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Diane Moser Quartet Lights Up The Back Room

…Moser is a sublime and powerful musician who has the innate ability to draw things out of expert players that you haven't heard them do before. Perhaps it's the depth of her tunes, or the blanket encouragement to create beyond the expected, or maybe there is something in the way she plays that makes this happen–probably all three–the important thing is, Sprague, Moore and Thorsen each made contributions that came as total surpises.

The pianist has a complete and focused command of the instrument that allows her to blur the distinctions between the kinetic-energy of "outside" playing and the more lyrical propulsion of "inside" music. At the center of it all is a remarkable mastery of rhythmic dynamics.…

Robert Bush — San Diego Reader