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Lee Ritenour (Jazz): Wes Bound

Album Reviews:

Entertainment Weekly (6/4/93, p.54) - "...his bluesy warm tribute to the late jazz-guitar icon Wes Montgomery is mostly right on the money..." - Rating: B-

Q (6/93, p.108) - 3 Stars - Good - "...For regular Ritenour fans, this session won't disappoint--in addition to his famously sleek chemistry of deft jazz and discretely injected soul-guitar, there are the tunes Montgomery made famous, like `West Coast Blues' and `Road Song'..."

Down Beat (6/93, p.37) - 3.5 Stars - Good Plus - "...Ritenour taps easily into the inherent suavity of Wesness, neatly stirring in understated riffs in lush, softly swinging arrangements...[he] generally does right by the spirit of his tributee, especially on the five Montgomery originals..."

Album Notes

Personnel: Lee Ritenour (guitar, electronic percussion); Maxi Priest (vocals); Steve Kujala, Gary Herbig, Kim Hutchcraft (flute, alto flute); Dan Higgins (tenor & alto saxophone; flute, alto flute, bass clarinet); Jerry Hey, Gary Grant (trumpet, flugelhorn); Bill Reichenbach (trombone, bass trombone); Bob James (piano, keyboards); Alan Broadbent (piano); David Witham, Ronnie Foster (Hammond B-3); John Beasley (keyboards); Melvin Davis, John Patitucci (bass); Gary Novak (drums); Harvey Mason (drums, percussion); Cassio Duarte (percussion); Aaron Smith (drum programming); Phil Perry, Kate Markowitz, Carmen Twillie (background vocals).

Strings: Murray Adler, Israel Baker, Robert Brousseau, Bonnie Douglas, Juliann M. French, Jimmie Getzoff, Clayton Haslop, Eun Sun Lee, Gordon Marron, Paul Shure, Dorothy Wade, John Wittenberg (violin); Carol Mukagawa, Steve Gordon, Simon Oswell, Harry Shiranian (viola); Fred Seykora, Ray Kramer, Jodi Burnett, Paula Hochhalter (cello).

Recorded at Sunset Sound and Capitol Studios, Hollywood, California; Starlight Studios, Malibu, California and Enterprise Studios, Burbank, California in September and October 1992. Includes liner notes by Don Heckman.

Personnel: Lee Ritenour (guitar, electronic percussion); Maxi Priest (vocals); Dan Higgins (alto & tenor saxophones, flute, alto flute, bass clarinet); Steve Kujala, Gary Herbig, Kim Hutchcraft (flute, alto flute); Jerry Hey, Gary Grant (trumpet, flugelhorn); Bill Reichenbach (trombone, bass trombone); Bob James (piano, keyboards); Alan Broadbent (piano); David Witham, Ronnie Foster (Hammond B-3 organ); John Beasley (keyboards); John Patitucci, Melvin Davis (bass); Gary Novak (drums); Harvey Mason (drums, percussion); Cassio Duarte (percussion); Aaron Smith (drum programming); Phil Perry, Kate Markowitz, Carmen Twillie (background vocals).

Recorded at Sunset Sound and Capitol Studios, Hollywood, California; Starlight Studios, Malibu, California; and Enterprise Studios, Burbank, California in September and October 1992. Includes liner notes by Don Heckman.

All tracks have been digitally remastered.



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