Courtesy of NPR, you can enjoy a mini concert with the Blue Note jazz pianist from the comfort of your living room
Blue Note jazz pianist Robert Glasper makes a welcomed appearance on National Public Radio’s Tiny Desk Concert series, which has in the past featured slightly better known acts such as Suzanne Vega and John Legend. It’s a great idea. Not only can fans enjoy a mini concert from the comfort of their living rooms, but they’re then free to download the gig and play it again at their leisure.
This performance begins with Trust, which features vocalist Marsha Ambrosius, who was half of defunct duo Floetry. That mellow dose of neo soul, from Glasper’s most recent album Black Radio 2, is followed by some groove-laden improv simply entitled NPR Tiny Desk Jam. The concert culminates with F.T.B. (Gonna Be Alright), which is an instrumental on Glasper’s jazz album In My Element, before it underwent a vocal makeover on his Grammy-winning Black Radio CD.
Now kick off your slippers, recline and enjoy the gig. Once you’ve been aurally sated, download the concert from here to relive the memories on your MP3 player.