We met bassist and singer Gizmo last year at HarlemStage when he was part of the Miguel Atwood-Ferguson Ensemble shredding it up. To our surprise, we recently also found that homeboy is also a singer - and a pretty good one, at that. The 21-year old does a marvelous job above at covering Meshell Ndegeocello's "Love Song #3." Quite rad to see a dude singing her parts - it works well. Big kudos to Gizmo.
Gizmo also recently released his Derrick Hodge (Robert Glasper Experiment) produced debut album, Red Balloon, which features a gang of dope artists including Casey Benjamin (Robert Glasper Experiment / Q-Tip), Jamire Williams, Anna Wise of Sonnymoon, amongst several others.
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The Robert Glasper Experiment is continuing to hold it down with their Black Radio tour and fancy TV appearances, and we are definitely not mad at it! Recently, Rob and company were featured on Jay Leno featuring the dynamic Oakland bred vocalist Ledisi. Look at Casey Benjamin stuntin' in those overalls, though!
February 28th will mark the release of one of the best albums of this year, Black Radio by the Robert Glasper Experiment. We are beyond thrilled to be hosting the album release show (also on February 28th) at the Highline Ballroom. If you remember anything about the special guest lineup for the album, you already know it's going to be a night for the books. Find more details further down in this post.
Also, on February 29th Rob and the crew will be getting down on the CBS Late Show With David Letterman with special guests Lupe Fiasco and Bilal. It, too, will be a fine evening.
Enter our contest to win tickets to one of several national tour dates, including the NYC release show!
Robert Glasper Experiment's Black Radio Album Release Show
w/ Special Guests Chrisette Michele, DJ ?uestlove, Lalah Hathaway & more
New York, NY
Tickets: $35.00 advance / $40.00 day of show
General Admission Standing Room
First come, first seated
Limited seating available
Full dinner menu available
One artist, two distinct but interwoven concepts: this is the captivating logic behind Double-Booked, pianist Robert Glasper's third album for Blue Note, following up Canvas (2005) and In My Element (2007). An artist who "unfailingly gets the feeling right" (New York Magazine), Glasper has made waves throughout the music world as leader of both the acoustic Robert Glasper Trio and the electric, hip-hop-oriented Robert Glasper Experiment. With Double-Booked, the 32-year-old Houston native puts his enviable versatility front and center, emphasizing these different hemispheres of his musical brain at the same time.