Robert Glasper – Covered (The Robert Glasper Trio Recorded Live at Capitol Studios)

Released in June 2015, “Covered (The Robert Glasper Trio Recorded Live at Capitol Studios)” is the new album by Robert Glasper mixing new and favorite songs.

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Robert Glasper - Covered (The Robert Glasper Trio Recorded Live at Capitol Studios)

The Los Angeles Times
Robert Glasper returns to his roots in new album ‘Covered’Amid so much rewarding yet familiar ground, “Covered” sounds more like a step sideways rather than forward. Glasper has enough creativity in him to support two distinct musical identities. It will be fascinating to hear what happens when they finally come together. […]

The Guardian
Robert Glasper Trio: Covered review – eloquence and respectQuotes on black self-respect from Harry Belafonte and the haunting sound of a piano-shadowed childrens’ chorus namechecking African-Americans who have died at police hands furnish some sobering context for a warm, musical and humane Glasper venture. […]

The New York Times
But as the title suggests, “Covered” is something other than a standard piano trio date; its track list includes songs by artists like John Legend and Kendrick Lamar. Some of these reinventions found their way into this set, including a “Stella by Starlight” pinned to a whispery hip-hop groove, and “The Worst,” a ballad of tortured yearning by Jhené Aiko, finessed in a slow-simmering mode. […]

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