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Robert Glasper Experiment's Tiny Desk Concert (Video)

Ben Gray
Contributing Writer

Robert Glasper has performed under various different monikers - The Robert Glasper Trio is Glasper’s acoustic side, while The Robert Glasper Experiment is his outlet for electronic keyboards and jazz that is heavily influenced by R&B and often features singers or rappers. Somewhat confusingly, Glasper brought a trio to NPR’s Tiny Desk studios to play a concert as the Robert Glasper Experiment. Don’t let the names confuse you. Glasper, drummer Mark Colenburg, and bassist Derrick Hodge played a three-song set, the first of which (“Trust”) also featured Marsha Ambrosius (formerly of the R&B duo Floetry) on vocals. Be sure to check out the ill improvisation starting around 9:00 in the video after the jump:

Robert Glasper Experiment, Tiny Desk Concert

Robert Glasper, keyboards
Derrick Hodge, bass
Mark Colenburg, drums
Marsha Ambrosius, vocals

Producers: Bob Boilen, Denise DeBelius; Audio Engineer: Kevin Wait; Videographers: Denise DeBelius, Becky Harlan, Meredith Rizzo

See the video, read about the group, and download the audio at NPR’s website.