Robert Jospé Trio and Inner Rhythm Concert/Lectures

The Journey of Clave

Join the Robert Jospé Trio for an interactive concert tracing the journey of a rhythm’s evolution, from its earliest African roots to the popular music of today. The trio features a powerhouse of local talent: Jospé playing a variety of percussion instruments and a full drum set, former keyboardist for the Dave Matthews Band, Butch Taylor, and virtuoso Dane Alderson on electric bass.

The 5-beat rhythm of the clave [klah-vey] is the musical and historical key that unlocks the link between the rhythms of Africa, Afro-Cuban and Latin music, jazz, fusion, R&B and funk. The word “clave” refers to both the percussion instrument itself–round hardwood sticks–and the rhythm it is famous for, the 3/2 or 2/3 rhythmic backbone that holds all the different polyrhythms together in the rich and diverse array of music styles that fall under the genre of contemporary and classic jazz.

Duck, NC Jazz Festival 2017

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trio by Melanie

Robert Jospé Express Trio