Ray Obiedo

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Ray Obiedo (born January 27, 1952 in Richmond, California) is an American contemporary 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 the jazz fusion group Kick and the rock band Rhythmus 21.[1] In 1989 he signed with Windham Hill Records, with whom he releases five albums in eight years.

Discography[edit]

As leader[edit]

  • Perfect Crime (Windham Hill, 1989)
  • Iguana (Windham Hill, 1990) U.S. Top Contemporary Jazz Albums No. 10[2]
  • Sticks & Stones (Windham Hill, 1993) U.S. Contemporary Jazz No. 7[2]
  • Zulaya (Windham Hill, 1995) U.S. Contemporary Jazz No. 22[2]
  • Sweet Summer Days (Windham Hill, 1997)[2]
  • Modern World (Domo, 1999)
  • There Goes That (Rhythmus, 2014)
  • Latin Jazz Project Vol. 1 (Rhythmus, 2016)

With Bill Summers & Summers Heat

  • Cayenne (Prestige, 1977)
  • Feel the Heat (Prestige, 1977)
  • On Sunshine (Prestige, 1978)
  • Straight to the Bank (Prestige, 1978)
  • Call It What You Want (MCA, 1981)
  • Jam the Box (MCA, 1981)
  • Seventeen (MCA, 1982)

With Pete Escovedo

  • Azteca / Linda Chicana (single) (TR, 1976)
  • Solo Two (Fantasy, 1977)
  • Happy Together (Fantasy, 1978)
  • The Island (Esgo, 1982)
  • Yesterday's Dreams, Tomorrow's Memories (Esgo, 1985)
  • Latina Familia (as composer) feat. Tito Puente & Sheila E (Verve Polygram, 1989)
  • Flying South (Concord, 1995)
  • E Street (Concord, 1997)
  • E Music (Concord Picante, 2000)
  • Playboy Latin Jazz Christmas feat. Sheila E. (Concord, 2001)
  • Live at Stern Grove (Concord, 2012)

With Herbie Hancock

  • Feets, Don't Fail Me Now (CBS, 1979)
  • Directstep (CBS Sony, 1979)
  • You Bet Your Love / 12" single (CBS, 1979
  • Butterfly with Kimiko Kasai & Herbie Hancock (CBS Sony, 1979)
  • Best of Herbie Hancock (CBS, 1979)
  • Honey from the Jar/Disco Single (Columbia, 1979)
  • The Very Best of Herbie Hancock (Sony, 1991)
  • The Best of Herbie Hancock Vol. 2 (Sony Music, 1992)
  • Herbie Hancock Dance Singles (Sony Music, 1995)
  • The Hits/The Best of Herbie Hancock (Columbia, 1999)
  • Tokyo Sunlight (Megadisc, 2002)
  • The Complete Columbia Album Collection 1972–1988 (Columbia, 2013)

With Sheila E.

  • Sex Cymbal (Warner Bros., 1991)
  • Writes of Passage (Concord, 2000)
  • Heaven (Concord, 2001)

As sideman[edit]

