Robert Glasper is an American jazz pianist and record producer. Inspired to play piano by his mother, a gospel pianist and vocalist, Glasper attended Houston’s High School for the Performing Arts.
After graduation Glasper studied music at the New School University in Manhattan, where he found performance work with bassist Christian McBride, saxophonist Kenny Garrett, and others. The pianist released his debut album, Mood, on Fresh Sound New Talent in 2004. Canvas and In My Element followed in 2005 and 2007, respectively, on Blue Note Records.
In 2009, Glasper released the album Double Booked, which featured a mix of modal post-bop and funk, ’80s Herbie Hancock-inspired numbers with two separate bands. The first of these was his trio with drummer Chris Dave and upright bassist Vicente Archer, who recorded five originals and a cover of Thelonious Monk’s “Think of One.”
These tracks were followed by five more originals by his electric band, dubbed the Robert Glasper Experiment, featuring Chris Dave, electric bassist Derrick Hodge, and Casey Benjamin on saxes and vocoder.
In 2012, the Robert Glasper Experiment (with a slew of guest vocalists) issued their first stand-alone album, entitled Black Radio, for Blue Note.
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