Robert Glasper began Blue Note residency w/ Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Black Thought, Q-Tip (pics, videos)
Robert Glasper began his month-long Blue Note Jazz Club residency last Thursday (10/3), the same day he released his guest-filled Fuck Yo Feelings mixtape. The first run of shows, which wrapped up last night (10/6), included the Robert Glasper Trio (Glasper, Chris Dave, Derrick Hodge) joined by rap legend Yasiin Bey (fka Mos Def). Like at last year's residency, Glasper already had some surprise guests in store. Night one reunited Yasiin Bey on stage with his Black Star partner Talib Kweli, and last night The Roots' Black Thought and A Tribe Called Quest's Q-Tip joined. We've got a set of pictures from the Saturday (10/5) 8 PM show in the gallery above, and you can see some pics and videos of those guest appearances below.
The residency takes tonight off, and resumes Tuesday (10/8) with a run of shows from the Robert Glasper Acoustic Trio ft. Vincente Archer & Dammion Reid (and one show, 10/10, where Justin Tyson replaces Damion Reid). Then it's a run with Esperanza Spalding and Justin Tyson, followed by a run of Stevie Wonder tributes with Luke James, one of Roy Hargrove tributes, one of J Dilla tributes with T3 of Slum Village & others, and finally a run of shows from The Original Robert Glasper Experiment.
photos by Greg Cristman