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Robert Gasper Trio

June 19, 2015 - June 20, 2015

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Following the blockbuster success of his two Black Radio releases with his electrified Experiment project and the 2013 GRAMMY award for Best R&B Album, one of modern jazz’s most forward-thinking pianists and composers returns to the setting that defined his musical approach, the acoustic trio. Gracefully navigating the zone where jazz and hip-hop converge, Robert Glasper is a savvy improviser well-versed in, but not constrained by jazz tradition. His assertive keyboard work has attracted some of the era’s definitive R&B and hip-hop artists, including Mos Def, Kanye West, Erykah Badu and many others. He’s been equally productive in the jazz context, accompanying modern masters such as Roy Hargrove, Kenny Garrett and Terence Blanchard and lending his production talents to musicians including guitarist Lionel Loueke, singer Gretchen Parlato, and Afrobeat star Seun Kuti. Most recently, Glasper scored the music for Miles Ahead, actor Don Cheadle’s upcoming biographical film devoted to jazz legend Miles Davis. For this return to the piano trio format, Glasper brings longstanding associates Vicente Archer on bass and drummer Damion Reid, the band featured on Glasper’s new Blue Note album, Covered. The session highlights fresh versions of songs by Joni Mitchell, John Legend, Radiohead, Kendrick Lamar, Harry Belafonte, and others.

More Info / Tickets

Venue

SFJAZZ Center
Phone:
866-920-5299
201 Franklin St., San Francisco, CA 94102 United States
+ Google Map
Website:
sfjazz.org

Organizer

SFJAZZ
Phone:
(866) 920-5299
Website:
http://bit.ly/2hxSXSf

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Additional Shows/Times?
Yes
Comments/Notes
Two nights

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