Dave Grusin / Lee Ritenour – Harlequin (Full Album)

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Harlequin is an album by American pianist Dave Grusin and American guitarist Lee Ritenour released in 1985, recorded for the GRP label. The album reached No. 2 on Billboard’s Contemporary Jazz chart.

Harlequin earned a 1986 Grammy award for Best Arrangement On An Instrumental for “Early A.M. Attitude”. The album also earned Grammy nominations for Best Engineered Recording, Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocals, and Best Pop Instrumental Performance (Wikipedia, https://goo.gl/Ck4b1R).

Track listing:
1. “Harlequin” (Ivan Lins, Vítor Martins) 4:40
2. “Early A.M. Attitude” (Dave Grusin) 4:58
3. “San Ysidro” (Lee Ritenour) 4:57
4. “Before It’s Too Late” (Lins, Martins) 5:16
5. “Silent Message” (Dave Grusin) 6:07
6. “Cats of Rio” (Don Grusin) 5:15
7. “Beyond the Storm” (Lins, Martins) 5:36
8. “GridLock” (Ritenour) 4:02
9. “The Bird” (Harvey Mason, Mike Lang) 5:47

Dave Grusin – keyboards, conductor
Lee Ritenour – guitar
Ivan Lins – vocals
Jimmy Johnson – bass
Abraham Laboriel – bass
Carlos Vega – drums
Harvey Mason – drums
Paulinho Da Costa – percussion
Alex Acuña – percussion


Released: 1985
Recorded: 1985
Studio Starlight Studio, Burbank California
Length: 46:38
Label: GRP
Producer: Dave Grusin, Lee Ritenour