Grammy award-winning pianist and producer Robert Glasper revisits his electric side this November as he performs a new version of the Robert Glasper Experiment at Birmingham Town Hall.
One of the most versatile and influential artists today, Glasper has worked with some of the biggest names in the business, from Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter, to J Dilla, Erykah Badu, Kendrick Lamar and Common.
Drawing on jazz, hip hop, R&B and rock, Glasper continues to stake out new musical territory, refusing to be defined by any one genre.
His recent work on the soundtrack for the Miles Davis biopic Miles Ahead and the subsequent Everything’s Beautiful album, featuring original re-interpretations of Miles Davis compositions, alongside his appearance on Kendrick Lamar’s Grammy award-winning album To Pimp A Butterfly has cemented his place as one of the 21st century’s most significant artists of any genre.
Known for their innovative blend of jazz mixed with deep hip hop-fuelled grooves and cutting-edge fusion electronic sounds, as well as their twisted versions of songs by Nirvana, Radiohead and Herbie Hancock, the Experiment band features long time Glasper associates including charismatic singer and saxophonist/keyboardist Casey Benjamin, bassist Derrick Hodge and drummer Mark Colenburg. The latter musicians have all appeared on previous Experiment band albums, the latest of which, as yet untitled, is due for release this autumn on Blue Note, and for this tour the line-up will extend to include an added DJ.
Robert Glasper will be performing at Birmingham Town Hall on Sunday 20 November at 8.00pm.
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