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Robert Glasper Experiment


Neptune Theatre University District
Wed., Dec. 14, 8 p.m. 2016 All Ages


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Like fellow Blue Note recording artist Dr. Lonnie Smith, Grammy Award–winning keyboardist Robert Glasper (2012’s Black Radio) isn’t just a dexterous player, but a man who understands the importance of the groove. It permeates everything the Houston musician touches, from post-bop instrumentals to soulful excursions (featuring the likes of Bilal and Erykah Badu) to elegant alternative-rock covers. Traditionalists may balk, but if Miles Davis could put his stamp on pop hits from Michael Jackson and Cyndi Lauper, there’s no reason Glasper can’t do the same with Radiohead and Nirvana (Glasper also scored Don Cheadle’s Davis biopic, Miles Ahead). The future of jazz lies with open-minded players like Glasper and saxophone colossus Kamasi Washington who refuse to be bound by the strictures of the past. KATHY FENNESSY

Neptune Theatre

1303 NE 45th St, Seattle, WA 98105

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  • Wed., Dec. 14, 8 p.m. 2016