Robert Glasper’s ‘Black Radio’

Robert Glasper’s ‘Black Radio’ is his fifth studio album released on February 28, 2012 by Blue Note

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Track Listing : 1.Lift Off / Mic Check (Robert Glasper, Shafiq Husayn) – 03:57 . 2.Afro Blue (Mongo Santamaria) – 05:13 . 3.Cherish The Day (Sade Aduandrew Hale, Stuart Matthewman) – 05:53 . 4.Always Shine (Robert Glasper, Wasalu Jaco) – 05:22 . 5.Gonna Be Alright (F.T.B.) (Robert Glasper, Ledisi Anibade Young) – 06:13 . 6.Move Love (Robert Glasper, Paris Strother) – 03:22 . 7.Ah Yeah (Robert Glasper, Derrick Hodge, Talib Johnson, Chrisette Michele Payne) – 05:13 . 8.The Consequences Of Jealousy (Robert Glasper, Meshell Ndegeocello) – 06:12 . 9.Why Do We Try (Jeffrey Allen) – 06:32 . 10.Black Radio (Robert Glasper, Derrick Hodge, Chris E. Dave, Dante Smith) – 05:26 . 11.Letter To Hermione (David Bowie) – 04:52 . 12.Smells Like Teen Spirit (Kurt Cobain, Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic) – 07:24

Musicians : The Robert Glasper Experiment – Band . Robert Glasper — Piano, Fender Rhodes On (10 – 11), Synthesizer On (10) . Casey Benjamin — Vocoder On (1 – 3 – 4 – 8 – 12), Flute On (2 – 11), Saxophone On (3 – 6 – 9 – 10), Synthesizer On (3 – 4 – 5 – 12) . Derrick Hodge — Bass . Chris Dave — Drums, Percussion . Jahi Sundance — Turntables On (1 – 8 – 10 – 12) . Stokley Williams — Percussion On (9) . Shafiq Husayn — Vocals On (1) . Erykah Badu — Vocals On (2) . Lalah Hathaway — Vocals On (3 – 12) . Bilal — Vocals On (4 – 11) . Lupe Fiasco — Vocals On (4) . Ledisi — Vocals On (5) . King On (6) . Anita Bias — Vocals . Amber Strother — Vocals . Paris Strother — Keyboards . Chrisette Michele — Vocals On (7) . Musiq Soulchild — Vocals, Snapping On (7) . Meshell Ndegeocello — Vocals On (8) . Stokley Williams — Vocals On (9), Percussion On (9 – 12) . Yasiin Bey — Vocals On (10)

Production : Produced By Robert Glasper . Keith Lewis – Engineer . Todd Bergman – Assistant Engineer . Qmillion – Mixing . Chris Athens – Mastering . Max Ross – Engineer

Package : Gordon H. Jee — Art Direction . Giuliyani — Original Artwork On Cover . Michael Schreiber — Photography . Jewell Green — Photography . Cognito — Photography . Angelika Beener — Liner Notes

Recorded At Treshhold, Los Angeles, Ca; Systems Two, Brooklyn, Ny.; Flying Dread Studios, Venice, Ca.

Released On February 28, 2012 By Blue Note Records.

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All About Jazz
Buoyed by the swing-at-the-speed-of-sound support of Benjamin, drummer, Chris Dave and bassist Derrick HodgeDerrick HodgeDerrick Hodge b.1979bass , the ingenious, swinging, syncopated science of the Robert Glasper Experiment will no doubt make the 21st century reintegration of jazz aesthetic into pop radio a reality. […]

Rolling Stone
Robert Glasper Experiment Redefine ‘Black Radio’Released early last year, Glasper’s hybrid jazz/hip-hop/R&B Blue Note release was billed as a commentary on the fissured relationship between the different strands of black music. […]

BBC
Glasper’s exceptional new LP merges jazz with alternative sounds.But while said previous recording was a segregated look into Glasper’s conventional and outlandish affinities, Black Radio blends those ideals into one coherent set. While Glasper isn’t quite an icon, he certainly studies the book of Miles. […]

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