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Lee Ritenour - On The Line album

Lee Ritenour - On The Line album
  • Performer Lee Ritenour
  • Title On The Line
  • Date of release 1983
  • Country Germany
  • Style Fusion, Jazz-Rock
  • Other formats MP3 AA AHX FLAC DTS VQF MOD
  • Genre Jazz
  • Size MP3 1338 mb
  • Size FLAC 1822 mb
  • Rating: 4.7
  • Votes: 492

With JVC midwifing again for the insatiable jazz fans of Japan, Ritenour aims to please - this time with a series of live-in-the-studio tracks that were recorded with a supermarket of audiophile processes (direct to disk, direct to digital, direct to analog tape). The analog tape version is the one that Elektra/Musician put out in the . later in 1983 - and it's a rather slight piece of . electric-jazz work, not worth the extra engineering effort. Perhaps they were inhibited by the direct-to-whatever conditions, but then perhaps not, for they're all battle-tested session pros.

Band Name Lee Ritenour. Album Name On the Line. Labels Elektra Records GRP. Music StyleJazz Rock. Members owning this album1. 1. The Rit Variations.

Portrait is the sixteenth studio album by American jazz guitarist Lee Ritenour, released in 1987 through GRP Records. The album reached No. 7 on the Billboard magazine Contemporary Jazz chart. Lee Ritenour – guitars, SynthAxe. Mark Russo – alto saxophone. Kenny G – tenor saxophone. Larry Williams – tenor saxophone, synth, synth programming. Dave Boroff – synth programming. Russell Ferrante – keyboards. Barnaby Finch – midi–piano, keyboards. Greg Phillinganes – keyboards.

On the Line is a fusion music album recording by LEE RITENOUR released in 1983 on CD, LP/Vinyl and/or cassette. Lee Ritenour - On The Line - Elektra Musician - 96-0310-1 Elektra Musician.

Collection (Lee Ritenour album). Collection is an album by American guitarist Lee Ritenour released in 1991, recorded for the GRP label. Collection contains a retrospective of Ritenour's 1979-1991 work. The album reached on Billboard's Contemporary Jazz chart. Attitude (written by:Dave Grusin, Lee Ritenour) - 4:59. Rio Funk (Lee Ritenour) - 5:08. Night Rhythms (Lee Ritenour) - 4:32. White Water (Russell Ferrante, Jay Beckenstein) - 5:02.

On the Line" is a classic Ritenour album,my favourites would be Rit variations,Dolphin Dreams,California Roll,On the Line and Tush. I highly recommend it. If you can find a GOOD used record/tape of "On the Line",I strongly advise sticking with that. Lee Ritenour is one of the smoothest, cleanest playing guitarists that's ever picked up the instrument! I first heard this album, on vynyl, back in 1983. As a then rock fan, I was totally surprised that I enjoyed it, but Lee's clean crisp sound, speed and edge touched a nerve. Since that time, I've acquired many of his recordings and seen him live several times. On The Line" is an in-studio concert. Seriously, read the liner notes!

Check Lee's latest News, Recordings, Upcoming Tour Dates and more. Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin. Album Notes: Lennie Castro, Nathan East, Steve Forman, Dave Grusin, Don Grusin, Anthony Jackson, Harvey Mason, Greg Mathieson, Ernie Watts. Recorded @ Captiol Studios Produced by Lee Ritenour & Almost Music (.

Tracks: 1. The Rit Variations (06:07) 2. Starbright (04:04) 3. On The Line (04:13) 4. Tush (04:30) 5. California Roll (04:22) 6. Heavenly Bodies (05:25) 7. Pedestrian (05:02) 8. Dolphin Dreams (05:10).


A1 The Rit Variations 6:04
A2 Starbright 4:09
A3 Pedestrian 4:56
A4 Dolphin Dreams 5:08
B1 California Roll 4:11
B2 Heavenly Bodies 5:22
B3 On The Line 4:09
B4 Tush 4:13


  • Bass – Anthony Jackson (tracks: A1, A2, B3, B4), Nathan East (tracks: A3 to B2)
  • Bass [Synthesizer] – Nathan East (tracks: A3 to B2)
  • Drums – Harvey Mason
  • Engineer – Don Murray, Humberto Gatica
  • Guitar – Lee Ritenour
  • Keyboards – Dave Grusin, Don Grusin (tracks: A1, A2, B3, B4), Greg Mathieson (tracks: A3 to B2)
  • Liner Notes – Lee Ritenour
  • Percussion – Lenny Castro (tracks: A3 to B2), Steve Forman (tracks: A1, A2, B3, B4)
  • Producer – Lee Ritenour
  • Saxophone – Ernie Watts (tracks: A3 to B2)
  • Saxophone [Synthesizer] – Ernie Watts (tracks: A3 to B2)
  • Saxophone [Tenor] – Ernie Watts (tracks: A1, A2, B3, B4)


Recorded "live" in studio at Capitol Studios.
On "The Rit Variations" Intro by Federico Mompau From the Suite Compostelana.
Insert with color pictures taken during studio sessions.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 7559-60310-1
  • Rights Society: GEMA

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
96-0310-1 Lee Ritenour On The Line ‎(LP, Album) Elektra Musician 96-0310-1 Germany 1983
9 60310-1, 60310-1 Lee Ritenour On The Line ‎(LP, Album, SP) Elektra Musician, Elektra Musician 9 60310-1, 60310-1 US 1983
VIDC-5 Lee Ritenour On The Line ‎(LP, Album, Dir) JVC VIDC-5 Japan 1983
NCS-789 Lee Ritenour On The Line ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM) JVC NCS-789 Japan 2011
9 E-1-60310, E1 60310 Lee Ritenour On The Line ‎(LP, Album, Club) Elektra Musician, Elektra Musician 9 E-1-60310, E1 60310 US 1983