Peak, 2000, CD
Jazz Ruler Type: Latin
O’s Notes: Russ Freeman (g, keys) and his crew have a winner with Life in the Tropics. They capture the variety of a contemporary Latin jazz sampler with a calypso, mambo, techno-pop, Spanish, reggae, funk and even some R&B vocals featuring Howard Hewett. Guest artists Eric Marienthal (s), Dave Koz (s), Peter White (g) and Bob James (p) help keep it sizzling.