Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Jazz, Pop
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Lee B. (showme) from PARK HILLS, MO
Reviewed on 12/5/2010...
The smoothest of cool jazz, with an all star line up- David Benoit and Kenny G to name a few.
Moonlighting...One of My Three Favorites
Armando M. Mesa | Chandler, AZ | 01/13/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I own only three Rippingtons titles: Moonlighting, Tourist in Paradise, and Life In The Tropics. All three are like your kids...you can't have just one favorite. Likewise, all three titles are my Rippingtons favorites. Moonlighting is where it all started for the Rippingtons. It's great contemporary, fusion jazz with guest performances by Kenny G on a few tracks (a year before he would strike it big with his own Duotones album) and David Benoit.Moonlighting by Russ Freeman and his crew evokes a positive, uplifting beginning and welcoming invitation to the rest of their future releases ! Absolutely the kind of music to calm the jangled nerves and get rid of the daily work stress or traffic jam anxiety and still awesome enough to dance to with that someone special. It's definitely music for pure pleasure for the senses, mind, heart and soul.
Whether it's 1986, 1996 , or 2005, Moonlighting holds up extremely well...I truly also recommend getting Tourist In Paradise (excellent track on cd called Jupiter's Child) and Life In The Tropics (Latin, tropical flavored fusion jazz)."
Smokin hot funkafized fusion
Michael Storey | Jackson, Ms. United States | 09/16/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Rippington's during the period Moonlighting was made were the epitomy of Jazz fusion with latino flair. Fusion today is milk toast compared to this CD. "Soft Jazz" has become the term for bands and artists of this genre, and it fits. All radio friendly and crossover hopeful. This CD smokes with vibes, fast guitar, syncapated rythyms, and memorable melodies. Toe tapping and should be played twice in a row to let it sink in. Russ Freeman is the most under-rated jazz guitarist of his time. He is never mentioned with Carlton, Rit, Lorber, Dimeola,etc..... He is a great songwriter and his music appeals to all that listen, old and young alike......"