Mapleshade

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

article by Lars-Eric Nelson

Inventor proud of his airplane, not of this war

Washington--Pierre Sprey produces incredible sounds now, crystal-clear, utterly transparent jazz and blues recordings in which you can hear every rustle of the drummer's brushes and every throaty vibration of a crooning saxophone.

"They could have left all the other planes home," Sprey said yesterday.

"We managed to put ourselves on the side of the Croatians when we helped them ethnically cleanse Serbs out of the Krajina," he said. "Now, when the Serbs want to do the same thing, we bomb them, I take no sides with any of those people."

"They shall beat their swords into plowshares," said the prophet Isaiah. Sprey has beaten his sword into work of great beauty. You can get a Mapleshade catalogue from (888) CDMAPLE.

June 1999