Artist Interview: Lee Ritenour on The Jamcast Print
Thursday, 01 March 2007 07:29
Lee Ritenour has established himself as one of the world's leading jazz guitarists with a series of accessible albums over three decades. Heavily influenced in his early days by the relaxed styles of Wes Montgomery, Joe Pass and Barney Kessel, he now has his own distinctive sound and fluid style. Lee has put out over 40 albums in his career featuring straight ahead jazz, fusion, Latin, and contemporary styles and his list of session work is long with more than 3,000 sessions. Some of Ritenour's most notable performances were with Herbie Hancock, Steely Dan, Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Rollins and Pink Floyd. Ritenour has unveiled his latest album "Smoke n' Mirrors", inspired by his travels to South Africa. The CD was reviewed on Guitar Jam Daily.

Ken Volpe and Lee Ritenour connected on The Jamcast and discussed the current state of Jazz, creativity in the younger generation, how his musical career has changed throughout the years, and how he has reinvented himself.

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