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✨✧ Lee RitenourCaptain Fingers ... LP
Epic, 1977. Very Good ... $3.99
Smooth and funky fusion from Lee Ritenour – top-shelf all the way, and handled with a really soulful groove, thanks to production from the legendary Skip Drinkwater! Lee's all over the top of the guitar in true "Captain Fingers" style, and Skip makes sure he's got plenty going on underneath, too – with an all-star assemblage of players that includes Harvey Mason on drums, Patrice Rushen on keyboards, Dennis Budimir on guitar, Alphonso Johnson on bass, and Ernie Watts on saxes. The keyboards groove as nicely as the guitars (thanks Patrice!), and titles include "Margarita", "Fly By Night", "Dolphin Dreams", "Captain Fingers", and "Sun Song". LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label pressing.)

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✨✧ Lee RitenourOn The Line ... LP
Elektra, 1982/1983. Very Good+ ... $3.99
On The Line has a style that's a bit keyboard-heavy – in a way that seems to borrow from some of the 80s soundtrack work of the time, and which is clearly a nod to the success of the Lyle Mays/Pat Metheny sound that was breaking big on ECM. The move is a nice one for Lee on the best cuts – those that underplay the cheesier aspects of the style – and other players on the album are a batch of likely suspects that include Harvey Mason, Dave Grusin, Ernie Watts, and Steve Forman. Titles include "The Rit Variations", "Dolphin Dreams", "California Roll", "On The Line", "Tush", and "Heavenly Bodies". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has light wear and promo stamp.)

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Lee RitenourRit ... LP
Elektra, Very Good+ ... $2.99
Few people did soulful fusion better than Lee Ritenour back in the early 80s – and the guitarist always seemed to find a way to really link together all the different sounds of the electric genre – from heavy jamming to soulful grooving to a rock-like appreciation for a good hook! Harvey Mason provides some great heavy drums, and also helped Lee produce – which gives the record a sharp, soulful focus that's like some of Harvey's own great records of the time – an undercurrent of funk that more than helps keep the Ritenour vocals moving along! Titles include "Mr Briefcase", "Countdown", "Good Question", "Dreamwalk", "Is It You", and "Just Tell Me Pretty Lies". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes printed inner sleeve. Cover has a sticker in the top left corner.)

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✨✧ Lee RitenourRit/2 ... LP
Atlantic, 1982. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A nice mix of 80s groove and jazzy fusion – served up by one of the few players who could make such a set come off so well! Lee Ritenour's fusion work of the 70s always had a fair dose of R&B in the mix – but by the time of this set, he had moved even more strongly into a modern soul-based mode of jazz – one that he clearly helped to influence with his initial work, and which he still rode over strongly with the well-selling Rit series of albums for Elektra. Players on the set include Harvey Mason and Tom Scott – and about 2/3 of the album's tracks feature vocals by Eric Tagg. Titles include "Malibu", "Cross My Heart", "Promises Promises", "Dreamwalkin", "Keep It Alive", "A Fantasy", and "Tied Up". LP, Vinyl record album
 
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Brothers JohnsonLook Out For #1 ... LP
A&M, 1976. Very Good ... $4.99
An all-star soul affair produced by Quincy Jones, and featuring the talents of studio greats like Harvey Mason, Billy Cobham, Toots Thielmans, Dave Grusin, Lee Ritenour, and many others – not to mention the Brothers themselves! We'll be honest, though, in saying that we really think it's the great jazzy backing and the tight arrangements by Quincy that make this record so great. The Brothers' bass and vocal work is fine – but it's the non-bass instrumental moments that really make this album great, as you'll hear on cuts like the moog-heavy "Tomorrow", or the timbales/keyboard/flute groover "Thunder Thumbs & Lightnin Licks". Great stuff if you dig mid 70s work by Q – and featuring the tracks "I'll Be Good To You", "Land Of Ladies", "Free & Single", "Get The Funk Out Ma Face", and "The Devil". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear & initials in marker.)

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✨✧ Alphonso JohnsonMoonshadows ... LP
Epic, 1976. Very Good+ ... $7.99
One of the earliest of bassist Alphonso Johnson's funky fusion albums for Epic! Moonshadows is a nice little set of choppy grooves that recalls the best Herbie Hancock moments of the early 70s, plus some of the side projects of the Headhunters. Warmly funky, but with a nice edge – with a more jazz funk rooted sound than the later, slightly heavier Spellbound! The great group of players includes Patrice Rushen is on keyboards, Benny Maupin on reeds, Lee Ritenour on guitars, Airto Moriera on percussion, Gary Bartz on sax, plus Narada Michael Walden and Ndugu Chancler on drums. Tracks include "Stump", "Cosmoba Place", "Involuntary Bliss", "On The Case", "Amarteifio", "Pandora's Box" and the breezy "Up From The Cellar", which features vocals by Flora Purim! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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Alphonse MouzonBy All Means ... LP
PA USA, 1981. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
A killer bit of soulful fusion – recorded by Mouzon after his harder-jamming 70s years, with an all star group that includes Herbie Hancock, Lee Ritenour, Freddie Hubbard, and Paul Jackson. The tunes groove wonderfully – never too over the top, and always in the smooth soulful mode that was the best part of major label fusion in the late 70s. Mouzon plays a fair bit of keyboards next to Herbie's acoustic and electric piano, and tracks are long, with some really nicely jazzy grooves. Titles include "The Jogger", "Do I Have To", "Space Invadors", and "The Next Time We Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has discoloration from age.)

