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The Captain's Journey is the sixth studio album by guitarist Lee Ritenour, released in 1978 by Elektra Records.

The Captain's Journey
Lee Ritenour - 1978 - The Captain's Journey.jpg
Studio album by
Released1978 (1978)
StudioSound Labs, Conway Recording and Studio 55, Los Angeles, California; Electric Lady Studios, New York City
GenreJazz fusion, smooth jazz
Length38:35
LabelElektra
ProducerLee Ritenour, Dave Grusin
Lee Ritenour chronology
Friendship
(1978)
The Captain's Journey
(1978)
Rio
(1979)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic2.5/5 stars[1]

Track listingEdit

All tracks are written by Lee Ritenour except where noted.

No.TitleLength
1."The Captain's Journey
  • Part I: The Calm
  • Part II: The Storm"
8:03
2."Morning Glory" (lyrics by Bill Champlin)5:53
3."Sugarloaf Express"5:06
4."Matchmakers"4:53
5."What Do You Want?" (Don Grusin)5:27
6."That's Enough for Me" (lyrics by Patti Austin, music by Dave Grusin)5:24
7."Etude" (Dave Grusin)3:49
Total length:38:35

PersonnelEdit

  • Lee Ritenour – guitar, guitar synthesizer, rhythm arrangement (except track 2)
  • Dave Grusin – synthesizer (tracks 1, 3), Minimoog (tracks 1, 3, 5), Rhodes piano (tracks 2, 7), electric grand piano (tracks 5, 6), piano (tracks 3, 4, 7), percussion (tracks 6, 7), rhythm arrangement (track 2), strings arrangement, flute arrangement
  • Ernie Watts – tenor and soprano saxophone
  • Ray Beckstein – flute (track 7)
  • Eddie Daniels – flute (track 7)
  • Dave Valentin – flute (track 7)
  • David Foster – Rhodes piano (track 4), piano (track 2), rhythm arrangement (track 2)
  • Don Grusin – piano (track 5)
  • Patrice Rushen – Rhodes piano (track 1), electric grand piano (track 1)
  • Ian Underwood – synthesizer (track 1)
  • Jay Graydon – guitar (tracks 2, 4)
  • Mitch Holder – guitar (tracks 3, 6)
  • Anthony Jackson – bass guitar (track 1)
  • Abraham Laboriel – bass guitar
  • Steve Gadd – drums (except track 3)
  • Alex Acuña – drums (track 3), percussion (tracks 1, 3)
  • Paulinho da Costa – percussion (tracks 3, 5, 6)
  • Sue Evans – percussion (tracks 4–7)
  • Steve Forman – percussion (tracks 1, 3)
  • Larry Rosen – percussion (track 7)
  • Steve Thornton – percussion (track 4)
  • Patti Austin – vocals (track 6)
  • Tom Baylor – vocals (track 6)
  • Bill Champlin – vocals (track 2), vocal arrangement (track 2)
  • Venette Gloud – backing vocals (track 2)
  • Carmen Twillie – backing vocals (track 2)
  • David Nadien – strings
  • Ed Walsh – programming

ProductionEdit

  • Lee Ritenour – producer
  • Dave Grusin – producer
  • Peter Chaiken – engineering
  • Dennis Digher – engineering
  • Neil Dorfsman – engineering
  • Chris Gordon – engineering
  • Larry Rosen – engineering
  • Howard Steele – engineering
  • Linda Tyler – engineering
  • Tommy Vicari – engineering
  • Joe Gastwirt – mastering

ReferencesEdit