I love it when people happily cross over the borders of their disciplines. Musicians are great at this. Robert Glasper’s music made it into the top 10 of multiple charts, because his music is in multiple genres: jazz, R&B and hiphop. And then probably some more. In 2012 he created the Black Radio album, and followed up with Black Radio 2 in 2013. Over the years he played with his quartet the Robert Glasper Experiment and the Robert Glasper Trio, and has done lots of awesome collaborations. He worked with legendary rappers like Q-Tip, Snoop Dogg and Kendrick Lamar, and played his own versions of anything from Radiohead (“I’m a reasonable man, get off my case”) to Miles Davis. I mean, why pick one specific genre and stick with it forever?
Glasper at The Guild Theatre, 25 February 2022
Anyway, I managed to get tickets, masked up and enjoyed the music! The concert was very good and memorable, both Glasper’s performance and the awesome MC who played “a couple of records” before the band got on stage. It was well worth the trip to Menlo Park. I did not take a selfie with the Meta logo.