Topaz (album)

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Topaz
Topaz Rippingtons 1999 album.jpg
Studio album by The Rippingtons
Released May 18, 1999
Recorded 1999
Genre Jazz, smooth jazz
Length 48:55
Label Windham Hill / Peak
Producer Russ Freeman, Andi Howard
The Rippingtons chronology
The Best of The Rippingtons'
(1997)
Topaz
(1999)
Life in the Tropics
(2000)

Topaz is the 10th studio album by the American Jazz group The Rippingtons. It was released in 1999 for the Windham Hill label.
The album reached #2 on Billboard's contemporary Jazz chart. [1]


Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Russ Freeman

  1. "Taos" – 5:53
  2. "Summer Lovers" – 4:40
  3. "Spirits in the Canyon" – 5:01
  4. "Under a Spanish Moon" – 4:18
  5. "Temple of the Sun" – 4:45
  6. "Stories of the Painted Desert" – 4:42
  7. "Snakedance" – 4:21
  8. "Led Here By An Eagle" – 5:20
  9. "Topaz: Gem of the Setting Sun" – 4:57
  10. "Rain" – 4:58

Personnel[edit]

  • Russ Freeman - guitar, systhesizers, keyboards
  • Kim Stone - bass
  • Steve Reid - percussion
  • Paul Taylor - saxophone
  • Tony Morales - drums
  • Dave Kochanski - piano
  • Bill Heller - keyboards
  • Robert Tree Cody - flutist

Charts[edit]

Chart (1997) Peak
position
Billboard Jazz Albums[2] 4



References[edit]

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

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