Good Morning POU! Enjoy the sounds of the Robert Glasper Experiment!
Robert Glasper (born April 5, 1978 in Houston, TX) is an American jazz pianist and record producer. His 2012 album, Black Radio won the Grammy Award for Best R&B Album at the 55th Grammy Awards pre-show.
Glasper’s earliest musical influence was his mother, Kim Yvette Glasper, who sang jazz and blues professionally. She would bring him with her to club dates rather than leave her son with babysitters. She also performed in church where the young Glasper began playing piano, and performed during services at three separate churches: Baptist, Catholic and Seventh-day Adventist. Glasper has said that he first developed his sound in church, where he learned his own way to hear harmony, and was inspired to mix church and gospel harmonies with jazz harmonies.
“Afro Blue” – featuring Erykah Badu
Glasper attended Elkins High School in Sugarland, TX and the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts and went on to attend the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in New York City. At the New School, Glasper met neo-soul singer Bilal Oliver. They began performing and recording together, which led to associations with a variety of hip-hop and R&B artists parallel to Glasper’s emerging jazz career. He has worked with Bilal and Mos Def as musical director, Q-Tip (The Renaissance), Kanye West (Late Registration, Meshell Ndegeocello (The World Has Made Me The Man Of My Dreams), J Dilla, Erykah Badu, Jay-Z, Talib Kweli, Common, Slum Village an Maxwell.
“Ah Yeah” featuring Music Soulchild and Chrisette Michele
“Gonna Be Alright” featuring Ledisi