Lee Ritenour – A Twist Of Rit

Released on August 21, 2015, “A Twist Of Rit” is an album by Lee Ritenour revisiting and reworking songs from some of his earliest albums.


Lee Ritenour – A Twist Of Rit


Lee Ritenour - A Twist Of Rit

Guitarist Lee Ritenour Discusses His New Album, ‘A Twist of Rit’What I started to notice was that a lot of these groups were borrowing elements that we were doing back in the Seventies and Eighties. That’s when I thought, what if we went in and took my tunes from those early records and twisted them up and gave them a fresh look? […]

Other songs from First Course -“Fatback,” “A Little Bit of This, A Little Bit of That,” and the funky 9/4 time hit “Sweet Syncopation,” set the pace for the roots of rhythm and the beats that just won’t quit. Lee’s jumpin’ classics give this side of Rit another way to express himself with updated guitar lines and booming, rolling rhythms. […]

he Smooth Jazz Ride
There’s so much with which to get comfortable here, as Rit fans should already assume. For example, the first two tracks, from his debut release, are as contagiously full of funk, blues, snap, and some of that Steely Dan intellectual jazz rock flavor along with killer horn arrangements as anything he’s done. […]




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