Some reviews: Urban Flux - 'Damian Erskine's "So to Speak," is simply flawless, rhythmically mesmerizing and underneath it all melodically transparent! "So to Speak," by Erskine escapes the spoils of commercialism untarnished to unveil a musical gem that want disappoint even the hard to please music enthusiasts! ' Bass Player Magazine - 'Damian Erskine's significant facility, big pocket and harmonic awareness are what comes when talent and hard work collide.' Bass Guitar UK - 'A modern groove master with top notch tecnhique' Oregon Music News - 'bassist Damian Erskine's new CD, So to Speak, is a supremely inspired effort, rendered by some of Portland's best jazz, funk, Latin and soul musicians. His compositions are a master class in groovology, ridiculously strong meter, inventive melodies and a solid underlayment' Jazz Inside NY - 'Damian Erskine leading a hip group with a Latin-fusion influence on a host of new tunes, all of them composed by Erskine. He's the Man and proves it in his inventive compositions and in his imaginative ideas and performance. ' Village Voice - B+ Lineup: Damian Erskine - Bass Reinhardt Melz - Drums, Percussion Ramsey Embick - Piano Chris Mosley - Guitar Rafael Trujillo - Percussion John Nastos - Tenor Jason Dumars - Soprano Paul Mazzio - Trumpet Derek Rieth - Percussion Carmello Torres - Percussion.