rick strauss

“Rick’s music reflects who he is and he’s one amazing guy!
The music is happy, introspective, sharp, emotional, sweet, edgy
and he’s an inspiration to listen to. He’s the real deal”…Linda Manzer

“Nice Touch!”….Joe Pass

…should do much to cement his reputation as a talented guitarist, composer, producer. – Michael Reading (Exclusive A/C Review)

…”manages to showcase both Strauss’ compositional skills and his guitar chops”…Tom Connolly (Nightlife)

“Formidable arranging talent” – Gavin Report

“Not only does he wear the shoes of an artist with consummate ease, he also slips on a comfortable pair of gold-trimmed loafers with producer written on them” – Orlando Norman (the Jazz Report)

“I am interested in Rick Strauss. Now his album is not released in Japan. But I will not give up” (from a Tokyo fan)

Jump Start

 # 20 Billboard Top Contemporary Jazz Albums

“Most Added” – Gavin Report

#7 Black Radio Exclusive

“A radio programmers dream” – CashBox

“You have quite a swinging group there” – Henry Mancini