Robert Glasper Experiment - ArtScience album review
Classy jazz crossover from the award-laden music maven Robert Glasper.
In his time Grammy-winning Houstonian Glasper has one-upped John Cage, preparing his piano with beer bottles. He’s reinterpreted Miles Davis on his Everything Is Beautiful LP, soundtracked the recent meta-biopic Miles Ahead, and he’s daringly mashed up Radiohead and Herbie Hancock (Everything In Its Right Place/Maiden Voyage). After his well-received brace of Black Radio albums, Glasper returns with his crack Experiment – Casey Benjamin (sax, vox), Derrick Hodge (bass) and Mark Colenburg (drums) – to take jazz, blues, soul and electronic music and combine them so elegantly into a set showcasing the unit’s undiluted facility and taste.