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For your friend or older relative that keeps complaining that there is no more good music, here’s a list of four upcoming records from Takuya keep reading »

At this point in the game, the musicians in the Robert Glasper Experiment don’t really need formal introductions. The Grammy Award-winning band members– Robert Glasper (keys), Casey keep reading »

It didn’t take long for the Robert Glasper Experiment to return with the second round of what will hopefully become a series. Only 20 months keep reading »

As the release date for the Robert Glasper Experiment’s Black Radio 2 grows near, Glasper and his team at Blue Note Records have been dropping some exciting pieces of the project for our listening pleasure. While “Calls” featuring Jill Scott was the first single to be released from the record due out on October 29th, we now have an official music video from director Ace Norton featuring both Glasper and Scott.

Emerging as the third single from the Robert Glasper Experiment’s Black Radio 2 (Blue Note Records) due out on October 29th, “Let It Ride” features some heavy groove and swag at a breakneck speed featuring fellow Blue Note recording artist and songstress Norah Jones. Clocking in at a lengthy seven-minutes-and-six-seconds, the track even ends with a comedic cameo voicemail from Wayne Brady!

So you missed the Newport Jazz Festival this year. Maybe you’ve been before; maybe you have just heard about the epic amount of music that occurs there each year—but either way there is no need for us to sing the praises of the festival because by now that’s common knowledge. What we’ve got for you today is some live recordings from this year’s festival courtesy of the folks over at NPR Music, WBGO as well as others. Check out the recordings from the 2013 Newport Jazz Festival and be sure to make it out next year—it’s worth the trip.

The Robert Glasper Experiment has announced the follow-up to their Grammy-award winning record Black Radio with Black Radio 2 coming out October 29th on Blue Note Records. With a core line-up of Glasper on piano, Derrick Hodge (peep Live Today) on bass, Casey Benjamin on vocoder and saxophone, and Mark Colenburg on drums (for his Experiment debut on record).

As we’re approaching Father’s Day, The Baylor’s have created yet another gift of music, this one dedicated to her late father, Rev. Dr. Dennis E. Norris Sr. Take a listen to the track below and be sure to catch Jean out the next time you see her name on a bill (or if you’re lucky, as a surprise guest at the next show you’re at)!

ew York is the headquarters of the ever-growing music movement that is the deconstructing of genre via progressive jazz fusion, courtesy of artists like Jose James, ERIMAJ and Christian Scott. In the wake of their Grammy win for Best R&B Album for Black Radio, Robert Glasper and his Experiment band (RGX) made their triumphant return to the city. The evening was part of Hennessey Home Session, an intimate gathering that found the band hobnobbing with their family, friends, fans, colleagues and media members, all of whom are a part of the forward-thinking community that’s reshaping music and culture for the better.

In their first post-Grammy NYC performance, the Robert Glasper Experiment (Robert Glasper, Derrick Hodge, Casey Benjamin, & Mark Colenburg) will be bringing their finely tuned vision of Black American Music to the Gramercy Theatre on June 3rd, 2013 and we’ve got a pair of tickets to give away!