Peter Sprague’s Beatlejazz

Jun 8 2019 - 7:30 PM

Peter Sprague's Beatlejazz

Guitarist Peter Sprague always brings us a wonderfully unique show; this time he leads his quartet on a magical mystery tour of Beatles classics with Peter’s unique jazzified arrangements. They start with the familiar and then sonically travel to new frontiers of jazz and improvisation. Melt when the intro guitar figure for “And I Love Her” kicks in, tap your toe to the funky vibe that “Norwegian Wood” takes, and sing along to the chorus of psychedelicized “Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds.” The Liverpool Four goes polytonal! It’ll be a special night!

Peter Sprague — guitar
Tripp Sprague — sax and flute
Justin Grinnell — bass
Duncan Moore — drums

From unique interpretations of jazz classics to pop melodies to dreamy improvisations, this Troubadour quote sums Peter’s work up nicely.
“As a jazz lover, I have sat front row to see greats such as Joe Pass, Joe Diorio, Anthony Wilson, and Pat Metheny. For those of you who don’t realize this already, Peter Sprague has a place right up there with great jazz guitarists of our time. More than just his instrumental and improvisational prowess, Sprague is a writer-composer of positively world-class abilities.”
Craig Yerkes, San Diego Troubadour