The guitarist has named his summer release Smoke n� Mirrors.
Guitarist Lee Ritenour has wrapped up production on a brand-new CD called Smoke n� Mirrors, which will be his first released for Peak Records, which is co-owned by Russ Freeman of the Rippingtons. The new CD is the first since Rit�s House in 2002.
Ritenour says the upcoming CD is influenced by world music and has numerous featured musicians from Brazil and Africa. Although most of the tunes will be instrumentals, Ritenour recruited a 21-year-old female artist from South Africa named Zamajobe for one track. Other vocal songs featured the female singer Joyce and 33-year-old Daniel Jobim, the grandson of the late Antonio Carlos Jobim.
It was in 1997 that Ritenour released the first of his popular Twist Of� CDs called A Twist of Jobim that featured numerous Smooth Jazz stars. Smoke n� Mirrors will be released this summer.