Robert Glasper doing residency at Blue Note with R+R=NOW, Bilal & more
The great jazz/hip hop/etc keyboardist Robert Glasper has announced a residency at NYC's Blue Note Jazz Club featuring 48 shows in 24 nights. It goes down October 2-28 and confirmed guests include Glasper's band R+R-NOW (with Terrace Martin, Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, Derrick Hodge, Taylor McFerrin, and Justin Tyson), and a Miles Davis tribute with Bilal, as well as Walter Smith, Nicholas Payton, Christian McBride, Chris Dave, Kendrick Scott, Michael Moreno, Burniss Travis, Rodney Green, and more TBA.
Glasper tells Billboard:
First of all, I couldn’t do this anywhere else. I came to New York tracking other people's footsteps -- and now it’s me and the musicians that I came up with who are making footprints for the next generation to follow. New York is the reason everything popped off for me. It’s the only place in the world with this heavy traffic of quintessential, true jazz and quintessential, true hip hop; the only place I could have met these people and made this music.
So I wanted to make this month about pulling together the threads of my tribes... because I was in the right places at the right times, and the wrong places at the right times! And because of that we made a sound that infected the world. So I’m taking over the Blue Note to tell that story; my music milestones, in the place it all began. And I’m mad excited for it.
See the full lineup (as it currently stands) below.
Robert Glasper Blue Note Residency
October 2-7: Robert Glasper with Chris Dave & Derrick Hodge
October 9-10: Robert Glasper: Houston Nights featuring Kendrick Scott, Michael Moreno, Burniss Travis & Walter Smith
TBA UPDATE: Robert Glasper with Yasiin Bey (fka Mos Def)
October 16-17: Robert Glasper with Christian McBride & Nicholas Payton
October 18-21: Robert Glasper: Miles Davis Tribute "Everything's Beautiful" with Bilal
October 23-24: Robert Glasper: Mulgrew Miller Tribute featuring Derrick Hodge & Rodney Green
October 25-28: Robert Glasper: R+R=NOW featuring Terrace Martin, Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, Derrick Hodge, Taylor McFerrin & Justin Tyson