The Rogue Financial Stream Lost to the Pirates of the Music Business!

Friends! John Mayer’s “Waiting on the World to Change” just filled the air over here at SpragueLand and the vibe is set. It’s time to try and get this gig email airborne and make a little pathway to the ocean for a stormy aftermath surf sesh. Here’s what’s spinning in Encinitas.

It’s been a busy studio world lately with classical music, jazz standards, perky Latin selections and even some Russian ancient hymns. Mix in a steady gig stream and that’s how it’s been going. Had a great trio hit with Gilbert Castellanos and Rob Thorsen at the Westgate and then last night I heard Dave Douglas’ group at the Athenaeum. It was a fantastic concert with some great young players and a wonderfully orchestrated and executed set. Bravo!

Jamming in tight quarters with Rob, Gilbert, Peter and Tommy Aros.

Jamming in tight quarters with Rob, Gilbert, Peter and Tommy Aros.

Coming across my desk and landing in the “does this really exist” box was first up, a dude that plays a six necked guitar. I have my double neck but this dude takes over by 3X! It turns out he mostly plays just the upper two necks and they’re plenty out of tune to make all sober listeners seasick. For the inebriated crew it’s all fine and straight up “Freebird”! Love it!

Six necks and ruling "Freebird".

Six necks and ruling “Freebird”.

And here’s an eBay item that a friend told me about that features a release that I never even knew existed. I’m honored to be paired up with the great Laurindo Almeida but it’s a little freaky finding out about a rogue financial stream lost to the pirates of the music business. Hah! And the other funny thing about this is that the medium is the laser disc — a dinosaur listen that’s long gone. Sorry, do any of you out there still own a laser disc player? Maybe you’d want this “collectors item”.

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Up for this week is tonight’s hit at the Roxy. I’m basically writing you this note, going surfing, warming up the hands and diving into some solo guitar music. See you there I hope!

Wild man at the SDA show last week. I dig playing the guitar! photo by Rick Sokol

Wild man at the SDA show last week. I dig playing the guitar!
photo by Rick Sokol

And on Sunday afternoon I’m teaming up with vocal avatar Leonard Patton and low end guru Gunnar for a concert at the First Christian Church of Oceanside. This is a music series that Holly Hofmann organizes and we’re thrilled to be included. Look below for the deets…

Leonard scats, Peter comps! photo by Rick Sokol

Leonard scats, Peter comps!
photo by Rick Sokol

That’s it and thanks for reading along….adios, Peter

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“Rainbows”
After composing the high energy “Molecules” composition I knew I had to clear the sonic palette and come up with some relaxed beauty. “Rainbows” is what emerged and when the hardcore jazz writer Robert Bush heard it he went on to say that the melody was so attractive that he fell in love with the girl sitting next to him. I’ll take that as a good thing and me too, I love playing this tune and I love the way it came out on our Dr. Einstein’s Spin recording. Check it out!

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