Lee Ritenour - The Captains Journey
Label: Elektra ‎– 6E-136
Type: Vinyl, LP, Album, Promo, SP=Specialty Pressing
Country: US
Date of released: 1978
Category: Jazz
Style: Jazz-Rock, Jazz-Funk, Fusion
Genre: Jazz
Musician: Lee Ritenour
Album's name: The Captain's Journey
ZIP archive size: 1713

Lee Ritenour - The Captains Journey


The Captain's Journey (8:01)
A1.1 Part I: The Calm
A1.2 Part II: The Storm
A2 Morning Glory 5:51
A3 Sugarloaf Express 5:06
B1 Matchmakers 4:53
B2 What Do You Want? 5:28
B3 That's Enough For Me 5:22
B4 Etude 3:50

Companies, etc.

  • Recorded At – Conway Studios
  • Recorded At – Electric Lady Studios
  • Recorded At – Studio 55, Los Angeles
  • Recorded At – Sound Labs, Hollywood
  • Mastered At – A&M Studios
  • Printed By – Frog Prince & Co.
  • Manufactured By – Elektra/Asylum/Nonesuch Records
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Elektra/Asylum Records
  • Copyright (c) – Elektra/Asylum Records
  • Record Company – Warner Communications Inc.
  • Pressed By – Specialty Records Corporation


  • Backing Vocals – Carmen Twillie (tracks: A2), Vennette Gloud* (tracks: A2)
  • Bass – Abraham Laboriel (tracks: A1 [Part 1], A2 to B4), Anthony Jackson (tracks: A1 [Part 2])
  • Classical Guitar – Lee Ritenour (tracks: B4)
  • Concertmaster – David Nadien (tracks: A1, A2, B1, B3, B4)
  • Design, Photography By – Bruce Steinberg
  • Drums – Alex Acuña (tracks: A3), Steve Gadd (tracks: A1, A2, B1 to B4)
  • Electric Guitar – Lee Ritenour (tracks: A1 to B1, B3)
  • Electric Piano – Dave Grusin (tracks: A3, B1, B4), David Foster (tracks: B1), Patrice Rushen (tracks: A1 [Part 1])
  • Engineer [Associate] – Chris Gordon, Dennis Digher, Linda Tyler, Neil Dorfsman
  • Flute – Dave Valentin (tracks: B4), Eddie Daniels (tracks: B4), Ray Beckenstein (tracks: B4)
  • Guitar Synthesizer – Lee Ritenour (tracks: A1, B2)
  • Lead Vocals – Bill Champlin (tracks: A2)
  • Mastered By – Bernie Grundman
  • Percussion – Alex Acuña (tracks: A1 [Part 2], A3), Dave Grusin (tracks: B3, B4), Larry Rosen (tracks: B4), Paulinho Da Costa (tracks: A3, B2, B3), Steve Forman (tracks: A1, A3), Steve Thornton (tracks: B1), Sue Evans (tracks: B1 to B4)
  • Piano – David Foster (tracks: A2), Don Grusin (tracks: B2)
  • Producer – Dave Grusin, Lee Ritenour
  • Programmed By [Synthesizer] – Ed Walsh (tracks: A1, A3)
  • Recorded By – Don Murray, Howard Steele, Larry Rosen, Peter Chaiken*, Tommy Vicari
  • Rhythm Guitar – Jay Graydon (tracks: A2, B1), Mitch Holder (tracks: A3, B2)
  • Soprano Saxophone – Ernie Watts (tracks: B2)
  • Synthesizer – Dave Grusin (tracks: A1, A3), Ian Underwood (tracks: A1 [Part 2])
  • Synthesizer [Mini Moog] – Dave Grusin (tracks: A1, A3, B2)
  • Tenor Saxophone – Ernie Watts (tracks: B1)
  • Twelve-String Guitar [Acoustic] – Lee Ritenour (tracks: A1, A3, B4)
  • Vocals – Patti Austin (tracks: B3), Tom Baylor (tracks: B3)


Promotional copy released on a white label.

"SP in label matrix denotes a Specialty pressing.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (A Side Label): 6E-136-A SP
  • Matrix / Runout (B Side Label): 6E-136-B SP

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
6E-136 Lee Ritenour The Captain's Journey ‎(LP, Album) Elektra 6E-136 US 1978
6E-136 Lee Ritenour The Captain's Journey ‎(LP, Album) Elektra 6E-136 US 1978
1046-71015-2 Lee Ritenour The Captain's Journey ‎(CD, Album) Discovery Records 1046-71015-2 Germany 1994
WPGR-10013 Lee Ritenour The Captain's Journey ‎(SACD, Album, SHM) Elektra WPGR-10013 Japan 2011
P-6388E Lee Ritenour The Captain's Journey ‎(LP, Album, RE, ) Elektra P-6388E Japan 1981