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Following last year’s acoustic trio gigs, Glasper revisits his electric side with a new version of the Experiment, including added DJ.
Expect him to continue to stake out new musical territory, drawing on jazz, hip hop, R&B and rock, and refusing to be defined by any one genre.
Robert Glasper – Keys
Mark Colenburg – Drums
Casey Benjamin – Sax/Vocoder
Burniss Traviss II- Bass
Mike Severson – Guitar
“It’s a short list of jazz pianists who have the wherewithal to drop a J Dilla reference into a Thelonious Monk cover but not many jazz pianists are Robert Glasper.” (Los Angeles Times)
“Robert Glasper Experiment’s late-night set was fired up by double-clack beats and woofy bass, tricky hi-hat figures and swirling textures.” (Financial Times)
Music.Mic talk to Robert Glasper about how jazz and BLM are bringing about a new ‘Harlem Renaissance’. “Few musicians have done more to make the industry maxim “jazz is dead” seem like an old, moldy cliche than Robert Glasper.” Read the full article.
Photography © MathieuBitton
Hosting some of the finest female voices in the music industry this November and offering up a quality-laden festive programme this December, Sage Gateshead has something for everyone this Winter.
Sage Gateshead brings you some of the finest jazz acts around.