Thursday, June 14, 2007
NEW CLASSICAL CD DUE FROM LEE RITENOUR
Guitarist Lee Ritenour is hard at work on his second classical crossover album with pianist Dave Grusin, who collaborated with him on a similar project called Two Worlds seven years ago. That album spent a year on the Billboard Classical Crossover chart and was nominated for a Grammy. This upcoming album will also feature the talents of smooth jazz trumpeter Chris Botti, along with James Taylor, opera diva Renee Fleming and the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra. The project is reportedly halfway to completion. Ritenour is currently enjoying a Top 20 smooth jazz hit with "Forget Me Nots" from his latest CD, Smoke N Mirrors.