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Try It Out Tuesdays – The Rippingtons

Modern Art by the Rippingtons featuring Russ FreemanThe new Rippingtons recording, Modern Art, is out today. The Rippingtons is a Russ Freeman project that I very much enjoyed in the 80s and 90s. Freeman has kept it going for over 20 years with above-average pop-jazz compositions and a changing roster of musicians. Modern Art marks some changes in the group: a new bassist and no percussionist. Long-time Ripps saxman Jeff Kashiwa returns as a “special guest.”

Check out a couple of tracks from it (Windows Media Player required):

> Paris Groove
> Modern Art

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