Lets Cool One
KIM STONE BASSIST/COMPOSER Following a four year stint with east coast based Spyro Gyra, bassist Kim Stone headed west in 1990 to join the world renowned Rippingtons. Their latest release, Life In The Tropics, entered the Billboard Contemporary Jazz charts at number two. Kim's other credits include working with such greats as B. B. King, David Benoit, Steve Reid's Bamboo Forest, the David Benoit/Russ Freeman Project, Larry Carlton, Eric Marienthal, Jeff Kashiwa, Rob Mullins, Paul Taylor, Jessica Williams, and Firefall. His extensive performing experience includes multiple appearances at the prestigious Montreux, North Sea, Newport, Kool, JVC, and Playboy jazz festivals as well as numerous nationwide tours of the U.S., Europe, and Southeast Asia. An innovative composer, Kim has had several of his songs recorded, most notably, Bob Goes to the Store, which was selected by Spyro Gyra as the featured video from their Breakout CD. This composition was such a favorite of theirs that they also included it on their recent release, The Best of Spyro Gyra (The First Ten Years ). In addition, Kim has received five Grammy nominations for four records with Spyro Gyra and one with Rare Silk. In 1999 Kim released his first solo CD entitled 'More Often Than Not'. His most recent release, Let's Cool One, was released in 2002. D I S C O G R A P H Y RIPPINGTONS Let It Rip/Peak Records Live Across America/Peak Records Life in the Tropics /Peak Records Topaz/ Windham Hill Jazz Black Diamond / Windham Hill Jazz The Best of the Rippingtons / GRP Brave New World / GRP Sahara / GRP Live in L.A. / GRP Weekend in Monaco / GRP Curves Ahead / GRP SPYRO GYRA The Best of Spyro Gyra /Amherst Records Collection / GRP Breakout / MCA Alternating Currents / MCA Access All Areas / MCA City Kids / MCA KIM STONE More Often Than Not/ EVERSONIC MUSIC Let's Cool One/EVERSONIC MUSIC STEVE REID Mysteries / TELARC Water Sign / TELARC Bamboo Forest / Sugo Music Passion In Paradise / Domo DAVID BENOIT Shaken Not Stirred / GRP TAJ MAHAL Follow the Drinking Gourd /Music For Little People PETER KATER Pursuit of Happiness / Silver Wave Collection / Silver Wave The Fool & the Hummingbird /Silver Wave Coming Home / PDK Two Hearts / PDK RARE SILK American Eyes / Polygram New Weave / Palo Alto RICHARD SMITH From My Window /BrainChild Records WHO'S AFRAID OF THE BIG BAD BASS Hot Wire Records ( Germany) BARRY WEDGLE Love Can See / Japan Records JESSICA WILLIAMS Orgonomic Music / Clean Cuts SCOTT BRANNON Scott Brannon's Expedition / Eversonic Music.