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Saturday, June 11, 2016

USA The Rippingtons.- True Stories (2016)

True Stories is the 30th Anniversary release from The Rippingtons. Russ
Freeman has been at the forefront of the contemporary jazz, smooth jazz,
and instrumental pop music genres! They have sold over 3 Million albums to date.

Every new Rippingtons album has Debuted in the Top 5 of the Billboard
Jazz Chart including 4 Number 1 Debuts! With every album a new chapter
has been written with their innovative songwriting, in studio production
and inventive instrumentation.

The Rippingtons throughout their storied history have featured an
incredible array of talented musicians who have gone on to wonderful
solo careers including Dave Koz, Kenny G, Paul Taylor, Kirk Whalum, and
Omar Hakim.

For True Stories, rejoining the Rippingtons for this milestone, is
saxophonist Brandon Fields, who first performed with the band in 1986 in
the pioneering breakthrough hit album, Moonlighting.

My Promise features Special guest Jeffrey Osborne, who had a hit
single with the Rippingtons in the mid nineties.