Dave Grusin & Lee Ritenour: Early A.M. Attitude


Early A.M. Attitude


Dave Grusin (keyboards) and Lee Ritenour (guitar)


Harlequin (GRD 9522)

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Dave Grusin (keyboards), Lee Ritenour (guitar), Paulinho Da Costa (percussion),

Carlos Vega (drums), Jimmy Johnson (bass)


Recorded: The Starlight Studio, Burbank, California; no date give (CD released in 1985)


Rating: 85/100 (learn more)

Bright and sparkling with a catchy, immediately likable melody, “Early A.M. Attitude” is a contemporary jazz classic that earned. keyboardist Grusin and guitarist Ritenour a Grammy. The two musicians are old friends who have collaborated many times, and this tune reflects their easy accord. This is sure to appeal to fans of contemporary and smooth jazz, although jazz purists may find it a bit poppy for their taste.

Reviewer: Lucy Tauss


  • 1 Marchia MillerJones // Sep 18, 2008 at 07:46 PM
    I have loved Lee Ritenour since I was in my early 20's. Now 42, and a composer of music myself, I wish somehow I could meet Ritenour and Grusin to be blessed with their working their magic on a few of the tunes. "Lee Ritenour, Dave Grusin, if you ever read this, know that someone from Ohio really loves jazz and really loves you and your music!" Hey... Does anyone know where they are performing in the coming months? It'd be a blast to try and get them down to the Ohio area!