Smoke 'N' Mirrors

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All Music Guide - Matt Collar
Featuring a bevy of world music guests, guitarist Lee Ritenour's Smoke 'N' Mirrors is a stylish, joyous, and laid-back multicultural affair. Among the guests are Brazilian vocalist and keyboardist Daniel Jobim, South African vocalist Zamajobe and guitarist Erik Pilani Paliani, West African bassist Richard Bona, as well as such well-known contemporary jazz icons as pianist Dave Grusin, bassist John Patitucci, percussionist Sheila E., and others. Judiciously, Ritenour has made room for a wide musical palette including funky jams, melodic soul vocal tracks, inspired rhythmic passages, and of course straight-ahead jazz improvisation. While this is an impeccably crafted effort ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Matt Collar
Featuring a bevy of world music guests, guitarist Lee Ritenour's Smoke 'N' Mirrors is a stylish, joyous, and laid-back multicultural affair. Among the guests are Brazilian vocalist and keyboardist Daniel Jobim, South African vocalist Zamajobe and guitarist Erik Pilani Paliani, West African bassist Richard Bona, as well as such well-known contemporary jazz icons as pianist Dave Grusin, bassist John Patitucci, percussionist Sheila E., and others. Judiciously, Ritenour has made room for a wide musical palette including funky jams, melodic soul vocal tracks, inspired rhythmic passages, and of course straight-ahead jazz improvisation. While this is an impeccably crafted effort in the tradition of past Ritenour albums, it never comes off as anything less than organically heartfelt.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/22/2006
  • Label: Peak Records
  • UPC: 888072300187
  • Catalog Number: 30018
  • Sales rank: 13,991

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Smoke 'N' Mirrors (5:08)
  2. 2 Capetown (4:41)
  3. 3 Southwest Passage (6:13)
  4. 4 Waters Edge (3:55)
  5. 5 Blue Days (Dias Azuis) (5:15)
  6. 6 Spellbinder (5:50)
  7. 7 Memeza (2:17)
  8. 8 Povo (6:43)
  9. 9 Lovely Day (5:58)
  10. 10 Township (5:21)
  11. 11 Forget Me Nots (4:46)
  12. 12 Stone Cool (4:42)
  13. 13 Motherland (4:26)
  14. 14 4½ Storms (5:34)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Lee Ritenour Primary Artist, Synthesizer, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Keyboards, Synthesizer Bass, Guitar (Baritone)
Patrice Rushen Organ, Piano, Background Vocals, fender rhodes
Brian Bromberg Acoustic Bass, Upright Bass
John Patitucci Acoustic Bass
Joyce Vocals
Alex Acuña Percussion, Bongos, Conga, Drums, Hand Clapping
Danilo Caymmi Flute
Vinnie Colaiuta Drums, Hand Clapping
Paulinho Da Costa Percussion
Dave Grusin Piano
Melvin Davis Electric Bass
Sheila E. Percussion, Drums
Abraham Laboriel Sr. Electric Bass
Alberto Lopez Percussion
Daniel Jobim Keyboards, Vocals, Background Vocals
Oscar Seaton Drums
Richard Bona Electric Bass, Bass Guitar, Vocals, Hand Clapping, Shaker, scat
Satnam Ramgotra Tabla
Tlale Makhene Percussion
Shiela E Percussion
Technical Credits
Patrice Rushen Arranger, Composer
Bill Withers Composer
Gabor Szabo Composer
Dave Grusin Arranger, Composer
Sheila E. Sound Effects
Freddie Hubbard Composer
Don Murray Engineer
Lee Ritenour Arranger, Composer, Programming, Producer, Engineer, Liner Notes, Executive Producer, Audio Production
Doug Sax Mastering
Mark Wexler Executive Producer
Daniel Jobim Arranger, Composer, Producer
Abbey Anna Art Direction
Andi Howard Executive Producer
Adam Barber Audio Preparation
Andrew Pham Art Direction
Riku Campo grooming
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