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Peter Erskine Tim Hagans & The Norrbotten Big Band: Worth The Wait

Read "Worth The Wait" reviewed by Michael P. Gladstone

The title of this album, Worth The Wait, is a specific reference for these two old pals, drummer Peter Erskine and trumpeter Tim Hagans, to join in one recording session with the Norrbotten Big Band. The origin of the title dates back to a 1974 musical meeting when Erskine was the drummer for the Stan Kenton ...

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Peter Erskine / Tim Hagans / The Norrbotten Big Band: Worth the Wait

Read "Worth the Wait" reviewed by Woodrow Wilkins

To say that Peter Erskine is the greatest drummer ever to play jazz would be a stretch. Max Roach, Gene Krupa and Buddy Rich are among those who would have to be considered for that honor. However, over the past 30 years or so, Erskine certainly has established himself as part of an elite class that ...

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Peter Erskine / Tim Hagans / The Norrbotten Big Band: Worth the Wait

Read "Worth the Wait" reviewed by Edward Blanco

Peter Erskine and Tim Hagans shared the stage in the early 1970s as members of the Stan Kenton Orchestra, which provided a nurturing atmosphere for two young musicians and a beginning to their musical careers. After decades in divergent paths, this recording reunites the drummer and the trumpeter in another big band setting that's, well, Worth ...

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Ken Shepherd: Worth The Wait

Read "Worth The Wait" reviewed by AAJ Staff

In his debut recording on Philadelphia's home-grown jazz label, Encounter Records, vocalist-or maybe more appropriately vocalesist-Ken Shepherd proves that scat singing isn't exclusively the domain of relatively few male singers such as Jon Hendricks or Kurt Elling. Au contraire. One needs only to attend some of the IAJE vocal performances and/or clinics to realize that interest ...