Re: Peter Erskine
I had the pleasure of seeing Peter Erskine and his trio at the Jazz Bakery in L.A. back somewhere around 1994. That is a VERY small venue amd my wife and I sat in the front row, probably 10 feet from Peter's drum set. My wife says, "Isn't this gonna be loud sitting here"? I said wait and see!
To this day I have never seen anyone play the drums with such amazing control and finesse - and I've seen Weckl and Smith and Phillips and RICH all live! Playing drums quietly is one of the hardest things to do. I sat there transfixed...It was an amazing performance and one of my top five drum experiences.
Mr. Erskine is a true master and can truly bring out the beauty of the instrument.