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Peter Sprague String Consort: Dr. Einstein's Spin

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Composer/guitarist Peter Sprague isn't well-known, but there are few musicians operating at his level; he counts pianist Chick Corea, bassist Charlie Haden and fellow six-stringer Pat Metheny among his enthusiastic supporters.One of his ongoing projects, The Peter Sprague String Consort, represents a true marriage of jazz trio with string quartet, and the ensemble is back after 2009's The Wild Blue (SBE, 2010) with Dr. Einstein's Spin, which was in part commissioned by Chamber Music America's New Jazz Works program.Opening with the deliriously episodic “Mundaka," string pizzicatos swirl over drummer Duncan Moore's shaker pattern in 11/4. An ...



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