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Peter Erskine

A highly skilled, versatile drummer, Peter Erskine has anchored big bands and jazz-rock fusion groups. He's known for sophisticated rhythms, distinctive accompaniment, and powerful, rippling solos. Erskine began drumming at three, and participated in Stan Kenton's National Stage Band Camps from the age of six. He studied with Alan Dawson and Ed Soph, attending the Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan and Indiana University. He played with Kenton from 1972 to 1975, then from 1976 to 1978 with Maynard Ferguson. Erskine joined Weather Report in 1978, and was their drummer and percussionist until 1982. He also did several West Coast sessions in the late '70s, and was a member of Steps and Steps Ahead. During the '80s he worked with John Abercrombie's groups and the quartet Bass Desires. He's also worked with Joe Farrell, Marc Johnson, Mike Brecker, Randy Brecker, John Scofield, Bob Mintzer, Lew Soloff, Kenny Kirkland, Mike Mandel, and Kenny Werner, among others. As a leader, he debuted with Peter Erskine in 1982 on Contemporary, followed by several well-received efforts for Denon. During the '90s, he developed a good relationship with ECM, releasing such albums as 1992's You Never Know, 1995's As It Is, and 1998's Juni. Also during the '90s, Erskine founded his own Fuzzy Music label, delivering such albums as 1995's From Kenton to Now with tenor saxophonist Richard Torres and 1998's Lava Jazz. In the 2000s, Erskine continued to release albums via Fuzzy Music with 2002's Badlands, 2005's The Lounge Art Ensemble: Music for Moderns, and 2016's Dr. Um, which introduced his Dr. Um Band featuring keyboardist John Beasley. In 2017, Erskine reunited Beasley and the Dr. Um Band for Second Opinion. ~ Ron Wynn
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Selected Discography

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Track List: Dr. Um

1. You're Next (Feat. Jack Fletcher & Hamilton Sterling)

2. Lost Page (Feat. John Beasley, Janek Gwizdala, Bob Sheppard & Aaron Serfaty)

3. Hawaii Bathing Suit (Feat. John Beasley, Janek Gwizdala & Bob Sheppard)

4. Bourges Buenos Aires (Feat. John Beasley & Janek Gwizdala)

5. Little Fun K (Feat. John Beasley, Janek Gwizdala & Jeff Parker)

6. Mahler (Feat. John Beasley & Janek Gwizdala)

7. Sage Hands (Feat. John Beasley, Janek Gwizdala & Bob Sheppard)

8. Okraphilia (Feat. John Beasley, Janek Gwizdala & Jeff Parker)

9. Speechless (Feat. John Beasley & Janek Gwizdala)

10. Sprite (Feat. John Beasley & Janek Gwizdala)

11. Northern Cross (Feat. John Beasley & Janek Gwizdala)

12. You Awake (Feat. John Beasley & Janek Gwizdala)

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Track List: Drum Play Along Vol. 2

1. Twelve

2. Twelve (W/O Drums)

3. Boogie Shuttle Stop

4. Boogie Shuttle Stop (W/O Drums)

5. Summer's Waltz

6. Summer's Waltz (W/O Drums)

7. Meanwhile

8. Meanwhile (W/O Drums)

9. Cats & Kittens

10. Cats & Kittens (W/O Drums)

11. Bulgaria

12. Bulgaria (W/O Drums)

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Track List: Fuzzy Music Best Of Trios Vol. 1

