Since September 2010, this blog has recorded the journey of this middle-aged man as I attempt to listen to all the music in my CD collection. CDs revisited in their entirety from start to finish - no skipping tracks, no shuffle. CDs only - no vinyl, no tapes, no downloads. And just as CD technology (and the album format itself) becomes obsolete. I'm no music critic, just a music junkie with too much time on my hands.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Lee Ritenour & Larry Carlton - Larry & Lee (1995)


Two well-known session guitarists that have had somewhat successful solo careers as well. Carlton has recorded with Steely Dan, Joni Mitchell, Billy Joel, Michael Jackson, Quincy Jones, The Four Tops, Christopher Cross, and Barbra Streisand. Ritenour has recorded with Pink Floyd, The Brothers Johnson, Fourplay, David Foster, and Yellowjackets. With a pedigree like that, this album should have been much better. Scott Yanow over at AllMusic says it best:

"Larry Carlton and Lee Ritenour have had parallel careers, but this CD is their first joint meeting on record. The two guitarists complement each other well and there are hints of Wes Montgomery along with a tribute to Joe Pass ("Remembering J.P."), but the songs (all of them their originals) are little more than rhythmic grooves most of the time with the usual fadeouts. The consistently lightweight music is reasonably pleasing but never too stimulating."

Peak on the US Billboard Top 200 chart: Did not chart

Tracks: The better tracks are Crosstown Kids, Remembering J.P., Fun In The Dark. I usually skip Low Steppin' and Reflections Of A Guitar Player.

Personal Memory Associated with this CD: None

Previously revisited for the blog:
On The Line (1983)
Rio (1979)

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