Live in L.A.

Live in L.A.

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by The Rippingtons
     
 

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Any truehearted devotee of the Rippingtons Featuring Russ Freeman knows the two secrets of their unparalleled success in the contemporary jazz world over the course of numerous releases since 1986. First and foremost, it's those lush, ultra-melodic Freeman compositions, many of which have become genre classics. Beyond those, the band hasSee more details below

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Any truehearted devotee of the Rippingtons Featuring Russ Freeman knows the two secrets of their unparalleled success in the contemporary jazz world over the course of numerous releases since 1986. First and foremost, it's those lush, ultra-melodic Freeman compositions, many of which have become genre classics. Beyond those, the band has attracted fans the world over with one of the most exciting and dynamic live shows in instrumental music. It seems wholly appropriate, then, to take stock of the wealth of Freeman's catalog not with a mere greatest-hits collection, but with the fun-filled CD and video package, Live in L.A. Recorded September 25 and 26, 1992, at the Ventura Theatre in Ventura and Los Angeles' famed Greek Theatre, this is first and foremost a project for an inspired by the Ripps' loyal fan base. The band's commitment to an always high intensity live set, with an ever evolving repertoire of old favorites and new gems, probably made the process of editing their normal 90-minute set down to the 60-minute length somewhat difficult. Nonetheless, the ten tunes here are indicative of all aspects of Freeman's composing talents as well as the Rippingtons' energetic interaction on stage. The core group of Freeman (guitar), Jeff Kashiwa (sax and EWI), Kim Stone (bass), Mark Portmann (keyboards), Steve Reid (percussion), and Tony Morales (drums) is complemented by the sassy textures of a three-piece horn section and cameos by GRP labelmates David Benoit and singer Carl Anderson. Highlights include "Indian Summer," "Weekend in Monaco," the lush "One Summer Night in Brazil," and the explosive jam "Highroller."

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Product Details

Release Date:
06/22/1993
Label:
Grp Records
UPC:
0011105971829
catalogNumber:
9718

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Rippingtons   Primary Artist,Track Performer
Carl Anderson   Vocals
Steve Reid   Percussion
David Benoit   Piano
Paul Carmen   Alto Saxophone
Matt Fronke   Trumpet
Jeff Kashiwa   Synthesizer,Saxophone
Wendell Kelly   Trombone
Tony Morales   Drums
Mark Portmann   Keyboards
Kim Stone   Bass
Jeff Kahiwa   Saxophone,EWI
Russ Freeman   Synthesizer,Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Synthesizer Guitar,Classical Guitar,Track Performer

Technical Credits

Dave Grusin   Producer,Executive Producer
Carl Griffin   Producer,Engineer
Jeff Kashiwa   Arranger
Marian McPartland   Composer
Sonny Mediana   Production Director
Don Murray   Engineer
Larry Rosen   Producer,Executive Producer
Dan Serrano   Art Direction
Bill Mayer   Illustrations
Scott Johnson   Art Direction
Russ Freeman   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Engineer

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