Picks and Pans Review: Robert Glasper

UPDATED 01/23/2006 at 01:00 AM EST Originally published 01/23/2006 at 01:00 AM EST

Canvas
REVIEWED BY V.R. PETERSON
JAZZ

Like many of today's young jazz pianists, Texan Robert Glasper speaks hip-hop, bebop, classical and pop. Though he's played with both Mos Def and Carly Simon, Canvas's accessible melodies, tumultuous beats and bright lyricism tend to recall modern jazz icons like Herbie Hancock and Chick Corea. Nine of the 10 tracks are originals. Some, like the adventurous title track, mix odd tempos with a light sparkling touch; others, like “Chant,” create dreamy landscapes of repeated motifs backed by a rhythm section that flows easily with Glasper's most intricate ideas.

bgwhite bgwhite bgwhite  



DOWNLOAD THIS: “Enoch's Meditation”

Your Reaction

Follow Us

On Newsstands Now

Robin Roberts: How Loved Saved Me
  • Robin Roberts: How Loved Saved Me
  • Emma and Andrew: All About Hollywood's Cutest Couple
  • Prince George! More Yummy Photos

Pick up your copy on newsstands

Click here for instant access to the Digital Magazine

Advertisement

From Our Partners

Watch It

Editors' Picks

From Our Partners



Sign up for our daily newsletter and other special offers.
    Choose your newsletters
Thank you for signing up! Your request may take up to one week to be processed.
    see all newsletters