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The Road Less TraveledSan Diego Union Tribune10/26/2014George VargaBig article about the Road Work Ahead's final tour.
The Tribute RebelsSan Diego Union Tribune7/20/2014George VargaA neat blip about the Dizzy's concert with the first episode of the Tribute Rebels.
The Return of Peter the GreatSound San Diego7/1/2014Robert BushGreat review of Peter's "Ocean in Your Eyes" KSDS live concert!
Jazz Guitarist PS to Perform at Julian LibraryThe Julian News6/25/2014Wy FontaineNice preview for Peter's show in Julian.
Ocean In Your Eyes cd ReviewSan Diego Troubadour6/1/2014Paul HormickGreat review of Peter's "Ocean In Your Eyes" cd release!
Sounds of Modern JazzPomerado Newspaper4/3/2014Emily SorensenPeter and his Bop Moderno band getting ready for a concert at the RB Library.
Doubling Down at the LoftNBC SoundDiego3/21/2014Robert BushGood review of the UCSD Loft concert with Joshua White and Peter Sprague.
JazzFest Makes Sedona DebutKudos3/19/2014Staff WriterPeter on the cover! Road Work Ahead plays the Sedona JazzFest and this article talks about their performance.
Red Rocks Celebrates JazzThe Daily Courier3/14/2014Mark DuncanRoad Work Ahead plays the Sedona JazzFest and this article talks about their performance.
Eeg Back at Dizzy'sSan Diego Union Tribune3/6/2014George VargaNice preview piece about vocalist Sinne Eeg and the PS Trio at Dizzy's.
Christmas Concert Letter to the EditorSan Diego Union Tribune1/12/2014Jim WatkinsThis feels good! This fellow is an long time Del Mar resident and wrote a really nice note about our annual Christmas Eve concerts.
Top SD Cd Releases 2013 SpragueNBC San Diego.com1/3/2014Robert BushOur "Dr. Einstein's Spin" cd gets a number 1 for the cd's released in 2013.
The Musical Magic of Peter SpragueThe Coast News9/20/2013Kay ColvinWonderful article about Peter and the Mizel Grant music series at SDA in Cardiff, CA.
Eclectic Lineup SetThe Coast News9/20/2013Rachel StineNice quotes from Peter about his group Bop Moderno's role at the festival.
Rhythm triplicate at Dizzy'sSan Diego Reader7/29/2013Robert BushThe trio of Brian Levy, Mikan and Peter play at Dizzy's and here's the review of the concert.
Peter Sprague String Consort: Dr. Einstein's SpinAll About Jazz Magazine7/29/2013Robert BushWonderful review of the Dr. Einstein's Spin recording!
This week in San Diego jazzSan Diego Reader7/23/2013Robert BushA highlight of the jazz for this week. Peter plays Dizzy's 2 nights in a row!
Composer at WorkChamber Music6/29/2013Fred CohnArticle about Peter and his process of composing during the Chamber Musica America New Jazz Works grant.
Bop Moderno Fills the Back RoomThe San Diego Reader6/7/2013Robert BushIt was a great concert and Robert Bush gives his account of Bop Moderno live at 98 Bottles.
Peter Sprague String Consort: Dr. Einstein's Spin CD ReviewSan Diego Troubadour6/7/2013Jim TragesserWonderful review of Peter's String Consort recording Dr. Einstein's Spin.
Jazz Trifecta WeekendThe San Diego Reader6/5/2013Robert BushGreat preview of the upcoming Bop Mod concert at 98 Bottles.
The Great Jazz Guitarists: The Ultimate GuideBackbeat Books6/1/2013Scott YanowI'm included in this extensive collection of esteemed jazz guitarists.
Ben Wanikur Quartet Live at Dizzy'sSan Diego Reader5/18/2013Robert BushGreat review of Dizzy's concert with Ben Wanicur's group.
Levy, Zlatkovich & Sprague live at Dizzy'sThe San Diego Reader5/10/2013Robert BushGreat review of the trio night at Dizzy's with Mikan and Brian Levy.
Ben Wanikur: The Excluded MiddleSan Diego Reader5/7/2013Robert BushGood review of Ben's new CD with Peter on guitar.
Danny Weller Quintet Does Ella at 98 BottlesSan Diego Reader4/29/2013Robert BushA wonderful concert with Rebecca Jade, Peter, and Danny Weller.
Anthony Smith CD Release Party at 98 BottlesSan Diego Reader4/28/2013Robert BushGreat review of the concert at 98 Bottles.
Four New Local Jazz ReleasesSan Diego Reader3/27/2013Robert BushGreat review of Peter's "Dr. Einstein's Spin" and the RWA "Intersection" releases.
Choice Cuts
The American Rag3/2/2013Cam MillerA great CD review for Road Work Ahead's "Intersection" release.
Jazz Scene
Jazz Scene: Oregon's Jazz Magazine3/2/2013Bill SodenhurGood review of Bill's projects including the RWA "Intersection" release.
Bop Moderno Sells Out MOMM

The San Diego Reader2/18/2013Robert BushGet review from the Bop Moderno gig at MOMM.
Sprague Leads Bop Moderno Into DebutThe San Diego Reader2/6/2013Cam MillerStory on Peter and the debut of Bop Moderno.
Peter Sprague, Gilbert Castellanos, and Rob Thorsen at the WestgateThe San Diego Reader2/2/2013Robert BushExcellent review of the "Some of My Best Friends are Guitar Players" concert.
Sinne Eeg Delivers at the New Dizzy'sThe San Diego Reader1/09/2013Robert BushFantastic review of Peter's concert with Danish vocalist Sinne Eeg.
Sinne Eeg with the Peter Sprague TrioSan Diego Union Tribune1/06/2013George VargaA nice preview piece about Peter and Sinne Eeg's concert in SD.
Sprague Teams With FrancisSDNews.Com12/20/2012Bart MendozaPeter and Nina Francis play a concert at the Tango del Rey.
Ben Wanicur Group Live at 3rd SpaceThe San Diego Reader11/9/2012Robert BushNice review of Ben's concert with Peter on guitar.
Jazz Great Peter Sprague to Play at CuyamacaUT San Diego Newspaper11/5/2012Karen PearlmanBlur plays at Cuyamaca College
Last Train Home From Tango del ReyThe San Diego Reader9/24/2012Robert BushFantastic review of the Metheny tribute show at Tango del Rey.
Sprague Plays MethenyThe San Diego Reader9/22/2012Robert BushFantastic review of the Metheny tribute show at Tango del Rey.
Peter Sprague: An Extraordinaire in the Land of Extraodinairy GuitaristsKCET Artbound9/16/2012Gordon JohnsonAn indepth piece about Peter, his music, and his lifestyle.
Diane Moser Quartet Lights up the Back RoomThe San Diego Reader8/22/2012Robert BushFantastic review of the Dianen Moser concert at 98 Bottles.
Peter Sprague and Emily Elbert Play the TangoSan Diego Union Tribune8/13/2012George VargaA nice preview piece about Peter and Emily’s concert in SD.
UCSD Jazz CampThe San Diego Reader7/20/2012Robert BushGood lead in about the UCSD Jazz Camp of which Peter teaches at.
SpragueLandThe San Diego Reader7/20/2012Robert BushGood story about Peter and his recording studio.
Peter Sprague and Leonard Patton at 98 BottlesThe San Diego Reader5/26/2012Robert BushFantastic review of the 98 Bottles concert.
Peter Sprague and Leonard Patton at 98 BottlesThe San Diego Reader5/24/2012Robert BushPreview on the show at 98 Bottles.
Duncan Moore: A Different DrummerSound Diego5/2/2012Robert BushGreat story about Duncan Moore. He’s the longtime drummer that I’ve worked with.
RWA Reunion at Tango Del ReyThe San Diego Reader4/17/2012Robert BushGreat review about the RWA Tango concert.
Guitar Decathalon CD ReviewThe San Diego Reader4/16/2012Robert BushGreat review on the Wayne Ricker CD project that I was part of.
Road Work Ahead at the MercBob’s Blog4/14/2012Bob HammondGreat review about the RWA show at the Merc.
Jeff Kaiser Group, Peter Sprague Scorch the LoftThe San Diego Reader4/5/2012Robert BushGreat review about the Loft concert at UCSD.
Women in Jazz at the Museum of Making MusicThe San Diego Reader3/30/2012Robert BushA story about a bunch of SD jazz musos that I’ve worked with.
Jazz Double Bill at the LoftThe San Diego Reader3/29/2012Robert BushA preview of the Loft gig at UCSD.
Renowned Musician Talks ShopThe Coast News3/8/2012Lillian CoxGood article about by string concert at the Encinitas Library.
Extra Thursday ConcertThe Press Enterprise3/7/2012Bob PrattePreview on our string concert in Hemet, CA.
Dianne Reeves at Lincoln CenterHuff Post2/28/2012Regina WeinrichGreat review of our show at Lincoln Center with Dianne Reeves.
A Jazz Singer Demonstrates the Fine Art of Holding BackNew York Times2/26/2012Stephen HoldenGreat review of our show at Lincoln Center with Dianne Reeves.
Peter Sprague is in a New York State of MindThe San Diego Reader2/18/2012Robert BushA story about my NYC travels with Dianne Reeves.
Allison Adams Tucker: Jazz ValentineThe San Diego Reader2/10/2012Robert BushAllison is a great vocalist and has recorded 2 of her CD’s at my studio.
