LONDON O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire
Shepherd's Bush Green
The inventive Robert Glasper has brought together some of the most influential voices of his industry to create the musical movement, R+R=Now. This passionate group of musicians, producers, and creators make up what is now an underground icon in the industry.
Long time collaborators and friends, individually acclaimed as pioneers, virtuosos and visionaries, they have united for a one-time tour, featuring Robert Glasper, saxophonist and keyboardist Terrace Martin, trumpeter Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, bassist and Blue Note Recording artist Derrick Hodge, drummer Justin Tyson and keyboardist and beatmaker Taylor McFerrin.
R+R=NOW stands for Reflect+Respond=NOW, so named by Glasper after being inspired by the late Nina Simone, who said an artist's duty is to reflect the times.
According to Glasper, R+R NOW tells 'our story from our point of view. Everybody's sound is so different, but we all come from the same concrete garden. Its a very honest, fluid sound that rings of hip-hop, EDM, jazz, at times - hell -reggae; a bunch of cats that respect each other so much that we always pass the ball.'