Robert Glasper joined by Anderson Paak & Lupe Fiasco at Blue Note residency (watch)
videos by Alex Kurland
Jazz/hip hop keyboardist Robert Glasper began his 24-night, 48-show residency at NYC's Blue Note Jazz Club last week, and so far the residency has been ripe with special guests. On Saturday night (10/6), Lupe Fiasco came out to play "Dumb It Down" with Glasper, Chris Dave and Derrick Hodge; and last night (10/7) Anderson .Paak joined the same trio on stage to do Slum Village's "Fall In Love" (and he changed some of the lyrics to be relevant for the Instagram era, and to shout out Chris Dave's drumming). Watch videos of both those guest appearances below.
Glasper's residency takes Mondays off, but he resumes things on Tuesday (10/9) and Wednesday (10/10) with Houston Nights featuring Kendrick Scott, Michael Moreno, Burniss Travis & Walter Smith; followed by four nights with Yasiin Bey (fka Mos Def). Later in the month, he's doing a run of Miles Davis tributes with Bilal, a run with his band R+R=NOW (Kendrick Lamar collaborator Terrace Martin included), and more. Will any more guests show up?
Lupe Fiasco, who just released his new album Drogas Wave, also did a headlining show at Sony Hall last night (10/7). Anderson .Paak is fresh off releasing a new Kendrick Lamar collaboration, "Tints," which is presumably off his upcoming album Oxnard (which was executive produced by Dr. Dre).
In the midst of his Blue Note residency, Robert Glasper also spoke on a Guild of Music Supervisors panel during the Mondo.NYC conference, where he discussed his film work with Ed Gerrard, integrating the jazz and hip hop worlds, and his recent comments on Lauryn Hill mistreating band members ("I don’t regret it at all because at the end of the day I think it might shake something up and make her feel like she needs to do a little better").