Andy Powers Guitar ManOcean Magazine2/6/2012Robert WaldAndy is the fellow that built my twin neck guitar. This is a great artilcle about his life and his work.
In Search For a New Home For Dizzy’sThe San Diego Reader1/29/2012Robert BushMy favorite jazz club is hunting for a new place.
Ian Tordella Rocks the House at 98 BottlesThe San Diego Reader1/22/2012Robert BushI played a show with saxophonist Ian Tordella at 98 Bottles and we got a great review.
Village Jazz Series in YumaYuma Sun. Com1/16/2012Darren DaronkoPreview of Peter’s Yuma concert
Christmas Concert Thank you note.Del Mar Times12/28/2011KC VafiadisNice note from a gal that dug the Christmas Concert 2011.
Reader International Top Ten Jazz Releases 2011The San Diego Reader12/27/2011Robert BushCool promo moment revisited! Our Mill Creek Road recording garnered #8 best recording of 2011.
Top Ten SD Jazz Recordings 2011The San Diego Reader12/26/2011Robert BushCool promo moment revisited! Our Mill Creek Road recording garnered #2 best recording of 2011.
A Winter Rite in the Land of SunshineSan Diego Union Tribune12/25/2011George VargaA great front page story about the 2011 Christmas Eve Del Mar concert.
Top 15 SD Jazz Concerts for 2011The San Diego Reader12/20/2011Robert BushThis is super cool! Our concert at the Athenaeum was voted the 3rd best show of 2011!
Nina Francis and Peter Sprague to ReteamSan Diego Union Tribune12/16/2011George VargaNice article about Nina and Peter’s upcoming concert at Tango del Rey.
Local Singer Nina Francis to Perform with Peter SpragueeCoronado.com12/7/2011Sally EmeraldPreview piece for Peter and Nina’s concert at Tango del Rey.
Sold Out Crowd Takes In “Dr. Einstein’s Spin.”The San Diego Reader12/3/2011Robert BushSome really positive words and insights documented by Robert Bush as he was at the concert. Yeah!
Peter Sprague Corrals Musical Greats at Athenaeum’s School of the ArtsSan Diego News.Com12/2/2011Bart MendozaConcert preview for the Dr. Einstein’s Spin concert. Bart calls Peter, “Sprague is without a doubt one of the finest guitarists to emerge out of San Diego in the last 30 years.”
Peter Sprague to “Twist” Through His New OpusSan Diego Union Tribune12/1/2011George VargaGeorge writes about the String Consort gig at the Athenaeum debuting “Dr. Einstein’s Spin.”
Tie a Bow On It!Sandpiper12/1/2011Nancy FisherNancy writes about the ongoing tradition of the Peter Sprague Christmas Eve Concert in Del Mar.
Leonard Patton’s “Expressions”The San Diego Reader10/30/2011Robert BushGreat review of Leonard Patton’s Expressions CD recorded at SpragueLand and produced by Peter.
Sprague Lights Up Liberty HallThe San Diego Reader10/26/2011Robert BushGreat review and preview on Peter’s concert at Liberty Hall in San Diego.
Vocalist Kevyn Lettau Goes Back to Basics on BraziljazzSeattle PI10/3/2011Kit O’TooleWeird but this super positive review on our old Braziljazz CD just emerged 20 years late. Check it out.
SpragueLand Studio Catalog Near 300 ReleasesThe San Diego Reader6/28/2011Robert BushStory about SpragueLand Studio.
Peter Sprague at the Hollywood BowlThe San Diego Reader6/10/2011Robert BushPeter plays the Playboy Jazz Festival with Dianne Reeves.
Jazz, Teens, Complexity and a Rap SoloVoice of San Diego5/13/2011Kelly BennettStory about Peter’s piece “Calling Me Home Suite” with the North Coast Singers.
Cellist Dewberry Relishes the Chance to Play with SpragueNorth County Times5/12/2011Jim TrageserPiece about Carter playing cello in the string band.
Peter Sprague and Leonard Patton at VisionSan Diego Troubadour Newspaper5/2/2011Larry ParisPreview on our show at Folkey Monkey!
Peter Sprague Trio in FallbrookThe Fallbrook Village News5/2/2011Jim BowlesPeter and the trio make an appearance at the Fallbrook Library.
Strings on Fire Two Guitar Virtuosos come to the LibraryThe Julian News4/27/2011Ran FilbertPeter and Fred play a show at the Julian Library.
Road Work Ahead at the MercThe Californian4/12/2011Cam MillerA great artilce about the RWA show coming to the Merc.
Giants Among Us: Peter SpragueSan Diego City Times4/3/2011Robert BushCool piece recognizing my contributions.
Mill Creek Road CD Review in SD TroubadourSan Diego Troubadour Newspaper4/3/2011Frank KocherGreat review of Mill Creek Road!
Informally Yours: The Peter Sprague String ConsortSegerstrom Center for the Arts Magazine3/30/2011Charles MildredA piece on a show we played at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Orange County.
Encinitas Catches Beatlemania!Encinitas Patch Magazine3/30/2011Anastacia GarciaA cool preview of PS Plays the Beatles concert.
Mill Creek Road CD Review in Jazz PoliceJazz Police3/22/2011Andrea CantorGreat review of Mill Creek Road!
World-class jazz artist to play at Yuma SeriesYuma Sun3/18/2011Chris McDanielGood piece about the concert we played in Yuma, AZ.
Mill Creek Road CD ReviewNorth County Times3/2/2011Jim TrageserGreat review of Mill Creek Road! 3.5 stars out of 4!
Dolkas Enjoys taking Walks on the Jazz SideNorth County Times3/2/2011Cam MillerA great artilce about how Bridget Dolkas views playing violin in the Peter Sprague String Consort.
Mill Creek Road ReviewAllAboutJazz.com2/9/2011Robert BushA great review of our Mill Creek Road recording.
Crooning with Strings: Dianne Reeves performs with the Colorado SymphonyMix Magazine2/3/2011Candace HorganHere’s a second and more in depth article about the gig I played in Denver with Dianne Reeves and the Colorado Symphony. This article talks about the details of pulling that together and they’ve included a nice photo of the band with orchestra with Marvin Hamlesch conducting.
Peter with Dianne Reeves in DenverRecording Magazine2/2/2011Lorenz RychnerI played a gig in Denver with Dianne Reeves and they did a live recording. This article talks about the details of pulling that together and they’ve included a nice photo of the band with orchestra with Marvin Hamlesch conducting.
Keezer and Sprague UniteSan Diego Reader Newspaper1/17/2011Robert BushGood words about the concert with Peter and Geoffrey at Saville Theatre.
New Jazz Works CommissionChamber Music of America Magazine10/15/2010 Peter wins this grant to write a new piece of the String Consort Group. Here is the article about it.
Calling Me Home InterviewSan Diego Entertainer Magazine9/16/2010Brendan ClementeGreat interview on the details involved with making the Calling Me Home recording.
Calling Me Home Concert PreviewSan Diego Union Tribune9/15/2010George VargaGeorge writes, “While he can easily hold his own in any instrumental setting, as saxophonist Sonny Rollins and keyboardist Chick Corea can attest, Sprague has a special affinity for singers. His supple touch and ability to support and elevate a vocal performance is a delight for his collaborators and audiences alike.”
Calling Me Home CD ReviewNorth County Times9/15/2010Jim TrageserGreat review of Calling Me Home. Jim writes, “While Encinitas-based jazz guitarist Peter Sprague regularly features vocalists in his local performances and on his recordings, he’s never released an album of his own compositions featuring vocals on every track. And as a regular member of jazz singer Dianne Reeves’ touring band, Sprague certainly knows how to musically frame a vocal performance. Which makes “Calling Me Home” a neat, unique entry in Sprague’s 30-plus year recording career.”
Calling Me Home CD ReviewSan Diego Troubadour9/13/2010Bart MendozaGreat review of the Calling Me Home recording. Bart writes “stylistically, Calling Me Home is an eclectic album. Ballads rub shoulders with Brazilian samba, rock with jazz, and it’s all tied together by Sprague’s stellar playing.”
Calling Me Home ReviewAllAboutJazz.com8/25/2010Robert BushMaybe one of our best reviews of our recording Calling Me Home.
Calling Me Home articleOcean Magazine8/14/2010Robert WaldNice little blip about the Calling Me Home recording hitting the streets.
The Wild Blue ReviewAllAboutJazz.com7/2/2010Robert BushMaybe one of our best reviews of our recording The Wild Blue.
The Wild Blue ReviewVintage Guitar Magazine4/2/2010JHSuper positive review of our recording The Wild Blue.
Emily Elbert: “Rare Talent, Bright Future”San Diego Union Tribune2/18/2010George VargaGreat article about the gig Emily and I played at Tango del Rey. What a brilliant vocalist!
Pick of the Week: The PS String ConsortThe International Review of Music2/16/2010Don HeckmanHeckman spotlights our show at Vitello’s as a pick of the week for L.A.
What Is Enough CD ReviewSan Diego Reader Newspaper2/14/2010Robert BushGood words about the recording I did with Kevyn Lettau.
Wild Blue CD ReviewJazz Inside NYC Magazine2/10/2010Dan AdlerFantastic review of our new recording The Wild Blue.
