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Robert Glasper

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Concerts

The Robert Glasper Experiment performs at the 2013 Newport Jazz Festival.

August 4, 2013 The pianist and his hip-hop hybrid band follows a Herbie Hancock tune with a Daft Punk cover.

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December 8, 2010 A supple, simmering pianist with hip-hop cred, Glasper leads his band at the New York jazz bastion.

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Billy Taylor and Eldar

December 16, 2009 Eldar, Robert Glasper, Patricia Barber, Joe Sample, Ramsey Lewis and Billy Taylor all perform live.

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Studio Sessions

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November 15, 2013 Glasper jams with host Marian McPartland on Herbie Hancock's "Dolphin Dance" in a 2006 session.

Robert Glasper at KCRW

December 29, 2012 The group creates a jazz, soul and R&B sound as eclectic and different as it is cohesive and round.

Robert Glasper Experiment fuses hip-hop, blues, soul and rock with jazz music.

April 4, 2012 Hear the jazz pianist perform genre-defying, airtight experimental tracks from his new record.

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January 20, 2009 Pianist Robert Glasper is walking proof that art is forever the great (small-d) democrat.

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Interviews & Profiles

Robert Glasper leads his band through experiments in jazz, hip-hop, R&B and rock on his new album, Black Radio.

February 25, 2012 The pianist's new album, Black Radio, connects the dots between jazz, rock, hip-hop and soul.

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October 21, 2010 What were Robert Glasper, Eric Harland and Jason Moran like as teenagers? Their band director knows.

Robert Glasper

August 26, 2010 He's a jazz pianist and Blue Note recording artist. He also plays with Q-Tip, Mos Def and Maxwell.

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March 20, 2007 On his new album, Robert Glasper delivers his own brand of jazz to a generation of hip-hop lovers.

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Discover Songs

Ravi Coltrane

December 23, 2009 Jazz's future is bright: All but three musicians on Shaunna Morrison Machosky's Top 10 are under 40.

Gretchen Parlato 4:3

October 19, 2009 The latest mix from All Songs Considered features some of the best new jazz recordings of 2009.

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January 20, 2009 Pianist Robert Glasper repurposed his song "Enoch's Meditation" on honor of Inauguration Day 2009.

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March 16, 2007 Robert Glasper's poignant requiem "Tribute" celebrates the life of the pianist's late mother.

Reviews

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January 20, 2009 Pianist Robert Glasper repurposed his song "Enoch's Meditation" on honor of Inauguration Day 2009.

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December 25, 2007 WBGO host Gary Walker shares his favorite jazz recordings of 2007, led by the late Michael Brecker.

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March 16, 2007 Robert Glasper's poignant requiem "Tribute" celebrates the life of the pianist's late mother.

More Stories

Robert Glasper Experiment performs a Tiny Desk Concert.

January 20, 2014 Members of the Grammy-winning, organic R&B Experiment band jam with singer Marsha Ambrosius.

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Robert Glasper Experiment's new album, Black Radio, comes out Feb. 28.

February 19, 2012 The durability of substantive music, the possibilities of black pop and a band which unites them.

Bilal

December 8, 2010 The singer Bilal performs his "All Matter" on both a jazz album and his own neo-soul record.

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Led by the late Esbjorn Svensson, E.S.T. was one of the premier modern piano trios.

October 20, 2008 Hear songs by five piano-trio leaders who keep the acoustic jazz tradition alive in fresh ways.

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December 13, 2007 WDUQ's Shaunna Morrison Machosky picks her Top 10 jazz CDs of 2007.

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