Acoustic Standards - Volume One
Acoustic Standards - Volume 1

  "Richard Kuncicky brings iazz and American Standards into a smooth contemporary setting on his release, Acoustic Standards . Best complemented by an evening of wine or a night in a trendy coffee shop, favorites like Over the Rainbow" and "When You Wish Upon A Star" turn into sweetly stringed ballads." Katie Sesco, Folioweekly (May 2000)

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   "I bought a copy of Acoustic Standards at the Alcazar in July and can't stop playing it. Thanks for creating such good music. I keep my copy right beside my Jim Hall, Paul Desmond, and Bill Evans CD's."
Jim... (November, 1999)

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   "With the exception of a small handful of other players, I have never heard anyone else produce such warmth and varied colors and nuances on the guitar like Rick does. His tone is full and sweet like a bell. His sense of rhythm is impeccable. His touch is exquisite and his arrangements are gorgeous and lively! He manages to convey the 'it's good to be alive' feelings evoked by the sunshine of a beautiful spring day."
Linton Corbie, FAME (June, 2000)

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   This CD is just what the title says... standards performed on an acoustic guitar. All of the arrangements are original. This is a remake of a CD originally released in 1994. Recorded in 2004.

Available on CD only - RK-104, & 2004 Kuncicky.


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  1. SUMMERTIME (8:01) (Gershwin-Heyward)   mp3
  2. AS TIME GOES BY (4:16) (Hupfeld)   mp3
  3. SATIN DOLL (3:16)
    (Ellington-Mercer-Strayhorn)   mp3
  4. WHEN YOU WISH UPON A STAR (3:30)
    (Washington-Harline)   mp3
  5. BLACK ORPHEUS (5:19) (Bonfa)   mp3
  6. MEAN TO ME (3:19) (Turk-Ahlert)   mp3
  7. STARDUST (2:56) (Carmichael-Parish)   mp3
  8. THE GIRL FROM IPANEMA (3:27)
    (Gimble-Jobim-de Moraes)   mp3
  9. GEORGIA ON MY MIND (4:16)
    (Carmichael-Gorrell)   mp3
  10. OVER THE RAINBOW (5:17) (Arlen-Harburg)   mp3
  11. I'M BEGINNING TO SEE THE LIGHT (2:56)
    (James-Ellington-Hodges-George)   mp3
  12. IF I ONLY HAD A BRAIN (4:04)
    (Arlen-Harburg)   mp3
  • TOTAL RUNTIME = 51:27

  • All arrangements, recording, editing, mastering, art design and layout by Richard Kuncicky
  • Cover sketch by Para Bjurstrom.
  • Photograph by Bob Patterson

Acoustic Standards - Volume 1

   I'm a self taught guitarist, an old Rock 'n Roller, born in 1952. I started playing at the age of nine... about the same time as Elvis was beginning to fade and the Beatles were starting to storm America. It wasn't until the late 1970's that I began learning the art of fingerpicking, what I call "fingerstyle" guitar... I've stuck with it ever since. I currently spend my time performing at local restaurants and clubs in the St. Augustine, Florida area.

   This is a collection of jazz standards I've arranged for fingerstyle guitar. The recording was made in the Spring of 2004 with a La Patrie "Presentation" classical guitar through 2 Rode NT3 microphones into a DAT recorder. For digital editing and mastering my choices were Cool Edit and CD Architect. I hope you enjoy listening to this CD as much as I have enjoyed creating it... RK


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