Ripplegroove | Under The Microscope

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Under The Microscope

by Ripplegroove

Ripplegroove fuses together the big sound and intense energy of rock with the artistic freedom and exploration of jazz to create instrumental, all original and electrifying music.
Genre: Jazz: Jazz-Rock
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1. Binger
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2. Jessie's Bullet
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3. Major Tom
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4. Jack The Rippler
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5. Magnum, P.I.
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6. Squirrel Huntin'
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7. Sweet Relief
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8. Dance, Bitches
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9. Dana's Lick
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10. No Cuddle
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Album Notes
"...lush backgrounds, rocking solos, funky bass lines, and solid drum beats."
- Josh Klemons,

Ripplegroove is so prone to change, even their name isn't sacred. Since 2001 the band has gone through four personnel line-ups, three hometowns, and four names. In fact, they're not even called Ripplegroove anymore. In late 2007, they changed their name to Redux, a fitting description of the constant state of renewal they find themselves in. Recently, Redux was forced into making yet another big change. One year after the release of their debut record Under The Microscope (2006) reached #14 on the CMJ Jazz Charts and #9 on Top 40, Redux found themselves living on the other side of the country without a drummer.

"We lost Jed, our drummer of four years. At the same time, we find ourselves in a brand new city, with a totally new music scene and a very different overall mentality," says guitarist Tom Burda. "And believe me, New York City is a far cry from San Diego in every way imaginable." So Tom and Joe Hanley (keyboards), scoured New York for the right drummer. As luck would have it, of all the drummers auditioned, the very first one they met would be the guy they'd end up with. RJ Rabin has taken over the drum throne and has brought with him an influence of change much welcomed by the other members.

With a simpler, bigger sound and a deeper pocket, the addition of RJ would be change enough. Yet that just wasn't good enough. Thus another redux of Redux has occurred with the addition of a new bass player, Jamie Bishop. As Joe put it "Playing left hand bass, is a blast! But it's time to really explore the full potential of this band's creativity in writing and performing. And I need two hands to do that." Jamie's SOLID low end has injected a much needed buoyancy and higher level of groove into the music of Redux. Indeed, they're hard at work in RJ's Green Room, writing, playing and recording new music. Upcoming Performances will soon be an eclectic mix of the instrumentals off Under The Microscope that fans know and love, along with new tunes. And of course, a second album is in the works.

Throughout all of this change, Redux has never lost focus of their personal and singular vision of sound and style they have strived to create. They've recently opened up for Karl Denson at the Highline Ballroom, as well as won the Relix Magazine Jamoff Contest, and reached the finals in the International Songwriting Contest. Josh Klemons of put it best when he described Redux as a band "that is already comfortable enough with its sound to not only think outside the box, but to open it up and take a walk around, all the while remembering where they are coming from and what they are trying to say, both to each other, and to those of us who have chosen to tap in."


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scott robinson

Good cool movie music
I like the fast paced sound shifts and rhythms.
It is very much jazzy funk rock dance music.


Ripplegroove's Under the Microscope is on fire!
What a great studio effort by the boys of Ripplegroove! Under the Microscope takes all of the favorites played nightly in the trenches of San Diego to a clean, energetic, musical milestone: their first studio release. The disk is started out right with Binger, and brought to a perfect finish with No Cuddle. The meat of the album is chalked full of some of my favorites, all executed like seasoned veterans. Don’t miss these epic tracks: Major Tom, Squirrel Huntin', and my new favorite Dance, Bitches. Look, if you are on the fence about making a purchase, get down, break open your penny bank, and count to one-thousand, one-hundred, and ninety-seven. You will thank me later; hopefully at a Ripplegroove show!

leo of meld

These guys are sick. I can't wait till these guys are famous so I can say, "I knew them when." Do yourself a favor and see Ripplegroove. The first chance you get.

scott m

this cd is a fantastic piece of work. thanks fast service

Bobby Thompson

Awe inspiring musicianship
Amazing CD. I received it last week and haven't been able to take it out of the CD player. The musicianship is amazing, every note in the right place, nothing gratuitous or over zealous. I was talking with the guitarist in my band while listening yesterday. We noted they all went to Berklee, and that Berklee isn't just about chops, but about listening, about space and time, when to play and when to let it breathe. These guys all paid attention and it shows. Under the microscope is a 66 minute Berklee recruiting tool. I wish jazz was more mainstream so these guys could be heard by everyone. I'll do my best to spread the word here in my neck of the world. I can't wait to see them live again. As a musician, seeing Ripplegroove live makes me want to be a better player. It makes me want to sit in a room and practice for weeks on end with the hopes that the resulting music can inspire someone as much as Ripplegroove inspires me.


these guys kick ass
This CD is awesome. If you don't have it, what are you waiting for. I am just bummed that ole Stobie didn't turn me onto these guys sooner.

Surprisingly Good
I was able to check this band out in Philly and ordered their cd once I got home (they were sold out at the show)! Needless to say this band rocks. If you're into jam bands, this groups reminds me of my top 5 bands in one. They're great:)


Great Sound !
Favorite song: Jessie's Bullet. All picks have a great sound. Love it!

Jeremy Isaacson

Ripplegroove rocks my face
This band is awesome! One of the better groups I have heard in a long time. Great guitar playing and funky rhythms. Major Tom is definately a personal fav...


Under the Microscope
Jed rocks my world
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