Robert Glasper Festival Special
16th Nov 2017
Robert Glasper has long kept one foot planted firmly in jazz, and the other in hip hop. Following his sell-out Royal Festival Hall show, a headline appearance at the iTunes Festival, a Grammy win for Black Radio, and triumphant set at the Love Supreme Festival, Robert returns to London for a one-off show at the Hammersmith Apollo to support the forthcoming release of Black Radio 2 – on Blue Note – with which he continues to stake out new musical territory, drawing on jazz, hip hop, R&B and rock, and refusing to be defined by any one genre.
'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)