The Rippingtons "True Stories" music album review

Music Album Review: The Rippingtons - "True Stories" (8/10)

With the release of the deeply melodic, high
octane and boldly eclectic True Stories,
 the Rippingtons featuring Russ Freeman 
celebrate 30 years (and 22 albums) as a
 seminal force in contemporary jazz–while
 finding fresh ways to move the genre forward. The ensemble, launched by the guitarist/composer in the mid-‘80s, comes full circle with new tracks featuring the soulful, lyrical flow of original saxophonist Brandon Fields. Beyond their trademark pop/rock funk fusion, the collection features a powerful flamenco venture, a return from R&B great Jeffrey Osborne and their first ever extended drum solo by Dave Karasony.

Score: 8 out of 10

The Rippingtons
True Stories
Peak Records/Entertainment one
Producer: Russ Freeman