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by Peter Aaron
Robert Jospé and Inner Rhythm Hands On Random Chance 2004
Hands On is drummer Robert Jospé's third release as a leader and his first for New York's Random Chance label. Jospé, whose credits include work with hard bop icon Joe Henderson, as well as Dave Liebman, Pat Metheny, John Abercrombie, and that mainstay of mainstream, Michael Brecker, formed Inner Rhythm as a touring unit in 1990. Comprised mostly of Jospé's fellow members ...read more
by Ken Hohman
Does Latin jazz have to be so, well, Latin? Sometimes it seems that way. Far too often, Latin jazz artists fall prey to overly repetitive syncopation and a tendency to remain stuck in the highest registers of the horns. Your tolerance level depends how long you prefer to stay in the conga line. Fortunately, these are weaknesses that you will not find in drummer Robert Jospés delightfully engaging Time To Play.
Recorded with the very cream of ...read more