In Conversation with Damian Erskine - Thinking Like a Drummer

August 1, 2016

About This Episode

In today’s podcast Damian Erskine talks about his favourite gear and his fascination with improvisation.

Damian Erskine is taking the 6-string bass to new heights. Being the nephew of renowned drummer Peter Erskine, who once formed a formidable rhythm section with Jaco Pastorius in Weather Report, Damian has built up a reputation as a bass player who’s able to showcase the same extraordinary level of musicianship.

Having honed his chops with some of the best jazz and Latin musicians the West coast of America has to offer; he has also established an acclaimed solo career, notching up three albums to date. You may be surprised to hear that his early influences were far removed from the jazz world, but, luckily for Damian, whether laying down grooves, playing extended range chords on his Skjold six-string bass or launching into articulate solos, it’s his heightened musicianship that always comes to the fore.


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