SOUND REWIND: ROBERT GLASPER
Even though new and interesting music comes out nearly everyday, sometimes you have to take time to reflect on some of the joints that were overlooked by the masses. A perfect example is my dude Robert Glasper. This talented jazz musician from Texas had a very hot album entitled "In My Element" that dropped back in 2007 that wasn't heard by many. When I first heard this joint, I became an instant fan. What I like most about Robert's style is his ability to incorporate small elements of hip-hop flavor into his jazz sound. It's like a jazz for the hip-hop generation while maintaining the essence of the traditional jazz roots. If you have been to any indie soul or organic hip-hop concerts where live instrumentation was used, you may have actually seen this brother's face on stage playing the keyboards. He's played with artists like Common, Ledisi, The Roots, Jill Scott, Mos Def, A Tribe Called Quest, Talib Kweli, Bilal, Jay-Z, Michelle N'degeochello and Slum Village. Dude is nice with his, so I think you better recognize...
Check out his sites:
www.robertglasper.com/ and www.myspace.com/therealrobertglasper
Put ears and eyes on some hot video of Robert and the band having a jam session with Mos Def!