Multiple Grammy Award nominee and winner Peter Erskine leads his New Trio on their second CD outing, turning their collective self towards the Land of the Rising Sun for inspiration.
From the Tanizaki essay on esthetics titled “In Praise of Shadows,” to the 60s pop hit “Sukiyaki,” this is the perfect follow-up album to “Joy Luck.” Pianist/arranger Vardan Ovsepian has penned an impressive collection of originals, with Peter contributing one new world music/ acoustic fusion classic (“Each Breath”) — featuring guest cellist Artyom Manukyan (the song is a cross between acoustic Weather Report and the Roger Kellaway Cello Quartet). Electric bass phenom Damian Erskine shines on this recording. Engineered by Rich Breen, this is another Fuzzy Music classic.
Sukiyaki (Ue Wo Muite Arko”)
Marcheta (“A Love Song go Old Mexico”)
All That Remains
VARDAN OVSEPIAN: KEYBOARDS
DAMIAN ERSKINE: ELECTRIC BASS
PETER ERSKINE: DRUMS, PERCUSSION & MARIMBA
ARTYOM MANUKYAN, CELLO
JUDD MILLER, EVI (WHISTLE)