Lee Ritenour

  • Lee Ritenour - Captain Fingers [Epic Reports PE 34426] (1977)
  • Sugar Loaf Express Featuring Lee Ritenour - Sugar Loaf Express Featuring Lee Ritenour [JVC Records VIDC-2] (6 October 1977)
  • Lee Ritenour - The Captain's Journey [Elektra Records 6E-136] (1978)
  • Lee Ritenour - Feel The Night [Elektra Records 6E-192] (1 January 1979)
  • Lee Ritenour - ''Rit'' [Elektra Records 6E-331] (1981)
  • Lee Ritenour - Rit/2 [Elektra Records 60186] (1982)
  • Lee Ritenour - On The Line [Elektra Musician 9 60310-1] (15 March 1983)
  • Lee Ritenour - Banded Together [Elektra Records 960 358-1] (18 May 1984)
  • Lee Ritenour - Earth Run [GRP Records GRP-A-1021] (1 April 1986)
  • Lee Ritenour - Portrait [GRP Records GR-1042] (January 1987)
  • Lee Ritenour - Festival [GRP Records GR-9570] (1988)

Biography

by Scott Yanow [allmusic.com]

Lee Ritenour has long been the perfect studio musician, one who can melt into the background without making any impact. While he possesses impressive technique, Ritenour has mostly played instrumental pop throughout his career, sometimes with a Brazilian flavor. His few jazz efforts have found him essentially imitating Wes Montgomery, but despite that he has been consistently popular since the mid-'70s. After touring with Sergio Mendes' Brasil '77 in 1973, Ritenour became a very busy studio guitarist in Los Angeles, taking time off for occasional tours with his groups and in the mid-'90s with Bob James in Fourplay. He also recorded many albums as a leader including Portraits (1987), Wes Bound (1992), Larry & Lee with Larry Carlton (1994), This is Love (1997), Overtime (2005), Smoke 'N' Mirrors (2006) and 6 String Theory (2010).