Robert Glasper Covers Radiohead’s “Reckoner” (Stream)

The time we have all been waiting for has come. The illustrious Robert Glasper is set to drop a new album June 16 on the famed Blue Note label, this time reverting to the acoustic trio format with co-conspirators Vicente Archer on bass and Damion Reid on drums. The trio, which recorded Glasper’s first two Blue Note albums Canvas (2005) and In My Element (2007), reconvened last December at the Capitol Studios in Hollywood, California, to record Covered in front of an intimate live audience. The album, as you may have guessed, features a variety of covers ranging from the jazz standard “Stella By Starlight” to songs by Kendrick Lamar, John Legend, Musiq Soulchild, Bilal, Radiohead and Joni Mitchell. Check out Glasper’s cover of Radiohead’s “Reckoner” along with the original below the jump.

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1. Introduction
2. I Don’t Even Care (Robert Glasper/Macy Gray/Jean Grae)
3. Reckoner (Radiohead)
4. Barangrill (Joni Mitchell)
5. In Case You Forgot (Robert Glasper)
6. So Beautiful (Musiq Soulchild)
7. The Worst (Jhené Aiko)
8. Good Morning (John Legend)
9. Stella By Starlight (Victor Young)
10. Levels (Bilal)
11. Got Over feat. Harry Belafonte (Robert Glasper/Harry Belafonte)
12. I’m Dying of Thirst (Kendrick Lamar)

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