2000 The Rippingtons – Life In The Tropics

Life In The Tropics is the 11th album by the American Jazz group The Rippingtons. It was released in 2000, and was the group’s first release for Peak label
The album reached #3 on Billboard’s contemporary Jazz chart.

Tracks

1  Club Paradiso (Russ Freeman) 04:23
2  Caribbean Breeze (Russ Freeman) 04:23
3  Cruisin’ Down Ocean Drive (Russ Freeman) 04:38
4  Be Cool (Russ Freeman) 04:25
5  Rhythm Of Your Life (Russ Freeman; Daisy Villa; Michael Angelo Saulsberry) 04:00
6  Love Child (Russ Freeman) 04:20
7  Avenida Del Mar (Russ Freeman) 05:17
8  I Found Heaven (Russ Freeman; Gary Brown) 04:24
9  South Beach Mambo (Russ Freeman) 04:47
10  Life In The Tropics (Russ Freeman) 04:56
11  Island Aphrodisiac (Russ Freeman) 04:41

Media

Musicians

BassKim Stone
BassRuss Freeman
DrumsDave Hooper
GuitarRuss Freeman
Acoustic GuitarRuss Freeman
KeyboardsDavid Kochianski
PercussionRamon Yslas

Other Musicians

1 Club Paradiso

SaxEric Marienthal


2 Caribbean Breeze

Acoustic GuitarPeter White


3 Cruisin’ Down Ocean Drive

PianoBill Heller


4 Be Cool

SaxDave Koz


5 Rhythm Of Your Life

KeyboardsBill Heller
TromboneBill Reichenbach
TrumpetGary Grant
TrumpetJerry Hey
Background VocalsAndi Howard
Background VocalsMichael Angelo Saulsberry
VocalsDaisy Villa


6 Love Child

KeyboardsBill Heller
SaxPaul Taylor


7 Avenida Del Mar

PianoBill Heller
SaxPaul Taylor
SaxEric Marienthal


8 I Found Heaven

KeyboardsGary Brown
ProgrammingGary Brown
Background VocalsGary Brown
VocalsHoward Hewett


9 South Beach Mambo

TromboneBill Reichenbach
TrumpetRamon Flores
TrumpetGary Grant
TrumpetJerry Hey
VocalsDaisy Villa
VocalsDave Hooper
VocalsLaurie Hooper
VocalsRuss Freeman


10 Life In The Tropics

KeyboardsBob James
ProgrammingMark Binder
SaxEric Marienthal


11 Island Aphrodisiac

TrumpetRamon Flores

Liner Notes

Producer – Russ Freeman
Producer – Gary Brown (Track 8)
Producer (Vocals) – Michael Angelo Saulsberry (Track 5)
Production Manager – Andi Howard
Producer (Executive) – Andi Howard, Russ Freeman
Engineer (Additional) – Ken Freeman, Mark Binder, Nick Sodano, Posie Muliadi
Mastered By – Doug Sax, Robert Hadley
Mixed By – Russ Freeman
Recorded By – Russ Freeman

Art Direction – MAD Design
Design (Cover Art) – Bill Mayer
Photography By – David Hooper

Phonographic Copyright (p) – Peak Records, Inc.
Copyright (c) – Peak Records, Inc.
Manufactured By – Peak Records, Inc.
Marketed By – Concord Records, Inc.
Distributed By – Concord Records, Inc.
Mastered At – The Mastering Lab