Peter Sprague String Consort Mixes Best of Both WorldsNorth County Times2/10/2010Cam MillerGood article about the String Consort and the show at the Merc.
Peter Sprague Returns For an Intimate EveningThe Julian News1/27/2010Ran FilbertLittle spin about my solo concert in Julian.
Peter Sprague String Consort CD ReviewL.A. Jazz Scene12/23/2009Scott YanowFantastic review of the Wild Blue CD.
Peter Sprague A Life Set to MusicSan Diego Troubadour12/12/2009Erick PettersenGreat profile of what Peter has been up to.
The Wild Blue CD ReviewSan Diego Troubadour12/12/2009Erick PettersenGreat review of the Wild Blue. Erick says, “As on his 2008 disc, PS Plays Solo, Sprague is so technically flawless and versatile that the listener may tend to forget that he is one of the very best jazz guitarists out there. The use of a string quartet on an entire disc is also a stroke of genius; this music is different.”
The Wild Blue CD ReviewFolk and Acoustic Music Exchange11/28/2009Mark TuckerGreat review of the Wild Blue CD.
SD Jazz All Stars NewsCharlene’s Blog11/10/2009Charlene BaldwrichA good review of our concert in LJ with the SD Jazz All Stars.
Sprague Keeps on StrummingDel Mar Times Newspaper8/6/2009Justin KielbasaNice piece on some of my history of playing guitar.
Keezer / Sprague Athenaeum Concert Review 2Athenaeum.Com7/25/2009Not sureThis fellow got what we were up to. Stoke!
Keezer / Sprague Athenaeum Concert ReviewSanDiego.Com7/24/2009Kenneth HermanFirst rate words from a major SD music critic about our concert at the Athenaeum in La Jolla. He dug our music!
OB Resident’s Concert Holds PromiseSD News.Com7/23/2009Martin Jones WestlinCool article about Kevyn returning to SD and her concert with Peter at Anthology.
Sergio Mendes Tribute Features His Local BandmatesSan Diego Reader7/23/2009Jay Allen SanfordQuirky story about how Peter and Kevyn first met Sergio.
Jazz Musician’s Pay Tribute to Sergio MendesAll About Jazz7/20/2009Erick PettersonGood article about Peter and Kevyn bringing the Sergio Mendes music to Anthology.
Jazz Singer Lettau Returns to where it all StartedNorth County Times7/8/2009Jim TrageserGreat review of Kevyn and her moving back to SD and playing music with Peter.
Who Made You God?San Diego Union Tribune6/25/2009George VargaPeter Sprague Group to do the Full Metheny. Varga’s review of our all Metheny night at the Tango del Rey.
Lettau, Sprague Together AgainPhilstar.com6/5/2009Baby A. GilGood online article about our What Is Enough recording.
Sprague Looking Forward to Jazz gig with Old FriendThe Californian4/16/2009Cam MillerGood article about Kevyn and Peter’s show at The Merc.
What Is Enough? CD ReviewNorth County Times2/28/2009Jim TrageserA rave review for the What is Enough recording. Jim gives it an A+ rating!
Good Heavens, He’s Consorting With MusiciansSan Diego Union Tribune2/5/2009George VargaArticle about Peter and the String Consort group.
Jazzed: Kevyn LettauThe Ocean Magazine1/1/2009Milo CorradiniBig article about Kevyn and her history growing up in Del Mar and rising to doing well in L.A.
Kevyn Lettau and Peter Sprague: What is Enough?L.A. Jazz Scene Newspaper12/10/2008Patricia AlbelaGreat cover article about Peter and Kevyn and their new CD “What is Enough?”.
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11/16/2008Steve GetzA great review of Kevyn and Peter’s recording. Steve Getz, Stan’s son did the review.
Peter Sprague Plays Solo: CD ReviewJazz Improv Magazine9/1/2008Dan AdlerA great review of Peter’s solo guitar recording from the Jazz Improv Magazine.
Peter Sprague: Julian and EncinitasNorth County Times8/3/2008Stephen RubinA little blip about Peter’s recent library gigs in both Julian and Encinitas.
Peter Sprague Plays Solo: CD ReviewJust Jazz Guitar Magazine8/1/2008Brandon BernsteinA great review of Peter’s solo guitar recording. Bernstein says “Reminiscent of the late Lenny Breau, Sprague captivates the listener not only by his technical mastery, but also by his sense of sensitivity and lyricism.”
Jazz Duo Sprague at the MercThe Californian7/19/2008Holly HerndonAn interview with Peter about playing jazz and working with vocalist Leonard Patton.
Peter Sprague Soaring StringsThe Ocean Magazine5/21/2008Robert WaldBig article about my whole flow of making music and being close to the ocean. Some classic old photos in there too.
Peter Sprague Plays SoloNorth County Times5/8/2008Jim TrageserJim Trageser gives the new recording a rave review with an “A” rating. Stoke!
Peter Sprague Plays SoloSan Diego Union Tribune4/24/2008Mike CrowellThey give the CD 3.5 stars out of 4! Great review.
Peter Sprague Plays SoloSan Diego Troubadour4/7/2008Craig YerkesCraig digs this recording and gives it a great review.
Sprague-Ometer Iffy on Obama’s ChancesSan Diego City Beat2/9/2007Bart MendozaFunny article about Barrack Obama’s fundraising visit to San Diego and Peter and the band playing music for the event.
Who Made You God?San Diego Union Tribune1/25/2007George VargaArticle about the Bill Cantos concert at the East County Performing Arts Center featuring Peter along with Magnusson, Duncan Moore, and Tom Aros.
Concert Continues in Del Mar TraditionNorth County Times12/24/2006Peter KayeAn article about the tradition Peter and the group have of putting on a Christmas eve concert in Del Mar.
The Grove Knits CultureNorth Park News11/1/2006Terence BurkeArticle talking about Peter giving a concert at the Grove in San Diego.
Lively Fun Music Surround Jazz FestRoswell Daily Record10/15/2006A.J. DickmanI made the cover of the Roswell newspaper! I flew to New Mexico to play this jazz festival and it was kind of basic survival jazz but always a new adventure.
Primal Twang: A New Kind of Theatrical JourneySan Diego Troubadour9/12/2006Dwight WordenAn overview story on the whole Twang adventure.
An Interview With Peter SpragueJazz Improv Magazine9/1/2006Wolf MarshallWolf did an extensive interview and we talked about all things jazz guitar. Also for this article they included the transcription of my guitar solo from “Kundalini” on the Taking It All In recording.
Peter Sprague: Maestro of Music and WavesThe Beach Break News8/1/2006Billy SternMy good friend Billy did a neat piece on me and how the ocean fit into the mix with my music.
The Endless StrummerWood and Steel7/19/2006Jim KirlinThis cover story is in the Taylor Guitar quarterly publication and talks about musicians who also surf. Peter is highlighted in the article along with Titus Kinimaka, Mike Smith, Tim Luranc, Bob Zinc, Bill Macpherson, Tim Flannery, Jeff Yeomans, Jon Foreman, and Larry Breedlove.
An Evening of NoteToday’s Local News6/9/2006Joanna SmileyArticle highlighting the Evening of Note at the Museum honoring Peter and Sammy Nestico.
Museum Honors North County Music MenNorth County Times6/8/2006Pam KragenArticle talking about the Music Museums honoring Peter and Sammy Nestico as outstanding artists.
Peter Sprague and Leonard PattonWill Blog For Food5/13/2006John LawrenceGreat online review of Peter’s concert at Dizzy’s playing the music of Stevie Wonder.
Signed, Sealed, DeliveredSan Diego Union Tribune5/12/2006George VargaWe got the BEST BET for the week for our Stevie Wonder Tribute show.
Peter Sprague Reaches For the MagicSan Diego Troubadour5/1/2006Craig YerkesGreat cover article talking about where I’m at in 2006.
CD Review: Taking It All InJazz Improv Magazine5/1/2006Dan AdlerAn excellent review of Peter’s Taking It All In recording.
Peter Sprague and Howard AldenWill Blog For Food2/27/2006John LawrenceSuperb online review of the Athanaeum show featuring Peter Sprague and NYC guitarist Howard Alden.
Peter Sprague Taking It All InSan Diego Troubadour11/1/2005Craig YerkesStellar review of Peter’s recording “Taking It All In”. “Sprague has a place right up there with the great jazz guitarists of our time”.
Music In The SpotlightSan Diego Union Tribune9/8/2005Marcia MannaGreat review of Peter’s Taking It All In recording. “A cast of familiar colleagues contributes to the relaxed but highly creative vibe of Peter’s new CD”. 3 out of 4 stars.
Taking It All InJazzReview.com9/8/2005Sean SalmonA great online review of the Taking It All In recording.
Annual Awards Will Rock The BayThe Local News9/07/2005Christina ChomutArticle talking about the 2005 SD Music Award nominees including Peter.
CD Review: Taking It All InNorth County Times9/1/2005Jim TrageserA great review of Taking It All In. A rating! “Throughout the nine originals and one cover, the band has the kind of loose interplay coupled to solid groove that only comes with longtime familiarity. Tripp’s flute provides a gorgeous counterpart to Peter’s guitar, while Magnusson and Moore create a fluid backdrop for them. All and all, another wonderful outing from Sprague.”
Bird SaviorSan Diego Reader8/18/2005Jay allen SanfordJay asks Peter 5 important questions and Peter returns five somewhat funny responses.
