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Best of 2013: The Top 10 Ask Damian Erskine Columns
Best of 2013

Best of 2013: The Top 10 Ask Damian Erskine Columns

Damian Erskine was No Treble’s first regular columnist, and he has been going strong every Wednesday afternoon since June, 2009. We feel very lucky to have him and based on readership, you all agree. Here are Damian’s top 10 most popular columns this year, based on readership. There’s a lot of great advice in here! 1. Butter Strings: A Guide...

Justin Morell Dectet Releases “Subjects and Complements”, Featuring Damian Erskine
New Albums

Justin Morell Dectet Releases “Subjects and Complements”, Featuring Damian Erskine

Guitarist/composer Justin Morell’s new album Subjects and Compliments is an experimental exploration of the relationship between the jazz and classical idioms. Compositionally, Morell reaches into the past with fugue forms on some tracks while also blending in room for solos on others. The ensemble itself fits somewhere between a big band and jazz combo and chamber group with instruments ranging...

Ask Damian Erskine: A Call for Questions
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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 answer. So if you have...

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

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 video of the group performing...

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

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
Bass Videos

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 one bass is three…” (or...

Gruv Gear Announces Damian Erskine Duostrap Signature Bass Strap
Accessories & Strings

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 your bass for support, though...

The Best of “Ask Damian Erskine”
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 giving him a break during...

Damian Erskine Releases “Live at Portland State University”
New Albums

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 classify as “Weird Jazz”. “This...

Peter Erskine New Trio with Damian Erskine: Every Tomorrow
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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 Gwizdala filmed this video.

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

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 pursue his dream of being...

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

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 group with my talented nephew,...