The Pace Report

Season 2010 Episode 10.19.10

The Pace Report: "Double Booked" The Robert Glasper Interview

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The Pace Report: "Double Booked" The Robert Glasper Interview
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Pianist, composer, and band director Robert Glasper's musical presence has been felt in the record industry for well over a decade. The Houston, Texas native's unique blending of straight ahead jazz, soul, hip-hop, and avant-garde is what make's his music so unique.The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music graduate was classmates with R & B vocalist Bilal, whose performed and recorded with off and on for the last 10 years. In addition to becoming one of most requested in-demand session and touring musicians, he's played with the likes of Mos Def, Q-Tip, Kayne West, Common, Erykah Badu, The Roots, J-Dilla, and Jay-Z.Robert's piano skills and voice have added to the diverse and rich traditions that great jazz pianists have brought to the table over the years. His latest Blue Note Records release "Double Booked" showcases both his trio and fusion/soul unit that brings gives listeners a broad view of Glasper's musical universe. This disc features covers of Radiohead and Herbie Hancock with special guests Questlove, Bilal, and Mos Def.To order "Double Booked" or to find out upcoming Robert Glasper tour dates, visit him on the web at robertglasper.commoreless

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