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Glasper, Robert / Black Radio
Album:Black Radio Collection:Jazz
Artist:Glasper, Robert Added:Mar 2012
Label:Blue Note 

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Add Date:2012-03-17 Pull Date:2012-05-19 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:May 20May 13May 6Apr 29Apr 22Apr 15Apr 8Apr 1

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Album Review
Reviewed 2012-03-10 
Blue Note, 2012

NEO-SOUL/HIPHOP/JAZZ – For years, pianist Robert Glasper has led a double life: playing flowing modern jazz with his Trio, then diving into trippy, J Dilla-influenced mashups of r&b, hiphop and future-jazz with his Experiment group. Now for the first time the Robert Glasper Experiment gets a full CD all to itself, with a parade of guest vocalists like Erykah Badu, Bilal, Meshell Ndegeocello and Lalah Hathaway joining the sweet electric-soul haze of the core quartet. It’s blissed-out, sexy, vocoder-drenched goodness.

Fo’s Picks: Soul: 3, 5, 6 Jazz: 2 Hiphop: 10

Note: tracks 1, 5, 8, 9, 10 fade out early, have silence, then an outro section
1. 3:57 – spoken intro to the album over a hazy sunshine groove / mic checks
2. 5:07 – sexy, slinky take on a jazz standard; purring Erykah Badu vocal
3. 5:51 – Sade tune, great late-nite neo-soul groove & Lalah Hathaway vocal
4. 5:22 – sweet piano into hiphop-soul: Lupe Fiasco rap (multiple FCCs)
5. 6:11 – killer Ledisi multitrack vocal; buoyant, uplifting groove / spoken outro
6. 3:18 – whispery trio vocal over catchy, sunlit hiphop-soul groove
7. 5:08 – sinuous duet vocal over stutter-thump groove… wish it was just Chrisette Michele singing here, she’s fantastic.
8. 6:07 – slow, spaced-out jam, hushed Meshell Ndegeocello vocal
9. 6:31 – a cappella start; bursts into soaring upbeat flight, jazzy breaks
10. 5:25 – percussive Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) rap & singing over minimal groove
11. 4:51 – David Bowie ballad: tender, aching samba with fragile Bilal vocal
12. 7:24 – Nirvana hit drifts through a long, drugged haze, gets trippy & blippy

[ Fo ] - March 2012

Track Listing
1.Lift Off / Mc Check (Feat. Shafiq Husayn) 7.Ah Yeah (Feat. Musiq Soulchild & Chrisette Michele)
2.Afro Blue (Feat. Erykah Badu) 8.The Consequences Of Jealousy (Feat. Meshell Ndegeocello)
3.Cherish The Day (Feat. Lalah Hathaway) 9.Why Do We Try (Feat. Stokley)
4.Always Shine (Feat. Lupe Fiasco & Bilal) 10.Black Radio (Feat. Yasiin Bey)
5.Gonna Be Alright / F.T.B (Feat. Ledisi) 11.Letter To Hermione (Feat. Bilal)
6.Move Love (Feat. King) 12.Smells Like Teen Spirit