The Winehouse Mag

Robert Glasper Experiment 'Black Radio 2' reviewed for Exclaim!  

Robert Glasper’s experiment continues, and his follow-up to the Grammy-Winning Black Radio has taken a decidedly R&B turn. Glasper’s Black Radio 2 largely features original songs, and if you haven’t already figured out that Glasper is spearheading jazz’s evolution, the over one-minute interlude spoken by Michael Eric Dyson on Common’s triumphant “I Stand Alone” will enlighten you.

At its least experimental, straight R&B tracks featuring Faith Evans, Marsha Ambrosius, and Anthony Hamilton offer little to advance his sound, but at Black Radio 2‘s best, Brandy, Jill Scott, Norah Jones and Emeli Sandé capture that transcendental, expansive feel of its predecessor. Read More



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