March 17, 2014

Robert Glasper Experiment - Live In Paris, La Cigale (130314)

Disclaimer: no, this blog is not dedicated to the genius of Robert Glasper and his Experiment crew, even though I acknowledge the regular posts I write to highlight their work may be misleading. But hey, they simply deserve the love!

So here is another quick post on Robert, Derrick Hodge, Casey Benjamin and Mark Colenburg to mention their latest beautiful live act in Paris last Thursday. Centered around the recent Black Radio 2 LP, this gig also gave them the opportunity to share the stage with another high profile voice of the R&B scene, Raheem DeVaughn.

If their wicked Jazz/Soul/Groove recipe is now well known, they somehow keep making it tastier. Starting with stunning versions of their brilliant studio compositions, adding some massive classic jazz/soul roots tributes (Bill Withers' Lovely Day cover), having fun revisiting some contemporary electro/pop tunes (Daft Punk's Get Lucky got jazzier once again) or offering an ultra-groovy version of Raheem DeVaughn's hit Woman.

So I'm afraid I'm not done harassing you with the Glasper galaxy anytime soon...but I'm sure these little video extracts will help explain my musical obsession!

Come on, Let It Ride, and try to resist the insanely warm Rhodes lines starting around 7'30'':

Then will you get some Raheem DeVaughn magic? "Oh Yeah!"

Enough to have a Lovely Day ?

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