Rippingtons "Brave New World"

Rippingtons "Brave New World"

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Brave New World
The Story
"Brave New World" is another solid outing by guitarist/keyboardist Russ Freeman and his gang of regulars (Jeff Kashiwa, Steve Reid, Kim Stone, Tony Morales). In additional to the smooth jazz feel, the Rippingtons add more rock and some R&B (especially on the non-Freeman produced vocal numbers "Caravan Of Love" and "Ain't Now Stoppin' Us Now") The overall production on "Brave New World" is extremely polished, and Freeman rips off a number of good electric solos over his original material.
The Music
04:34 Brave New World Instrumental
04:41 Urban Wanderer Instrumental
04:46 Key To The Forbidden City Instrumental
05:10 Hideaway Instrumental
04:04 Caravan Of Love Vocal
04:32 Faith Instrumental
04:25 First Time I Saw Her Instrumental
05:43 Cicada Instrumental
04:44 While My Guitar Gently Weeps Vocal
04:43 Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now Vocal
05:06 Virtual Reality Instrumental
The Artists
Russ Freeman Guitar, Guitar Synthesizer, Keyboards, Production, Executive Production, Engineering, Mixing
Tony Morales Drums
Kim Stone Electric Bass, Arco Bass
Steve Reid Percussion
David Kochanski Acoustic Piano Solo on #4
Jeff Kashiwa Alto Sax, Tenor Sax, Soprano Sax, EWI
Brandon Fields Saxophone (on #7 & 11)
Eric Marienthal Saxophone (on #1 & 3)
Jerry Hey Trumpet
Gary Grant Trumpet
Steve Holtzman Trombone
Bill Reichenbach Trombone
Scotty Scott Vocals
Walter Scott Vocals
Phil Perry Vocals
Merrily Garrett Additional Background Vocals, Engineering Assistance (Tracks #5 and 10)
Meriah Garrett Additional Background Vocals
Lynne Fiddmont Vocals on #9
Bridgette Bryant Vocals on #9
Lillian Tynes Perry Vocals on #9
Andi Howard Executive Production, Production Coordination, Storyboard in CD Booklet
Alan Hirshberg Additional Engineering
Magic Additional Vocals, All Other Instruments, Vocal and Musical Arrangement, Engineering (Tracks #5 and 10), Mixing (Tracks #5 and 10), Production (Tracks #5 and 10)
Nicholas Caldwell Executive Production (Tracks #5 and 10)
Doug Sax Mastering
Carl Studna Photography
Jim Gurney Photography
Hollis King Art Direction, Graphic Design
Robin Lynch Art Direction
Bill Mayer Cover Art, Inside Illustrations
Recorded and mixed at Cheyenne Mountain Ranch Studios, CO.

Additional recording at Pacifique Recorders and Alpha Studios, Burbank, CA.

Tracks #5 and 10 recorded and mixed at Magic Muzik Studios, Moorpark, CA.

Mastered at The Mastering Lab.

Additional vocals by The Whispers, Harmony and Starr.

Harmony - Additional engineering (Tracks #5 and 10)