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Diane Moser Live at 98 Bottles. July 21 & 22

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It's going to be a Diane Moser weekend at 98 Bottles. The superb pianist/composer, and former San Diegan will be in town to celebrate not one, but two brand-new CD-Releases.

On Saturday night, she will be performing with guitar-hero Peter Sprague, double bassist Rob Thorsen, drummer Duncan Moore, and percussionist Will Parsons, all of whom appear on her latest CD WDMO.

On Sunday, it's an evening of sublime duets as she teams with long-time associate, Mark Dresser, the contrabass magician, to play the music from their latest album, Duetto.

"It's wonderful to be back in San Diego. seeing friends I haven't seen in so long! I have been rehearsing with Mark Dresser, and with Duncan, Rob Thorsen. and Peter and it has been inspiring to make music with these great musicians!"

"I still feel a strong connection to San Diego...the few years I lived here were very eventful for me...my son was born here...the music we played, the scene that was going on at the time... all of these things helped form who I am."

Moser came to SD in the 70s, in what has been called the "Iowa Migration," along with Parsons, Moore and vocalist Ella Ruth Piggee. She found work in a CETA sponsored quartet with Dresser, Tripp Sprague and Dave Millard. She also gigged with SD icon Joe Marillo and performed with the California Ballet, the A. Ludwig Dance Company and worked in the dance department at San Diego State.

"Learning the music of Daniel Jackson was a big influence," said Moser. "Playing with Bert Turetzky and Diamanda Galas was incredible as was sitting in with Charles McPherson."

This series of gigs constitutes a triumphant return for the pianist--in ways more profound than that description usually implies.

Moser was preparing to finish WDMO in 2007, when she was diagnosed with cancer. Happily, after hospitalization, she emerged cancer-free, with a determination to forge ahead.

"Surviving cancer has taught me so many things and the biggest one is to never, ever take anyone, anything or any day for granted. There were projects that I had on hold before cancer, needless to say, those projects have been realized and are moving forward. Musically, I also feel freer, taking more risks and exploring new directions...I live each day to its fullest, whatever that means for that day, and give thanks for everyone and everything, every experience in my life."

I've heard both of these records, and I can testify that no true jazz fan can afford to miss either one of these performances.

Photo courtesy Diane Moser

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It's going to be a Diane Moser weekend at 98 Bottles. The superb pianist/composer, and former San Diegan will be in town to celebrate not one, but two brand-new CD-Releases.

On Saturday night, she will be performing with guitar-hero Peter Sprague, double bassist Rob Thorsen, drummer Duncan Moore, and percussionist Will Parsons, all of whom appear on her latest CD WDMO.

On Sunday, it's an evening of sublime duets as she teams with long-time associate, Mark Dresser, the contrabass magician, to play the music from their latest album, Duetto.

"It's wonderful to be back in San Diego. seeing friends I haven't seen in so long! I have been rehearsing with Mark Dresser, and with Duncan, Rob Thorsen. and Peter and it has been inspiring to make music with these great musicians!"

"I still feel a strong connection to San Diego...the few years I lived here were very eventful for me...my son was born here...the music we played, the scene that was going on at the time... all of these things helped form who I am."

Moser came to SD in the 70s, in what has been called the "Iowa Migration," along with Parsons, Moore and vocalist Ella Ruth Piggee. She found work in a CETA sponsored quartet with Dresser, Tripp Sprague and Dave Millard. She also gigged with SD icon Joe Marillo and performed with the California Ballet, the A. Ludwig Dance Company and worked in the dance department at San Diego State.

"Learning the music of Daniel Jackson was a big influence," said Moser. "Playing with Bert Turetzky and Diamanda Galas was incredible as was sitting in with Charles McPherson."

This series of gigs constitutes a triumphant return for the pianist--in ways more profound than that description usually implies.

Moser was preparing to finish WDMO in 2007, when she was diagnosed with cancer. Happily, after hospitalization, she emerged cancer-free, with a determination to forge ahead.

"Surviving cancer has taught me so many things and the biggest one is to never, ever take anyone, anything or any day for granted. There were projects that I had on hold before cancer, needless to say, those projects have been realized and are moving forward. Musically, I also feel freer, taking more risks and exploring new directions...I live each day to its fullest, whatever that means for that day, and give thanks for everyone and everything, every experience in my life."

I've heard both of these records, and I can testify that no true jazz fan can afford to miss either one of these performances.

Photo courtesy Diane Moser

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Sounds like she's quite a woman-- talented and brave.

July 20, 2012

Lovely :)

July 21, 2012

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