Moon Over Babylon

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All compositions/arrangements by Kenny Rampton, Ramptones Music, BMI except where otherwise noted

  1. PB Funk (© 1996)
  2. Surrealistic Cissy (© 2000)
  3. The Unknown Child Within (© 2000)
  4. Nature Boy (music/words by Eden Ahbez © 1948)
  5. Such Sweet Thunder (Duke Ellington © 1957)
  6. Until Next Time (© 1995)
  7. Moon Over Babylon (© 2000)
  8. I'll Be Seeing You (music by Sammy Fain
words by Irving Kahal © 1938)
  9. Full Gainer (© 1995)
  10. Lift Every Voice and Sing (music by J. W. Johnson/words by J.R. Johnson © 1900; arranged/conducted by Earl McIntire)


  1. Kenny Rampton — trumpet
  2. Brad Leali — alto sax, soprano sax
  3. Donny McCaslin — tenor sax, soprano sax
  4. Clark Gayton — trombone
  5. Douglas Yates — bass clarinet
  6. Ben Stivers — piano, Wurlitzer, organ
  7. George Laks — Wurlitzer
  8. Ugonna Okegwo — acoustic bass
  9. Boris Kozlow — acoustic bass
  10. Andy Hess — electric bass
  11. Gene Jackson — drums
  12. Papo Pepin — congas
  13. Joe Gonzalez — bongos, bell
  14. Matt Cherkoff — guitar

Featured Guest Artists

  1. Jimmy McGriff — organ
  2. Bill Sims — guitar and voice
  3. Pat Cisarano — voice

Choir (Lift Every Voice and Sing)

Renee Manning, Pat Cisarano, Tricia Scotti, Carol Sims, Tommy McDonnell, Bill Sims, 
Irving Louis Lattin

  • Produced by Kenny Rampton
  • Recording engineer – Camus Celli
  • Recorded at Systems Two (Brooklyn, NY) on August 16, 2000. Mixed at Harmony 534 (NYC) (November, 2001 and August 2005) by Camus Celli, Rod Hohl, Kenny Rampton and Ben Stivers.
  • Photography by Howard Baden.
  • CD art design by Sheldon Rampton.


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Special thanks to

  • Ozge, Mom, Dad, Sheldon, Dale, Debi and the rest of my family and friends for their love and support
  • Donny, Clark, Brad, Ben, George, Ugonna, Andy, Boris, Gene, Bill, Pat, Papo, Joe, Douglas, Matt, Earl, Renee, Tricia, Carol, Irving and Tommy for sharing their incredible talent
  • Camus, Rod, Mark and Jimmy from Harmony 534, Nancy and Joe at Systems Two, Hugh and Jaynie from Excello, 
and Peter Karl
  • Jimmy McGriff, Sue Mingus, George Gruntz, Bebo Valdez, Ray Charles, Panama Francis, Jon Hendricks, Wynton Marsalis, Chico O’Farrill, Arturo O’Farrill, Lionel Hampton, Art Farmer, Claudio Roditi, Kenny Wheeler, Walter and Carol Blanton, Bobby Shew, Tommy Porello and all of my other teachers who have supported me over the years.

Very special thanks to Dr. Carol Spiegel without whom this would not have been possible.

Release date:  
May 23, 2013