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MP3 Ric Flauding - Jazz Passages

A sixteen song collection of original contemporary jazz compositions by Ric featuring Eric Marienthal, Russell Ferrante, Jimmy Earl, Paulihno Da Costa, Carlos Vega and many others.

16 MP3 Songs
JAZZ: Smooth Jazz, EASY LISTENING: Background Music

NEWS!!! Ric will have a new CD out soon of music featuring classical guitar(s). Several tracks have already been recorded featuring just Ric on guitars (and some palmas), and some tracks more "orchestrated" for additional instruments. He has also reworked several of his earlier songs into "solo" guitar arrangements, such as "Heart Dancer" from Ric''s debut release, "Refuge" (Spindletop Records). You may check out (for now) 4 of the new tracks on Ric''s website (https://www.tradebit.com - link on this page).
"Caleo" is just Ric on guitars and palmas.
"La Fontana de Vida": Ric on guitars with additional orchestration.
"A New Hope": Ric on guitars with additional orchestration.
"Johnnie": for 3 classical guitars (to Johnnie Carl).

ALSO: Denise, Ric''s wife, has produced a 3 song DVD (music video) of songs from the new CD that will also be available soon on CD Baby. She is filming and producing other DVDs featuring Ric''s music with various nature themes, currently one of Arizona locations.

Composer-Guitarist Ric Flauding has several instrumental albums on various record labels. Aside from his own releases he has worked on hundreds of recordings including for the London Symphony Orchestra, Brentwood Records, Integrity Music, Spindletop Records, Invincible Records and has been on CDs with David Benoit, Jim Brickman and many others.

Ric''s albums have charted Gavin, R&R and MacJazz receiving airplay worldwide and earning him several awards from ASCAP and Billboard Magazine. As a performer Ric has shared the stage with Bob James, Richard Elliot and Rick Braun.

Ric was a student of jazz guitar legend Barney Kessel and Flamenco guitarist Ted McKown and studied composition and orchestration with many known teachers including Dr. Albert Harris a composer of works recorded by Andres Segovia.

Ric''s most recent recordings include "Escape", a Worldbeat collection with guest artists including Jeff Kashiwa and "Jazz Passages" featuring guest artists Eric Marienthal, Russell Ferrante, Paulinho Da Costa, Carlos Vega and others.

Contact: (714) 931-5033


"Consistently enjoyable work sparkles with Flauding''s beautiful arrangements..." - BILLBOARD MAGAZINE.

"Flauding''s albums of contemporary jazz reveals a genius...Ric plays guitar with controlled restraint. He is no show off: his music is so good he does not need to dazzle you with pyrotechnic playing." - VICTORY MUSIC REVIEW.

"Ric is equally as comfortable in settings that run the gamut from orchestral to acoustic fingerstyle guitar. This artist has an amazing catalog of music available to the listener. If jazz is what you seek then Ric Flauding will surely deliver the goods. Ric will leave you spellbound by his fluid mastery over the guitar weaving intricate melodies throughout his work that is as clean and concise as any guitarist I have ever heard. With understated class and beauty Ric displays his mastery over the classical guitar in a way that would leave David Wilcox or Flamenco great Esteban envious. A true talent hidden among the masses Ric Flauding is the consummate musicians, musician...Filled with passionate emotion this artist will carry you on musical journey after journey on the wings of some the most beautiful guitar melodies you will ever hear." - CMAP Music International. (CMAP voted Ric "Best Online Jazz Artist").

"To a year filled with stellar acoustic albums, Flauding adds another smooth melodic gem...The result is truly joyous-a nearly perfect pop jazz collection." - Jonathan Widran, JAZZIZ MAGAZINE.

"Ric Flauding''s album... continue to define Flauding as a major talent, a driving force toward a more accessible and meditative synthesis of jazz, new age and classic melodic communication...a very radio-friendly project." - Cliff Gorov of "All That Jazz" (radio).

"Ric Flauding''s musical offerings are as rich and varied as the jazz spectrum itself-passion, power, creativity!"- The Breeze Radio Network.

"Ric has a definite flair for melody!" - LA Jazz Scene.

CONTACT RIC: (480) 893-1518

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