  • Johnny "Hammond" Smith Forever Taurus (Milestone) 1976
  • Bobbi Humphrey Tailor Made (Epic) 1977
  • Julian Priester Polarization (ECM) 1977 (as composer/sideman)
  • Eddie Henderson Mahal (Capitol) 1978
  • Paul Jackson Black Octopus (Toshiba-EMI) 1978
  • George Duke Master of the Game (Epic) 1979
  • Michael Paulo Tats in the Rainbow (Trio-Kenwood) 1979
  • Webster Lewis 8 for the 80's (Epic) 1979 (as composer)
  • Mark Soskin Rhythm Vision (Prestige) 1980
  • The Waters Watercolors (Arista) 1980
  • Rodney Franklin Endless Flight (CBS) 1981
  • The Whispers Love Is Where You Find It (Solar) 1981
  • Carrie Lucas Still in Love (Solar) 1982 (as co-producer/composer/sideman)
  • Gwen Mc Crae On My Way (Atlantic) 1982 (as composer)
  • Holly Near Speed of Light (Redwood) 1982
  • Cornelius Bumpus Beacon (Broadbeach) 1983
  • The Whispers Love for Love (Solar) 1983 (as co-producer/composer/sideman)
  • Linda Tillery Secrets (Redwood) 1985 (as producer/composer/sideman)
  • R.O.A.R. R.O.A.R. (CBS) 1985
  • Teresa Trull A Step Away (Redwood) 1986 (as composer)
  • Audrey Wheeler Let It Be Me (Capital) 1987 (as composer)
  • L.J. Reynolds Tell Me You Will (Fantasy) 1987
  • Lace Shades of Lace (Polygram) 1987 (as composer)
  • Brenda Russell Kiss Me With the Wind (A&M) 1990
  • Lou Rawls It's Supposed to Be Fun (Blue Note) 1990
  • Rad Venus Drops (Soulciety) 1993
  • Claudia Villela Asa Verde (Taina) 1994
  • Marc Russo The Window (JVC) 1994
  • Rad Gotta Be (Soulciety) 1994
  • David Garibaldi The Funky Beat (1 & 2) (Manhattan) 1996 (as composer & sideman)
  • Grover Washington, Jr. Soulful Strut (Columbia) 1996
  • The Glide Ensemble Love to Give/Glide Memorial 1997 (as engineer)
  • The Rippingtons Black Diamond (Windham Hill Jazz) 1997 (engineer)
  • David K Mathews Down With It 1998 (as producer/engineer/sideman)
  • The Whispers Love for Love (Solar) 1998 (as co-producer/composer/sideman)
  • Braxton Brothers Now & Forever (Windham Hill) 1999
  • Delfonics Forever New (Volt) 1999
  • Marion Meadows Next to You (Heads Up) 2000 (as co-producer/composer/sideman)
  • Tom Grant Tune It In (Windham Hill) 2000 (as producer/engineer/sideman)
  • Zigaboo Modeliste Zigaboo (JZM) 2000
  • Freda Payne Come See About Me (Volt) 2001
  • Marion Meadows In Deep (Heads Up) 2002
  • Rad Live Live in Paris (7 Bridges) 2003
  • Intuit Intuit (Compost) 2004 (as co-producer/engineer/sideman)
  • Intuit Planet Birth (Compost) 2004 (as co-producer/engineer/sideman)
  • Joyce Cooling This Girl's Got to Play (Narada) 2004 (as engineer/sideman)
  • Tower Of Power Tower of Power Live (Quantum Leap) 2004 (as composer)
  • David K Mathews The Coltrane Connection 2005 (as engineer)
  • Joyce Cooling Revolving Door (Narada) 2006 (as engineer/sideman)
  • Doc Kupka Doc Goes Hollywood (Strokeland) 2008
  • Rad Live in Japan (7 Bridges) 2008
  • Intuit Voyage No. 2 (In + Out) 2011
  • Amikaeyla Being in Love (Rootsjazz) 2012 (as co-producer /engineer/sideman)
  • George Duke Complete 1970's Epic Albums (Epic) 2012
  • Pacific Mambo Orchestra Pacific Mambo Orchestra (PMO) 2012

Touring[edit]

As sideman[edit]

  • with Johnny "Hammond" Smith (US Tour 1974)
  • with Julian Priester and Marin Intrusion (European Tour 1977)
  • with Herbie Hancock (US, Japan & European Tours 1978–79)
  • with The Harvey Mason Group'featuring Merry Clayton (U S Tour 1978)
  • with The Rodney Franklin Group (U S Tour 1980–1983)
  • with Azteca (1975–1978)
  • with Pete & Sheila Escovedo (1978–1984)
  • with The Linda Tillery Group (1984–1987)
  • with Bill Summers & Summers Heat (US Tour 1976–79)
  • with The Pete Escovedo Orcheastra (1988– current)
  • with The Sister City Allstars featuring Paul Jackson, Pete Escovedo & David Garibaldi) (Japan Tour 1989 –1990)
  • with Sheila E w/ The Pete Escovedo Orchestra – (Japan Tour 1992)
  • with Sheila E & The E Train (Japan Tour 2001)
  • with Pee Wee Ellis featuring Fred Wesly – (US West Coast Tour Oct 2001)
  • with Still Black, Still Proud featuring Maceo Parker & Pee Wee Ellis, Vusi Mahlasela & Cheikh Lo (East Coast Tour 2011)

References[edit]

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