11 June 2019, 11:44

Peter Erskine, Eddie Gomez, Dado Moroni

A formidable trio, made up of authentic masters of their instruments – Peter Erskine on drums, Eddie Gomez on double bass and Dado Moroni on piano – to play state of the art jazz. Peter Erskine and Eddie Gomez have a few things in common. They were both members of Steps Ahead, one of the […]
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A formidable trio, made up of authentic masters of their instruments – Peter Erskine on drums, Eddie Gomez on double bass and Dado Moroni on piano – to play state of the art jazz.

Peter Erskine and Eddie Gomez have a few things in common. They were both members of Steps Ahead, one of the most famous jazz bands of the 70s and 80s. They are considered virtuosos with a monstrous technique, the result not only of talent but also of a preparation matured in prestigious cultural institutions: Erskine studied percussion at Indiana University, Gomez received a diploma from Juilliard in New York. Both have also worked with classical music orchestras and conductors. Both Erskine and Gomez work intensively as educators and both have received an honorary doctorate from Berklee.

The career of these two artists is extraordinary. To recall just one thing, given that the list of their collaborations is boundless, you could mention that Erskine was the drummer of Weather Report and Gomez the bass player of the Bill Evans trio.

The pianist in this exceptional trio is Dado Moroni, one of the most appreciated and requested Italian pianists in America. His precocious talent, which brought him into the world of jazz as an enfant prodige, explains the quantity and quality of his collaborations: among others, Ron Carter, Chet Baker, Dizzy Gillespie, Freddie Hubbard, Tom Harrell, Kenny Barron (a splendid piano duo). On an album dedicated to pianists (Some of my best friends are piano players) Ray Brown teamed up with five great soloists, including Oscar Peterson and Ahmad Jamal and one of these five, the only non-American, was Dado Moroni.

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