Tourist In Paradise
"Tourist In Paradise" stands as one of the Rippingtons top albums, as guitarist Russ Freeman shows his compositional and arrangement talents on the nine instrumentals. The first three cuts feature a bit of scat vocals by Carl Anderson, but Freeman's overdriven guitar and keyboard prowess are center stage, as is Brandon Fields' alto sax. Every cut is upbeat and memorable and you even get the instrumental Al Green cover "Let's Stay Together". It's easy to hear why "Tourist In Paradise" rocketed the Rippingtons and Freeman to the top of the Smooth Jazz playlists.
|05:39||Tourist In Paradise||Instrumental|
|06:28||One Summer Night In Brazil||Instrumental|
|04:47||Let's Stay Together||Instrumental|
|04:19||One Ocean Way||Instrumental|
|Russ Freeman||Yamaha, Roland, Kawai and Korg Synthesizers, Lynn 9000 Programming, Acoustic and Electric Guitar, Guitar Synthesizer, Synthesizer Programming, Production, Arrangements, Engineering, Mixing, Digital Editing|
|Steve Reid||Percussion, Soundscape, Engineering, Mixing|
|Tony Morales||Hight Hat, Cymbals, Drums|
|Brandon Fields||Alto Sax|
|Micajah Ryan||Additional Engineering|
|Ted Blaisdell||Additional Engineering|
|Suzanne Sherman||GRP Production Coordination|
|Bill Mayer||Front Cover Artwork|
|Andy Baltimore||Graphic Design, GRP Creative Direction|
|Dan Serrano||Graphic Design|
|David Gibb||Graphic Design|
|Dave Kunze||Graphic Design|
|Dave Grusin||Executive Production|
|Larry Rosen||Executive Production|
|Recorded and mixed at Slam Shack/North Hollywood, CA.
Mastered at Sterling Sound, NYC.
Hair and make-up by Lucia Castaneda.