The Robert Glasper Experiment is a quartet centered around jazz pianist Robert Glasper, and originally featuring bassist Derrick Hodge, drummer Chris Dave (later replaced by drummer Mark Colenburg), and Casey Benjamin on saxes and vocoder. They made their debut on one half of Glasper's two-disc Double Booked for Blue Note in 2009. While the first half featured Glasper's acoustic trio, the Experiment contrasted on the other, incorporating elements of neo-soul, hip-hop, and jazz-funk into its sound. On its second CD -- and first standalone effort -- Black Radio, the group worked with everyone from vocalists Bilal, Ledisi, Erykah Badu, and Lalah Hathaway to rappers Mos Def, Lupe Fiasco, and Shafiq Husayn. Black Radio was issued in February 2012 on Blue Note. ~ Thom Jurek
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