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The Rippingtons

Smooth Jazz pioneers The Rippingtons will release their latest album, Modern Art, on March 10th via Peak Records (Concord Music Group).

With a legacy firmly rooted in smooth Jazz, The Rippingtons’ 18th release features an explosive lineup lead by founder Russ Freeman alongside Dave Karasony, Bill Heller, as well as new bassist Rico Belled and special guest, returning saxophonist Jeff Kashiwa.

Modern Art breaks new stylistic ground, incorporating exotic world music elements on the sensuously romantic, acoustic guitar driven “Paris Groove” and adds an Eastern authenticity to the hypnotic “Black Book” with an electric sitar. With the sizzling interaction between Freeman’s slow burning electric guitar and Kashiwa’s wild sax improvisations, the easy grooving “One Step Closer” and bluesy “Body Art” will remind longtime fans of the band’s glory days of the 90s, but with a souped up twist!

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Discography

True Stories

True Stories

Peak Records
2016

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Fountain of Youth

Fountain of Youth

eOne Music
2014

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Built to Last

Built to Last

eOne Music
2012

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Cote D' Azur

Cote D' Azur

Peak Records
2011

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Modern Art

Modern Art

Peak Records
2009

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20th Anniversary

20th Anniversary

Peak Records
2006

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