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Robert Glasper Experiment with Bilal

Monday, February 27, 2012

Robert Glasper draws together his parallel passions for hip hop and jazz on his latest release, “Black Radio.” In addition to his formal jazz training, the pianist has long navigated the nebulous territory between the two genres – working with artists like Q-Tip, Kanye West, and Erykah Badu. Today, the Robert Glasper Experiment (featuring Casey Benjamin, Derrick Hodge, and Chris Dave) joins us for a live set in the Greene Space with a special guest – “Black Radio” collaborator and Grammy-nominated R&B artist Bilal.

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Robert Glasper performs live on Soundcheck in the Greene Space.
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Casey Benjamin of the Robert Glasper Experiment takes up the vocoder on the song "Smells Like Teen Spirit."
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Our live audience in the Greene Space.
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Host John Schaefer interviews pianist Robert Glasper in the Greene Space.
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Grammy-nominated R&B artist Bilal performs live in the Greene Space with the Robert Glasper Experiment.

Guests:

Bilal and Robert Glasper

Comments [2]

Frank Grimaldi from EV

"Letter to Hermione" is one of my favorite David Bowie songs and it really lends itself to the jazz arrangement. I bet Bowie would love it, considering his last album had a song like "Bring Me the Disco King."

Feb. 27 2012 03:00 PM
Frank Grimaldi from EV

Now this is brilliant!!!

Feb. 27 2012 02:37 PM

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