If the name “Rippingtons” means anything at all to you, you’ll likely be surprised that this month marks the seminal smooth jazz ensemble’s 20th anniversary. And if the name doesn’t mean anything to you, move along: you won’t find anything to grab your socks right here. (Smooth jazz does not inspire ambivalence.)
To commemorate their twentieth anniversary, The Rippingtons have released a special CD/DVD entitled -- appropriately enough -- The Rippingtons 20th Anniversary. The album -- the group’s 16th -- is supported by a national tour through August and September. Tour information is available here.