Ian Ritchie is available for online session work.
I have recently played on a number of tracks where the backing was sent to me via the internet. I enjoyed working in this way and got results that pleased both myself and my clients. Since I would like to do more work of this type, I thought that I would start a sessions page where you can hear some examples of my playing in a variety of styles and hopefully feel inspired to get in touch and have me play on your new track.
I am happy to play scored material written by yourself, write parts or improvise solos and work around vocals. I am comfortable playing in rock, funk, pop, reggae, folk, world and jazz styles on tenor or soprano saxophone. I can arrange for horns sections and add trumpet, trombone and other saxes to the mix. In addition I play ethnic flutes, tin whistle and diatonic harmonica ( blues harp ).
I have some excellent microphones including Calrec Soundfield and Neuman TLM 102 and my extensive studio experience will insure the highest possible quality of recording.
If you are interested in having me play on your recording please contact me initially by email : email@example.com
We can then discuss your musical ideas, agree on a fee and time frame for the recording. My schedule is very flexible so I can often get sax parts back to you very quickly. My fees are reasonable.
II have recorded with inumerable name bands including The Beach Boys, Roger Waters, Ash, Aswad, Wham, Dee C Lee, David Grant, Steel Pulse, The Boomtown Rats, Deaf School, Gary Numan, Dead or Alive, David Sylvian, Robbie Nevil, Godley and Creme.
I can be heard on television very day playing the "Working Lunch" theme and the "Globetrekker" theme. I am featured on many TV ads.
Recent sessions include tenor parts on "Leaving Bierut" by Roger Waters, solos on 3 tracks on "Swinging Suburbia" by Steve 'Mr Average' Lindsey, solo and parts on "New York City" by Chris Nott and scored tenor and soprano ensemble on 2 library tracks by John Ashton Thomas.
"Shine/Weather/Rozanne" by Aswad : horn parts
"See The Day" by Dee C Lee : solo
"Snapshots" by Deaf School : solo
"Globetrekker Theme " by IR : solo / parts
"Working Lunch " by John Ashton Thomas : horn parts
Plese note that the blogs are displyed in their original ( and uneditted ) form. To view them chronilogically , start at the bottom of each page and work up.