The RHYTHM Method

Powerhouse drummer Chester Thompson has had the proverbial best seat in the house, behind the drum kit, for decades, laying down some fierce chops for the likes of Frank Zappa, Weather Report and Genesis, along with years of being an “on call” LA session player. Joined by pianist Joe Davidian and bassist Michael Rinne, The Chester Thompson Trio carries on the types of cerebral, telepathic improvisations pioneered by Bill Evans, while creating their own signature approach.

7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, Jacksonville University’s Terry Concert Hall, Arlington, $25; students free,