Rit's House

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All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
Creatively, Lee Ritenour has had his ups and downs over the years. Many of the guitarist's commercial pop-jazz efforts have wasted his skills as an improviser; when Ritenour is catering to NAC/smooth jazz radio, improvisation is the usually the first thing to go. But when Ritenour does have a chance to stretch out, he can be an appealing improviser. Although quite accessible, Rit's House is among his more memorable and substantial efforts. This 2002 release has a soul-jazz/post-bop outlook that often recalls the late '60s and early '70s; for the most part, it is the sort of album that guitarist Grant Green would have been comfortable recording during that era. But ...
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All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
Creatively, Lee Ritenour has had his ups and downs over the years. Many of the guitarist's commercial pop-jazz efforts have wasted his skills as an improviser; when Ritenour is catering to NAC/smooth jazz radio, improvisation is the usually the first thing to go. But when Ritenour does have a chance to stretch out, he can be an appealing improviser. Although quite accessible, Rit's House is among his more memorable and substantial efforts. This 2002 release has a soul-jazz/post-bop outlook that often recalls the late '60s and early '70s; for the most part, it is the sort of album that guitarist Grant Green would have been comfortable recording during that era. But Ritenour's guitar playing owes a lot more to Wes Montgomery, who is obviously his primary influence on Gabor Szabo's "Mizrab," as well as original tunes like "78th & 3rd" which features organist Joey DeFrancesco and the dusky "Olinda." One of the CD's best tracks has nothing to do with jazz: "Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic." Featuring former Doobie Brothers vocalist Michael McDonald, this interesting remake of the Police's 1981 hit is not only a departure from the rest of the album -- it is also a big departure from the original version. While the Police's version was up-tempo pop
ock, Ritenour and McDonald transform "Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic" into an adult contemporary/quiet storm ballad. That track is the CD's only vocal offering; the rest of Rit's House is instrumental. Arguably, 1992's Wes Bound is still Ritenour's best studio album -- certainly from a jazz perspective. But this CD is also respectable, and those who enjoyed hearing the guitarist stretching out on that mostly straightahead disc will also find a lot to enjoy about Rit's House.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/27/2002
  • Label: Grp Records
  • UPC: 731458982524
  • Catalog Number: 589825

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Module 105 (4:31)
  2. 2 "13" (5:00)
  3. 3 Mizrab (5:27)
  4. 4 78th and 3rd (5:38)
  5. 5 Rit's House (5:05)
  6. 6 A Little Dolphin Dreamin' (5:14)
  7. 7 Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic (4:02)
  8. 8 Condor (5:14)
  9. 9 Olinda (5:11)
  10. 10 Night Owl (6:24)
  11. 11 Party Time (4:19)
  12. 12 Just Listen (5:59)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Lee Ritenour Primary Artist, Guitar
Michael McDonald Vocals, Background Vocals
George Duke fender rhodes
Peter Erskine Drums
John Beasley Piano, Hammond Organ, fender rhodes
Dave Carpenter Acoustic Bass
Vinnie Colaiuta Drums
Paulinho Da Costa Percussion
Melvin Davis Bass
Joey DeFrancesco Hammond Organ
Gary Grant Trumpet
Jerry Hey Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Dan Higgins Flute, Alto Flute, Tenor Saxophone, Indian Flute
Mitch Holder Acoustic Guitar
Randy Kerber Synthesizer, Strings
Byron Landham Drums
Marcus Miller Bass
Alan Pasqua Piano, Hammond Organ
Ernie Watts Tenor Saxophone
Will Kennedy Drums
William Frank "Bill" Reichenbach Jr. Trombone
Technical Credits
Jerry Hey Arranger, Horn Arrangements, Synthesizer Arrangements
Mitch Holder Arranger
Don Murray Engineer
Lee Ritenour Arranger, Producer
Doug Sax Mastering
Mark Stephens Contributor
Hollis King Art Direction
EMI Ferguson Engineer
Jochem van der Saag Arranger
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