Three Concerts with Peter Erskine

Drummer extraordinaire, Peter Erskine, who turns 66 today - Happy Birthday - has been for almost 50 years a "top session drummer".Very much in demand, Peter has played on numerous albums and behind the greatest (you want to verify ? click…

Peter Erskine sits in with Adesso (2013)

April 14, 2013 - iconic jazz drummer Peter Erskine and LA percussionist Wade Culbreath will sit in with Rick Kvistad's group, ADESSO during their program at Old First Concerts in San Francisco, CA

Weather Report perform in Germany (1978)

September 28, 1978 - Weather Report - that is Joe Zawinul (kb), Wayne Shorter (ts, ss), Jaco Pastorius (eb), Peter Erskine (d) - performs in Offenbach, Germany<img src='//rvm.pm/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/image_TD5231.jpg'…

Playing Coltrane

'Naima','Giant Steps', 'Mr.PC' etc. John Coltrane whose birthday is today, has left next to fifty compositions. Some of them have been extensively covered by famous and not so famous jazz artists.Dave Liebman, Wayne Shorter, Jack…

We remember Jaco Pastorius. ‘Jaco is Gone’

This day (September 21, 1987), in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, died John Francis Anthony Pastorius III, known as Jaco Pastorius, an electric bass player.Digest Tracklist : A Portrait Of Tracy (1978) . The Chicken . Dolphin Dance . Live 1979…

Steely Dan come reunited to Mountain View (1993)

September 23, 1993 - Steely Dan's reunion tour with Donald Fagen and Walter Becker plus special guest Boz Scaggs on one song and Drew Zingg (g), Peter Erskine (d), Tom Barney (b), Warren Bernhardt (p), Cornelius Bumpus, Chris Potter &…

We remember Joe Zawinul. ‘Syndicative’

This day (September 11, 2007), in Vienna, Austria, died Joe Zawinul, an Austrian-American jazz keyboardist and composer.Digest Tracklist : Zawinul Syndicate – Orient Express (2007) . Weather Report – Birdland (1978) . Tower of Silence .…

This week In Jazz Legends 36/52

Herbie Hancock, Larry Coryell, Gary Burton, Sonny Rollins, Miles Davis, Ahmad Jamal, Joshua Redman, Brad Mehldau, George Duke, Marcus Miller, David Sanborn, Dave Liebman, Wayne Shorter, Weather Report, Archie Shepp, Freddie Hubbard, Joe…

Jazz Alumni gather at Aurex Jazz (1980)

September 2, 1980 - Robben Ford (g), Freddie Hubbard (tp), Randy Brecker (tp), Michael Brecker (ts), Joe Farrell (ts), Joe Henderson (ts), George Duke (kb), Alphonso Johnson (b) and Peter Erskine (d) are gathered at "Aurex Jazz Festival"…

This week In Jazz Legends 35/52

Randy Weston, Buddy DeFranco, Art Blakey, Lionel Hampton, Tony Williams, Freddie Hubbard, Randy Brecker, Michael Brecker, Joe Farrell, Joe Henderson, George Duke, Alphonso Johnson, Robben Ford, Peter Erskine, Jean Luc Ponty, Jaco Pastorius,…

We remember Stan Kenton. ‘Life In Artistry’

This day (August 25, 1979), in Los Angeles, died Stan Kenton, a conductor, pianist, composer and arranger.Digest Tracklist : Turtle Talk (1977) . Blues Between and Betwixt (1976) . The Peanut Vendor (1972) . Stan Kenton – (1965) .…

We remember George Duke. ‘ReCounted’

This day (August 5, 2013) in Los Angeles, California, died George Duke, a multi-faceted American musician,keyboard pioneer, composer, singer and producer .Digest Tracklist : w/ Jean-Luc Ponty - King Kong (2012) . Leverkusener Jazztage…

Steps Ahead play at North Sea Jazz (1985)

July 14, 1985 - Steps Ahead - that is Mike Mainieri (vb), Michael Brecker (s), Chuck Loeb (g), Victor Bailey (b) and Peter Erskine (d) - will be on stage at "North Sea Jazz Festival" in The Hague, The Netherlands

We remember Michael Brecker. ‘Ace Brecker’

This day (January 13, 2007), in New York City, New York, died Michael Brecker, an American jazz saxophonist and composer.Tracklist : Softly As In A Morning Sunrise (2003) . Delta City Blues (1998) . Peep (1990) . w/ Bill Evans, Ernie…

Happy Birthday Lee Ritenour. ‘Captain Lee’

This day (January 11, 1952), in Los Angeles, California, is born Lee Ritenour, an American jazz guitarist.Tracklist : w/ Dave Grusin - KNKX Studio Session (2019) . Stone Flower (2018) . w/ Dave Grusin - Amager Bio (2017) . A Little Bit of…

We remember Freddie Hubbard ‘Hubiquity’

This day (December 29, 2008), in Sherman Oaks, California, died Freddie Hubbard, an American jazz trumpeter.Tracklist : w/ Joe Henderson, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter - Cantaloupe Island (1985) . The Intrepid Fox (1990) . w/ Joe Henderson -…

Happy Birthday Robben Ford. ‘Model Blue’

This day (December 16, 1951), in Woodlake, California, is born Robben Ford , an American blues, jazz and rock guitarist.Tracklist : w/ Ciprian Leu (2020) . What I Haven’t Done (2019) . at GuitarTown (2018) . Good Times (2017) . High Heels…