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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

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Diane Moser — “WDMO” just out on Planet Arts

…This album is a joyous affair that straddles wide arcs of style, while hewing close to a singular aesthetic.… The magnum opus of this session, is "One For Mal," a dedication to the late, great, Mal Waldron. Juxtaposing the Westminster chimes against a squiggly theme of crashing chords and repetitions over contractions and expansions of the time, Moser's solo cycles waves of dissonance with passages of muscled swing. The trio breathes together and Thorsen unleashes a wicked statement that starts off in a glorious out mode and never lets up, Moore answers with patient gestures that build to a gale-force of drum explosions.…

Robert Bush – San Diego Reader