Sugar Loaf Express Featuring Lee Ritenour - Sugar Loaf Express Featuring Lee Ritenour [JVC Records VIDC-2] (6 October 1977)

Released: 6 October 1977
Country: Japan
Label: JVC Records
Catalog: VIDC-2
Genre: Jazz-Fusion

Item# SR-JVVIDC2
Ratings: C=VG+; LP=VG+

Note: Japanese release - missing OBI strip

T R A C K L I S T:
01 Sugar Loaf Express
02 Morning Glory
03 That's The Way Of The World
04 Slippin' In The Back Door
05 Tomorrow
06 Lady Soul




Sugar Loaf Express Featuring Lee Ritenour
Sugar Loaf Express Featuring Lee Ritenour


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Album Review

Scott Yanow [allmusic.com]

In 1977-78, Lee Ritenour recorded three sets for the Japanese JVC label which have each been reissued on CDs. Although the liner notes say that, for contrast, the guitarist teamed up with some of the top East Coast studio players, the date was recorded in Burbank and most of the musicians would eventually move to L.A. With suitably funky playing by guitarist Eric Gale (who works well with Rit), keyboardist Patrice Rushen, bassist Abraham Laboriel, drummer Harvey Mason and percussionist Steve Forman, Ritenour performs six somewhat lightweight numbers, best-known of which is ''Sugar Loaf Express.'' The musicians play well on this direct-to-disc session but show little individuality or willingness to take chances.