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Tourist in Paradise


Download links and information about Tourist in Paradise by The Rippingtons, Russ Freeman. This album was released in 1989 and it belongs to Jazz, Crossover Jazz, Smooth Jazz genres. It contains 9 tracks with total duration of 44:26 minutes.

Artist: The Rippingtons, Russ Freeman
Release date: 1989
Genre: Jazz, Crossover Jazz, Smooth Jazz
Tracks: 9
Duration: 44:26
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No. Title Length
1. Tourist in Paradise 5:41
2. Jupiter's Child 5:20
3. Aruba! 4:15
4. One Summer Night in Brazil 6:32
5. Earthbound 4:40
6. Let's Stay Together 4:48
7. One Ocean Way 4:21
8. Destiny 5:38
9. The Princess 3:11



The ultimate contemporary jazz hyphenate Russ Freeman (guitarist/arranger/producer/keyboardist/composer) became one of smooth jazz's most influential artists through magnificent projects like this one, chosen by Jazziz as the best contemporary jazz album of all time. This third Ripps release is a masterpiece of mouthwatering pop-jazz tunes, featuring strong hooks, gorgeous texturing, and styles ranging from tropical (the sunny "Aruba" featuring Rob Mullins on keys and Carl Anderson scatting away) and Brazilian ("One Summer Night in Brazil," Freeman's lush centerpiece) to soulful (a cover of Al Green's "Let's Stay Together") and rockin' (the locomotive "Earthbound," which shows Freeman's strings at their frenzied peak). But there's more to the tourist story — there's also the bounce of bassist Steve Bailey, the boom of drummer Tony Morales, and the light exoticism of Steve Reid's soundscapes. The Rippingtons hit more peaks than valleys as the '90s unfolded, and Freeman expanded his scope beyond simple pop-jazz, but this one still sets the standard for smooth jazz.