NotablesCityBeat7/09/2005Scoop StevensArticle talks about Peter’s new CD release Taking It All In and the CD release concert at Dizzy’s
Folk Society Melds Musical GenresLocal News7/07/2005Joel AmosArticle about a concert with Peter and Deborah Liv Johnson.
Running ManSan Diego Union Tribune3/31/2005Andrew GilbertGreat piece on Peter and his upcoming shows w/ RWA, The Trio, Blurring the Edges, and Steve Kujala.
O’Side Band Celebrates 10 YearsNorth County Times3/17/2005Tom MorrowArticle describing the upcoming jazz concert at the Moonlight Amphitheatre.
Nickels For ChristmasCityBeat12/22/2004L. ChesterA story about our annual Street Corner Concert in Del Mar and this years inclusion of Sean and Sarah Watkins of Nickel Creek.
A Musical Event To RememberNew and Notes From The San Dieguito High School Foundation12/20/2004Lana BradleyA good review of our show at the Academy with Kevyn Lettau and John Leftwich.
CD ReviewsNorth County Times12/9/2004Jim Trageser“Hurry Home” gets an A rating.
The Kids & The Hall Make Sprague MusicLa Jolla Village News11/18/2004Beth WoodA nice article about my father Hall’s CD release “Hurry Home”.
A Family AffairCityBeat11/17/2004F. ChesterStory about Halls’ new CD.
RWA CD ReviewAll About Jazz Magazine11/1/2004Elliott SimonGreat review of the RWA CD.
Past Award WinnersCityBeat10/5/2004StaffA list of the past music awards winners. Peter and Blurring the Edges for Best Jazz Album in 1994 and Peter for Best Jazz in 2000. In 2004 nominated for Best Jazz and for Best Jazz Album “Friends For Life”.
Switchfoot, Mraz Win Top S.D. Music HonorsSan Diego Union Tribune9/29/2004Nina GarinStory about the SD Music Award winners including Peter and his Jazz Artist win.
RWA At Dizzy’sCityBeat9/22/2004F. ChesterRWA plays a concert at Dizzy’s.
San Diego Music Awards WinnersCityBeat8/29/2004Kevin HellmanThe announcement of the 2004 Music Award winners of which Peter won the BEST JAZZ honors.
Concert Will Be Cool –In It’s Own WaySan Diego Union Tribune8/8/2004Mary Curran-DowneyInterview with Peter about his upcoming show at Quail Gardens w/ Pass the Drum.
Peter Sprague’s Pass The Drum A Summer SelloutQuail Gardens Online News8/8/2004Sally FisherGreat article about Peter’s Pass The Drum show selling out, “Peter always sells out at the Gardens, people love his music”. Joyce Wilder – Quails Founder
Jazz LivesSan Diego Magazine8/1/2004Staff WriterStory about Peter and his effective email list for getting people to come to the gigs.
Local Musicians Donate Their Talents For the EHSPet Gazette8/1/2004Mary KellyStory about Peter’s concert for EHS and the “Friends For Life” CD.
Road Work AheadSurf City Times6/12/2004Mike AndreenAn article about the new Road Work CD.
Jazz CD ReviewsNorth County Times6/8/2004Jim TrageserPeter’s CD “Friends For Life” recieves a A- rating. He loves the CD and says “the songs here are awash in tropical feel. They feature some fantastic players who improvise solos that are imaginative and virtuosic.”
Peter Sprague, Pass The DrumSign On San Diego5/31/2004Beth WoodGreat review for the Pass the Drum CD. She gives us 4 stars out of 4 stars. “Sprague boldly borrows Brazilian rhythms to revitalize a diverse collection of songs on his best album yet.”
CD ReviewsNorth County Times5/13/2004Jim Trageser“On The Road Again” recieves an A+ rating. “The new songs are goreous and complex enough to challenge the musicians and hold the listener’s interest.”
Sprague Interprets Metheny In An End-Of-An Era ConcertSurf City Times4/24/2004Steve SchwartzA good review of Peter’s Metheny concert at the Artists Colony.
JazzmenSan Diego Union Tribune3/18/2004StaffCool photo of Peter and a blip about his upcoming Dizzy’s show playing the music of Pat Metheny.
Concert At L’AubergeDel Mar Times1/3/2004Jim KerrArticle about Peter’s Christmas Eve show with a cool picture of Peter along w/ Sean and Sarah Watkins playing it up.
Peter Sprague, Jazz GuitaristJust Fine1/1/2004Carol SveilichThis is a chapter of Carol’s book on unmasking concealed chronic illness and pain. She interviews Peter about how he deals with his arthritis and keeps the music playing.
A Concert For ChristmasNorth County Times12/18/2003Patricia BuckleyA big article and photo about the whole history of our Street Corner concerts.
Sprague Gets Into “Brazilian Loop”San Diego Union Tribune12/18/2003Andrew GilbertGreat article about Peter and Pass the Drum and the new CD. Also leading up to a show at Dizzy’s with the band.
Home For the HolidaysSurf City Times12/17/2003Sandra KraisirdejaGreat article about the Street Corner show and all of the wonderful musos that we’ve included.
J –Walkin’All About Jazz12/8/2003Michael GladstoneAn great online review of Jennifer Lee’s CD called Jaywalkin’ featuring Peter’s arrangements and title tune. The author loves the CD.
Sprague a Linchpin of Quaint But Lively San Diego Jazz SceneLa Jolla Light11/13/2003F. ChesterStory about Peter and his upcoming show at the Neuroscience Institute.
Jazz Hooks SpragueSurf City Times11/8/2003Sandra KraisiridejaStory about Peter living in Encinitas and making music with surfing in his life.
Pass The DrumJazzReview.com10/20/2003Tim HammA great online review of our Pass The Drum Cd. “This is unique jazz disc, and I like it quite a bit”.
Around The AthenaeumAthenaeum Times10/3/2003unknownGreat photo of Peter w/ Road Work Ahead and special guest Howard Rumsey from the famous Lighthouse All-Stars
Music ReviewsAwareness Magazine10/2/2003Chuck DilibertoGreat review of the Pass The Drum CD. “If you are an aficionado for jazz, especially the Brazilian style, then this CD is a necessary purchase.”
El Bueno TrioCityBeat9/3/2003Ken SmithArticle asking various musicians their personal picks of shows they’d like to attend at the 2003 San Diego Street Scene. Peter picks Nickel Creek, Gilbert Castellanos, and Steve O’Connor.
Sprague Starts With JazzThe Coast News8/28/2003Matt RossiArticle about Peter’s roots and also the new Pass The Drum recording.
Peter Sprague “Pass The Drum”San Diego Troubadour8/1/2003Frederick LeonardA review of Peter’s CD. “Take for instance, “And I Love Her” (Beatles), which is spun into a sort of Metheny-esque bossa nova groove,…”
Award-winning Del Mar musician focuses on Brazilian jazz in new CDCarmel Valley News/Del Mar Village Voice7/25/2003Karen Thompson“Peter Sprague’s new CD , Pass the Drum, takes his long recording career in a new direction: Brazilian jazz.”
Other recording projects and compositions mentioned, including his classical guitar piece performed by the San Diego Symphony.
Album ReviewsThe San Diego Union-Tribune7/24/2003Marcia MannaA four star review of Pass The Drum.
CD Jazz ReviewsNorth County Times7/24/2003Bill FarkA rave “A” review of the CD “Pass the Drum”
“The result of al this multitasking is a real joy, a collection of numbers in a Latin jazz mode…”
Sprague moves in new direction with Pass the DrumNorth County Times7/24/2003Bill FarkPeter’s talks about his new CD. “One if our prime goals is to bring fresh treatments to each song and to explore the world of opposites”. Other aspects of his musical career are discussed.
Guitarist Peter Sprague unveils CD with new band at Dizzy’sDowntown News7/17/2003William CollopyPeter’s upcoming CD release concert and new CD is discussed. “The seven-piece ensemble and new recording grew from their love of Brazilian music and jazz, as well as other elements of American pop music.’
North Coast Rep Launches Expanded ‘Off-Night’ Series MondayNorth County Times7/10/2003Pam KragenPeter Sprague will perform with his acoustic trio on March 29, 2004 at the North Coast Repertory Theatre in Solana Beach
This Road Work won’t leave you stuck in the ThroatLa Jolla Light7/10/2003F. ChesterPeter Sprague and “Road Work Ahead” with pianist Bill Mays, bassist Bob Magnusson, and drummer Jim Plank play a concert on July 10, 2003. “As great as the music these four gentlemen make individually, the interaction when they get together is something that should not be missed.”
Athenaeum Fires Up Summer Jazz SeriesLa Jolla Light7/9/2003Anita Carol SmithArticle describing the summer jazz series and talking about Peter and the Road Work Ahead group.
Extra concerts added to Jazz San Diego IIIAthenaeum News7/1/2003unknownPeter and Road Work Ahead with Pianist Bill Mays, bassist Bob Magnusson, and drummer Jim Plank presents a special reunion concert on 7-10-03.
Dad Always SaidNorth County Times6/15/2003Gary WarthA Father’s Day article about advice son’s have received from their fathers. Was it good advice and how did you put it to use? Peter is interviewed and talks about his father advising him to “invest in himself and his career”. Peter then recorded his first record and the rest is history.
