Peter Erskine is one of the world's most accomplished all-round drummers. He could be called the 'session drummer's drummer' as he has played on so many diverse projects.
He started in the Stan Kenton Orchestra where he was spotted by Weather Report bassist, Jaco Pastorious. After playing with them he became well known for his work with Steps Ahead, an influential fusion band.
His playing is characterized by a tight drum mastery and perfect timekeeping, contrasting with people like Jack de Johnette et al who have a looser more 'purist' approach.
whether one style is better over the other is quite a debate but surely there's room for both?
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