Take Five With Joe Ercole
Teachers and/or influences?
Dr. Drucker and Charlie Banacos. Influences: Bill Evans, Miles Davis, Charlie Parker, Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, McCoy Tyner, and Keith Jarrett.
I knew I wanted to be a musician when...
I was nine.
Your sound and approach to music:
Your teaching approach:
Clear, shortest A to B style. Heavy in theory and improv.
Your dream band:
Marcus Miller, Steve Gadd, David Sanborn
Road story: Your best or worst experience:
Best experience was my European tour. St Tropez. The nude beaches were inspiring, LOL!
Your favorite recording in your discography and why?
Exposed. Most innovating. Mix of influences.
The first Jazz album I bought was:
Jimmy Smith The Cat
What do you think is the most important thing you are contributing musically?
Did you know...
I like working deep in the 'hood. The dirtier the better.
How would you describe the state of jazz today?
What are some of the essential requirements to keep jazz alive and growing?
What is in the near future?
Music from the 40's will live again. Pure be-bop. Jazz.
If I weren't a jazz musician, I would be a: