Robert Glasper


Robert Glasper, born in Houston in 1978, was attracted since he was a child to piano, gospel music, jazz, and blues. All these influences can be retraced in his appreciated musical production.

Glasper moved to New York to attend New School University, while he started performing with Christian McBride, Kenny Garrett, Terence Blanchard, and Roy Hargrove.

His first album was Mood, published in 2003 by Blue Note Records, which was immediately followed by Canvas (2005) and In My Element (2007). Glasper however showed and defined his musical identity with Double-Booked (2009), which granted him success, and which blends acoustic sounds together with the more contemporary hip hop.

In the following years, Robert participated in numerous projects, for example, the foundation, in 2012, of Robert Glasper Experiment Band. With the group he published Black Radio (2012) and Black Radio 2”: the two albums were a take on creative music and their goal was to get past the genres’ boundaries and merge in one unique formula all of black music’s contemporary waves.

Black Radio won one Grammy Award as Best R&B Album in 2013, while that same year Black Music 2” won one Grammy as Best R&B Performance.

In 2015, Glasper reunited his original trio – Robert Glasper Trio – and recorded Covered. The album was nominated for a Grammy Award as Best Instrumental Jazz Album and was presented during Umbria Jazz Festival in Perugia.

Again in 2015, Glasper edited the soundtrack for the film Miles Ahead by Don Cheadle, a biopic on the life of the famous jazzist Miles Davis.

One year later, Robert Glasper joined again Robert Glasper Experiment Band and published ArtScience. In 2017 the American jazzist performed in Italy during Monfortinjazz Festival in Monforte D’alba (CN).






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