Pianist Robert Glasper has evolve to be one of the most prolific voices in modern jazz, he returns to stir things up a bit with his forthcoming release on Blue Note Records titled “Black Radio.” With this endeavor, he defies the odds and serves up a twist of genre bending melodies and rhythms where the elements of jazz meets R&B, rock, and hip-hop sliced into equal portions matched to perfection by his unyielding, tasteful and trendsetting arrangements. —Rob Young | Urban Flux Media
Robert Glasper Experiment, Black Radio
Robert Glasper Experiment -][- Black Radio [Blue Note, 2012]
Robert Glasper Experiment will release Black Radio (Blue Note Records/EMI), a future landmark album that boldly stakes out new musical territory and transcends any notion of genre, drawing from jazz, hip hop, R&B and rock, but refusing to be pinned down by any one tag.
The first full-length album from the GRAMMY-nominated keyboardist’s electric Experiment band–saxist/vocoderist Casey Benjamin, bassist Derrick Hodge, and drummer Chris Dave. Black Radio also features many of Glasper’s famous friends from the spectrum of urban music, seamlessly incorporating appearances from a jaw-dropping roll call of special guests including Erykah Badu, Bilal, Lupe Fiasco, Lalah Hathaway, Shafi q Husayn (Sa-Ra), KING, Ledisi, Chrisette Michele, Musiq Soulchild, Meshell Ndegeocello, Stokley Williams (Mint Condition), and yasiin bey (Mos Def). Continue reading →