Ray Obiedo

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Ray Obiedo is an American smooth jazz guitarist.

Obiedo grew up in Richmond, California, and began playing guitar at age 17. Initially he played both jazz and R&B, appearing on record with Herbie Hancock, Julian Priester, and Sheila E.. He was the leader of jazz fusion group Kick and the rock band Rhythmus 21.[1] In 1989 he signed with Windham Hill, with whom he would release five albums in eight years.


As leader[edit]

  • Perfect Crime (Windham Hill, 1989)
  • Iguana (Windham Hill, 1990) U.S. Top Contemporary Jazz Albums #10[2]
  • Sticks & Stones (Windham Hill, 1993) U.S. Contemporary Jazz #7[2]
  • Zulaya (Windham Hill, 1995) U.S. Contemporary Jazz #22M[2]
  • Sweet Summer Days (Windham Hill, 1997)[2]
  • The Modern World (Domo Records, 1999)

As sideman[edit]

With Julian Priester

With Herbie Hancock 1978-79 US, Japan & European Tours


  1. ^ Ray Obiedo at Allmusic
  2. ^ a b c d Billboard, Allmusic.com