Eric McPhearson Quartet
modern & free jazz
Named after Eric Dolphy and growing up in family that had close friends, like Elvin Jones, Max Roach and Michael Carvin, it was inevitable that Eric McPherson became a jazz drummer. Now he runs proudly on
with those forebears’ torch in the excellent quartet that he co-leads with his childhood buddy, saxophonist Abraham Burton.
It was Carvin who first started to teach Eric and recommended him to the late great Jackie McLean, who then took the boy on, first as a pupil, then, for 15 years, as his drummer. On top of recording and
touring the world over with McLean, Eric has performed with Pharoah Sanders, Andrew Hill, Greg Osby and other great jazz men, winning several jazz prizes along the way. His latest album is Cause & Effect
by the McPherson/Burton Quartet. It has been likened to John Coltrane Quartet’s Impulse-albums.