Robert Glasper Experiment Black Radio Recovered: The Remix EP on 12" Vinyl
Robert Glasper has long kept one foot planted firmly in jazz and the other in hip-hop and R&B. He’s worked extensively with Q-Tip, playing keyboards on the rapper’s 2008 album The Renaissance and co-writing the album single “Life Is Better” which featured his label mate Norah Jones. Glasper also serves as the music director in Yasiin Bey’s touring band, and has toured with the multi-platinum R&B singer Maxwell.
With 2012's groundbreaking Black Radio, the Robert Glasper Experiment fully arrived. Featuring Glasper on piano and Fender Rhodes, Casey Benjamin on vocoder and saxophone, Derrick Hodge on electric bass, and Chris Dave on drums, the band is plugged in and open source. Each of the band members is prodigiously talented and lives naturally in multiple musical worlds, distilling countless influences into a singular voice. “That’s what makes this band unique,” says Glasper. “We can go anywhere, literally anywhere, we want to go. We all have musical ADD and we love it.”
Black Radio also features many of Glasper’s famous friends from across the spectrum of urban music, seamlessly incorporating appearances from a jaw-dropping roll call of special guests including Erykah Badu, Bilal, Lupe Fiasco, Lalah Hathaway, Shafiq Husayn (Sa-Ra), KING, Ledisi, Chrisette Michele, Musiq Soulchild, Meshell Ndegeocello, Stokley Williams (Mint Condition), and yasiin bey.
Just over a half a year later he's back with Black Radio Recovered: The Remix EP, an excellent 6-song set featuring one unreleased track from the Black Radio sessions to go along with 5 additional album remixes from the likes of Pete Rock, 9th Wonder, Georgia Anne Muldrow, ?uestlove and Jewels. Guest artists appearing here also include Phonte, Solange Knowles, The Roots and Black Milk.
Robert Glasper Experiment Black Radio Recovered: The Remix EP Track Listing:
1. Afro Blue - 9th Wonder’s Blue Light Basement Remix feat. Phonte
2. Black Radio - Pete Rock Remix
3. The Consequences of Jealousy - Georgia Anne Muldrow’s Sassy Geemix
4. Twice - ?uestlove’s Twice Baked Remix feat. Solange Knowles & The Roots
5. Letter to Hermione - Robert Glasper and Jewels Remix feat. Black Milk
6. Dillatude #2