Erskine was in the midst of the modern American jazz music scene as it underwent its most dynamic change. From the last days of the big band era to the height of fusion…there never was a band quite like Weather Report, and there has never been a more insightful, personal or authentic telling of that band’s story and the musicians who changed music forever. The book is available in paperback, iPad and Kindle editions.
Essential Drum Fills is a collection of fills that Peter Erskine has enjoyed hearing and/or playing over the years. The book includes over 500 drum fills in a variety of styles and ensembles, as well as multiple examples, transcriptions and drum charts.
“What makes a piece of music swing?”
“Should we count as we play?”
“When do I play this next note?
In terms of phrasing, should it be ‘behind’ the beat? ‘On’the beat? On ‘top’ of the beat?”
“Why do some groups sound so ‘good’ and rhythmically ‘right’?”
“Why do we dance to the rhythm of music?”
TIME AWARENESS FOR ALL MUSICIANS answers these questions, and more…