Fountain of Youth (feat. Russ Freeman)
Download links and information about Fountain of Youth (feat. Russ Freeman) by The Rippingtons. This album was released in 2014 and it belongs to Jazz, Crossover Jazz, World Music, Smooth Jazz genres. It contains 10 tracks with total duration of 45:00 minutes.
|Genre:||Jazz, Crossover Jazz, World Music, Smooth Jazz|
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|1.||Spice Route (feat. Russ Freeman)||4:06|
|2.||Rivers of Gold (feat. Russ Freeman)||4:15|
|3.||North Shore (feat. Russ Freeman)||5:24|
|4.||We Will Live Forever (feat. Russ Freeman)||4:43|
|5.||The Sun King (feat. Russ Freeman)||4:14|
|6.||Fountain of Youth (feat. Russ Freeman)||4:05|
|7.||Emerald City (feat. Russ Freeman)||5:17|
|8.||Soul Riders (feat. Russ Freeman)||4:54|
|9.||Waterfalls of Bequia (feat. Russ Freeman)||2:58|
|10.||Garden of the Gods (feat. Russ Freeman)||5:04|
The Rippingtons have a long-established reputation as a smooth jazz outfit. But here on the band’s 20th album, leader Russ Freeman has created what he calls a “guitar heaven” album, and he’s not kidding. Loosely based on folks like explorer Ponce de Leon searching for a fountain of youth, the album’s songs travel searchingly in a different direction, with Freeman using various axes (including ukulele, mandolin, and Turkish bağlama) to transport us. Those who want something more straight-down-the-middle smooth can turn to “Soul Riders” or “North Shore,” though you can still hear plenty of laid-back shredding even here. But it’s the opener, “Spice Route,” that really sets the tone with a mix of modern and traditional, Eastern and Western sounds. Touching on flamenco, “River of Gold” follows while referencing the Spanish origins of many of those explorers. The Far East is where the band takes us on “We Will Live Forever,” while “The Sun King” finds Freeman at his most flashy. To those who complain that all smooth jazz sounds the same and doesn’t have chops: this one's for you.