RAVIV 6000 is remarkably unique, highly original music! The complex, meaningful compositions tell a captivating story of Alien civilizations yearning to communicate and make contact with us and others. The result is Electronica meets Jazz in an endless journey into the unknown! This tour de force musical juggernaut is deep. The musicians on this album encompass ideas so grand, vivid & bold that it makes one acutely aware that yes, there is life out there in the universe. This once in a millenium album can only be characterized as Inter-Dimensional Soul Music! RAVIV 6000 is a space being from the year 6000 traveling beyond time, forwards and backwards at the speed of light, easily warping through dimensions to make contact with distant civilizations wherever they happen to be located. Will contact be made here on Earth? Listen and explore the possibilities...
RICHARD D. RUTTENBERG is a composer, arranger, film scorer & recording artist with 25 albums to his credit. He is a founding member of the Trans Atlantic groups RIZE and Delicate Droids. Both remain signed to Superfreq Records of London for multi album deals. Richard also signed for a solo album with Stark Futures Recordings of London. His many film scores contributed to wins at film festivals around the globe including HIMPFF, LAIFFA, Berlin Film Festival, Louisville Film Festival, Philadelphia Film Festival, Logan Film Festival, SFBFF, San Diego Black FF, American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Miami FF. Another film debuted at the Cannes Film Festival in France.
JIMMY HASLIP is the founding member & bassist of the group Yellowjackets. He is a major force in the music business & he's worked with Jeff Lorber, Eric Marienthal, Bruce Hornsby, Rita Coolidge, Gino Vannelli, Kiss, Tommy Bolin, Allan Holdsworth, Marilyn Scott, Chaka Khan, Al Jarreau, Donald Fagen, and Anita Baker. He has 22 GRAMMY-Nominations and 3 GRAMMY wins, including winning a DOVE Award, a JAZZ ANGEL award, and an EDISON award nomination. This gentle man is a supremely gifted and blessed soul.
JOE BERGER is a fusion rock guitarist and also an engineer/producer from New York City with over 40 years of professional experience performing with and mixing for music legends. Some of the artists Joe has played/Mixed with/for: John Entwistle (Who), Jack Bruce, Jon Anderson (Yes), Vangelis, Billy Cobham, Teruo Nakamura, Jon Hammond Band, BCTD, Dream Street, Brian Johnson & Cliff Williams (AC/DC), Cymbalic Encounters and many more. Joe has also mixed over 30,000 shows as a live sound engineer and been a demo artist at the NAMM, Musikmesse, AES, and NAB. Joe too is a true mensch!
EDDIE KOHEN is a Berklee College of Music trained session bassist who teaches, records, and creates incredible music in his own right. In his more than 30 years of experience he continues to teach music & bass at many different levels. Eddie gives clinics, directs ensembles and gives master classes. He is a valued recording artist and a real mensch!
CARL COX is a nationally known Saxophonist who tours with Smokey Robinson, Maysa Leak, Gerald Veasley, & most recently, US dates for Incognito. He has recorded and/or played with Kirk Franklin, Tye Tribbett, Chris "Big Dog" Davis, Peter White, Jeff Lorber, Billy Paul, Chuck Loeb, Ed Hamilton, Doc Powell, Sister Sledge, Miles Jaye, Brian Culbertson, Quest Love, Mary J. Blige, Jay Z, Vivian Green, Jill Scott, The Stylistics ,The O Jays, Marcus Johnson, Fred Hammond, Ledisi, Common, Salt and Pepa, Big Daddy Kane, Ndea (Brand New Heavies).
NICK KELLIE hails from Wigan England and currently resides in Los Angeles. He performs for world renowned grammy winning guitarist Frank Gambale (Chick Corea). Nick toured the world with The Three Degrees (#1 smash hit “When will I see you again”). Nick also plays for Saxophonist Randal Clark, Jimmy Haslip, Gary Novak, Jeff Lorber, Michael Thompson and others. Nick appears on Randal’s latest album “Stargazer”, a killer album garnering international attention & airplay. Nick's debut record, “For A Brother” came out on Steve Vai’s Digital Nations record label to much acclaim. Vai contacted Nick directly to add him on the roster of artists. Vai's Digital Nations released it in the USA, Europe and Asia.
Nick won the BBC's Big Band Jazz John Dankworth trophy for 'outstanding young soloist' and recorded a special show for BBC Radio 2. Nick is also a familiar contributor to Guitar Player Magazine. He holds regular classes at the Musicians Institute in Hollywood. His acclaimed book, Progressive Blues Guitar, a Hal Leonard Publishing/ Musicians Institute Press release, is available worldwide.
