The New Session Musician

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It’s mistake to think you’re going to make a living being a session musician (in the traditional sense). The world is simply different compared to the studio heyday of the 70s and 80s. I was talking to Lee Ritenour about this recently. Lee was a 1st-call studio guitarist. Guess how many sessions he was booking per week…18! […]

My First Hollywood Session – Lee Ritenour at Sunset Sound

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Left to Right: Lee Ritenour, Gary Lee, Vinnie Colaiuta, Richard Bona. This photo was taken at Lee Ritenour’s recording session for his album Smoke ‘n Mirrors @ Sunset Sound in Hollywood January 2003.  The first big session I got to work at.  I spent 4 days printing and taping charts and rubbing shoulders with some of the greatest musicians […]