Robert Glasper

Robert Glasper

 

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Robert Glasper (born April 6, 1978, in Houston, Texas) is an American pianist and record producer. He has been nominated for 6 Grammys, has won 3 Grammy Awards and is currently nominated for an Emmy Award. His 2012 album Black Radio won the Grammy Award for Best R&B Album at the 55th Grammy Awards. His 2014 album "Black Radio 2" won the Grammy Award for Best Traditional R&B Performance at the 56th Grammy Awards. The song "These Walls" from Kendrick Lamar's album "To Pimp A Butterfly" won Best Rap/Sung Collaboration at the 57th Grammy Awards, on which Glasper plays keys. The soundtrack for the film "Miles Ahead" won Best Soundtrack Compilation at the 58th Grammy Awards, for which Glasper was a producer. The song "Letter To The Free", written with Common, is nominated for an Emmy Award for Best Original Song in the Ava Duvernay documentary film "13th" (Netflix) at the 2017 Emmys.

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Black Radio 2
 
Black Radio 2 is the sixth studio album by the American jazz pianist/R&B producer Robert Glasper (and the second with his Robert Glasper Experiment band), released on October 29, 2013 by Blue Note Records.
Black Radio
 
Black Radio is the fifth studio album by American jazz pianist/hip hop producer Robert Glasper, recorded with his electric The Experiment quartet and released February 28, 2012 by Blue Note Records.
In My Element
 
In My Element is an album by jazz pianist and composer Robert Glasper, released on the Blue Note label.
Double-Booked
 
Double Booked is an album by jazz pianist and composer Robert Glasper, released on the Blue Note label on August 25, 2009.

