Robert Jospé, Just Lookin’ Review
Robert Jospé is certainly not an unknown quantity in jazz. His career offers a diversified cast of projects that are rich in jazz styles and diversely unique to each other. Jospé has played and recorded Tim Reynolds and TR3, John D’earth Quartet, the late pianist Hod O’Brien and Cyrus Chestnut, guitarist Stanley Jordan, vocalist Bobby McFerrin and folk-rocker, John McCutcheon. Jospé’s latest effort Just Lookin’ features the Robert Jospé Express, with the addition of John D’earth on trumpet on two tracks “Just Lookin’” and “Round Seven.” The Express is: Robert Jospe, drums all tracks (drums and congas on Expressway); Butch Taylor, keys on all tracks; Dane Alderson, bass on all tracks and Brian Mesko, guitars on “Snowed In.”
Just Lookin' (feat. John D'earth & Robert Jospe)
The One Step
Round Seven (feat. John D'earth)
Release Date: June 10, 2019
Label: Robert Jospe
The group is like a well-oiled machine of mastery. Each player adds to the overall sum of heightened musicality. Just Lookin’ is more than top-shelf players showcasing their individual prowess, it’s a cohesion of rhythms, complex harmonies and soaring performances.