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In My Element

Label: Blue Note Records
Released: 2007
Track listing: G & B; Of Dreams to Come; F.T.B.; Y

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Robert Glasper: In My Element

Read "In My Element" reviewed by Chris May


Pianist Robert Glasper's embrace of hip hop--which is being foregrounded by Blue Note, presumably as a device to widen his trio's appeal--is, truth be told, overstated going on misleading. For at its core, Glasper's music is everything that hip hop is not, or anyway not what it is perceived to be. In My Element--a wonderfully rounded ...

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Robert Glasper: In My Element

Read "In My Element" reviewed by J Hunter


One night in 2006 the Robert Glasper Trio was tearing it up onstage, with pianist Glasper painting hypnotic patterns over the frenetic groove of drummer Damion Reid bassist and Vicente Archer. About an hour in, people started walking out--first in ones and twos, then in groups. It wasn't Ornette Coleman getting punched in the face by ...


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