Moonlighting (album)

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Moonlighting
Studio album by The Rippingtons
Released 1986
Recorded 1986 at Juniper Studios, Glendale California
Genre Jazz
Length 41:35
Label GRP
Producer Russ Freeman
The Rippingtons chronology
None Moonlighting
(1986)
Kilimanjaro
(1988)

Moonlighting is the debut album by the contemporary jazz ensemble The Rippingtons. It was released in 1986 on the GRP label, and reached #5 on Billboard's Jazz chart.
This is also the first appearance of the Jazz Cat on the album cover by artist Bill Mayer. The Jazz Cat has since been on the cover of every Rippingtons album.

Track listing and personnel[edit]

(all songs written by Russ Freeman)

  1. "Moonlighting" - 6:41
    • Russ Freeman: Electric Guitar and solo, additional keyboards
    • Brandon Fields: Alto Saxophone
    • Gregg Karukas: Keyboards and synthesizers
    • Tony Morales: Drums
    • Steve Reid: EMU Percussion, programming & EMU Soundscape
    • Jimmy Johnson: Fretless Bass solo
  2. She Likes to Watch - 5:33
    • Russ Freeman: Electric Guitar and Synthesizer, additional keyboards
    • Kenny G: Soprano Saxophone
    • Gregg Karukas: Keyboards
    • Bill Lanphier: Electric Bass
    • Tony Morales: Drums
    • Steve Reid: EMU Percussion
  3. Angela - 4:45
    • Russ Freeman: Acoustic Guitar, synths and keyboards
    • David Benoit: Acoustic Piano
    • Gregg Karukas: Additional keyboards
    • Tony Morales: Drums
    • Steve Reid: Percussion
  4. Dreams - 5:08
    • Russ Freeman: Additional keyboards
    • Dave Koz: EWI (Electronic Wind Instrument) or Lyricon
    • David Benoit: Acoustic Piano
    • Gregg Karukas: Keyboards and synths
    • Jimmy Johnson: Fretless Bass
    • Tony Morales: Drums
    • Steve Reid: Percussion
  5. Mirage - 4:18
    • David Benoit: Acoustic Piano
    • Brandon Fields: Alto Saxophone
    • Gregg Karukas: Keyboards
    • Steve Reid: Drums, Percussion and Soundscape
    • Russ Freeman: Keyboards and Synthesizers
  6. Calypso Cafe - 4:42
    • Brandon Fields: Alto Saxophone
    • Gregg Karukas: Keyboards and Synth Solo
    • Bill Lanphier: Electric Bass
    • Tony Morales: Drums
    • Steve Reid: Percussion and Soundscape
    • Russ Freeman: Electric Guitars, additional keyboards
  7. Open All Night - 4:48
    • Kenny G: Soprano Saxophone
    • Gregg Karukas: Keyboards and Synth Solo
    • Tony Morales: Drums
    • Steve Reid: Percussion, EMU Programming
    • Russ Freeman: Additional keyboards
  8. Intimate Strangers - 5:40
    • Dave Koz: EWI (Electronic Wind Instrument) or Lyricon
    • David Benoit: Acoustic Piano
    • Gregg Karukas: Keyboards and Synthesizers
    • Jimmy Johnson: Fretless Bass
    • Tony Morales: Drums
    • Steve Reid: Percussion
    • Russ Freeman: Acoustic Guitar, Keyboards

Charts[edit]

Chart (1989) Peak
position
Billboard Jazz Albums[1] 5

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Rippingtons US albums chart history". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2013-03-09. 

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