Happy Birthday Lee Ritenour. ‘Captain Lee’

This day (January 11, 1952), in Los Angeles, California, is born Lee Ritenour, an American jazz guitarist.

Tracklist :

w/ Dave Grusin – KNKX Studio Session (2019) . Stone Flower (2018) . w/ Dave Grusin – Amager Bio (2017) . A Little Bit of This and a Little Bit of That (2016) . Rio Funk (2015) . w/ Friends – @ Jarasum Jazz Festival (2013) . w/ Dave Grusin – Minden Jazz Club ( 2012 = . w/ Mike Stern – Smoke ‘N’ Mirrors (2011) . Rio Funk (2009) . Night Rhythms Live Korea (2008) . Papa Was A Rolling Stone . Fourplay Feat Chaka Khan – Between The Sheets . w/ Eric Marienthal – Rio Funk (1995) . Tom Scott with GRP Allstars -Target(1988) . Lee Ritenour – Early Morning Attitude ( 1985) .

Tracklist :

Night Rhythms . A Little Bumpin’ . Boss City . Is It You? . Rio Funk . Wes Bound . Captain Fingers . Isn’t She Lovely . 4 On 6 . Bahia Funk .


Recorded between December 4 and 10, 1974, Mind Transplant is the third album by Alphonse Mouzon with Tommy Bolin and Lee Ritenour on guitar. >>

Released on September 17, 1991, Fourplay is the debut album of Fourplay, that is Harvey Mason, Lee Ritenour, Nathan East & Bob James >>

Lee Ritenours 6 String Theory is an album recorded for his 50th birthday with John Scofield, Taj Mahal, Pat Martino, Joe Bonamassa, Robert Cray, Slash, George Benson, B.B. King, Steve Lukather, Mike Stern and more and released on June 29, 2010. >>


[2012] Lee Ritenour and Dave Grusin will be at the Jakarta International Java Jazz Festival held at A3 Hall JIExpo Kemayoran in Jakarta, Indonesia. >> 68 MINUTES on RVM >>

[2014] the Lee Ritenour Band – that is Lee Ritenour (g), Patrice Rushen (kb), Abraham LaBoriel (b) and Sonny Emory (d) – plays at the Catalina Jazz Club Bar & Grill, Hollywood, CA >> 34 MINUTES on RVM >>

[2015] Lee Ritenour and his band will play at the Cultural Yard in Helsingør, Denmark >> 14 MINUTES on RVM >>

[2014] Herbie Hancock presents the International Jazz Day held in Paris with Al Jarreau, Annie Lennox, Dianne Reeves, Lee Ritenour and many more. >> 110 MINUTES on RVM >>

[2012] Peter Erskine, Lee Ritenour and Larry Goldings will share the stage at Jazz Alley in Seattle >> 16 MINUTES on RVM >>

[2005] Lee Ritenour (g), Dave Grusin (kb), Melvin Davis (b), Oscar Seaton (d) perform at EBS Space, Seoul, South Korea >> 54 MINUTES on RVM >>

[1989] GRP All Stars – that is Abe Laboriel(b), Gary Novac (d), Don Grusin (kb), Lee Ritenour (g), David Benoit (p) and Ernie Watts (s) – are at Montreal Jazz Festival, Canada >> 51 MINUTES on RVM >>

[2011] Lee Ritenour is with Mike Stern at The Soiled Dove in Denver, CO >> 13 MINUTES on RVM >>

[2017] Herbie Hancock presents the International Jazz Day with Joey DeFrancesco, Fatoumata Diawara, Kurt Elling, Robert Glasper, The Manhattan Transfer, Branford Marsalis, Dianne Reeves, Lee Ritenour and many more, at Mariinsky Theatre in St Petersburg, Russia >> 119 MINUTES on RVM >>

[2008] Lee Ritenour performs with Patrice Rushen (p, kb), Melvin Davis (b) and Will Kennedy (d) at North Sea Jazz Festival in Rotterdam, The Netherlands >> 58 MINUTES on RVM >>

[2012] Lee Ritenour goes clubbing at New Morning in Paris >> 27 MINUTES on RVM >>

[1984] GRP artists – Dave Grusin (kb), Lee Ritenour (g), Diane Schuur (voc), Dave Valentin (fl), Ivan Lins (kb, voc), Larry Williams (kb, s), Abe Laboriel, Jr. (b) and Carlos Vega (d) – record a live album at the Record Plant in Los Angeles >> 77 MINUTES on RVM >>


Wikipedia : This day (January 11, 1952), in Los Angeles, California, is born Lee Ritenour, an American jazz guitarist.

Official Site : From one of his first sessions at 16 with the Mamas and Papas to accompanying Lena Horne and Tony Bennett at 18, his forty year eclectic and storied career is highlighted by a Grammy Award win for his 1986 collaboration with Dave Grusin, Harlequin.

@allmusic : In 1976, Ritenour stepped into the spotlight with his first solo album, First Course, a polished jazz-pop effort released by Epic Records. After cutting four albums for Epic, Ritenour moved to the Elektra-distributed Discovery imprint with 1978’s The Captain’s Journey, the first of seven albums he’d cut for Elektra and its offshoots.

@last.fm : He is noted for playing his red Gibson ES-335 and his Gibson L5 guitars. One of his most notable influences is the pioneering jazz guitarist Wes Montgomery. In 1976, he released his first solo album, First Course. This was followed up by his fusion work Captain Fingers in 1976.

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Photo : Philippe Agnifili




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