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  • Peter Erskine Releases New Albums with Benjamin Shepherd and Damian Erskine

    Peter Erskine Releases New Albums with Benjamin Shepherd and Damian Erskine

    Drum legend Peter Erskine has worked with a slew of the world’s best bass players, and that’s once again documented on two new albums from his projects. First up, Erskine’s “Dr. Um” band has followed up their successful debut album with Second Opinion. Where the original album featured Janek Gwizdala, the former Weather Report drummer... »

  • Peter Erskine’s Latest Features Janek Gwizdala on Bass

    Peter Erskine’s Latest Features Janek Gwizdala on Bass

    Drummer Peter Erskine, known for his work with a variety of artists and his days in the great fusion band Weather Report, has released a new album, Dr. Um, that takes him back to the kind of drumming he did as a fusion player. Erskine calls it, “the kind of record that I’ve wanted to... »

  • 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... »

  • 3 Views on Jaco: Joe Zawinul, Marcus Miller and Peter Erskine

    3 Views on Jaco: Joe Zawinul, Marcus Miller and Peter Erskine

    Here is another set of videos recommended by Ingrid Pastorius: Three parts to a broader video piece, with Joe Zawinul, Marcus Miller and Peter Erskine each being interviewed about Jaco Pastorius. Intro (with Joe Zawinul): Marcus Miller: Peter Erskine: We’d love to know more about this project… if anyone has information on it, please drop... »

  • Metropole Orchestra with Victor Bailey & Peter Erskine: Nubian Sundance

    Metropole Orchestra with Victor Bailey & Peter Erskine: Nubian Sundance

    Here’s the Metropole Orchestra performing “Nubian Sundance”, in a tribute concert to Joe Zawinul. Joining the orchestra are former Weather Report members, Victor Bailey on bass, Peter Erskine on drums and Alex Acuna on percussion. This isn’t our typical bass showcase video, but I couldn’t pass it up. Bailey does play some pretty sweet stuff... »