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The Robert Glasper Experiment performs at the 2013 Newport Jazz Festival. Adam Kissick for NPR hide caption

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Robert Glasper Experiment On World Cafe WXPN-FM

Hear the jazz pianist perform genre-defying, airtight experimental tracks from his new record, Black Radio.

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

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Robert Glasper Experiment's new album, Black Radio, comes out Feb. 28. Mike Schreiber/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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