Robert Glasper bestowed us with a little holiday gift yesterday on Christmas. Calling on the other-worldly vocal joy that is Muhsinah, he created a brilliant new holiday song, “God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman.”
With Glasper’s signature stirring piano playing and Muhsinah’s chilling delivery, the track holds both a traditional and modern fusion feel, never quite resting in any singular place you can give a name to. Leave it to these two to partner up and evoke a few emotions or twelve. Holiday music isn’t the same anymore.