Erskine, Peter And The Dr. Um Band / On Call
Album: On Call   Collection:Jazz
Artist: Erskine, Peter And The Dr. Um Band   Added:Apr 2018
Label: Fuzzy Music  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2018-04-29 Pull Date: 2018-07-01 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: Jun 17 May 6
Airplays: 2 1

Recent Airplay
1. Oct 28, 2021: A Night on the Roof (rebroadcast from May 3, 2018)
Might As Well Be
3. Jun 16, 2018: Music Casserole
(Disc 2) Hipnotherapy
2. Jun 16, 2018: Old Fart at Play
(Disc 2) Hipnotherapy
4. May 03, 2018: A Night on the Roof
Might As Well Be

Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2018-04-21
Reviewed: 2018-04-21
Genre: Jazz
FCCs: none
Review: Consummate drummer Erskine, a former Weather Report member, has always shown an inclination for electric jazz fusion. Commanding The Dr. Um Band with metrical depth and angular vision, he presents a stellar two disc set full of electronic wizardry. The first disc is new tunes in the studio, and the second disc is a live date showcasing previously recorded tunes.
If You Like: Weather Report, Return To Forever, Headhunters
Track Review (favorites denoted by *):
1/ For The Time Being (4:52) – drums start> uptempo off-kilter jam slows to electronic sp6/ace jam> fade
*2/ Might As Well Be (5:25) – Rhodes starts> midtempo funky bounce> quick stop
*3/ If So Then (6:09) – Rhodes start> uptempo rocking jam> quick stop
4/ Uncle Don (6:26) – organ starts> slow jam swings to midtempo then slows again> fade
5/ Silver Linings (6:59) – organ starts> midtempo jam> slow fade
*6/ Two Paths (4:26) – bass starts> midtempo jam> slow fade
*1/ Hipnotherapy (7:03) – bass starts> uptempo jam> fade
*2/ Hawaii Bathing Suit (6:59) - drums/bass starts> uptempo jam> fade
*3/ Dreamsville (9:19) – bass starts> slow jam swings to midtempo> fade
*4/ Eleven Eleven (11:12) – Rhodes starts> fast funky jam> quick stop
5/ Northern Cross (10:12) – (applause) drums start> slow jam builds to midtempo> quick fade

Track Listing
1. (Disc 1) For The Time Being   6. Two Paths
2. Might As Well Be   7. (Disc 2) Hipnotherapy
3. If So Then   8. Hawaii Bathing Suit
4. Uncle Don   9. Dreamsville
5. Silver Linings   10. Eleven Eleven
  11. Northern Crown