Rio (Lee Ritenour album)

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Studio album by Lee Ritenour
Released 1979
Recorded Sigla Studio, Santa Barbara Sound, A&R Studio, Davlen Studio
Genre Jazz, Jazz Fusion
Label GRP Records
Producer Toshio Endo
Lee Ritenour chronology
Feel the Night
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Rio is an album by jazz guitarist Lee Ritenour originally recorded for the Japanese JVC Records in New York City, Santa Barbara and Rio de Janeiro. It was released in the US on Elektra Records. Today, it is available via GRP Records.

The track Rio Funk introduced the thumb bass of an unknown Marcus Miller, who went on to play with Miles Davis, and many others.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Rio Funk"
  2. "San Juan Sunset"
  3. "Rainbow"
  4. "A Little Bit of This and a Little Bit of That "
  5. "Ipanema Sol"
  6. "Simplicidad"
  7. "It Happens Everyday"



  1. ^ Ginell, Richard S. "Rio - Lee Ritenour : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards : AllMusic". Retrieved 7 June 2012.