First Listen: Peter Erskine and the Dr. Um Band: Second Opinion

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Following the success of Peter Erskine’s ‘Dr. Um and the Lost Pages,’ Peter and his Dr. Um Band are ready to offer a Second Opinion.

As Peter says inside the album, when a chance to record comes up, you take it … even if you’re not 100% prepared. He says some of his favorite jazz albums are the ones that were made under pressure and Second Opinion has turned out to be one of his favorite albums.

Along with Peter, the CD features John Beasley on keys, Bob Sheppard sax, Benjamin Shepherd bass. January 28th’s First Listen is a tune written by John Beasley and dedicated to drummer Mike Clark: “This is Eleven Eleven.”