Master drummer Peter Erskine is on so many of my all-time favorite recordings that it’s almost ridiculous! I love everything that he’s done with Weather Report, Jaco Pastorius, Joni Mitchell, John Abercrombie, Joe Henderson, Marc Johnson, Vince Mendoza, Kenny Wheeler, Michael Brecker and SO many more! Of course, let’s not forget his own records!! Especially “You never know” with Palle Danielsson and my late teacher John Taylor is one of my absolute favorite piano trio recordings!

I also highly recommend his fantastic book “No Beethoven: An Autobiography & Chronicle of Weather Report” check it out if you don’t know it yet!

I’m very happy he accepted to do this interview* with me, it was a real pleasure to talk to him. Enjoy!


*this is the first of my interviews that will also appear in print: German jazz magazine JazzThing will kindly publish a couple of my interviews in their issues throughout 2019. I’m excited about this collaboration!


2 thoughts on “PETER ERSKINE

  1. He’s just so wonderful, I met Peter at my high school, when he put on a clinic,1985? Jaco was his guest, and demonstrated his bass playing abilities, for us while we were all star struck. Long story,Jaco retreated after the clinic, but Peter greeted everyone so graciously,and did his best to give me a moment with him for an autograph and a handshake. What a great interview, thanks again Pablo!!

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