"Jazz Passages" on "iTunes":
"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.
"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.
Composer-Guitarist Ric Flauding has several instrumental albums on various record labels. Aside from his own releases he has worked on over 300 recordings including the London Symphony Orchestra, Brentwood Records, Integrity Music, Spindletop Records, Invincible Records, and has been on CDs with David Benoit, Jim Brickman, John Patitucci, Abe Laborial, Alex Acuna, Justo Almario, Brandon Fields, Frank Gambale and many others.
Ric's albums have charted Gavin, R&R, MacJazz, and New Horizons, MSN top 10-"New Acoustic/Solo Instrumental" category, receiving airplay worldwide and earning him several awards from ASCAP, Billboard Magazine, American Song Festival, Ace Award. As a performer Ric has shared the stage with Bob James, Richard Elliot and Rick Braun.
Recent work has included guitar consulting and performing for Dave Mustaine (Megadeth), being a featured artist on several Native American Indian and Yoga CDs, his music featured in network television, and performing with various orchestral ensembles.
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 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, Michael Landau, Jimmy Earl, Greg Vail, Dave Hooper, and others.
CONTACT RIC: (480) 893-1518
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2. Time Away
4. Seven Pools
5. B Street
6. It Comes As No Surprise
7. Hawaii Bound
8. Me Again
9. Hana Bay
10. She's Good With Words
11. Hit And Run
12. It's Sure Good Loving You
14. By Myself
15. It's Like Being With You