Robert Glasper – Double Booked - 2009 Jazz and Soul - 180 Grm 2LP in Shrink
Robert Glasper – Double Booked
Blue Note – 060254710519
Back To Blue – , Blue Note Records 75th Anniversary Vinyl Initiative –
2 × Vinyl, LP, Reissue, Remastered, 180g
180 Gram Vinyl
Records are VG++ clean (listen to our copy)
Cover is in Shrink VG++ (has original sticker)
Records come in original Blue Note label inner sleeves VG++
19 Feb 2015
Contemporary Jazz / Soul
A1 Intro 0:30
Voice – Terence Blanchard
A2 No Worries 7:06
A3 Yes I'm Country (And That's OK) 8:06
A4 Downtime 5:21
B1 59 South 6:11
Composed By – Thelonious Monk
B2 Think Of One 9:12
Lyrics By – Mos Def
Rap – Mos Def 2:16
Voice – Ahmir '?uestlove' Thompson
C2 Butterfly 6:00
Composed By – Bennie Maupin, Herbie Hancock
C3 Festival 10:02
D1 For You 2:10
Composed By – Casey Benjamin, Sameer Gupta
D2 All Matter 6:33
Vocals – Bilal
D3 Open Mind 8:34
Scratches – Jahi Sundance
Drums – Chris Dave
Mastered By – Mike Marciano
Producer, Piano, Electric Piano – Robert Glasper
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( BBC) "Beyond this trio, Glasper has eclectic tastes and regularly works alongside hip hop artists such as Q-Tip, Bilal, Mos Def and The Roots. He leads the Robert Glasper Experiment, an outlet for his hip hop-flavoured music. On Double Booked, his third Blue Note, he showcases both aspects of his music.
Successful amalgams of jazz and hip hop are rare. Rather than venturing down that route, this album contains six tracks by the Robert Glasper Trio followed by another six from the Experiment. The latter tracks feature guest appearances by Mos Def and Bilal, the latter providing plaintive vocals on two tracks including his self-penned All Matter.
The Experiment’s electric instrumentation – including Glasper’s Fender Rhodes, Derrick Hodge on bass guitar, Casey Benjamin’s treated alto saxophone and vocoder-distorted vocals – creates a soundscape that contrasts starkly with the trio while also sounding like a period piece from the last century.
Chris Dave’s busy drumming style is well suited to the Experiment, but he doesn’t have the subtlety of Damion Reid, the trio’s former drummer. On Yes I’m Country (And That’s OK), one of Glasper’s beguilingly beautiful compositions for the trio, the drums almost overwhelm the piano. Long-standing bassist Vincente Archer complements the piano perfectly.
Alongside the original compositions, cover versions of two tracks by past Blue Note pianists dominate Double Booked. Thelonious Monk’s Think of One provides a fitting showcase for Glasper’s skills. He reels off fluent solo passages, building tension and momentum that takes the track to a thrilling finale.
The Experiment’s version of Herbie Hancock’s Butterfly emphasises Glasper’s desire to follow in the influential pianist’s footsteps in straddling jazz and other music. While Glasper certainly has the talent to succeed Monk, Hancock and other illustrious Blue Note artists, in aiming to please both jazz and hip hop fans with Double Booked he runs the risk of not fully satisfying either."
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