Global Percussion Trio has recently recorded their debut CD “Global Percussion Trio” 2004 ... more info >>

Global Percussion has performed at Washington’s Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Joseph Meyerhoff Hall with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra to name a few...more>>

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Barry Dove has 2 new CDs out, "Music for Marimba and Vibraphone" and "The Barry Dove Jazz Quartet" self titled CD. Sound samples and the ability to purchase them will be added to the website in the coming months.

Global Percussion Trio - nominated best Percussion Ensemble of the year by DRUM magazine 2007.


Vic Firth Podcast Video of Barry Dove's "superhuman dexterity" playing marimba on the Vic Firth Performance Spotlight Video Podcast Page. Or use this link is direct to the video. Barry Dove performs Dmitri Shostakovich's "Polka" from "The Golden Age". Arranged for solo marimba.

GPT AFRICAN Drumming Video:

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Global Percussion Trio's Players have received reviews such as:

...Superhuman dexterity... Washington Post

...Indefatigable percussionist... New York Times

...Exceptionally virtuosic marimba playing... Washington Post

...Barry Dove [is] a marvelous player... Washington Post

...Barry Dove played with assurance and amazing agility... Washington Post

...Barry Dove gave a calmly virtuosic, highly expressive account of the demanding solo part... The Baltimore Sun

...Barry Dove brought wit and impressive voltage toToshimitsu Tanaka's 1965 Classic
Two Movements for Marimba...
Washington Post

...Hot Global Percussion Trio... The Baltimore Sun

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GPT 2005 CD Release
in Percussive Arts Society Percussive Notes
August 2005
by F. Michael Combs

Global Percussion Trio

If you want to hear a great variety of percussion trio music, played extremely well and recorded with very high-quality fidelity, get a copy of this CD. The music includes a medieval song, African dances, a Green rag, a tambourine trio, a Miles Davis tune, an 18th-century French dance, steel drums, Latin music, military drumming, and other pieces with ethnic percussion. There are 16 pieces in all, and just as you get settled in to one listening groove, the next piece is a total turnaround.

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Global Percussion Trio was founded in 1994 by Barry Dove with the focus on exploring world music through percussion. Explore this site and discover the unique approach to world music by the virtuoso players of the Global Percusion Trio.

The Trio's debut CD includes music from Ghana, Cuba, Japan, Trinidad & Tobago, France, Finland, India, Brazil, and Bulgaria.

Instruments played by the Trio include: Agogo Bell, Almglocken , Ankle Rattles, Atoke Bell, Atsimevu, Axatse, Bamboo, Bass Drum, Bata Drums, Bendir, Bodhran, Boba, Cajon, Clave, Latin Percussion Congas, Cowbell, Chinese Tom Toms, Crash Cymbals, Crotale, Cuica, Drumset, Finger Cymbals, Gankogui, Gaval, Gongon, Guiro, Hoe Blade, Jam block, Kagan, Kidi, Marimba, Nipple Gong, Quinto, Riq, Sar Di, Shaker, Shekere, Black Swamp Snare Drums, Sogo, Song Bells, Steel Drum, Taiko Drums, Tambourine, Tar, Tibetian Singing Bowls , Timpani, Tumba, Udu , Vibraphone, VIC FIRTH STICKS AND MALLETS, Wooden Spoons, Xylophone, ZILDJIAN CYMBALS


Japanese taiko drums and Tibetian singing bowls in Marimba Spiritual (Part 2)

wooden boxes and spoons in "Yambu,"

tambourine color contrasts in the tambourine trio "Proposal",

bata drumming in "Chango,"

frame drums in "Framed,"

timpani bass line,
almglocken and nipple gongs in the Sonny Rollins tune "Oleo."

marimba in the medieval song "Gaudete"

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One of the more noteworthy performances is Barry Dove's solo work in
"Marimba Spiritual (Part 2)" by Miki. Dove brings special life to this standard in the marimba repertoire. Use of Japanese taiko drums and Tibetian singing bowls provide the most interesting accompaniment colors.

Some of the most effective use of percussion instruments include the udu in the opening medieval song, wooden boxes and spoons in "Yambu," tambourine color contrasts in the tambourine trio "Proposal", bata drumming in "Chango," frame drums in "Framed," use of a tapan drum in "Tapan Solo," andalmglocken and nipple gongs in the Sonny Rollins tune "Oleo."

In terms of sheer accuracy of playing, the entire CD is impeccable, and the timpani bass line in "
Oleo" demonstrates unusual pitch accuracy.

The marimba performance in the medieval song "Gaudete" is as close to perfect as one could expect.

Global Percussion Trio sets a new standard for quality of recorded sound, accuracy of performance and stylistic variety.

The Global Percussion Trio is involved in educational outreach on a number of levels of audience from elementary schools through college, as well as in various forms of media including recording for National Geographic Explorer Channel, Discovery Channel and The Learning Channel.