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Patrice RushenBefore The Dawn ... LP
Prestige, 1975. Very Good- ... $9.99
Patrice Rushen's second album – and a very sweet batch of keyboard funk! The record has Patrice working in a groove that's almost like that of Herbie Hancock at the time – using lots of electric piano, clavinet, and synth to craft some mighty fine jazz funk grooves. The group's a monster assemblage of Fantasy jazz players like Hubert Laws, Lee Ritenour, Hadley Caliman, and Harvey Mason – and the session crackles with a tight edge that you'll never find in any of Patrice's later work. Tracks are long, with lots of great spacey grooves, and titles include "Razzia", "Before The Dawn", "Kickin Back", and "Jubilation". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has light wear with a sticker in one corner & some marker.)

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Sadao WatanabeAutumn Blow ... LP
Inner City, 1977. Very Good+ ... $2.99
A well-remembered fusion date from Japanese reedman Sadao Watanabe – and one of his first to get larger circulation with an American audience too! The set has Watanabe blowing sharp and strong on alto, soprano sax, and flute – and working alongside heavyweight American fusion giants – in a combo that includes Patrice Rushen on keyboards, Lee Ritenour on guitar, Ernie Watts on saxes, and Harvey Mason on drums! The style isn't nearly as smooth or tightly produced as in later years – and there's still a nice edge to the music throughout – some of those unusual tones that Sadao was developing in Japan in the early part of the 70s, set to creative tunes that also stretch out in both their solos and rhythms. The album was recorded live, which also probably explains the open quality of the sound – and titles include "Orange Bypass", "Just Crusin", "The Chaser", "Rapture", and "Someday In Suburbs". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Brass FeverTime Is Running Out ... LP
ABC, 1976. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Despite the name, and a concept that makes it seem like the record might be some throwaway disco set – the album's actually a good one, very much in the mode of the best uptempo soul on ABC at the time, but done without a vocalist. The album's arranged and conducted by McKinley Jackson, who was doing great work with Lamont Dozier on ABC – and the group features hip horn players like Pee Wee Ellis, George Bohannon, and Oscar Brashear, plus some ssolos by Lee Ritenour on guitar. Titles include "Funky Control", "Pressure Drop", "Dancing Machine", "Time Is Running Out", and "Boogie On Reggae Woman". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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✨✧ Patrice RushenBefore The Dawn ... LP
Prestige, 1975. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Patrice Rushen's second album – and a very sweet batch of keyboard funk! The record has Patrice working in a groove that's almost like that of Herbie Hancock at the time – using lots of electric piano, clavinet, and synth to craft some mighty fine jazz funk grooves. The group's a monster assemblage of Fantasy jazz players like Hubert Laws, Lee Ritenour, Hadley Caliman, and Harvey Mason – and the session crackles with a tight edge that you'll never find in any of Patrice's later work. One of our favorite early Rushen sets, and probably one of our favorite overall! Tracks are long, with lots of great spacey grooves, and titles include "Razzia", "Before The Dawn", "Kickin Back", and "Jubilation". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Before The Dawn ... LP 9.99

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✨✧ VariousGuitar Player – An Album of Contemporary Styles By Modern Masters ... LP
MCA, 1977. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
But this album, if only for one track! The album's a collection of tunes by jazz guitarists – put together by Guitar Player magazine, and featuring rare tunes by a variety of different players. Our standout favorite is Lee Ritenour's version of "Valdez In The Country" – the great Donny Hathaway funk instrumental, handled here with a very different approach than the original! Other tracks range from straight jazz to swing to bossa – and titles include "Contrary-ness" and "Two For The Blues" by Barney Kessel & Herb Ellis, "Allison II" and "Django" by Joe Pass, "Guitar Player" and "Counting My Tears" by BB King, "Spain" and "Toronto Under the Sign Of Capricorn" by Larry Coryell, and "Lament In Tremolo Form" and "Feelings" by Laurindo Almeida. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some ring & edge wear and an old price sticker on back.)
 
 
 



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