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Robert Glasper and Alan Hampton at Littlefield (Video)

Anthony Dean-Harris
Editor-in-Chief
anthony.deanharris@nextbop.com / @i_ADH

Alan Hampton is as smooth as butter. Musically, his voice is vibrant and airy, light even in its depth. He has graced the works of Gretchen Parlato, Esperanza Spalding, Sufjan Stevens, Josh Mease, and others on both guitar and bass with a deftness that proves why he's in such demand as of late. Last Friday, he appeared alongside Robert Glasper at Glasper's secret show at Littlefield in Brooklyn last week and, since we live in the future, someone with prime placement had a cell phone out and a high speed connection so here's a glimpse of the two of them making sweet, sweet baby-making music.

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Robert Glasper Experiment - "Smells Like Teen Spirit" on Fallon (Video)

Anthony Dean-Harris
Editor-in-Chief
anthony.deanharris@nextbop.com / @i_ADH

It's always a great time when Robert Glasper sits in with The Roots on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. It's even better when he shows up with the rest of the Experiment in tow, this time to perform Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit" from their chart-topping album, Black Radio. Check out their performance here. Watch for the head nods in the rafters in the back. These dudes are infectious.

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Glasper to Appear on Fallon, BET/Centric Awards, Maxwell Mini-Tour, and Essence Festival

Anthony Dean-Harris
Editor-in-Chief
anthony.deanharris@nextbop.com / @i_ADH

Things continue to come up roses for Robert Glasper whose perpetual touring and stacking of accolades doesn't seem to be waning in the least. What's most exciting right now is Glasper's return to Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, this time with the whole Experiment in tow to play their version of "Smells Like Teen Spirit". In addition to this, Glasper will be sitting in with The Roots so make sure you know June 20th is Must See TV.

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Robert Glasper on BBC 6 with Gilles Peterson

Marc Rosenfeld Antunes
Staff Writer
mra337[at]nyu.edu / @mcrantunes

Robert Glasper’s music is stunning and exciting. And it’s great to see that music catching on above and beyond jazz audiences, with high standings on charts outside of jazz. During his stay in London (he played, notably, on the 14th of May at the Barbican and on the 15th at the Village Underground), he stopped by to see BBC Radio 6’s Gilles Peterson, radio DJ and personality associated throughout the 90s with the careers of now legendary acts, perhaps most importantly with Jamiroquai through his label Acid Jazz Records.

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Robert Glasper and Esperanza Spalding on Late Night TV

Anthony Dean-Harris
Editor-in-Chief
anthony.deanharris@nextbop.com / @i_ADH

Last night was a pretty big night for jazz and late night television (unless you count the fact that the Saturday Night Live Band has always been a jazz band). Both the Robert Glasper Experiment and Esperanza Spalding were musical guests for late night talk shows-- Glasper & Co. on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and Spalding on The Late Show with David Letterman. When the realization dawned on jazz Twitter yesterday, it created a bit of a Sophie's choice in what to watch considering both shows air at the same time. Fortunately, the videos of last night's performances are right here.