Del Mar “RootsJazz”Del Mar Times6/13/2003Bill StevensonPeter Sprague plays a concert at the Del Mar Powerhouse
Peter Sprague Sends ThanksThe Garden Island6/12/2003PeterThey printed my letter to the editors and the people of Kauai for the wonderful support and friendship extended to me and the band on our little concert tour.
Freakin’ At BeaconsSurfshot Magazine6/3/2003Artemis VandeleyCool surf article about Peter’s favorite surf beach Beacon’s in Encinitas. They use a clever quote from Peter about what he likes best at this beach.
Peter Sprague and “Pass the Drum” perform in concert this FridayThe Garden Island5/28/2003The Garden IslandThe upcoming concert at the Kaua’i Community College performing Arts Center is reviewed. Also a brief history of all the band member in the Pass the Drum band is given.
Concert honors Peter Robinson’s love for jazz. Peter Sprague and Pass the Drum to headlineThe Garden Island5/23/2003Sam FreckThe CD “Pass the Drum” is reviewed. Peter and his band to play a concert and fundraiser at the Kaua’i Community College Performing Arts Center. “Be it Brazilian, jazz, or American pop, pass the Drum is renowned for its fresh arrangements…”
Peter Sprague to perform on Kaua’iKaua’i Beach Press5/23/2003Kaua’i Beach PressA brief history of Peter’s music career and how presently Peter is involved in producing, engineering, playing and arranging his and other CDs. The upcoming concert in Kaua’i is discussed.
Jazz San Diego III at the AthenaeumAthenaeum News5/1/2003unknownThe band Road Work Ahead plays on Thursday, July 10, 2003. “The collective band, comprised of pianist Bill Mays, guitarist peter Sprague, bassist Bob Magnusson, and drummer Jim Plank, was among the finest San Diego-based ensembles in the early 1980′s…”
Guitarist To Guide Tour Of MuseumNorth County Times4/5/2003Tom MorrowArticle talking about Peter leading a tour at the Museum of Making Music.
Peter Sprague and Pass The DrumTGIF jazz in the Parks, 20032/25/2003Rob Hagey Froductions, Inc.A history of the band and the CD is discussed. “Rather than begin with the whole band playing at once, we ventured off into a tan tan drum solo in which the drum was passed around to all members of the group.”
Peter Sprague: Boundaries BlurredSan Diego Troubadour1/4/2003Robert WoerheideArticle about Peter and the emergence of the Sombra recording.
Of NoteSan Diego Troubadour1/2/2003Phil HarmonicGreat review of our CD Sombra.
Jazz CD ReviewsNorth County Times12/19/2002Cam MillerAn all-star “A” review of our CD “Sombra” from Blurring the Edges.
JazzSan Diego Union Tribune12/12/2002Marcia MannaGreat review of our Sombra CD by Blurring the Edges. “Livelier and more complex than most smooth-jazz offerings, “Sombra” inspires listeners to reach out and turn up the volume.”
Best BetSan Diego Union Tribune11/12/2002Marcia MannaThe paper chooses our Blurring the Edges performance as a BEST BET.
Eventos LatinosSan Diego Union Tribune11/4/2002Hiram SotoArticle about the concert Peter played with Andy Villas Boas at Dizzy’s celebrating the music of Antonio Carlos Jobim.
Faces In The Taylor CatalogWood and Steel10/5/2002Andy RobinsonArticle talks about my career and the whole angle is that I was photographed for the Taylor Guitar Catalog and here they give a background on my career.
“Legends” and Genre LeapersSan Diego Union Tribune5/23/2002Beth WoodGlowing article about Peter composing and performing his Guitar Concerto with the San Diego Symphony.
Jazzman Writes a Classical ConcertoNorth County Times5/22/2002Peter KayeGreat article about Peter composing and performing his Guitar Concerto with the San Diego Symphony.
Where To HearThe Coast News5/9/2002Ren ZennerArticle talks about Peter’s current happenings including The Na Pali Trio and his performance with the SD Symphony.
In The Service of Loving MemoryWood and Steel3/12/2002John D’AgostinoGlowing review of Sprague’s Nikki’s Rose recording.
Nikki’s Rose Making of a CDAwareness Magazine3/3/2002Robert RossWonderful article about the creation of the Nikki’s Rose CD.
Of NoteSan Diego Troubadour2/6/2002Dave GarciaGreat CD review of Peter’s recording Nikki’s Rose.
Usual SuspectsSurfer Magazine2/5/2002Ross GarrettThe coolest! A life long dream to be in Surfer Magazine. You gotta check this one out.
Blurring the Edges to Play at Ocean Song GalleryDel Mar Times1/13/2002Will FallenArticle about the band playing music from their CD Sombra
Rock On!The Coast News1/10/2002Ren ZennerArticle talks about Peter’s concert with pianist John Opferkuch.
Music In The SpotlightSan Diego Union Tribune12/27/2001Marcia MannaGlowing review of Peter’s Nikki’s Rose CD.
Peter Sprague Performs at Dizzy’sSan Diego Downtown News12/27/2001Paul ParksArticle talks about Peter’s CD release “Nikki’s Rose” as well as an upcoming show at Dizzy’s.
Sprague gets dizzy with Nikki’s RosePeninsula Beacon12/27/2001Paul ParksGreat review of Nikki’s Rose and a preview of Sprague’s upcoming concert.
Local SoundwavesSlamm Magazine12/12/2001Clark NovakSix star review of Peter’s Nikki’s Rose recording.
Tribute To Lost Daughter Finds Musical MagicThe American Reporter12/7/2001Jim TrageserGreat article about the Nikki’s Rose CD. “The new compositions by Sprague—beautiful, a sun drenched celebration of life”.
Nikki’s Rose: CD and Show ReviewSDAM.com11/30/2001Charlie BasilA review of Peter’s “Nikki’s Rose” CD and the live performance of that recording.
Music Tells Story of Daughter Killed by Drunk DriverDel Mar Times11/23/2001Nick RassStory about the Nikki’s Rose CD and upcoming concert.
Peter Sprague Celebrates Nikki’s Life With A CD Called Nikki’s RoseVision Magazine
11/12/2001Sydney MurrayArticle talks about Peter’s CD called Nikki’s Rose.
Musician Makes CD Using Teen’s PoemsNorth County Times11/4/2001Adam KayeArticle talks about the making of the Nikki’s Rose CD.
Star StruckThe Coast News10/25/2001Ren ZennerArticle talks about how Ren finally meets Peter and is star struck. “The most fascinating aspect of this stellar performer is his self-effacing nature.”
SummerFest Has North County InfluenceSan Diego Union-Tribune8/11/2001Marcia MannaPeter plays with Mark O’Connor at the La Jolla Chamber Music Society’s annual event called SummerFest. The article talks about Peter and other North County musicians who a part of the festival including Pepe Romero and David Chan.
Nikki’s RoseSan Diego Union Tribune7/20/2001Margie PierceArticle talks about Chris Penrod, Nikki’s mom, and her journey through making the CD Nikki’s Rose with Peter.
Del Mar’s Ever-Changing Sprague Branches OutN. County Times4/5/2001Cam MillerPeter and his flow of guitar playing, studio producing, and SBE Label boss.
Careers In Jazz Started LocallyN. County Times2/21/2001Peter KayeHistory of the Del Mar Jazz Mafia with Peter and Rob Schniederman, John Leftwich, Tripp Sprague, Bim Strasburg, Steve Feierabend, etc.
Peter Sprague, San Diego’s Jazz GemSlamm11/1/2000Troy JohnsonPeter history.
Reverb-Free Surf MusicSurfer’s Journal5/1/2000Steve PezmanCool article about the early days of us surfing and playing music in Del Mar.
Del Mar Cool-Young Jazz Musicians Flourish HereDel Mar Sandpiper12/12/1999Paul KeelingGreat story on the history of the Del Mar jazz scene including Peter, Rob Schneiderman, Kevyn Lettau, and Steve Fierobin.
SoundingsTaylor Guitar Magazine12/5/1997John D’AgostinoHistory of Peter and latest release Soliloquy on SBE Records.
For Sprague and Sons, Music Is Truly A Family AffairVillage News6/13/1997Charlene BaldridgeThe Sprague family and SBE Records.
Vibes: Pop JazzSD Magazine5/6/1997Dirk SutroReview of Walkin’ In The Waves CD with lots of credit to Peter for playing and production.
Sprague Family’s Latest A Soliloquy to VarietyBeach News3/20/1997PJ GrimesReview of Soliloquy recording and SBE Records
TracksSD Magazine1/4/1997Dirk SutroReview of Soliloquy CD.
Calendar Music SceneSD Reader12/12/1996Dirk SutroPeter talks about SBE Records.
Jazz Guitarist Tries To Break Even With Own LabelNorth County Times12/10/1996Gary WarthPeter and SBE Records
Peter Sprague and SBE RecordsLouZine12/9/1996TobySBE Record releases including “Soliloquy” and “Blurring The Edges”.
Reader’s Guide To The Music SceneSD Reader12/4/1996John D’AgostinoPeter and Butch Lacy String Quartet. Also Peter with Charles McPherson. Peter opening for Gabor Szabo.
His Tendonitis is Nothing to Fret AboutSD Union Tribune4/12/1995Beth WoodPeter and his latest reality, getting through tendonitis and his band Pass the Drum.
