John Sprague

John Sprague is an improvisational musician and composer who works extensively in the dance field, including many years with the Five College Dance Dept, Amherst, Mass. He worked at Jacob's Pillow with Paul Taylor II, has accompanied many classes with well-known artists including the Cunningham Co. and Bebe Miller and is a feature of improvisational collaborations around the New England area.

John also facilitates movement workshops, with a concern for interweaving expression and contemplation. His instruments include keyboards, winds, percussion, and voice, blending influences from jazz, rock, and many world music traditions.

As a musical artist, he works improvisationally, seeking to create a feeling of openness and depth, inspiring the creativity of dancers and listeners.

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CDs by John Sprague

Dancing Worlds
Improvisational world music for dance and other joys.
"A haunting hour long journey through many worlds of rhythm and sound. Features resonant percussion grooves,soaring flutes,and piano improvisations, moving from "primitive" tribal sounds to modern jazzy jams.  Designed for modern dance classes, movement exploration, as well as contemplative listening, this CD is a collaboration with multi-instrumentalist, Peter Jones, long-term creator of music for dance.

Dancing Worlds CD

Dancing Worlds
CD is $17.00

Moving Spaces
Improvisational music for movement, dance, and contemplation. The follow-up to Dancing Worlds, this beautifully crafted album features an outstanding array of performers on percussion, flutes,cello, keyboards,and guitar. Ranging from Rennaisance dance to Santana-esque jams, this album offers a moving tapestry of melody, rhythmic grooves, flute & guitar solos, and rich contemplations. Both albums include meter and tempo information so teachers can make quick choices in class.  

Moving Spaces

Moving Spaces

*  MOVING SPACES was Nominated for best instrumental album in the
"2002 Just Plain Folks Music Awards"

** Plus: Track 2 - Early Sun - Dance was nominated for best instrumental song.
(Just Plain Folks is an independent music organization which reviews thousands of albums in catagories from Rock to Jazz to classical.)

CD is $17.00

 

Contemplation & Play

Improvised music for a community movement jam
CD by John & Miro Sprague

Keyboards, flutes, percussion, voice
an informal live recording

12 pieces for Modern Dance combinations & improvisation

 

Contemplation & Play Cd by John and Miro Sprague

 

Contemplation & Play

CD is $15.00

 





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