Great Peter Erskine playing

NobleCooleyNut

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I have been a long time Erskine admirer , all the way back to his Maynard Ferguson days . Peter keeps getting better and better .
 

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Yeah, it's a great view to appreciate the subtleties of his playing - just watching his left foot work, or his left hand sneaking over to the hi hat , or the range of dynamics on the cymbals. It's not that there's barn burning chops on display, just a lot of really tasty playing. Though there's some pretty cool rudimental type stuff around the drums from about 5:10.

I also note he switched back and forth several times between matched and traditional grip. Usually using the butt end of the stick when in matched, but not always on the louder passages.

There's lots to learn for me from that one video !
 

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Can anyone tell me what the device is sitting on the practice pad to his left ? He punchs at it a couple of times though out the performance. Is it a midi controller of some sort ? Controlling what ?
 


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