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ROBERT GLASPER experiment

BLACK RADIO

Blue Note



CD

Released: 27th Feb 2012

£14.99


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.

BLACK RADIO

Tracklist

  1. Lift Off (feat. Shafiq Husayn / Mic Check)
  2. Afro Blue (feat. Erykah Badu)
  3. Cherish The Day (feat. Lalah Hathaway)
  4. Always Shine (feat. Lupe Fiasco and Bilal)
  5. Gonna Be Alright (F.T.B.) [feat. Ledisi]
  6. Move Love (feat. KING)
  7. Ah Yeah (feat. Musiq Soulchild and Chrisette Michele)
  8. The Consequences Of Jealousy (feat. Meshell Ndegeocello)
  9. Why Do We Try (feat. Stokley)
  10. Black Radio (feat. yasiin bey)
  11. Letter to Hermione (feat. Bilal)
  12. Smells Like Teen Spirit
  13. Fever (feat. Hindi Zahra)