Robert Glasper’s ‘In My Element’ is an album recorded between September 21 and November 1st, 2006 and released on March 20, 2007 by Blue Note.
Track listing : 1.G&B (Robert Glasper) – 08:29 . 2.Of Dreams to Come (Robert Glasper) – 08:11 . 3.F.T.B. (Robert Glasper) – 05:57 . 4.Y’outta Praise Him (Intro) (Robert Glasper, Tye Tribett) – 03:35 . 5.Y’outta Praise Him (Robert Glasper) – 06:46 . 6.Beatrice (Sam Rivers) – 08:56 . 7.Medley: Maiden Voyage/Everything in Its Right Place (Herbie Hancock, Radiohead) – 08:43 . 8.J Dillalude (Robert Glasper, James Yancey) – 04:26 . 9.Silly Rabbit (Robert Glasper) – 07:20 . 10.One for ‘Grew (Robert Glasper) – 06:33 . 11.Tribute (Robert Glasper) – 03:43 .
Musicians : Robert Glasper – Piano . Vicente Archer – Bass . Damion Reid – Drums . Reverend Joe Ratliff – Spoken Word On (11) .
Production Produced by Eli Wolf & Robert Glasper . Joe Marciano – Engineer, Mixing . Michael Marciano – Mastering . Max Ross – Assistant Engineer, Audio Engineer .
Package : Carla Leighton – Art Direction, Design . Jessica Chornesky – Photography . Jos L. Knaepen – Photography .
Recorded 21 September 2006–1 November 2006 .
Released on March 20, 2007 by Blue Note.
New York Magazine
Glasper has been incorporating sly acoustic samples like this in his work since his first indie release, Mood, three years agoand while it might seem like a very of-the-moment technique, it goes back at least as far as Louis Armstrong. It’s a good measure of Glasper’s gift for balancing tradition and innovation. […]
In My Element is a strong, refined work in the classic jazz trio tradition. On repeated hearing, early tonal repetition clears to reveal a formidable lyrical voice. […]
All About Jazz
Ultimately, the hip hop connection is more or less irrelevant. In My Element is fresh and adventurous, an invigorating twist on the piano trio traditionand played by young masters from whom, it is to be hoped, we’ll hear a lot more. […]