Peter Sprague, Blurring the EdgesSurfing Magazine11/2/1994D.K.Great review of Blurring the Edges CD and Peter’s surfing story.
Stray HornsJazz Now Magazine5/1/1994Jim MerodArticle about Peter and his band playing at Elarios
Stray HornsJazz Now Magazine4/1/1994Jim MerodAn article about Peter and Kevyn Lettau doing a show.
Sprague Carries On The Del Mar Surf TraditionThe Beach News2/17/1994Gary TaylorPeter and surfing.
Debut Album Is On Edge Of GreatnessSan Diego Union-Tribune1/27/1994George VargaBlurring the Edges first recording review.
San Diego Clubs, Radio Pick Up Jazz Beat at a Slow, Steady PaceL.A. Times3/1/1993Thomas K. ArnoldStory about San Diego’s jazz scene. About Peter, “is one of the hottest new talents to come out of San Diego. I bet you his name will be popping up in Downbeat’s critic’s Poll real soon. He’s San Diego’s premier guitarist.”
Sprague and KujalaSan Diego Union-Tribune6/20/1992Dirk SutroInterview with Kujala about an upcoming concert with Peter.
Sprague ManBlade Citizen6/1/1992Gary WarthPeter and SBE Records. Also, concert at The Metaphor.
Musicians Jazz Up City’s SceneSan Diego Union5/23/1992George VargaSan Diego Jazz Musicians including Peter.
BrasilJazz an Eclectic BrewLA Times4/5/1992James A. LiskaGreat review of the BrasilJazz group playing at Le Cafe in LA.
Mac Attack on a Jazz GiantSan Diego Union2/4/1992Dirk SutroPeter does Chick Corea books on the Mac.
Sprague Stokes His Jazz FiresLos Angeles Times1/4/1992Dirk SutroSprague talking about music direction after BrazilJazz group.
San Diego SpotlightLA Times6/25/1991Dirk SutroPeter and his recent BrazilJazz tour of the East Coast.
Lowe and Sprague: Unusual Jazz PairingSan Diego Union4/16/1991Cam MillerPeter hooks up with Mundell Lowe for a duo concert at the Horton Grand Hotel. Article about the two different approaches to music.
Musician’s Endorsements Help Ease the Cost of GearLA Times3/26/1991Dirk SutroArticle about Peter and his music gear indorsements.
Sprague and Lettau Return to Solana Beach for Record Release Party March 6Belly Up Newspaper3/2/1991Ken LeightonUpcoming concert at the Belly Up.
Young vocalist On A Successful RoleL.A. Times3/2/1991Dirk SutroBrazilJazz with Kevyn Lettau and Peter Sprague play a concert in Coranado Playhouse.
Spragueman, MacmanComputorEdge Magazine3/1/1991Paul GoethelStory about Peter and how his music interfaces with computer’s.
Lettau Returns Older, Wiser, BetterLA Times2/22/1991Dirk SutroArticle about Kevyn’s history with lots of roots with Peter.
The Man on Bass Plays His Music One Note at a TimeSan Diego Union2/5/1991George VargaGreat review of Charlie Haden’s group with Peter Sprague playing two weeks at Elarios.
Reader’s Guide To The Music SceneSD Reader10/3/1990Dave AllenStory about Charlie Haden and his SD performance with Peter on guitar.
Entertainer Music Awards to be Presented in EncinitasLA Times9/12/1990Thomas K. ArnoldUpcoming Entertainer awards to be held with Peter nominated for best jazz.
Steve Kujala and Peter SpragueMinnesota Times9/12/1990SurowiczGood review of the Head’s, Hand’s, Hearts recording with Kujala as well as a preview of a concert at Dakota Bar and Grill in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Gallery-Bookstore to Mark 10 YearsCoast News9/4/1990Harvey CahillSprague’s Samba Group plays the Earth Song.
ContempoJazziz Magazine9/2/1990Joseph WoodardGood review of the Head’s, Hand’s, Hearts recording with Kujala.
Embellished Diatonic TriadsGuitar Player Magazine8/3/1990Peter SpragueMy article in Guitar Player Magazine about some of my musical techniques. In the same issue is a good review of my “Sprague Technique” music book by Jim Ferguson.
San Diego SpotlightLA Times8/2/1990Dirk SutroPeter talks about his love for Brasilian music.
StrandedJazz Link7/2/1990Bob BossInterview on what recordings I’d bring with me to a desert island.
Jazzman Sprague Tailors His Guitar Sound After Horns, PianoBlade Citizen Preview6/22/1990Mark GalloPeter and his musical influences.
Steve Kujala featuring Peter SpragueSD Reader6/7/1990Steve EsmedinaGood review of the Head’s, Hand’s, Hearts recording with Kujala.
Peter Sprague Jazz Guitar VirtuosoSuccessful San Diegans, book4/2/1990Lee SilberInterview in book about Peter’s success as a jazz musician.
San Diego SpotlightLA Times3/29/1990Dirk SutroPeter with Kujala play the Loft. Also a review of the Head’s, Hand’s, Hearts recording.
Steve Kujala, Peter Sprague, Heads, Hands, and HeartsMAC3/23/1990Brian DelpGreat review of the Heads, Hands, Hearts recording.
Blast Off At Elario’s: The Soul Rocket QuartetLA Jazz News2/4/1990Jim MerodGreat review of Charlie Haden’s gig in SD with Peter.
Local Jazz Tip-Top at Elario’sSan Diego Tribune1/19/1990Jim TrageserGreat review of Charles McPherson’s gig at Elarios with Peter on guitar. “At any other local gig, Sprague would be the headliner. Perhaps San Diego’s most popular local musician, he is rarely surrounded by the level of talent of this stint. “
Verbum News and NotesVerbum Magazine1/14/1990Mike GosneyReview of Sprague’s performance at the Digital Art Be-In at San Francisco’s MacWorld Convention.
Diego’s Loft May Cut It’s Losses and Drop JazzLA Times11/10/1989Dirk SutroArticle about The Loft closing. “Ironically, it was not the nationally known jazz acts that drew the best crowds. According to Casco, the biggest-grossing performances were by the Cheathams and guitarist Sprague with vocalist Kevyn Lettau.”
Peter Sprague: Esplendida Guitarra del JazzLa Nacion4/15/1989Geman GonzalezBuenos Aries article about Peter when he was on tour in Argentina.
Pick of the WeekThe Beach News4/13/1989Mark GalloSprague trio is the pick of the week. Story about what Peter has been doing.
Beach NotesBeach News4/6/1989Mark GalloSprague plays the Full Moon Club with his trio. Peter’s history too.
Bella Via: Melodies Have Ended But It’s Song Will Linger OnBeach News4/6/1989Mark GalloBella Via jazz club closes with Sprague highlighting the final eve.
A Conversation With Guitarist Peter SpragueSan Diego Review4/3/1989John SheehanNice interview with Peter.
Peter Sprague Speaks To His MusicLA Weekly3/4/1989Michael GamSprague history article.
Out of Town ReviewsSD Reader2/4/1989Alan RederPeter and his involvement in the LA music scene.
Los AmantesNovedades10/28/1988Sergio MaxiSprague and Samba group play in Mexicali, Mexico.
Road Work Ahead is Well Worth The JourneySan Diego Union Tribune10/6/1988George VargaRoad Work review of live show at Bella Via.
Sprague Has The Whole Universe on His Guitar StringsBeach News9/22/1988Mark GalloPeter plays the Bella Via with Kevyn Lettau. “What sets him apart is his possession of two of the most important elements in jazz: an ear for spontaneous improvistaion and the ability to use his technical skills to mirror his soul. He is a player of deep passion.”
Guitarist Sprague to Spend Part of summer in HometownSan Diego Union7/8/1988George VargaPeter moves back to Del Mar and travels to Brasil.
Sprague Helps Write the Book On MusicThe Entertainer7/4/1988Kevin BrassSprague produces Chick Corea music books. “In a recent interview, Chick was asked about his relationship with Del Mar guitarist Peter Sprague. The legendary jazz man brightened at the mention of Sprague’s name. ‘He’s a great musician and a good friend,’ Corea said.”
As the Tunes Turn In The North County Music WorldThe Citizen4/2/1988Kevin BrassReview of Peter’s Na Pali Coast recording.
Guitarist Sprague Eyes A Wider appeal AbroadLA Times3/4/1988Thomas K. ArnoldPeter and his latest goal to play around different parts of the world.
Peter Sprague: On The Brink of Something BigSD Magazine3/2/1988Thomas K. ArnoldGreat article about Peter’s history.
KCET’s ‘Jazzbeat’ Provides QualityLA Times2/4/1988Leonard FeatherPreview of Road Work Ahead’s 30 minute KCET Television performance “Four by Four”. “Sprague’s finesse and creativity are dazzling.”
Peter Sprague at the Blue NoteLA Jazz Scene2/3/1988Mike DeanReview of Peter’s gig at L.A.’s Blue Note jazz club.
1988 Jolson WinnerThe Entertainer1/5/1988Kevin BrassCool cover photo of Peter.
Reader’s Guide To the Music SceneSD Reader12/30/1987John D’AgostinoPreview of upcoming Sprague String Consort Concert. Great article.
Jazz Concert Features Sprague’sNorth Coast Times12/14/1987Ron SaintSprague plays a concert at the North Coast Rep theatre.
