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Rico Belled's "XR7" Now Available at ITunes, Amazon and CD Baby!

Rico Belled's "XR7" Now Available at ITunes, Amazon and CD Baby!

Back Scratch Music is pleased to announce the release of Rippingtons bassist Rico Belled's sophomore album called XR7. Featuring Chris Coleman, Jeff Kashiwa, Dave Karasony, Andy Langham, Jonathan Dresel, Katisse Buckingham, Ronnie Gutierrez, Bill Heller, Scheila Gonzalez and many more fantastic musicians, XR7 is bursting with energy. Ten original compositions take the listener from 70ies Funk ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Rippingtons Bassist Rico Belled To Release Sophomore Album "XR7" On May 9th 2012

Rippingtons Bassist Rico Belled To Release Sophomore Album "XR7" On May 9th 2012

Multi-instrumentalist Rico Belled will release his follow-up to “The Pursuit Of Comfort", called XR7, on May 9th 2012. Consisting of ten brand new originals, the record is an homage to his beloved 1973 Mercury Cougar XR7 and machines in general, featuring musical adventures in many different genres; from Funk to Electronica, from Latin to Pop, but ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

The Rippingtons featuring Russ Freeman: Cote D' Azur

Read "Cote D' Azur" reviewed by Jeff Winbush

Of the many incarnations of Russ Freeman's The Rippingtons, the current version is one of the strongest, with the players actually cohering as a band and not simply sidemen in Freeman's long-running side project. He remains the guiding light as the principal composer, writer and producer, giving the other musicians some stimulating music to play. Jeff ...

Take Five With Rico Belled

Read "Take Five With Rico Belled" reviewed by AAJ Staff

Meet Rico Belled:

Born and raised in Holland, Rico Belled is best known as the Grammy-nominated bassist for The Rippingtons. Now based in Los Angeles, CA, he's worked with artists in many genres, ranging from Liza Minnelli to Eddie Money, Eric Marienthal to The Dan Band. Piano being his first instrument, Rico is also an ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Rico Belled - "The Pursuit of Comfort" - Now Available!

Rico Belled - "The Pursuit of Comfort"  - Now Available!

Rico Belled's debut album The Pursuit Of Comfort is now available. It features many great musicians: Jeff Kashiwa (Rippingtons), Katisse Buckingham (Yellowjackets), Dave Karasony (Rippingtons), Jeff Babko (James Taylor), Jonathan Dresel (Jimmy Kimmel Live) and many more.

Stylistically ranging from Afro-Cuban to Brazilian Jazz, with some Funk and Weather Report thrown in, there are 10 original compositions ...