ROBERT GLASPER experiment
cosmic jazz, leftfield hip hop & future soul meet head-on on this superb effort from pianist robert glasper & friends.
refusing to be pigeon-holed, glasper invites an impressive crew aboard his trip to the outer reaches of the jazz cosmos including erykah badu, bilal, lupe fiasco, mos def, musiq soulchild & meshell ndegeocello. throughout the album 'black radio' wears its eclecticism on its sleeve, presenting new originals & surprising cover songs; glasper & co. transform the afro-cuban standard ‘afro blue’, sade’s ‘cherish the day’, david bowie’s ‘letter to hermione’ & nirvana’s ‘smells like teen spirit’ with casey benjamin’s vocoder vocal.
- Lift Off (feat. Shafiq Husayn / Mic Check)
- Afro Blue (feat. Erykah Badu)
- Cherish The Day (feat. Lalah Hathaway)
- Always Shine (feat. Lupe Fiasco and Bilal)
- Gonna Be Alright (F.T.B.) [feat. Ledisi]
- Move Love (feat. KING)
- Ah Yeah (feat. Musiq Soulchild and Chrisette Michele)
- The Consequences Of Jealousy (feat. Meshell Ndegeocello)
- Why Do We Try (feat. Stokley)
- Black Radio (feat. yasiin bey)
- Letter to Hermione (feat. Bilal)
- Smells Like Teen Spirit
- Fever (feat. Hindi Zahra)