1. It Never Entered My Mind

2. Dear Old Stockholm

3. Con Alma

4. To Love Again

5. Caribe (Body)

6. Autumn Rose

7. Daddy, What Is God's Last Name?

8. My Most Beautiful, Nos. 1, 2 & 3

9. On The Lake

10. Danny Boy

11. I See England, I See France

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Track List: Standards

1. The Way You Look Tonight

2. Dear Old Stockholm

3. Deep in a Dream

4. Con Alma

5. It Never Entered My Mind

6. Speak Low

7. I'm Glad There Is You

8. I Hear Rhapsody

9. I'm Old Fashioned

10. I Could Have Danced All Night

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Track List: Side Man Blue

1. Side Man Blue

2. I Remember Clifford (Quintet Version)

3. Rhythm Changes

4. Like Some Song, Take 1

5. Burnin'

6. St. Jimmy's

7. Side Man Blue (Combo)

8. Side Man Bop, Take 2

9. Song for a Friend

10. I Remember Clifford (Quartet Version)

11. Song for a Friend (Combo Version)

12. Like Some Song, Take 2

13. Intermission Riff ("From Kenton to Know")

14. Artistry in Rhythm ("From Kenton to Know")

15. Northern Cross ("Behind Closed Doors")

16. Side Man Bop, Take 3

17. Song for a Friend (Wdr Big Band Version)

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Track List: Behind Closed Doors Vol. One (1998)

1. Bulgaria

2. If Only I Had Known

3. Herbie Nichols

4. Sweet Soul

5. Milagro

6. Caribe

7. A To Z

8. Northern Cross

9. Sub Dude

10. To Be Or Not To Be

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Track List: Sweet Soul

1. Touch Her Soft Lips And Part

2. Press Enter

3. Sweet Soul

4. To Be Or Not To Be

5. Ambivalence

6. Angels And Devils

7. Speak Low

8. Scolastic

9. Distant Blossom

10. But Is It Art?

11. In Your Own Sweet Way

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Track List: Motion Poet

1. Erskoman

2. Not A Word

3. Hero With A Thousand Faces

4. Dream Clock

5. Exit Up Right

6. A New Regalia

7. Boulez

8. The Mystery Man

9. In Walked Maya

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Track List: Transition

1. Osaka Castle

2. The Rabbit in the Moon

3. Corazon

4. "Suite: Music from Shakespear's King Richard Ii" Introduction

5. "Suite: Music from Shakespear's King Richard Ii" Music Plays

6. "Suite: Music from Shakespear's King Richard Ii" Sonnet

7. "Suite: Music from Shakespear's King Richard Ii" Transition

8. "Suite: Music from Shakespear's King Richard Ii" End Hymn

9. Lions and Tigers and Bears

10. The Hand Speaks Hold

11. Smart Shoppers

12. My Foolish Heart

13. Orson Welles (Intro)

14. Orson Welles

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Track List: Peter Erskine

1. Leroy Street

2. In Statu Nascendi

3. E.S.P.

4. Change Of Mind

5. All's Well That Ends

6. My Ship

7. Coyote Blues

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I got a chance to study with him in the late '80. He's not only a great player but also a sweet real guy!
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alfred_heath
His drumsticks are paintbrushes ; he makes his canvas the groove and dynamic pulse of the music. Love it.
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brooksdrums
I love the cymbal work and the sophisticate d patterns he plays on the kit.
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Scolastic rocks !!! X
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Takes me back to a very happy time in my life. Had a good buddy that absolutely loved this session. Tipped a few scotch's and smoked a few cigars celebrating our successes with this as the soundtrack. My friend passed shortly after that, if your listening MN.......... . t h i s one's for you. I hope your resting easy, enjoying a Lake Michigan sunset, listening to some great jazz.
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He is the roux and music the gumbo.
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Erskine can pull a lot of color out of the kit. Cymbal work alone is great
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erikputzrath
Ridiculous website that makes it so difficult (or impossible) to find out who the other musicians are. Piano? Bass?
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The range of sounds and moods he can create from a set of drums is inspiring. He gives that instrument a voice that is human, animal, like a force of nature....Al i v e ! One of the best musicians around.
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I like a drummer who doesn't overplay. Esrskine is great at this. He also surrounds himself with some heavy hitters...Br e c k e r brothers. I like this.
Jess

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