Peter Sprague: A Rising Star On The Jazz SceneSD Union Tribune9/12/1987Dirk SutroSprague history as well as review of Na Pali Coast recording.
Jazz Guitarits Leads ‘Crossover’ ConcertLa Jolla Light8/12/1987Margaret RoseGreat review of the String Concert group doing a show .
Don Freeman…Point of ViewSan Diego Union7/8/1987Don FreemanPeter and his world as observed by columnist Don Freeman.
Laid Back IntensityKPBS On Air Magazine7/4/1987Arthur SalmPeter history and a preview about the ClubDate T.V. show.
NightlifeSan Diego Union3/20/1987George VargaPeter meets Tony Bennett in Amsterdam and plays “It Could Happen to You” with the vocal legion. Also plays in SD with Kevyn Lettau.
Jazz Pick of the WeekLA Weekly2/4/1987Zan StewartPeter plays in LA with Kevyn Lettau at Le Cafe.
Sprague’s Best Sounds are Breezy Latin BlendsSeattle Times1/17/1987Paul de BarrosGreat review of Sprague’s trio at Jazz Alley.
MusicHolistic News12/4/1986Rama HersheyStory about Peter and his lifestyle.
Guitarist Sprague Plans Move to L.A.SD Union11/7/1986George VargaArticle about Peter’s move to LA and the new opportunites that are brewing.
Jazz ManSD Choice7/4/1986Byron CunninghamSprague history and review of Na Pali Coast recording.
Peter Sprague, Bebopper Meets SynthGuitar Player Magazine7/3/1986Jim FergusonIn depth interview with Peter about him music philosophy, his studies, and his gear.
Hot Jazz!!Coast Dispatch5/17/1986Shelley PritikinNice article about Peter’s roots and philosophy of music and life.
Sprague Plays ArgentinaSD Reader4/21/1986John D’AgostinoHighlights of Peter’s tour to Argentina.
Reader’s Guide to the Music SceneSD Reader4/3/1986John D’AgostinoBig article about Peter and the upcoming String Consort show.
A Great Act to FollowNites Out Magazine3/4/1986Donna BalanciaSprague history article.
Peter Sprague and Joe PassNorth County Times2/5/1986Garry WarthStory about Peter’s gig with legendary jazz guitarist Joe Pass and San Diego’s Bacchanal Club.
Guitarist Picks Up Spirits With Precise SpeedSeattle Times1/27/1986Paul de BarrosPeter plays Jazz Alley in Seattle and gets a good review. “With his bearded, ingenuously open face and Guatemalan shirt, he looks as if he might spring some new-age, hot-tub music on you. But four bars into the first tune, it’s clear that the guy standing up there playing the guitar is a jazz heavyweight. His ideas are fresh and melodic, his phrasing is aggressive and sophisticated, and his technique is immaculate.”
Guitarist Sprague a DelightSeattle Post-Intelligencer1/21/1986Regina HackettGood review of Sprague playing at Seattle’s Jazz Alley.
Peter Sprague, Na Pali CoastGuitar Player Magazine12/1/1985Jim FergusonGreat review of the Na Pali Coast recording. “Sprague is one of the most talented young guitarists around, as his second Concord release demonstrates.”
National AirplayJazz Times11/25/1985Simon FreeSprague’s Na Pali Coast recording is number seven on the National Airplay list.
Captivating Music From A Local TalentSan Diego Union8/25/1985George VargaGreat review of Na Pali Coast recording. “His driving duet with drummer Erskine at the start of ‘I Could Write A Book’ should be mandatory listening for anyone who wants to hear one of America’s finest young guitarists playing at his peak.”
Peter Sprague, Na Pali CoastBillboard Magazine7/27/1985Carmin MattsGood recommendation on the Na Pali Coast recording.
ReviewsVictory Music Folk & Jazz7/4/1985Gary BannisterReview of Bird Raga recording.
Bob Magnusson, Song For Janet LeeJazz Times6/18/1985Fred BouchardGreat review of Magnusson’s record with good words about Peter and his compositions.
New Mike Garson Quintet in La JollaL. A. Times5/21/1985Leonard FeatherGreat review of the Garson band with Sprague playing at Elarios.
Joe Pass and Sprague To PlaySan Diego Reader4/15/1985John DiAgostinoStory about Joe Pass and Peter.
Jazz With Diane BelandArt Moves4/13/1985Dianne BelandGreat review of the Musica Del Mar recording.
ReviewsJazz Journal International4/6/1985Ian CruickshankGood review of Musica Del Mar recording.
Sprague, Good, Hodges Highlight Musical EventsThe Citizen4/6/1985Kevin BrassPeter recording “Na Pali Coast”.
New Jazz GuitaristJazz Dispatch4/2/1985Michael PlashaGreat review of Peter’s The Path recording.
Around TownSan Diego Union Tribune3/6/1985Dirk SutroPeter’s new band called SpragueMan. Playing with Hubert Laws.
ReviewsMidwest Record Recap3/4/1985Sam SpringReview of Musica Del Mar recording.
Music, The PathThe Movement Newspaper2/4/1985Frankie Nemko-GrahamGreat review of The Path recording.
Flutists Hubert Laws, Jim Walker Play JazzExpress News11/17/1984Mike GreenbergReview of concert of Hubert Laws with Peter Sprague.
Laws and Walker Seing Into Their Own StyleShow11/17/1984Diane WindelerReview of concert of Hubert Laws with Peter Sprague.
Jazz Concert Features Guitarist Peter SpragueThe Union Democrat10/26/1984Ron SaintSprague does concert at Columbia College.
Jazz Jazz JazzHill Courier10/4/1984James MarksReview of Musica Del Mar recording.
Peter Sprague Brings His Bebop, Brazilian, Beatles’ Music to the Garden IslandGarden Island10/3/1984Art UmezuArticle about Peter playing in Kauai.
Del mar Guitarist Is A Winner In DebutSan Diego Union7/29/1984Cam MillerGreat review of Peter’s Musica Del Mar recording.
Brass on MusicThe Citizen7/18/1984Kevin BrassHistory of Peter and great review of the Musica Del Mar recording.
Jazz Album BriefsL.A. Times5/13/1984Leonard FeatherGood review of Musica Del Mar recording. Three stars.
Betty Carter at McCabe’sL.A. Weekly5/8/1984Dr. DSprague and Kujala open up for Betty Carter at McCabes in L.A.. Good reivew.
Peter SpragueSeattle Times5/6/1984Bary BannisterGood review of Musica Del Mar recording.
Record ReviewsGuitar Player5/2/1984Jim FergussonGood review of Bird Raga recording.
Billboard’s Recommended LP’sBillboard3/17/1984Carvin MooresReview of Bird Raga recording.
Sounds Like Guitarist Peter Sprague Is On His WaySan Diego Union2/10/1984Cam MillerHistory around the time of Musica Del Mar recording.
Tabackins Test N.Y. Touch At Disneyland’s ‘All That Jazz’LA Times2/5/1984Leonard FeatherGreat review of Sprague playing with Chick Corea’s group at Disneyland.
Peter Sprague, Bird RagaCadence2/4/1984Sam FreedReview of Bird Raga recording.
Various ArtistsJazz Journal1/3/1984Mike SheraGreat review of Roadwork Ahead’s recording.
On RecordGuitar Player11/8/1983Sam JonesPeter signing to Concord Records
Jim Ferguson Sheet MusicGuitar Player Magazine8/3/1983Jim FergusonGreat review of “The Transcribed Guitar Solos of Peter Sprague” book by Jennifer Batten.
Peter Sprague, Xanadu’s YogiGuitar World Magazine7/4/1983Bob GrossweinerA “People Magazine” type article about Peter and his yoga and jazz. “I’m sort of a yogi: I don’t eat meat, I don’t wear shoes, I sleep on the floor and stand on my head for fifty breaths. I also practice guitar six hours a day”.
Guitarist Fuses Jazz, Bop, Ballads, and Chick CoreaOttowa Citizen5/7/1983Lois MoodyGreat review of Bird Raga recording.
RecordsNew England News5/7/1983Jim KeltonGood review of Bird Raga recording.
Pro SessionDownbeat5/3/1983William FowlerInterview with Tommy Tedesco who talks about Peter who’s “an awful hot little comer.”
Peter Sprague/The PathVictory Music Folk & Jazz Review4/24/1983Tom RohanGreat review of The Path recording.
The Charlie Haden Quartet Cooks At Elario’sJazz News4/24/1983Jim MerodGreat review of Haden’s SD gig with Peter on guitar.
Billboard JazzBillboard Magazine4/12/1983Sam JonesGood review of the Path recording.
Reader’s Guide To The Music SceneSD Reader4/12/1983John D’AgostinoStory about Peter and an upcoming solo concert in SD.
Peter Sprague, Dance of the UniverseHolistic Living News4/3/1983Marc SanchezGreat review of Peter’s Space Between Two Thoughts recording.
New SoupSan Diego Reader2/4/1983Chuck RogersSprague String Consort article.
Priceless GemsL.A. Times1/16/1983Leonard FeatherGreat review of Bob Magnusson’s “Two Generations of Music” featuring Bob’s father on clarinet and Peter on Guitar. Four Stars.
Jazz Great Peter Sprague Finds a Niche in EncinitasThe Citizen1/4/1983David OgulStory about Dance of the Universe playing Encinitas’ Roxy.
