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Lee Ritenour: OverTime

Veteran guitarist Lee Ritenour surveys his wide-ranging career on the live album OverTime, his debut release on Peak, which is co-headed by his former GRP labelmate, guitarist and Rippingtons leader Russ Freeman. Ritenour’s career has encompassed contemporary and traditional jazz, Brazilian influences and pop elements, and all are well represented on this album. Ritenour and saxophonist Eric Marienthal swing through Wes Montgomery’s “Boss City,” from Ritenour’s 1993 album Wes Bound, and acoustic bassist Dave Carpenter adeptly paces the leader on the same album’s “Ocean Ave.” Ritenour’s romantic take on Miles Davis’ “Blue in Green” features assured playing from the guitarist, keyboardist Dave Grusin, and saxophonist Ernie Watts.

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