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MP3 Ripplegroove - Under The Microscope

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.

10 MP3 Songs
JAZZ: Jazz Fusion, ROCK: Instrumental Rock

"...lush backgrounds, rocking solos, funky bass lines, and solid drum beats."
- Josh Klemons, https://www.tradebit.com

With the recent release of their debut album Under the Microscope (2006), Ripplegroove has begun to create a name for themselves in the underground jam and jazz scene. In the summer of 2006 Under the Microscope reached #14 on the CMJ Jazz Chart and #9 on https://www.tradebit.com''s Radio Top 40, starting off a buzz that is helping to create a growing nationwide audience. While fans have compared their music to Medeski Martin and Wood, Soulive, and the Benevento Russo Duo, Josh Klemons of https://www.tradebit.com put it best when he described Ripplegroove 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."

Having first met in Boston while attending Berklee College of Music, Joe Hanley (keys), Tom Burda (guitar), and Jed Devine (drums) began jamming and experimenting with the wealth of musical ideas borne to them through their rich musical environment. Upon finding their way out to San Diego, they met an unfortunate obstacle when they lost their bass player, Dana Baccino. Though discouraged to lose such a talented musician, they decided to forge ahead and allowed Joe''s left hand to take over bass duties on the keys. This turned out to be just what the band needed, freeing everyone up creatively and allowing the band to change directions on a dime. Indeed, the most common comment after every show is about how HUGE their sound is despite their small 3 piece stature.

Ripplegroove has shared the stage with such talents as Vinyl, Gabby La La, Al Howard and the K23 Orchestra, and Brothers Past. But despite their San Diego success the band has changed homes and moved to New York City, where they feel their music will be a little more at home, and they''ll be closer to their Midwest and East Coast roots. The effect of their exponentially growing fan base, effective grassroots promotion, and successful new album, indicate that Ripplegroove is poised to begin a life in the nationwide spotlight.

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