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  • Ask Damian Erskine: A Call for Questions

    Ask Damian Erskine: A Call for Questions

    Damian Erskine’s Ask Damian column is our longest running column on No Treble. For over four years – and I believe a total of 216 columns so far – Damian’s column has also been one of the most popular, thanks to the unique way he breaks things down. Damian is looking for more questions to... »

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  • Jaco Pastorius Big Band: “Domingo”, Live with Damian Erskine

    Jaco Pastorius Big Band: “Domingo”, Live with Damian Erskine

    A couple of months ago we featured bassist (and No Treble contributor) Damian Erskine, performing “Invitation” live with the Jaco Pastorius Big Band in Japan. There’s so much that’s great about these performances, including the fact that Damian shared the stage with his uncle, and long-time Jaco collaborator, drummer Peter Erskine. Here’s a fan shot... »

  • Jaco Pastorius Big Band: Invitation Live Featuring Damian Erskine and Peter Erskine

    Jaco Pastorius Big Band: Invitation Live Featuring Damian Erskine and Peter Erskine

    How cool is this? Bassist (and No Treble columnist) Damian Erskine joins his uncle, drummer Peter Erskine, in a live performance with the Jaco Pastorius Big Band. This performance was part of Jaco’s 60th birthday celebration and took place last November in Kawasaki, Japan. Damian kills it! »

  • Damian Erskine, Federico Malaman and Dane Alderson NAMM Jam

    Damian Erskine, Federico Malaman and Dane Alderson NAMM Jam

    Once again, we have proof that all you really need is bass. (Well, maybe with a little help from Andrew Fisenden, who is doing some nifty percussion work.) Here’s Damian Erskine, Federico Malaman and Dane Alderson performing at the TecAmp booth at NAMM last month. As we like to say, “the only thing better than... »

  • Gruv Gear Announces Damian Erskine Duostrap Signature Bass Strap

    Gruv Gear Announces Damian Erskine Duostrap Signature Bass Strap

    Gruv Gear has introduced the Duostrap Signature, a genuine leather strap backed by bassist (and No Treble columnist) Damian Erskine. The new strap features a pair of over-the-shoulder straps for balanced weight distribution to reduce shoulder strain while keeping a comfortable playing position. By design, the right shoulder strap loops around the upper horn of... »

  • The Best of “Ask Damian Erskine”

    The Best of “Ask Damian Erskine”

    Damian Erskine‘s “Ask Damian” column is our longest running here on No Treble, and for good reason. Readers ask great questions (hint: send Damian your questions), readers love reading Damian’s responses, and Damian has a way of breaking things down that makes it all come together. Damian is touring the globe this month, so we’re... »

  • Damian Erskine Releases “Live at Portland State University”

    Damian Erskine Releases “Live at Portland State University”

    Damian Erskine has released Live at Portland State University, a new album featuring a performance of his band, The Damian Erskine Project. The quartet, made up of Erskine on bass, Reinhardt Melz on drums, Ben Darwish on piano and John Nastos on tenor sax, performed the set for students of the university, in what they... »

  • Peter Erskine New Trio with Damian Erskine: Every Tomorrow

    Peter Erskine New Trio with Damian Erskine: Every Tomorrow

    Here’s a nice inside look at the Peter Erskine New Trio performing “Every Tomorrow” from their new album, Joy Luck. This is the first project between uncle (Peter) and nephew, bassist (and No Treble contributor) Damian Erskine. “Every Tomorrow” was written by the other member of the trio, pianist Vardan Ovsepian. Also cool: bassist Janek... »

  • Mike Prigodich Releases “A Stitch in Time”, Featuring Damian Erskine

    Mike Prigodich Releases “A Stitch in Time”, Featuring Damian Erskine

    Keyboardist Mike Prigodich has released his debut album, A Stitch in Time, featuring bassist (and No Treble contributor) Damian Erskine. The album’s intriguing melodies, odd time signatures, and ear-bending harmonies make it a stand-out album in the world of fusion. Prigodich got a wake-up call in 2008 when he was diagnosed with cancer, leading him... »

  • Peter Erskine New Trio Releases “Joy Luck”, with Damian Erskine

    Peter Erskine New Trio Releases “Joy Luck”, with Damian Erskine

    Peter Erskine’s latest album, Joy Luck, showcases the drummer’s new trio, and a family connection. Peter’s nephew [and No Treble columnist] Damian Erskine joins his uncle for the first time on an album. Dubbed the Peter Erskine New Trio, the group also includes pianist Vardan Ovsepian. “I’ve waited for the right time to form a... »