Here: 2011.2 @Blue Note TOKYO / LEE RITENOUR(g) , MIKE STERN(g) , SIMON PHILLIPS(ds) , JOHN BEASLEY(key) , MELVIN DAVIS(b)
Late November and early december 2012 Mike and Lee will be touring the US.
Lee Ritenour with very Special Guest: Mike Stern, featuring Melvin Davis and Sonny Emory
A guitar prodigy, Lee Ritenour was working with top recording professionals while still in his mid-teens. Nicknamed “Captain Fingers” for his guitar skills (also the title of his third album), Ritenour rode the electric jazz/fusion wave of the late ’70s. He continues to champion the smooth, melodic style that he is renowned for. Guitarist Mike Stern earned his stripes in Miles Davis’s comeback band of the early ’80s. He went on to co-lead a group with saxophonist Bob Berg before leading his own bands. Accompanying the two stellar guitar-slingers are an ace rhythm section of bassistMelvin Davis and drummer Sonny Emory. Lee’s latest recording is Rhythm Sessions. Stern’s latest release is called All Over The Place (Concord Records). Listen and watch HERE