For over 30 years, Lee Ritenour has been one of the most famousjazz guitarists in the world. This Californian possesses aspectacular sense of timing and sound. His nickname, CaptainFingers, is appropriately chosen. Both as a band leader and as asession musician, he has played on hundreds of albums. Perhaps awell-kept secret was his guest appearance on the legendary albumThe Wall released by symphonic rock band Pink Floyd. In recentyears, Ritenour has been able to mix his fusion-like style withelements from the blues, pop and world music. About his CD Smoke 'nMirrors, released in 2006, he says: 'On this CD I cooperated withpeople I have wanted to work with all my life. A dream come true.'2008 sees the release of Amparo, a collaboration with Dave Grusin.Later this year another, new album will be brought out. At theNorth Sea Jazz Festival he can be seen with some of his musicalfriends: former Yellowjackets drummer William Kennedy, topkeyboards player Patrice Rushen and the sought-after bass playerMelvin Davis.