Color Rit

Color Rit

by Lee RitenourLee Ritenour


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Color Rit begins right where Festival left off, with Brazilian-flavored electric jazz and Rit handling the acoustic guitar, but soon veers closer to a more generic L.A.-based series of sounds and textures. Ritenour adds electric guitar to several tracks, although the acoustic instrument dominates the album. Ernie Watts is back on a couple of cuts, but the bulk of the backup is provided by the likes of keyboardists Dave Witham, Larry Williams and Russ Ferrante, bassist Jimmy Johnson, percussionist Paulinho Da Costa and drummer Carlos Vega. "All the Same Tonight," "Malibu" and "I Can't Let Go," with vocals by Phil Perry, thankfully don't sound quite as commercial as previous attempts on earlier Ritenour albums. Yet this CD represents a slight dip for Ritenour at a stage in his career when his albums were gradually becoming classier and more musical.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/12/1989
Label: Grp Records
UPC: 0011105959421
catalogNumber: 9594
Rank: 80771

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Lee Ritenour   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar
Gonzaguinha   Vocals
Phil Perry   Vocals,Background Vocals
Oscar Castro-Neves   Acoustic Guitar,Rhythm Guitar
Paulinho Da Costa   Percussion
Russell Ferrante   Synthesizer,Keyboards
Jerry Hey   Trumpet
Anthony Jackson   Contrabass Guitar
Gracinha Leporace   Vocals
Kate Markowitz   Vocals
Carlos Vega   Drums
Ernie Watts   Tenor Saxophone
David Witham   Synthesizer,Piano,Keyboards,MIDI Piano
Bob Wilson   Drums
Larry Williams   Flute,Keyboards,Saxophone
Jimmy Johnson   Bass

Technical Credits

Benny Carter   Composer
Dave Grusin   Executive Producer
Jerry Hey   Horn Arrangements
Anthony Jackson   Contributor
Johnny Mandel   Contributor,String Arrangements
Jota Moraes   rhythm arrangement
Don Murray   Producer,Engineer
Lee Ritenour   Arranger,Producer,rhythm arrangement
Larry Rosen   Executive Producer
Kevin Dixon   Contributor,Digital Mixing Assistant
Arnold Madlener   Digital Mixing Assistant
Luis Gonzaga   Composer

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