Beats & Pieces Big Band
Thursday, May 24, 2012
The University of Warwick
Gibbet Hill Road
Coventry, UK CV4 7AL
Beats & Pieces Big Band continue our tour in support of the debut album 'Big Ideas'
This time we're also supporting Robert Glasper:
As a performer, Grammy-nominated pianist Robert Glasper has long kept one foot planted firmly in jazz, and the other in hip hop. Known for mixing up Thelonius Monk and Herbie Hancock and throwing in a little bit of Radiohead or Nirvana for good measure, Glasper has also recorded with artists such as Kanye West and Mos Def.
His latest project is no exception. Following two sell-out shows at the 2011 London Jazz Festival, Glasper returns to the UK to mark the launch of Black Radio, a future landmark album for Blue Note that boldly stakes out new musical territory, drawing on jazz, hip hop, R&B and rock, but refusing to be defined by any one genre.
“It’s a short list of jazz pianists who have the wherewithal to drop a J Dilla reference into a Thelonious Monk cover, but not many jazz pianists are Robert Glasper.” Los Angeles Times