July 28, 2013

V4YS Concert Review - Robert Glasper Experiment - Live in Paris, New Morning - 250713

I can't keep track anymore of how many Robert Glasper gigs I've been to these last few years, still, I never get tired of seeing him jamming with his Experiment crew (Casey Benjamin, Derrick Hodge & Mark Colenburg).
With these guys, each and every night is different and you never know in advance where they'll bring you to.

Latest case in point with their back-to-back visits to the New Morning this week, where they delivered fresh new live versions of their acclaimed LP Black Radio as well as some colourful surprises. A funky cover of Daft Punk's hit Get Lucky, a moving version of Donald Byrd's Think Twice, some inevitable hints at Jay Dilla were just the tips of an insanely groovy iceberg. A special big up to drummer Mark Colenburg who was definitely red-hot !

Get ready for more great sounds from them very soon, as bassist Derrick Hodge will release his eagerly awaited first LP on Blue Note, while Robert will deliver a Black Radio Part2 at the end of the year !

A couple of video extracts from the concert below :

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