to rock, to world music, to EDM, to R&B. Some artists having recorded with the Rippingtons include Arturo Sandoval, Jeffrey Osbourne, Kirk Whalum, Kenny G…