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Watch Robert Glasper Connect Jazz To Hip-Hop
  –  November 11, 2017
Swing is a precursor to the boom-bap. “If you’re a hip-hop producer that wants a lot of melodic stuff happening,” pianist Robert Glasper says, “you’re probably going to go to jazz first.” Glasper has lived in an area of overlap between jazz and ...
Robert Glasper Is Hosting A Benefit Show For Houston Hurricane Relief In Los Angeles
  –  September 14, 2017
Grammy award-winning pianist and producer Robert Glasper, along with Bryan-Michael Cox and LeToya Luckett, is hosting a benefit show on Monday, September 18 calledHelp Houston Heal at the Troubadour in Hollywood. The purpose of the show is to provide ...
Watch Robert Glasper Connect Jazz To Hip-Hop
  –  November 11, 2017
Why do hip-hop producers gravitate toward jazz samples? For a mood, for sonic timbre, for a unique rhythmic component. Swing is a precursor to the boom-bap. “If you’re a hip-hop producer that wants a lot of melodic stuff happening,” pianist Robert ...
Watch Robert Glasper Connect Jazz To Hip-Hop
  –  November 11, 2017
It’s all one and the same to Glasper: recasting the music of Miles Davis for an R&B audience or rocking live shows with Q-Tip; playing acoustic jazz with his trio or streamlined soul with his Grammy-winning Robert Glasper Experiment. In this short doc ...
The master-planned career of Houston's Robert Glasper
  –  October 4, 2017
Looking back through Robert Glasper's discography reveals an artist comfortable ... Radio" was made on the fly because of a sudden and brief window opened for several musicians on his dream list of collaborators. "But that's jazz," Glasper says.
STOKLEY of MINT CONDITION
  –  November 14, 2017
Featuring guest appearances by the likes of Grammy winning jazz pianist Robert Glasper and Estelle as well as production from multi platinum duo Carvin Haggins & Ivan Barrias (Ledisi, Tamia, Kenny Lattimore), Introducing is a refreshing artistic statement ...
Common to star in new comic series Caster
  –  November 14, 2017
What we’re doing is creating music to speak to every issue. So the form of that issue will lead me, so it’ll be like I want to work with Pharrell for this issue, or Robert Glasper for the next one, or SZA. What’s unique about it and where I’m going ...
Big K.R.I.T. Protects His Crown on ‘4eva Is a Mighty Long Time’ Album
  –  November 14, 2017
An accomplished producer in his own right, Big K.R.I.T. ups the ante by bringing in jazz extraordinaires Robert Glasper, Kenneth Whalum and Burniss Earl Travis II to join him on "The Light." The southern stalwart gets sociopolitical here, rhyming ...
Herbie Hancock: ‘I like to discover new rules so I can break them’
  –  November 11, 2017
A lot of that is coming from young musicians in LA. Musicians like Kamasi Washington, Terrace Martin, who is in my band, Robert Glasper… Do you see the same ambition in them that you had when you joined Miles’s band? I do. I was 23 years old.
Pittsburgh choreographer Kyle Abraham to perform at August Wilson Center
  –  November 10, 2017
“The Gettin’’ is taut with electric tension and features music by Grammy Award-winning Jazz artist Robert Glasper and his trio who reimagined Max Roach’s We Insist! Freedom Now Suite. The production will feature projections of charged images from ...
'Jazz is a living, breathing entity': London Jazz Festival director on the event's 25th anniversary
  –  November 10, 2017
Star acts include Herbie Hancock, Abdullah Ibrahim & Ekaya, Robert Glasper, Courtney Pine, Zara McFarlane, Miles Mosley, Christian Scott, Keith Tippett, Hugh Masekela, John Surman and Dee Dee Bridgewater. Music Week sat down with John Cumming, festival ...
“We all love Ariana Grande”: Chon drummer Nathan Camarena on the prog band’s adventures in pop
  –  November 9, 2017
That’s what he grew up in. Those were our big influences growing up: Return to Forever, Chick Corea, Robert Glasper, Hiromi, all those jazz people. That’s all we listened to when we were learning our instruments. RF: I hear a lot of pop and hip-hop and ...
"We Don't Have the Luxury of Being Complacent": Lalah Hathaway Gets Political
  –  November 9, 2017
The Chicago native, Los Angeles transplant and daughter of late soul pioneer Donny Hathaway has collaborated with everyone from Robert Glasper, Charlie Wilson and Kirk Franklin to Pharrell and Kendrick Lamar, and has five Grammys under her belt ...
Kyle Abraham and company return for their first show here in four years
  –  November 8, 2017
It’s set to music by Grammy-winning jazz artist Robert Glasper and his trio, who reimagined Max Roach’s “We Insist! Freedom Now Suite.” Abraham, who recently turned 40, says he is taking a step back from performing in the company. The lone work on ...
Blue Note launches limited edition vinyl box set subscription series
  –  November 8, 2017
Robert Glasper, Derrick Hodge, Lionel Loueke, Kendrick Scott, and Marcus Strickland. – 1xLP reissue of the previously out-of-print rare classic catalog album Step Lightly by trumpeter Blue Mitchell, recorded in 1963 with Joe Henderson, Leo Wright ...
Stokley Releases New Video For “Organic”
  –  November 7, 2017
‘Introducing Stokley’ was released in June (2017) and feature appearances from Grammy Award-winning pianist Robert Glasper, Estelle, producers Carvin Higgins, Ivan Barias, and The A-Team. “I called the album Introducing because everyone knows pieces ...
Saxophonist Roxy Coss a leader among young jazz musicians
  –  November 6, 2017
“It was a really good match.” Looking at the talented 20- and 30-something jazz musicians ranging from vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant to pianist Robert Glasper and fellow saxophonist Kamasi Washington, Coss says this generation of musicians entered ...
Big K.R.I.T.'s New Album To Feature Jill Scott, Robert Glasper, Bilal And More
  –  November 4, 2017
Big K.R.I.T.’s forthcoming new album will feature a handful of guest appearances. STREAM: Big K.R.I.T.’s New Single “Confetti,” His First New Song In Over A Year “I’m talking more about love, being excited about life, understanding depression ...
Talib Kweli talks Black Star, ‘Radio Silence,’ and hip-hop in the era of Trump
  –  November 2, 2017
I experimented with using different musicians such as Robert Glasper and Maurice Brown to spread my wings musically. How important is it to create music with artists from different regions? I think that new hip-hop is unique in that your region really ...
Big K.R.I.T., Gord Downie, Julien Baker and more music reviews
  –  November 1, 2017
That second disc does indeed have a slightly earthier feeling. The jazzy vibes of “The Light” which features Robert Glasper Jr., Bilal, Kenneth Whalum and Burniss Earl Travis II has a mature vibe, while the Jill Scott-assisted “Higher Calling” is ...
Brasstracks Announce Headline Tour in Support of Jazzy Love Letter to NYC 'For Those Who Know Pt. 1': Exclusive
  –  October 31, 2017
It's smart and sexy with features from NYC favorites Robert Glasper, The Underachievers, FatherDude, S'natra, and BXRBER. If you ever need to seal the deal, light some candles and put this one on, or even better, take your honey to see Brasstracks ...
The Ultimate Houston, Texas, Road Trip Playlist
  –  October 26, 2017
producer Robert Glasper, blues artist Guitar Shorty, Christian performer Lecrae, Latin singer Jaci Velasquez and a whole lot of country musicians including Robert Earl Keen, Rodney Crowell, Charlie Robison, Barbara Mandrell, Cory Morrow and Jack Ingram.
Blue Note All-Stars' Debut Album Paints A Portrait Of Contemporary Jazz
  –  October 24, 2017
The label's current roster includes some of today's most dynamic composers and players: Keyboardist Robert Glasper, trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire, saxophonist Marcus Strickland, guitarist Lionel Loueke, bassist Derrick Hodge and drummer Kendrick Scott.
The Roots Gave an Athletic Performance in Irving, Backed by Dallas Pops and Famous Friends
  –  October 19, 2017
Chimes rang. Strings undulated. Robert Glasper spun — one-handed — through a synth lead in a beanie, fingers spidering across the keyboard. It took a moment for the crowd to recognize the song “I Know You, I Live You.” With the orchestra ...
The master-planned career of Houston's Robert Glasper
  –  October 4, 2017
Looking back through Robert Glasper's discography reveals an artist comfortable with both chaos and control. To wit, the pianist's third album was titled "In My Element," and then the fourth was "Double-Booked." And he admits his Grammy-winning ...
Robert Glasper Is Hosting A Benefit Show For Houston Hurricane Relief In Los Angeles
  –  September 14, 2017
Grammy award-winning pianist and producer Robert Glasper, along with Bryan-Michael Cox and LeToya Luckett, is hosting a benefit show on Monday, September 18 calledHelp Houston Heal at the Troubadour in Hollywood. The purpose of the show is to provide ...

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