CAT # PKD-8511-25
1. Guitarland 4:47 2. Villa By The Sea 4:54 3. Soul Dance 4:41 4. Brighter Day 4:32 5. Boys Of Summer 4:36 6. Anywhere Near You 4:45 7. Drive 4:03 8. Cool In The Shade 4:16 9. East River Drive 4:59 10. Bellagio 3:49
Rippingtons front man, Russ Freeman, steps out under his own name for a solo project of happily grooving new recordings, featuring his signature hookalicious melodies and soaring guitar artistry. Drive puts Freeman's unmistakable guitar playing in the driver's seat, with support from an all-star cast contemporary jazz's finest, including trumpeter Chris Botti, keyboardists Barry Eastmond and Jeff Lorber, and saxophonist Eric Marienthal. In addition to Freeman's own memorable original melodies, listeners are also treated to inventive instrumental covers of Don Henley's classic "Boys of Summer," and Grover Washington, Jr.'s mesmerizing and funky "East River Drive."
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