6 String Theory
Label: Concord Records
Guitarist Lee Ritenour does his own version of It Might Get Loud by inviting his favorite guitarists into the studio for a six-string celebration. Ritenour gets to duet/battle with the likes of John Scofield, Pat Martino and B.B. King, but he also turns over the spotlight to Andy McKee, Keb' Mo', Taj Mahal and George Benson (who delivers a ravishing reading of the standard "My One and Only Love" before joining organist Joey DeFrancesco on a soul-jazz romp through "Moon River"). Ritenour has delivered a real valentine to his fellow guitarists … and to listeners.