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Saturday 8th March 2014 : #RobertGlasperExperiment with #RoyAyres and #LonnieListonSmith

  • The HiFi - Entertainment Quarter 122 Lang Road Sydney Australia (map)

Funkdafied are proud to announce that we have teamed up with Live Industry and Veg Out Sydney to bring you jazz-hip hop-fusion sensation Robert Glasper Experiment live in concert with Roy Ayers, Lonnie Liston Smith and special guest DJ Greg Wilson.

 

2013 Grammy award winners Robert Glasper Experiment are without doubt the greatest jazz fusion band to emerge from the US in the last 20 years and are well on their way to becoming the hottest jazz artists in the world. After taking out the Grammy for Best R&B album this year for his stunning 2012 album release ‘Black Radio’, Robert Glasper went on to storm the European Summer festival circuit, gracing the stage at a host of Europe’s biggest and best festival events. Despite still basking in the afterglow of the enormous success Black Radio, Glasper has just released his highly anticipated fifth studio album, ‘Black Radio 2’ and its set to be one of the biggest records of 2013. Nothing short of a priceless musical artefact, Black Radio 2 embodies a genre-defying masterwork that takes the Black Radio blueprint and builds upon it to even greater heights. The core remains the Experiment, as astoundingly versatile a band as has ever existed, featuring Robert Glasper on keyboards, Derrick Hodge on bass, Mark Colenburg on drums, and Casey Benjamin on vocoder and saxophone. Providing the vocals on the album is another jaw-dropping roll call of vocalists including Common, Patrick Stump of Fall Out Boy, Brandy, Jill Scott, Dwele, Marsha Ambrosius, Anthony Hamilton, Faith Evans, Norah Jones, Snoop Dogg, Bill Withers, Eric Roberson, Jean Grae, Macy Gray, Jazmine Sullivan, Lupe Fiasco, Luke James, Emeli Sandé, Lalah Hathaway, and Malcolm-Jamal Warner.