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The Best of the Rippingtons


Download links and information about The Best of the Rippingtons by The Rippingtons. This album was released in 1997 and it belongs to Jazz, Crossover Jazz, Smooth Jazz genres. It contains 12 tracks with total duration of 01:00:24 minutes.

Artist: The Rippingtons
Release date: 1997
Genre: Jazz, Crossover Jazz, Smooth Jazz
Tracks: 12
Duration: 01:00:24
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No. Title Length
1. Garden of Babylon (1997 Best Of The Rippingtons Version) 5:40
2. Tourist in Paradise 5:41
3. Affair in San Miguel 5:08
4. Snowbound 4:53
5. Aruba! 4:17
6. Sapphire Island (1997 Best Of The Rippingtons Version) 4:48
7. Principles of Desire 4:42
8. Vienna 4:51
9. Kenya 5:22
10. She Likes to Watch 5:31
11. Urban Wanderer 4:43
12. Kilimanjaro 4:48



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.