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Heart Beat

by Robert Jospé and Inner Rhythm

Drummer led sextet "delivers a disc filled with rhythmic delight, supple arrangements, free flowing improvisation and joyful abandon".
Genre: Jazz: Contemporary Jazz
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1. Mambo Inn
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2. Kana Kasi
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3. Blue Rumba
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4. Mozambique
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5. Heart Beat
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6. Senor Blues
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7. J\'s Best Day
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8. Yesterdays
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9. Mumbo Jumbo
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10. Epistrophy
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11. Mask Dance
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Robert Jospé Bio

Born in Manhattan, Robert Jospé was inspired by his Belgian parents love of music and began playing the drums at twelve. He had his first professional performance in France at the age of sixteen. While attending the Cambridge School of Weston in Weston, Massachusetts, Jospé enrolled in the Berkley School of Music summer session and began formal training on drums.After graduating from the Cambridge School of Weston Jospé moved to New York City to attend New York University. Over the next twelve years he became an active player in the New York jazz and rock scene. He studied with Tony Williams and Bob Moses and performed with Michael Brecker, Dave Liebman, John Schofield and John Abercrombie.
In 1990 Jospé released his first CD as a leader and formed his own group “Inner Rhythm.” Since 1992 he has received an annual touring grant from the Virginia Commission for the the Arts for his band Inner Rhythm and The World Beat Workshop. The World Beat Workshop is an educational lecture/demonstration program presented by Jospé and Kevin Davis, which highlights the history and varied styles of African influenced dance music throughout the Americas.
Random Chance Records released “Heart Beat” the second Inner Rhythm CD on the label in April of 2006. “Robert Jospé and Inner Rhythm play with a jubilant life affirming energy. Jospé is an erudite, relentless drummer /percussionist” Thomas Conrad, JazzTimes Magazine 9/2006. “Hands On” was released in 2004 and reached #4 on the Jazzweek chart and stayed in the top fifty for fourteen weeks. Jospé has been featured in Jazz Times Magazine and in Modern Drummer Magazine. In 2003 Jospé released “Time To Play.” The CD charted in the top five for four consecutive weeks on Jazzweek, the national radio play chart and along with his 1999 CD ”Blue Blaze” received four stars in Downbeat Magazine.
Jospé joined the University of Virginia's music department's faculty in 1989. Jospé teaches jazz drumming and a rhythmic fluency course “Learn to Groove”. He is a member of UVA's faculty jazz ensemble, The Free Bridge Quintet.

Heart Beat Reviews

Robert Jospé and Inner Rhythm play with a jubilant, life-affirming energy. Jospé is an erudite, relentless drummer/percussionist… The deepest loyalties and affinities of his ensemble … are with islands and continents far from their Charlottesville home. They execute calypso, samba, salsa, and African 12/8 and 6/4 funk with passion and precision.
Thomas Conrad JazzTimes Sept. 2006

Blistering technique and powerful ensemble grooves dominate "Heart Beat" (Random Chance), the fifth album by drummer Robert Jospe & Inner Rhythm. Jospe solos here and there, conveying total assurance -- without heavy-handedness -- and fluency no matter the tempo.
Owen Cordle News & Observer, Raleigh, NC

Robert Jospé's new CD attempts to strike the nearly impossible balance between ambition and accessibility. It succeeds. But the central axis is Jospé’s drumming, energetically commenting everywhere without ever getting into the way.
Peter McElhinney Style Weekly Richmond, VA

Once again, Jospe delivers a disc filled with rhythmic delight, supple arrangements, free flowing improvisation and joyful abandon.
Jim Newsom copyright © 2006 Port Folio Weekly. Used by Permission

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