Summer 2016 Vocal Sessions

by The Harry Bells



Recorded March 2016.

All of the instrumental tracks were recorded live in one room, without headphones or overdubs, with the exception of the additional percussion on "Turn the World Around".


released June 15, 2016

Joe Herrera - trumpet
Jonathan Parker - alto saxophone
Chris Watling - tenor saxophone
Matt Rippetoe - baritone saxophone
Ben Ford - trombone
Josh Kay, Lee Durham, Nathaniel Graham - percussion

Puma Ptah - vocals on "Turn the World Around"
Christopher "Puma" Smith

Jessie Power - vocals on "Sway"

Lena Seikaly - vocals on "Whatever Lola Wants" (releases July 15)

All arrangements by Matt Rippetoe and the Harry Bells
©2016 Matthew Rippetoe - all rights reserved

Additional percussion arrangement on "Turn the World Around" by Matt Rippetoe and Lee Durham

Engineered and mixed by Eric Taft at Buzzlounge Recording Studio -
Mastered by Paris Hollins at BlueMoon Studio



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The Harry Bells Washington, D.C.

Hailing from Washington, DC, The Harry Bells are a horn-and-percussion tribute to the music of Harry Belafonte.

Originally a trio, formed in 2012 by saxophonist Matt Rippetoe with friends Joe Herrera (trumpet) and Josh Kay (percussion), the Harry Bells now consist of 5 horns and three percussionists who play dense arrangements of hits recorded by Belafonte.
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