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+
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