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Performer: Lee Ritenour
Title: First Course
Style: Fusion, Jazz-Rock
Year 1976
Country US
Genre: Jazz
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MP3 size: 1477 mb
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Lee Ritenour - First Course download album

Studio album by Lee Ritenour Released: 1976 Recorded: October 3 – 15, 1975 Studio: The Sound Labs, Hollywood, California Genre: Crossover jazz, smooth jazz.

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.

Written-By – L. Ritenour. A3. Theme From Three Days Of The Condor. Written-By – D. Grusin.

Nom du groupe Lee Ritenour. Nom de l'album First Course. Date de parution 1976. Style MusicalJazz Rock. Membres possèdant cet 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).

Artists Lee Ritenour First Course. First Course Lee Ritenour. This album has an average beat per minute of 109 BPM (slowest/fastest tempos: 87/152 BPM). See its BPM profile at the bottom of the page. Tracklist First Course.

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.

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 Course. Filed under Jazz Related Pop/Art Song/Folk By LEE RITENOUR.

First Course is the first studio album released by jazz guitarist Lee Ritenour. The album was released in 1976 on LP by the label Epic Records. It was re-released on CD by Columbia Records in 1990. The album was made at the time that Ritenour was still a session musician, perhaps considered the best of the time in Los Angeles, California next to Larry Carlton.

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A1 A Little Bit Of This And A Little Bit Of That 6:18
A2 Sweet Syncopation 4:48
A3 Theme From Three Days Of The Condor 4:08
A4 Fatback 4:20
A5 Memories Past 1:52
B1 Caterpillar 4:21
B2 Canticle ForThe Universe 6:13
B3 Wild Rice 5:33
B4 Ohla Maria (Amparo) 3:50


  • Baritone Saxophone – Jerome Richardson
  • Bass – Bill Dickinson, Chuck Rainey, Louis Johnson
  • Congas – Jerry Steinholtz
  • Drums – Ed Greene , Harvey Mason
  • Electric Guitar, Classical Guitar – Lee Ritenour
  • Engineer – Al Schmitt
  • Keyboards, Clavinet – Jerry Peters, Larry Nash, Michael Omartian, Patrice Rushen
  • Lyricon – Tom Scott
  • Percussion – Harvey Mason, Jerry Steinholtz
  • Piano, Electric Piano, Organ, Clavinet – Dave Grusin
  • Producer – Skip Drinkwater
  • Programmed By – Ian Underwood
  • Synthesizer – Dave Green, Dave Grusin, Ian Underwood
  • Tenor Saxophone – Ernie Watts, Tom Scott
  • Trombone – Frank Rosolino
  • Trumpet – Chuck Findley


Recorded at: The Sound Labs, Hollywood, CA
Recording dates: October 3-8-9-10-13-15, 1975

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
PE 33947 Lee Ritenour First Course ‎(LP, Album) Epic PE 33947 US 1976
ESCA 5737 Lee Ritenour First Course ‎(CD, Album, Promo) Epic ESCA 5737 Japan 1993
SICJ 181 Lee Ritenour First Course ‎(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM) Epic SICJ 181 Japan 2016
KSF 7036 Lee Ritenour First Course ‎(LP, Album) Epic KSF 7036 South Africa 1976
EK 46114 Lee Ritenour First Course ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM) Epic EK 46114 US 1990