Schooled and at home in both jazz and rock, Peter Erskine is a drummer whose ability to express the essential elements of each form has made him a central figure in music that fuses the two. With Weather Report, John Abercrombie, Bass Desires, and Steps Ahead, Erskine's playing has always emphasized jazz values. In this 1982 recording, his collaborators are other leaders in the fusion movement, including the Brecker Brothers, Don Grolnick, Mike Mainieri, and Eddie Gomez. The instrumentation is largely but not exclusively acoustic, the music a reflection of developments pioneered by Miles Davis and Joe Zawinul. Erskine's crisp, focused drumming guides the music without dominating it.
with Don Alias, Michael Brecker, Randy Brecker, Eddie Gomez, Don Grolnick, Kenny Kirkland, Bob Mintzer, Mike Mainieri