Robert Glasper Experiment - Black Radio 2xLP
|Blue Note Records proudly presents Black Radio, by Grammy nominated band The Robert Glasper Experiment. The Keyboardist along with collaborators saxist/vocoderist Casey Benjamin, bassist Derrick Hodge, and drummer Chris Dave join forces with a diverse guest list featuring Mos Def, Erykah Badu, Lupe Fiasco, Bilal, Shafiq Husayn (of Sa-Ra Creative Partners) and more for a landmark album that boldly stakes out new musical territory and transcends any notion of genre, drawing from jazz, hip hop, R&B and rock. Featuring originals and surprising cover songs for example, as they transform the likes of Afro-Cuban standard ''Afro Blue'' with Badu, Sade's ''Cherish The Day'' with Lalah Hathaway, David Bowie's ''Letter to Hermione'' with Bilal, and Nirvana's ''Smells Like Teen Spirit'' with Benjamin's vocoder vocal.
|1.||Lift Off (feat. Shafiq Husayn / Mic Check)|
|2.||Afro Blue (feat. Erykah Badu)|
|3.||Cherish the Day (feat. Lalah Hathaway)|
|4.||Always Shine (feat. Lupe Fiasco / Bilal)|
|5.||Gonna Be Alright (F.T.B.) (feat. Ledisi)|
|6.||Move Love (feat. KING)|
|7.||Al Yeah (feat. Musiq Soulchild / Chrisette Michele)|
|8.||The Consequences of Jealousy (feat. Meshell Ndegeocello)|
|9.||Why Do We Try (feat. Stokley Williams)|
|10.||Black Radio (feat. Mos Def)|
|11.||Letter to Hermione (feat. Bilal)|
|12.||Smells Like Teen Spirit|
JAZZ/ NEO SOUL ALBUM OF THE YEAR!
, April 23, 2012
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This is one of the best projects I've heard in a long time. Terri Carrington has a similar project, but with all female artists and musicians.