Video: Siaira Shawn – “Cherish The Day” (Sade Cover)

 

Inspired by the earth-shattering rendition by Lalah Hathaway for Robert Glasper’s most recent project, our girl Siaira Shawn put her own spin on Sade’s “Cherish The Day.” Siaira boldly sings a cappella and lets her sweet voice shine in this heartfelt, intimate performance.

And yes, you can definitely expect new music from Siaira this year along with more little treats like this one – can’t wait!

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Jose James & Robert Glasper @ iTunes Festival – Sep 23

 

In case you missed it the first time we mentioned it, this coming Sunday, September 23, Blue Note Records artists Jose James and Robert Glasper will be taking the stage at the prestigious iTunes Festival 2012. The filming will take place at the Roundhouse in London and will be broadcast live for fans all over the world to view via an iTunes Festival App.

Jose James and Robert Glasper Experiment are set to take the stage at 7:45pm GMT (2:45pm ET) and 9:00pm GMT (4:00pm ET), respectively.

Special guests with Glasper will include Bilal, Lalah Hathaway, Lionel Loueke, Doom, and Phonte.

No games being played right here! Keep it locked for some Robert Glasper remixes we’ll be sharing soon, too!

Also, be sure to check these fine young gentlemen on the new Blue Note Spotify App that recently launched!

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Robert Glasper Releases ‘Black Radio’ + Video & 2nd NYC Release Show @ Highline Ballroom – Feb 29

 

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If you’ve been anywhere on the internet today, you’d should have easily seen about eleventy-billion posts about our man Robert Glasper and his oh so fancy Experiment’s release of Black Radio. We’re still blinking after seeing the iTunes price of $6.99 – that’s like, basically free.

Yes, the album actually features Erykah Badu, Lupe Fiasco, Lalah Hathaway, Shafiq Husayn, Ledisi, and Meshell Ndegeocello, amongst others. No, we’re not kidding when we say the that Black Radio is top to bottom worthy of a sublime stupor.

After dizzying ourselves from running around in circles of excitement all morning, we have now transitioned to the running man in anticipation of the release show at the Highline Ballroom in NYC tonight. And while you’re hating us in our unabashed show-off, do know that you can also gloat by grabbing tickets to tomorrow’s newly added second release show on Wednesday, February 29th.

Also, hats off to Okayplayer for premiering the video for the title track featuring Yasiin Bey! Check it out above.

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Esperanza Spalding To Release ‘Radio Music Society’

 

March 20th will see the release of Grammy winner Esperanza Spalding’s newest album, Radio Music Society. Each of the 12 tracks will be coupled with conceptual music videos detailing the stories behind each song.

Guest appearances will include jazz legends Lovano, Jack DeJohnette and Billy Hart, as well as other dynamic talents such as Q-Tip, Algebra Blessett, Lalah Hathaway, and Gretchen Parlato.

We can’t wait to share more as it comes! Going to be a great project.

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Robert Glasper to Release ‘Black Radio’ + Tracklisting

 

The ever astute genre bender Robert Glasper will be releasing his forthcoming album with his equally intoxicating band, the Robert Glasper Experiment. Called Black Radio, the project will release on February 28th and includes an all star list of features that frankly is making us feel a little faint.

Prepare yourself for an unparalleled mix of jazz, hip hop, R&B and rock, with appearances from Erykah Badu, Bilal, Lupe Fiasco, Lalah Hathaway, Shafiq Husayn (Sa-Ra), KING, Ledisi, Chrisette Michele, Mos Def, Musiq Soulchild, Meshell Ndegeocello, and Stokley Williams (Mint Condition).

Black Radio will be the first full-length album from the Grammy-nominated keyboardist’s dynamic band; saxophonist Casey Benjamin, bassist Derrick Hodge, and drummer Chris Dave have come together show after show and blown away thousands with their ridiculously wondrous performances and now to have something we can take home? We almost can’t take it.

Tracklisting
01 Lift Off/Mic Check (featuring Shafiq Husayn)
02 Afro Blue (featuring Erykah Badu)
03 Cherish The Day (featuring Lalah Hathaway)
04 Always Shine (featuring Lupe Fiasco & Bilal)
05 Gonna Be Alright (F.T.B.) (featuring Ledisi)
06 Move Love (featuring KING)
07 Ah Yeah (featuring Musiq Soulchild & Chrisette Michele)
08 Consequence Of Jealousy (featuring Meshell Ndegeocello)
09 Why Do We Try (featuring Stokley Williams)
10 Black Radio (featuring Mos Def)
11 Letter to Hermoine (featuring Bilal)
12 Smells Like Teen Spirit

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