Tuesday, 9 March 2010

Lee Ritenour ''Rit Special'' (Live in L.A 1984)

Andy's note:
This is the music ripped from a dvd of Lee Ritenour Live At Concord Pavilion 29 June 1984.I have 2 other dvds of Ritenour,both in my opinion are better but this is still worth a listen.I will post the others soon along with a couple of Ritenour albums.
Lee Ritenour one of My Favourite Sounds.

Recorded live on a California summer night, this 1984 concert stars the Lee Ritenour Band in a taut, burnished performance of jazz-rock passions. Ritenour, typically self-effacing and less than loquacious on stage, nevertheless cheerfully leads his talented ensemble through an array of alternately introverted and extroverted moods. The opener, "Heavenly Bodies," sets an appropriate tone of nocturnal reflection, finding a seated Ritenour with electric guitar, telegraphing quick bursts of longing over the band's waves of chiming, folky blues. From there, vocalists Phil Perry and John Massaro share the spotlight and bring a personable touch to Ritenour's journeyman players, cracking wise on the businessman satire, "Mr. Briefcase," probing a psychic netherworld in "Voices," and handling the simmering, sexy grace of "Is It You?" with classy ease. Ritenour invokes watery mysteries in the ethereal "Dolphine Dreams" and makes good on the promising title "Rio Funk" via a chunky groove sprinkled with Latin flavors. "Rit Variations II" is the real workout Ritenour and friends have been hinting at all night, and the show ends on a popping rendition of "I'm Not Responsible." From an era of adult-contemporary sounds often derided as hot tub music, Ritenour's restrained skills here prove that polish does not preclude power. --Tom Keogh

Heavenly Bodies, Mr. Briefcase, Voices, Dolphin Dreams, Operator, Other Love, Sunset Drivers, Mandela, Amaretto, Rio Funk, Is It You?, Rit Variations II, I'm Not Responsible.

By Andy

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

no pw required

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