The Rippingtons – Life in the Tropics (Full Album)

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Life in the Tropics is the 11th album by the American jazz group The Rippingtons.
The album reached #3 on Billboard’s contemporary Jazz chart.

The Allmusic site awarded the album 4½ stars, stating: “The fresh sounds revealed on Life in the Tropics are sure to please you because of their melodic elements, rhythms, brass, and great guitar of Russ Freeman”.

Track listing:
“Club Paradiso” – 4:23
“Caribbean Breeze” – 4:23
“Cruisin’ Down Ocean Drive” – 4:38
“Be Cool” – 4:25
“Rhythm of Your Life” – 4:00
“Love Child” – 4:20
“Avenida del Mar” – 5:17
“I Found Heaven” – 4:24
“South Beach Mambo” – 4:47
“Life in the Tropics” – 4:56
“Island Aphrodisiac” – 4:41

Personnel:
Russ Freeman – guitar
Kim Stone – bass
Gary Brown – bass, keyboards
Peter White – guitar
Bill Heller – keyboards
Tony Morales – drums
Dave Hooper – drums
Dave Koz – saxophone
Eric Marienthal – saxophone
Paul Taylor – saxophone
Bob James – keyboards
Dave Kochanski – keyboards
Jeff Kashiwa – saxophone
Ramon Yslas – percussion
Jerry Hey – trumpet
Gary Grant – trumpet
Nill Reichenbach, Jr. – trombone

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Released: October 10, 2000
Recorded: 2000
Length: 48:14
Label: Peak
Producer: Russ Freeman

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