Sunday, August 03, 2008

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!





3 comments:

Kurt GoBang da2nd said...

i first came across dude on myspace, which prompted me to see him at a jazz festival the local jazz station was having in new jersey. it was a good show,but nothing compared to his release/birthday party in new york which had a very lengthy line due to his myspace page (which shocked the hell out of me. good thing the sand i brought to the beach wanted to get there early to get a seat or we wouldn't have got in, and i would have had to hear about that crap for the rest of the night). he and the band KILLED it and i then became a certified fan. it's been a minute since i've been to a show that kept my attention the way he did. AND, as good as the cd is, it doesn't do his live show justice. but isn't that how it's supposed to be?

Hip-Hop said...

Dude is Good!!!

kurt GoBang da2nd said...

uh, we have a problem, houston...

so i'm playing ultra-soulfistication and the song after governor's ''on my way" comes on. the female i was with asks me who it was, and i'm like, 'uhhhhh..."

so i hopped on to your site to look it up. yeah, man. it's not listed. it goes from governor to sarina leah, and it's a guy singing so i'm thinking either this guy has no problem being in this over machismo dominated business with a female's name, or this female has no problem sounding like she's got a sex change in her future. what song is actually track 7?