Billboard’s Top Album PicksBillboard Magazine12/4/1982Sam GemGood review of Magnusson’s record featuring Peter on guitar.
Concert FridayThe Palomar Sun6/20/1982Keith WrightDance of the Universe concert at Palomar College.
Sprague Springs ForthThe Entertainer International5/27/1982Andy FrechtmanPeter and his world.
Jazz ShortsRecord Review5/24/1982Sarah KeltsRecommended “A” review of The Message recording.
Guitarist, Band Perform at PCThe Blade Tribune4/11/1982Nancy SimmonsDance of the Universe concert at Palomar College
Peter Sprague On Music and WhateverSD Magazine3/4/1982Sam BassInterview with Peter, “why didn’t you sell out?”, and more.
He’s Jazzed! Del Mar’s Peter Sprague to record three albums for Concord LabelThe Citizen2/4/1982Betsy JaggerPeter and his new record deal.
Blindfold Test: Lee RitnourDownbeat Magazine2/3/1982Leonard FeatherLeonard plays Avenues from Peter’s record and Ritnour comments on what he heard without knowing whose playing. Also, same issue Peter gets “talent deserving wider recognition”.
Jazz Leads to FameThe Citizen11/18/1981David OgulPeter and his musical influences.
Jazz Alive and Well in Rancho CucamongaProgress Bulletin10/24/1981Mae TateGreat review of Road Work Ahead’s concert in Cucamonga.
Dedication Pays Off In JazzSan Diego Union10/12/1981Bob LaurenceReview of La Jolla Jazz Festival featuring Peter and Bob Magnusson.
RecordingsGuitar World9/6/1981Pete WeldingReview of “The Path” recording
Meet Peter SpragueKlacto Magazine9/2/1981Mike BloomGood interview with Peter for the Hawaii Jazz publication.
Peter Sprague The PathThe Daily Californian7/8/1981Sam ClodReview of The Path recording.
Reader’s Guide To The Music SceneSan Diego Reader7/5/1981John D’AgostinoPeter and Road Work Ahead at the La Jolla Jazz Festival.
Homegrown TalentSan Diego Magazine7/2/1981Steve EsmedinaGood article about Peter’s history and a review of The Path recording.
Peter SpragueJazz Line College Media6/7/1981Tom NuccioReview of Sprague’s The Path recording.
Ready For GraduationSan Diego Union5/31/1981Robert LaurenceGood story about Peter and his recent gig in Dayton Ohio at Sinclair College.
Jazz Album BriefsL.A. Times5/3/1981Leonard FeatherFeather reviews Sprague’s “The Path” recording and gives it 5 stars.
Bob Magnusson Quartet- a Return to the BeginningsDaily News4/28/1981A. James LiskaSprague plays with Magnusson’s group at Dontes.
RecordsThe Herald3/7/1981Jim KeltonGreat review of The Message Sent on the Wind recording.
Hardy Rock ‘n’ Roll, Fresh JazzSan Francisco Examiner12/16/1980Phillip ElwoodGreat review of when Peter played a show at SF’s legendary jazz club Keystone Korner.
Record ReviewsL. A. Times10/6/1980Leonard FeatherGreat “4 star” review of Dance of the Universe recording.
Jazz Record ReviewsVermont News10/3/1980Bill BartonGreat review of Dance of the Universe recording.
Peter SpragueSeacoast Magazine7/4/1980Calvin MooreNice historical article as well as a review of Dance of the Universe recording.
Bob Magnusson At Donte’sL. A. Times6/5/1980Leonard FeatherReview of a concert with Magnusson, Sprague, Bill Mays, and Peter Erskine.
Magnusson Quartet Proves SupriseValley News6/5/1980A. James LiskaSprague and Magnusson play a show at Donte’s. Good review
J LineNew Music Wekly5/12/1980Jim GardnerReview of Dance of the Universe recording.
Betty Carter At McCabe’sValley News5/6/1980Clavin MooreSprague plays with Kujala as an opening act for jazz vocalist Betty Carter.
Del Mar’s Music SyndicateLa Jolla Magazine5/6/1980Chris BystromJazz musician’s who have grown up in Del Mar including Dance of the Universe group.
High JazzSan Diego Nights Magazine5/6/1980Roger BassStory about Sprague’s group playing at Elarios in La Jolla.
Jazz Playlist WRST-FMLetter5/4/1980Bob SnyderPeter’s “Dance of the Universe” album on Xanadu is number 15 on their playlist. He writes a note calling the recording the “discovery of the month”.
Bebop Treasures From XanaduHartford Courant4/4/1980Ally JonesReview of Dance of the Universe album.
Mellow, Jazzy Folk Do A Dance of the UniverseSan Diego Union3/20/1980Ken LeightonGreat article about the band and it’s history.
A Conversation With Peter SpragueSD Magazine3/2/1980Christopher EngholmGood interview talking about my early times playing jazz in Del Mar.
Peter Sprague’s Passive CrusadeCoast Dispatch3/1/1980Ken LeightonEarly article about the band and their different approach.
‘Dance’ Sets Good Precedent at the PubDaily Guardian1/25/1980William HamiltonNice review of the band’s concert at Walk’s Pub at SD State University.
North Coast SoundtrackCoast News12/7/1979Ken LeightonHistory and Dance of the Universe. Concert series at the Stratford Theater.
Reflection Of A CommunityNewspress Magazine11/29/1979Paul TaubliebPeter and his lifestyle in Del Mar.
Peter Sprague and Dance of the Universe ReturnSan Dieguito Citizen11/7/1979Steve HawkSprague’s latest band direction.
Peter Sprague Releases AlbumBlade Tribune10/23/1979Sam ShortsXanadu Dance of the Universe album review.
Kevyn Lettau and Peter Sprague at Stratford StudioNite life Revue10/11/1979James MortonKevyn’s upcoming concert with Peter.
JazzRecord World10/8/1979Sally SmeedGood review of Dance of the Universe recording.
Giddins’s GuideVillage Voice8/9/1979Garry GiddinsReview of Dance of the Universe album.
RecommendationsNYC Jazz7/20/1979Ira GitlerReview of Dance of the Universe album.
On JazzCash Box6/23/1979Clem MarsReview of Dance of the Universe album.
Peter Sprague, Dance of the UniverseCadence6/8/1979Per HusbyGreat review of the recording. “With the acoustical guitar player being quite a rarity in today’s Jazz, this is a very gratifying debut indeed. Strongly recommended.”
Jazz in the ParkSan Diego Union6/4/1979Carvin MarksDance of the Universe performs concert in Del Mar Park.
Best of JazzNew England News5/6/1979Steve MoinesReview of Dance of the Universe album.
Butch Lacy String Group Shines BrightTriton Times5/6/1979JasonReview of Lacy String Consort with special praise of Peter’s contribution.
RecordsSan Diego Union5/6/1979Janet HolmanReview of “Dance of the Universe” record on Xanadu.
Dance of the UniverseCoast Dispatch5/5/1979Ken LeightonCool story about the early Dance of the Universe group.
Jazz BriefsL.A. Times5/4/1979Leonard Feather4 Star review of McPherson’s Free Bop recording featuring Peter at age 25.
Charles McPherson, Free Bop!Boston Phoenix5/2/1979Bob BlumenthalReview of McPherson’s Free Bop recording featuring Peter.
Charles McPherson/ Free BopValley Music News4/6/1979Carvin MooreGood review of McPherson’s Free Bop recording featuring Peter.
Reader’s Guide to the Music SceneSan Diego Reader4/6/1979Steve EsmedinaPeter plays a solo concert at the La Jolla Jazz Festival.
SoundtrackNorth Coast Times4/6/1979Ken LeightonStory about Peter playing with John Klemmer and recording first Xanadu record.
Jazzed Up TheatreSan Diego Magazine4/5/1979Nick WinterDance of the Universe performs with Bimbo theatre.
Solo Jazz Concerts at Marquis TheaterSan Diego Union4/5/1979Stephen ThornAbout Peter’s solo concert .
Jazz Festival in La JollaCitizen4/4/1979Stephen ThornPeter plays the LJ Jazz Festival
Local Licks…Guitar!The Citizen3/6/1979Pat DomowitzGuitarist in San Diego featuring Peter.
A Bop Superstar in Our BackyardL.A. Times1/11/1979Steve EsmedinaStory about Charles McPherson living in San Diego. Peter highlights his group.
San Diego RundownDown Beat6/5/1978Allen SimmonsIndia Street Art Colony concert review with Dance of the Universe.
Street Band Records AlbumDel Mar News Press5/18/1978Roland StephanDance of the Universe’s first recording.
Jazz Ensemble Charms, Stresses Musical VisionThe Daily Aztec5/5/1978Nancy WeisingerReview of live show with Dance of the Universe and guest saxophonist Charles McPherson.
Roadwork AheadBlade Citizen2/4/1978Jeff SmithPeter plays the La Jolla Jazz Festival. Peter’s history too.
And All That JazzThe Vista Press8/18/1977Alexandra CollardEarly story of Dance of the Universe group.
Lively Jazz Quintet Led By Prime Bob MoverNew York Times2/16/1977John S. WilsonGreat review of Mover’s band with Peter on guitar playing at NYC’s Sweet Basil Jazz Club.
Jazz Guitarist’s Music Communicates SincerityArts and Entertainment Magazine2/4/1977Nancy WeisingerPeter’s background and hopes to live in NYC.