The Rippingtons were formed in 1986 by guitarist Russ Freeman.They developed
the “smooth or cool” jazz genre and became famous. Russ writes all the music.
Their groundbreaking 1986 debut album, Moonlighting, was described as” the most
influential contemporary jazz album of all time.“ Many popular albums followed:
Kilimanjaro, Tourist in Paradise, Welcome to the St. James Club, Curves Ahead,
Weekend In Monaco, Live in L.A., Sahara, Brave New World, Black Diamond
Topaz, Live Across America, Life in the Tropics, Let It Ripp! and Wild Card
For their 20th anniversary Rippingtons released a CD featuring a reunion
performance of band members from the beginning (2006). Original members included
saxophonists Brandon Fields and Dave Koz; pianists David Benoit and Gregg
Karukas; bassist Jimmy Johnson; drummer Tony Morales and percussionist Steve
The P2500 Band recorded a Stephen Gislason arrangement of Morocco in 2007
Remixed in 2015.
Dream of Sirens
Persona Music Recordings: Our Music Catalogue includes recorded performances
under the titles Persona Digital, P2500 Band, Em4U, and the Persona Classical Consort. Music online is offered to illustrate music history, advance music education and appreciation. The recordings presented online demonstrate Persona
Studio's arranging, recording and mastering techniques. All the recordings are
arrangements and performances completed in house by Stephen Gislason. The music selections and their history
are explained in the book, Sound of Music.
Topics presented at Persona Digital Studio are from the The Sound of Music by
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