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ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

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 ...

ARTICLE: EXTENDED ANALYSIS

Geoffrey Keezer / Peter Sprague Band: Mill Creek Road

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Geoffrey Keezer / Peter Sprague Band

Mill Creek Road

SBE Records

2011

Pianist Geoffrey Keezer and guitarist Peter Sprague have combined their considerable musical forces in forming this band, the first fruits of which are available now as Mill Creek Road on Sprague's own SBE Records. They are joined in this ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Nnenna Freelon Live At The Saville Theater, San Diego

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Nnenna Freelon
Saville Theater, San Diego City College
San Diego, CA
November 9, 2010

Vocalist Nnenna Freelon has enjoyed her share of commercial success over the years (she's been nominated for six Grammy Awards), but not enough to damage her artistic integrity. She's got one hell of a voice, which ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Mark Dresser Quintet Live at Dizzy's, San Diego

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Mark Dresser Quintet
Dizzy's
San Diego, CA
October 10, 2010

Double bass virtuoso Mark Dresser is a player whose expertise in multiple genres defies categorization. His is the story of the student becoming the maestro. Growing up, he was inspired by rock guitarist Jimi Hendrix, and bassist/composer Charles Mingus, and he began his ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

KSDS Jazz 88 Ocean Beach Music and Arts Festival

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Jazz 88 Ocean Beach Music & Art Festival
Winston's, Hodad's Stage, The Harp
Ocean Beach, CA
September 11, 2010

Perfect day for a party: the sun shone bright in a cloudless sky, it's heat mitigated by a cool ocean breeze. After a one year hiatus due to the terrible economy of ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Matt Slocum Trio Live At The Saville Theater

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Matt Slocum Trio
Saville Theater, San Diego City College
San Diego, CA
August 10, 2010

Matt Slocum is a promising young drummer/composer who appears to be going places in jazz. A graduate of the prestigious Thornton School Of Music at USC, where he studied with Peter Erskine, (Weather Report, Stan ...