First Course is the debut album by jazz guitarist Lee Ritenour. The album was released on LP by Epic Records in 1976 and on CD by Columbia Records in 1990. First Course was made when Ritenour was considered the best session musician in Los Angeles next to guitarist Larry Carlton. He recorded the album with peers from Dante's and the Baked Potato club in Studio City, California.
In the first flush of a blossoming career as a first-call studio guitarist, Ritenour set out to become a solo artist as well in this artifact of the early . He rounded up some of his pals from the Baked Potato club in Studio City - including the archetypical funk drummer Harvey Mason, keyboardists Dave Grusin and Patrice Rushen and horn stalwarts like Tom Scott, Chuck Findley and Frank Rosolino.
Written-By – L. Ritenour. A3. Theme From Three Days Of The Condor. Written-By – D. Grusin.
Band Name Lee Ritenour. Album Name First Course. Music StyleJazz Rock. Members owning this album1. 1. Little Bit of This and a Little Bit of That. 2. Sweet Syncopation. 3. 7. Canticle for the Universe. 9. Ohla Maria (Amparo).
Check Lee's latest News, Recordings, Upcoming Tour Dates and more. Album Notes: Bill Dickinson, Chuck Findley, Dave Grusin, Louis Johnson, Harvey Mason, Larry Nash, Michael O'Martian, Jerry Peters, Chuck Rainey, Jerome Richardson, Frank Rosolino, Patrice Rushen, Tom Scott, Jerry Steinholz, Ian Underwood, Ernie Watts. Recorded @ The Sound Labs Produced by Skip Drinkwater for Zembu Productions, Inc.
Lee Ritenour - First C. .has been added to your Cart. First Course took a little longer than i like but they personalized a hand signed thank you letter. Thought that was great. This album sounds almost audiophile - and it should. Recorded between September and December 1975 in Epic's Sound Labs studios in Hollywood and employing top session players of the time allied with the Production skills of SKIP DRINKWATER - this is a beautifully produced album - slick, expertly played and Steely Dan polished. The instrumentation sound on this is glorious.
On this page you can listen to mp3 music free or download album or mp3 track to your PC, phone or tablet. Release title: Lee Ritenour - First Course. Photo of Lee Ritenour - First Course. More albums of Lee Ritenour: Rit. Rio. Genre is Jazz. This album was released on the label Epic (catalog number PE 33947). This album was released in 1976 year.
Tracklist: 01. Little Bit of This and a Little Bit of That 02. Sweet Syncopation 03. Theme from Three Days of the Condor 04. Fatback 05. Memories Past 06. Caterpillar 07. Canticle for the Universe 08.
Little Bit of This and a Little Bit of That
Theme from Three Days of the Condor
Robert Capers / Lee Ritenour
Canticle for the Universe
Ohla Maria (Amparo)
Antônio Carlos Jobim
Robert Capers - Composer Ron Coro - Art Direction, Design Bill Dickinson - Bass Sam Emerson - Photography Chuck Findley - Trumpet Dave Green - Synthesizer Ed Greene - Drums Dave Grusin - Clavinet, Composer, Guest Artist, Organ, Piano, Piano (Electric), Synthesizer Mick Haggerty - Design Antônio Carlos Jobim - Composer Louis Johnson - Bass Harvey Mason, Sr. - Drums, Percussion Larry Nash - Clavinet, Keyboards Michael Omartian - Clavinet, Keyboards Jerry Peters - Clavinet, Composer, Keyboards Chuck Rainey - Bass Jerome Richardson - Sax (Baritone), Saxophone Lee Ritenour - Composer, Guitar, Guitar (Classical), Primary Artist, Synthesizer, Vocals Frank Rosolino - Trombone Patrice Rushen - Clavinet, Keyboards Tom Scott - Guest Artist, Lyricon, Sax (Tenor), Saxophone Tom Steele - Design Jerry Steinholtz - Congas, Percussion Ian Underwood - Programming, Synthesizer Ernie Watts - Sax (Tenor), Saxophone