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Robert Glasper Live in the Studio

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Page added Aug 12, 2015 Updated Aug 25, 2015

Robert Glasper has returned to his trio roots for his latest project, titled 'Covered,' which he recorded in front of a live audience.

Pianist Robert Glasper has long since been the go-to jazz musician for hip hop artists like Kendrick Lamar and Mos Def. He's also released a number of albums, referred to as his 'Black Radio' series - featuring R&B, Rap and Neo-Soul musicians in an electro-jazz context. However, for his latest album, he decided to revisit his roots: the acoustic piano trio. Covered is the name of his new record, and as the name would suggest, it features covers by various artists, including Joni Mitchell, Bilal and Musiq Soulchild. There are also a few reworked originals, as well as an arrangement of the Young/Washington classic 'Stella By Starlight.'

The band features Vicente Archer on double bass and Damion Reid on drums, which is the same line-up that Glasper had on his earlier trio albums. The set was recorded in front of a live audience at the famous Capitol Records Studio in Los Angeles.

Tracks in this episode

1. 'I Don't Even Care' (R. Glasper, M. Gray, J. Gray)
2. 'Barangrill' (J. Mitchell)
3. 'So Beautiful' (Musiq Soulchild)
4. 'The Worst' (A. Chilombo, C. E. Hugo, M. Robinson)
5. 'Stella By Starlight' (N. Washington, V. Young)
6. 'Levels' (B. Oliver)

In the band

Robert Glasper; piano
Vicente Archer; bass
Damion Reid; drums

CD: Covered by Robert Glasper (Blue Note Records B002285602)
Image: Robert Glasper's Website
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Aug 20, 2015. 9:00pm - 9:45pm

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Robert Glasper (born April 5, 1978, in Houston, Texas) is an American jazz pianist and record producer. His 2012 album Black Radio won the Grammy Award for Best R&B Album at the 55th Grammy Awards. Career: Glasper's earliest musical influence was his mother, Kim Yvette Glasper, who sang jazz and blues professionally. She took him with her to club dates rather than leave her son with...

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On Aug 21, 2015. 10:59am
Anonymous said

Great listen, thanks for that!

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