Lee ritenour (January 11, 1952).
Is an American Jazz guitarist. A prolific session player and musical chameleon, a guitarist whose speed, facility, phrasing, and technique are always flawless. At age 16 he played on his first recording session, with the Mamas & The Papas, and was given the nickname "Captain Fingers" for his uncommon dexterity on the guitar. Ritenoure has experimented with different styles of music, incorporating Funk, Blues, Jazz, Pop, Brazilian, and Classical music with Jazz. In 1991 Ritenoure, together with pianist, keyboardist Bob James, formed the Grammy nominated contemporary jazz Group FOUR PLAY. He left the group in 1998 to continue with his own solo works. He was replaced by Larry Carlton, later Chuck Loeb. He paid tribute to the Great Wes Montgomery with the album "Wes Bound" featuring covers of songs written by Wes Montgomery. In 1994 he recorded Larry & Lee album with guitarist Larry Carlton. In 2005 he released "Overtime" live album featured many great musicians include Dave Grusin, Ivan Lins, Anthony Jackson, Harvey Mason, Nathan East, amongst many others. In June 2010 Lee Ritenoure released the album "6 String Theory", the album featured famous guitarists such as Vince Gill, Slash, Joe Bonamassa, Steve Lukather, Neal Schon, John Scofield, George Benson, and Guthrie Govan. In 2012 Ritenoure released Rhythm Sessions, which also features luminaries such as Chick Corea, George Duke, Stanley Clark, Marcus Miller and many others. He was also a judge for the 8th and 9th independent Music Awards. He won Grammy Award for Best Arrangement on an Instrumental, with Dave Grusin, for "Early A.M. Attitude" from the album Harlequin (1986). He reached 17 Grammy nominations. 🎂🎸
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