The Rippingtons

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US jazz fusion/smooth jazz outfit formed by bandleader and only consistent member Russ Freeman (2) in 1986.
2009 line-up
Due to contractual reasons they released in Japan as Cruise Control (5)
Russ Freeman — Guitar, Keyboards and Programming
Dave Karasony — Drums
Bill Heller — Piano
Ricardo 'Rico' Belled — Bass
Jeff Kashiwa or Paul Taylor — Saxophone
Their album cover artwork can be identified by Bill Mayer's cartoon "hep cat".
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Albums

The Rippingtons - Moonlighting album art The Rippingtons Moonlighting (Album) Passport Records South Africa 1986 Sell This Version
The Rippingtons - Kilimanjaro album art The Rippingtons Featuring Russ Freeman (2) The Rippingtons Featuring Russ Freeman (2) - Kilimanjaro (Album) GRP USA & Canada 1988 Sell This Version
The Rippingtons - Tourist In Paradise album art Rippingtons* Featuring Russ Freeman (2) Rippingtons* Featuring Russ Freeman (2) - Tourist In Paradise (Album) GRP, GRP US 1989 Sell This Version
The Rippingtons - Welcome To The St. James' Club album art The Rippingtons Featuring Russ Freeman (2) The Rippingtons Featuring Russ Freeman (2) - Welcome To The St. James' Club (Album) GRP US 1990 Sell This Version
The Rippingtons - Curves Ahead album art The Rippingtons Featuring Russ Freeman (2) The Rippingtons Featuring Russ Freeman (2) - Curves Ahead (Album) GRP Canada 1991 Sell This Version
The Rippingtons - Weekend In Monaco album art The Rippingtons, Russ Freeman (2) The Rippingtons, Russ Freeman (2) - Weekend In Monaco (Album) GRP US 1992 Sell This Version
The Rippingtons - Live In L.A. album art The Rippingtons Featuring Russ Freeman (2) The Rippingtons Featuring Russ Freeman (2) - Live In L.A. (Album) GRP Europe 1993 Sell This Version
The Rippingtons - Sahara album art Russ Freeman (2) & The Rippingtons Russ Freeman (2) & The Rippingtons - Sahara (Album) GRP Germany 1994 Sell This Version
The Rippingtons - Brave New World album art Russ Freeman (2) & The Rippingtons Russ Freeman (2) & The Rippingtons - Brave New World (Album) Peak Records (5), GRP US 1996 Sell This Version
The Rippingtons - Black Diamond album art The Rippingtons Featuring Russ Freeman (2) The Rippingtons Featuring Russ Freeman (2) - Black Diamond (Album) Windham Hill Jazz US 1997 Sell This Version
The Rippingtons - Topaz album art The Rippingtons Featuring Russ Freeman (2) The Rippingtons Featuring Russ Freeman (2) - Topaz (Album) Windham Hill Jazz US 1999 Sell This Version
The Rippingtons - Life In The Tropics album art The Rippingtons Featuring Russ Freeman (2) The Rippingtons Featuring Russ Freeman (2) - Life In The Tropics (Album) Peak Records (5) Europe 2000 Sell This Version
PKD-8508-2 The Rippingtons - Live Across America album art The Rippingtons Featuring Russ Freeman (2) The Rippingtons Featuring Russ Freeman (2) - Live Across America(CD, Album) Peak Records (5) PKD-8508-2 US 2002 Sell This Version
The Rippingtons - Let It Ripp album art The Rippingtons Featuring Russ Freeman (2) The Rippingtons Featuring Russ Freeman (2) - Let It Ripp (Album) Peak Records (5) Europe 2003 Sell This Version
The Rippingtons - Wild Card album art The Rippingtons Featuring Russ Freeman (2) The Rippingtons Featuring Russ Freeman (2) - Wild Card (Album) Peak Records (5) Europe 2005 Sell This Version
PKD-30000-2 The Rippingtons - 20th Anniversary album art The Rippingtons 20th Anniversary(CD, Album + DVD) Peak Records (5) PKD-30000-2 US 2006 Sell This Version
The Rippingtons - Modern Art album art The Rippingtons Featuring Russ Freeman (2) The Rippingtons Featuring Russ Freeman (2) - Modern Art (Album) Peak Records (5) US 2009 Sell This Version
The Rippingtons - Cote D'Azur album art The Rippingtons Feat. Russ Freeman (2) The Rippingtons Feat. Russ Freeman (2) - Cote D'Azur (Album) Peak Records (5) US 2011 Sell This Version
EOM-CD-5165 The Rippingtons - Built to Last album art The Rippingtons Featuring Russ Freeman (2) The Rippingtons Featuring Russ Freeman (2) - Built to Last(CD, Album) Peak Records (5), Entertainment One Music EOM-CD-5165 US 2012 Sell This Version
EOM-CD-9374 The Rippingtons - Fountain Of Youth  album art The Rippingtons Featuring Russ Freeman (2) The Rippingtons Featuring Russ Freeman (2) - Fountain Of Youth (CD, Album) eOne EOM-CD-9374 US 2014 Sell This Version
EOM-CD-5799 The Rippingtons - True Stories album art The Rippingtons Featuring Russ Freeman (2) The Rippingtons Featuring Russ Freeman (2) - True Stories(CD, Album) Peak Records (5), eOne EOM-CD-5799 US 2016 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

GRZ-9917 The Rippingtons - Tourist In Paradise album art Rippingtons* Featuring Russ Freeman (2) Rippingtons* Featuring Russ Freeman (2) - Tourist In Paradise(CD, Single, Promo) GRP GRZ-9917 US 1989 Sell This Version
GRZ-5154 Russ Freeman (2), The Rippingtons Russ Freeman (2), The Rippingtons - I'll Be Around(CD, Single) GRP Records, Inc. GRZ-5154 US 1994 Sell This Version
none The Rippingtons - Ritmo De Tu Vida album art The Rippingtons Featuring Daisy Villa The Rippingtons Featuring Daisy Villa - Ritmo De Tu Vida(CDr, Maxi, Promo) Peak Records (5) none US 2001 Sell This Version
PRO-PK-0033-2 The Rippingtons - Stingray album art The Rippingtons featuring Russ Freeman (2) The Rippingtons featuring Russ Freeman (2) - Stingray(CD, Single, Promo) Peak Records (5) PRO-PK-0033-2 US 2003 Sell This Version