180g Vinyl Pressed at Pallas in Germany! First Release On Vinyl!
Guitarist Lee Ritenour plays with Bob James, Melvin Davis, Steve Gadd and more for this album influenced by Wes Montgomery.
Recorded on 180g heavy-weight vinyl to ensure quality sound, packaged in single cover, and covered by premium protective vinyl outer sleeve.
The ‘Play 33 1/3 LP Series’ is a 1st LP issue project of the masterpiece albums which have never been released on vinyl LP. The albums are released by Universal Music Korea and the heavyweight vinyl LP is pressed in Germany. Khiov designs the project, reforms the original artworks for the LP size and produces the sleeves precisely by handmade. You will have a chance to experience great analogue sounds and to enjoy splendid artworks through the series.
"Lee Ritenour, a superior studio guitarist, has recorded very few jazz albums throughout his career, preferring to play melodic pop and light funk. On the rare occasions when he has had an urge to perform jazz, Ritenour has been more than happy to show off the influence of Wes Montgomery; therefore, this tribute is a logical move... Ritenour mostly plays pieces from the later (and more commercial) half of Montgomery's career, along with four of his own originals that are sort of in the tradition. He also hedges his bet a little by throwing in a Bob Marley reggae tune. For jazz listeners who wish to sample some Lee Ritenour, this is one of his better recordings..." - Scott Yanow
Features: • Play 33 1/3 Series • 180g Heavyweight Vinyl • From Original Master of Universal Music • Single jacket • Obi strip • Insert • Lacquer cut at SST (Schallplatten Schneid Technik) Bruggemann Germany • Remastered by Paul Blakemore at CMG Mastering • Pressed at Pallas in Germany • Cover sleeve printed by Khiov in Korea
Musicians: Lee Ritenour, guitar, electronic percussion Bob James, piano, keyboards Melvin Davis, bass Harvey Mason, drums, percussion Dave Witham, B-3 organ Ronnie Foster, B-3 organ Gary Novak, drums Steve Gadd, drums Cassio Duarte, percussion Aaron Smith, rhythm track Phil Perry, background vocals Kate Markowitz, background vocals Carmen Twillie, background vocals Maxi Priest, vocal Alan Broadbent, piano John Beasley, keyboards John Patitucci, bass, acoustic bass
Selections: Side 1: 1. Wes Bound 2. Boss City 3. 4 On 6 4. A Little Bumpin' 5. Waiting In Vain Side 2: 1. Goin' On To Detroit 2. A New Day 3. Ocean Ave. 4. Road Song 5. West Coast Blues 6. N.Y. Time*