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The Robert Glasper Experiment in Concert

1 hour, 30 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 04 June 2012

Jez Nelson presents US pianist Robert Glasper and his electric Experiment band in concert. Glasper is one of the most exciting artists to emerge in the last few years, with a language strongly influenced by hip-hop as well as musicians such as Herbie Hancock. He has received rave reviews on previous trips to the UK, with both his acoustic trio and this band, which draws heavily on neo soul, funk and R&B. Their latest album, Black Radio, is causing a stir on both sides of the Atlantic in its quest to bring jazz to a new audience, with guest appearances by numerous stars of the urban music world. The band features Casey Benjamin on saxophone and vocoder, bassist Derrick Hodge and drummer Mark Colenburg, with a special guest appearance by vocalist Bilal.

Presenter: Jez Nelson
Producers: Peggy Sutton & Phil Smith.

Music Played

12 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • Robert Glasper Experiment recorded at the Barbican on 14 May 2012

  • Gilles Peterson interview with Robert Glasper

  • Robert Glasper Experiment recorded at the Barbican on 14 May 2012

    • Robert Glasper (piano), Casey Benjamin (saxophone/vocoder), Derrick Hodge (bass), Mark Colenburg (drums), Bilal (vocals)

    • Image for Robert Glasper Experiment

      Robert Glasper Experiment Letter To Hermione (feat. Bilal)

      Composer: David Bowie

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      Robert Glasper Experiment Look of Love/The Light

      Composer: J Dilla / Lonnie Lynn, James Yancey, Bobby Caldwell, Norman Harris, Bruce Malament

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      Robert Glasper Experiment Smells Like Teen Spirit

      Composer: Kurt Cobain, David Grohl, Chris Novoselic

  • BBC Introducing Track

    • 01:24

      Roller Trio Howdy Saudi

      Roller: Trio

  • Robert Glasper

    Robert Glasper

  • Derrick Hodge (left) and Casey Benjamin (right)

    Derrick Hodge (left) and Casey Benjamin (right)


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