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Robert Glasper Experiment
+ Vula (of Basement Jaxx)
- Mar 12 , 2014
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We’ve just announced Vula – the voice of Basement Jaxx - will play a special 30 minute set to open for Robert Glasper Experiment in London. Hailing from Hackney, the singer and songwriter has lent her talents to the likes of Adele, Dizzee Rascal, Laura Mvula and Sam Smith, to name but a few. She last joined Glasper on stage at the Royal Festival Hall back at his 2012 London Jazz Festival appearance, where according to The Guardian she ‘almost stole the show...Opening her one song as a soul lament, she rocketed up into soprano scat over Glasper's driving piano vamp, held sustained notes as pure as a tuning-fork, and retired to huge applause.'
Robert Glasper has long kept one foot planted firmly in jazz, and the other in hip hop.
Following his sell-out Royal Festival Hall show, a headline appearance at the iTunes Festival, a Grammy win for Black Radio, a triumphant set at the Love Supreme Festival, Robert Glasper returns to London in 2014 for a one-off show ‘with friends’ at Eventim Apollo. His gig at London’s Village Underground sold out in a flash, so be sure to get your hands on tickets fast.
His hotly anticipated release Black Radio 2 - on Blue Note - is out next week (Tuesday 29 October) and sees Glasper continue to stake out new musical territory, drawing on jazz, hip hop, R&B and rock, and 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)
- Mar 12, 2014 - 06:30 PM
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