‘Black Radio’ is Robert Glasper’s fifth album featuring Erykah Badu, Lalah Hathaway et al (2012)

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

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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