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Lee Ritenour - A Twist of Rit

Is it possible for Captain Fingers to get better? A listen to A Twist of Rit (Concord Records, 2015) is the latest example of guitarist… 187 more words

Smooth Jazz

Got to Get Ourselves

Joni Mitchell wrote,

We are stardust

We are golden
And we’ve got to get ourselves
Back to the garden

In this reference, we are, at this moment, stardust. 190 more words

Bob Dylan

Lee Ritenour - A Twist of Rit

GRAMMY-winning, guitarist Lee Ritenour, AKA Captain Fingers, has a wide-ranging array of material to revive, as evidenced by A Twist of Rit. 2015 commemorates 40 years since his debut recording, First Course, on Epic Records. 1,204 more words

Smooth Jazz

The Brothers Johnson - Strawberry Letter 123 (A&M Records)

Given a salutary push by Quincy Jones who would produce some of their biggest successes soon after, George Johnson and his brother, Louis, have recorded 8 albums under… 126 more words


Earl Klugh's 12th Annual Weekend of Jazz at The Broadmoor

GRAMMY® Award-Winning guitarist Earl Klugh annually invites jazz and music enthusiasts to a unique, luxurious getaway at the Forbes Five-Star, AAA Five-Diamond BROADMOOR Resort in Colorado Springs. 66 more words

Smooth Jazz

Don't Mention The Smooth Jazz: Lee Ritenour's Rit

Elektra Records, released August 1981


Is there a more wretched style of music than smooth jazz? We all know it when we hear it; there’s a good bet it will feature an insipid melody, usually played on soprano sax or clean-toned guitar, a dollop of  575 more words

Album Reviews

Harvey Mason - How's It Feel (Arista)

Harvey Mason made himself quite a reputation in the Jazz/Funk circuit working with luminaries such as Bob James, Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, … 83 more words