IGOR FEDOTOV is a magnificent musician and recording artist in his own right. With a Music Degree from the College of Arts from the Russian Federation, Igor spent more than 20 years teaching Instrumental Music in Russia and Australia. His students, over the years, number over 500! A number of past and current students have won music scholarships at the most prestigious private schools in Sydney, completed their HSC in music achieving band 6 and some of them gone on to study at University either in Bachelor of Music or teaching degrees. With a love for teaching the joy of music, Igor moved to Sydney in 1992 and took residence in North Rocks, NSW with his lovely wife and his son. He currently teaches Saxophone and Clarinet at PLC Pymble, The King’s School and University of New South Wales.
ANDREW AUSTIN is a recording artist hailing from Essex England. He is a most sought after session bassist and has made a tremendous impact on recordings all over the world. He is a creative visionary, a dreamer, a meticulous producer, engineer, and musician.
PETER DUTCH is a Recording artist, DJ, and programmer from Great Britain and along with Richard D. Ruttenberg formed the Trans Atlantic duo, Delicate Droids. Signed to Superfreq Records of London, the pair have put out 5 digital EP's that swept the underground dance world for the past 7 years. Peter's humanitarian efforts to help Ukrainian refugees fleeing the war has blossomed into a huge relief effort involving massive amounts of food, clothing, medicine, toys, etc. that were trucked in to Ukraine under war conditions. He also organized major concerts to raise money and awareness for survivors of the war. He was nominated for the Pride of Britain Award.
released November 20, 2022
1. Eelah's Dream
2. Star Stuff
3. Shipwrecked Mermaids On Mars
4. So Alien
5. Proxima Centauri
6. Red Cepheus
7. Visitors In The Backyard
9. Meanwhile Back On Mars
10. Ice Flames
11. Double Secret Octopus
12. Beneath Shikoku Island
Jimmy Haslip - Bass 2,3,4,5,6 (Addt'l keys on 4,5)
Joe Berger - Guitar, Eventide H90 6,10, 11.
Eddie Kohen - Bass 7.
Carl Cox - Tenor Sax 2
Nick Kellie - Guitar 3
Igor Fedotov - Soprano Sax 7
Peter Dutch - Programming Co-writer 10, 11.
Andrew Austin -Cosm Synth - Bass & Writer 12.
Richard D. Ruttenberg - Modulus 002, Korg Karma, Elektron 4V Sequencer, ARP Odyssey, E drums, programming, editing, mixing on all tunes 1 thru 12.
Executive Producer - Sherry Mandel Podobnik
Cover art by Richard D. Ruttenberg
Mastering - Joe Berger
All compositions written by Richard D. Ruttenberg except co-writes with Peter Dutch on 10,11 and additional keys/percussion on 12.
Richard D. Ruttenberg is a BMI registered artist.
Thanks to all the amazing talented artists on this album. You guys ROCK! Joe, Eddie, Carl, Nick, Igor, Andrew, Peter...I am forever appreciative of your friendship & artistry. This album shines as a result of your combined and individual artistic presence.
Serious shout out to the powerhouse talent, Jimmy Haslip! This album became ever more exciting as a result of your sheer artistry. Your kind demeanor, sage advice, and innate ability to interpret any and all music with immediacy and refined, stellar brilliance is a breath of fresh air. Most important to me is the friendship that grew between us during this project. Jimmy, you have made a very deep impression on me and I am completely grateful. Thank you. My best to your lovely Nancy!
Thanks also to Benny Rietveld. The12 time Grammy winner was slated to play on this album but his responsibilities as Carlos Santana's band leader & bassist understandably made it impossible to get him into the recording studio. We tried and tried for months but we just could not connect. The fact is I admire him greatly and hope to one day record with him on a future project. Benny, you are an amazing cat and I just love your style and pleasant personality. I'll be chasing after you!
Special thanks to my magnificent Mum, pianist Sandy Bennett Ruttenberg for helping to shape my musical and personal identity with love & encouragement throughout my life. Also, to my lovely BFF & super funny girl Yofi J. Odesser, & my wonderful cousin Sherry Mandel Podobnik for their inspiration, love, and support.
Richard D. Ruttenberg is a film scorer and recording artist. Educated at the prestigious Berklee College of Music, his bands
RiZe & Delicate Droids are both signed to Superfreq Records. "Four Beats and Some Sweets" & "Orgasm Raygun" are both available @ Beatport worldwide. He is also signed to STARKFutures Recordings. World renown guitarist Barry Finnerty proclaims him "The king of atmosphere"....more