Lee Ritenour - 6 String Theory
Music SuperDisc (Video SuperDisc)
From Theory to Reality
Six String Theory
is an almost uncanny representation of Lee's eclectic career. It features multiple genres of guitar-including rock, blues, jazz, Bebop, classical flamenco, country and more-being played by some of the most well known and respected super talents in the guitar world. This wide range also extends to the ages of the 20 guitarists involved. Career stages span from the legendary B.B. King to 18-year-old Australian TV talent show star and YouTube phenom, Smokin' Joe Robinson, and even includes 16-year-old Canadian classical guitarist Shon Boublil, who earned his spot on the record by winning an international guitar competition, put on by Lee.
Says Lee, "I always wanted to explore the evolution of the guitar. Guitar, more than any other instrument on the planet has been played in so many different ways, and continues to be played in so many different ways. The breadth from Jimmy Hendrix to Andres Segovia-it's the guitar, but it's completely different in the hands of each of these guys. So I wanted the opportunity to put all of my superstar guitar player friends on one record."
And Lee has done just that. 6 String Theory
features the amazing talents of: Lee Ritenour, BB King, George Benson, John Scofield, Steve Lukather, Vince Gill, Slash, Pat Martino, Mike Stern, Neal Schon, Robert Cray, Keb Mo, Taj Majal, Jonny Lang, Joe Bonamasa, Andy Mckee, Guthrie Govan, Joe Robinsonk, Tomoyasu Hotei and Shon Boublil, Winner of Yamaha Six String Theory Competition.
Adding in a backing band that included some of the most talented session musicians around, 6 String Theory is truly a special album that faithfully honors music's most versatile and beloved instruments.
Sit in On the Sessions with HDS Sound
Thanks to Monster Music's SuperDisc version of Six String Theory
with High Definition Sound (HDS) mix, this amazing collaboration of superstars is available to music lovers in a way not possible with a normal CD or digital download.
"I believe we've delivered to you a phenomenal music product. With HDS surround, you can place yourself right in the middle of the action. It's like the music is floating," explains Head Monster Noel Lee.
It's sentiment shared by Lee, himself.
"The HDS, high definition part of it is a huge bonus. It's the ultimate sound experience. You feel like you're in the middle of the band. It's just amazing. And the separation you get on all the parts. You can just hear every little thing. You hear the record, really, like I created it in my head and how we created it in the studio."
With the combination of Lee and his friends' unparralled virtuosity and cutting edge surround sound technology, the SuperDisc version of Six String Theory
is a musical experience that will be revered by fans for years to come.
||Shape of My heart
||Why I Sing the Blues
||Lay It Down
||Am I Wrong
||Give Me One Reason
||Let The Cat Out
||In Your Dreams
||Caprice, OP.20, NO.2 and 7
||My One And Only Love
Lee Ritenour: Strings That Connect to Every Genre
GRAMMY® award winning guitarist Lee Ritenour wasted no time starting his now-legendary career.
Playing his first sessions with acts like The Mamas and The Papas, Lena Horne and Tony Bennett in his teens, it was the first sign of not only an in-born talent for the guitar, but evidence of a highly eclectic range and an ability to tap into the heart and soul of multiple styles and sounds.
Lee's diverse chops have since carried him all over the world, landing him on stages and in studios laying down licks for the biggest names in the music business. Albums from a diverse list of acts, like Pink Floyd, Steely Dan, Frank Sinatra, Ray Charles, Barbara Streisand have featured Lee's playing.
He's also recorded over 40 albums, charted 35 times and has netted 17 GRAMMY nominations and been joined by artists such a Phil Collins,
George Benson, Chaka Kahn, Herbie Hancock and opera great Renee Fleming on his own projects.