Here, assembles another top-flight cast for a set of tunes that range from fusion to pop, from contemporary jazz to post-bop and more. The band -- on acoustic piano with Debron Johnson on Rhodes, and on basses, on rhythm guitar, and on drums -- rock it up a bit while keeping the ensemble and rhythmic interplay fluid, yet firmly in the pocket. Although most of our special guests are announced closer to the concert, and some remain a surprise until they step on stage, they are always the top artists in smooth jazz. Other significant teachers have been Sarah Fouse, Francis Fuge, James Pellerite, and. Eric Marienthal volunteers his time year after year to headline this intimate concert.
This utterly unique recording in the contemporary jazz genre is a fine showcase for his skills as a bandleader. The album's title track was also Grammy nominated in the category of. He released the career retrospective Overtime in 2005. After eight years in Pittsburgh, he was appointed by as principal flutist with the , a position he held from 1977 until 1984. Ritenour at the , 2009 Background information Birth name Lee Mack Ritenour Born 1952-01-11 January 11, 1952 age 67 Los Angeles, California, United States Genres , , , Occupation s Musician, composer, producer Instruments Guitar Years active 1968—present Labels , , , , , , Associated acts , Website Lee Mack Ritenour born January 11, 1952 is an American jazz guitarist who has been active since the late 1960s. He has played Yamaha flutes exclusively since 1980 and is a. He is 73 years old as of January 2018.
The track peaked at number fifteen on chart. As the 1980s began, Ritenour began to add stronger elements of pop to his music, beginning with Rit 1981. This group later become known as. With your help, High Hopes can continue to provide hope hundreds of brain-injured adults and their families. In 1984, he left the Los Angeles Philharmonic to concentrate on his work with the quartet and to do freelance work in Southern California and beyond. The fusion groove is nocturnal, slippery, even bluesy. But after hundreds of repetitions, it wasn't so inspiring.
We hope that you will consider providing support through sponsoring, buying tickets, and donating auction items. This beautiful venue of the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach, along with special guest appearances, makes this a magical night to remember. He has been visiting professor at , the University of North Texas, , and. He recorded Harlequin 1985 with and vocals by. He also provided rhythm guitar on 's album Funkin' for Jamaica. He has conducted flute master classes and clinics in the U. Celebrating his fifty years as a guitarist in 2010, Ritenour released 6 String Theory, a title that refers to six musical areas covered by the use of guitar.
Ritenour has received one award out of sixteen nominations. This year marks our 21st Eric Marienthal and Friends Concert. Lee Ritenour 1 2012 Roadtrip ft. He left the group in 1998 and was replaced by. October 17, 1990 — via Amazon.
He changed direction with his straight-ahead jazz album Stolen Moments which he recorded with saxophonist , pianist , bassist , and drummer. He performs numerous concerts and clinics as a direct result of their sponsorship. Walker's solo albums are Freeflight 1987 , Private Flight 1990 , Music for Flute and Piano 1995 , Jim Walker Plays the Classics with Sara Davis Buecher on piano , Dancing Hearts: The Music of Bryan Pezzone with Bryan Pezzone on piano , Dancing Hearts Bryan Pezzone on piano and D'Drum. He reveals them as rife for contemporary jazz as well as post-bop. When he was 16 he played on his first recording session with. He is the former Principal Flute of the , and the founder of the jazz quartet.
Two Grammy winners and Bowl favorites — Ivan Lins with his Big Band and Lee Ritenour with his World of Brazil project — celebrate the magical music of Brazil with Dianne Reeves, Dave Grusin, and others. At the age of eight he started playing guitar and four years later decided on a career in music. He also played principal flute for the under Mehta for that orchestra's 1982 South American tour. Lee Ritenour 3 2013 The Village 3 L. After graduation, Walker joined the at ; at the same time, he studied flute with Harold Bennett, principal flutist of the Orchestra.
Ritenour has been a judge for the Independent Music Awards. He studied classical guitar at the. His next album, , was nominated for a. For that record, he sought out a slew of guitar greats to celebrate their joint love for the instrument. Walker recently made his debut at the Western International Band Clinic in Seattle, Washington, where he appeared as guest soloist with the Phoenix and Thunderbird honor bands.
Archived from on July 2, 2010. Since 1984, he has focused most of his attention on jazz performance and flute pedagogy. Smoke n' Mirrors came out the next year with the debut of his thirteen-year-old son, Wesley, on drums. Walker is a member of the Board of Directors of the. At the age of 17 he worked with and. Walker's flute solos can also be heard in many movie soundtracks, including 1980 , 1992 , 1992 , 1994 , 1996 , 1997 , 1997 , , , 2001 , 2001 , 2002 and 2005.