Robert Glasper Wiki
Robert Glasper is an American Grammy award winning singer and songwriter, arranger, pianist and record producer. Over the years, Glasper has been nominated for 6 Grammys, where he has gone to win 3 of them; the first one in 2012 in the Best R&B Album category for his album Black Radio, the second one in 2014 for Best R&B Album for Black Radio 2 and the third from Kendrick’s song “These Walls” -where he plays the Keys- which won Best Rap/Sung Collaboration at the 57th Grammy Awards.
Robert Glasper Biography
The singer cum songwriter attended Elkins High School in Missouri City, Texas as well as the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts . Glasper was in the second Vail Jazz Workshop in 1997, and went on to attend the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in New York City.
Glasper was also involved in the production of the soundtrack for the film Miles Ahead which won Best Soundtrack Compilation at the 58th Grammy Awards. Additionally, he is also an Emmy Award winner courtesy of the song “Letter To The Free”, which he co- wrote with Common for the documentary 13th. The song won the 2017 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics.
Robert Glasper Mood
Glasper released first album in 2004 titled ‘Mood’ released under Fresh Sound New Talent. Mood features the singer’s six original compositions alongside versions of the jazz songs “Blue Skies”, “Alone Together”, and Herbie Hancock’s “Maiden Voyage”. He went on to add that his arrangement of the ‘Maiden Voyage’ was inspired by the Radiohead song “Everything in Its Right Place”.
The album is predominantly a piano trio recording, with Damion Reid on drums and Bob Hurst on bass . Two tracks off the album feature vocalist Bilal, two others featuring Russell Malone, John Ellis and Marcus Strickland who are both saxophonists.
Robert Glasper Age
Glasper was born on April 6, 1978, in Houston, Texas.
Robert Glasper Parents| Mother
Glasper’s love for music emanated from his mother, Mrs.Kim Yvette Glasper, who was a professional jazz and blues singer. He would oftenly accompany his mother to her club performances. Additionally, Mrs. Yvette Glasper was the music director at the East Wind Baptist Church, where Glasper would use the platform to start his public performance. He developed his sound in Church where he learned to hear harmony; and would later infuse gospel harmonies with jazz harmonies.
Robert Glasper Wife
Glasper is happily married to Angelika Beene.
Robert Glasper Children
Robert has a son Riley Glasper.
Robert Glasper Height
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Robert Glasper Salary
Robert’s salary is estimated to be $10k to $50k per year.
Robert Glasper Net worth
The singer and songwriter is estimated to be worth $2 Million dollars in 2019, with his income streaming from his musical prowess, album sales and live concerts.
Robert Glasper Canvas
In 2005, Glasper released his major-label debut album titled ‘Canvas’ under Blue Note Records. The album features nine original songs with a version of a Hancock composition titled “Riot”. In the album, Glasper plays the Fender Rhodes electric piano on three tracks and featured Bilal singing on two.
Robert Glasper In My Element
Robert consecutively released an album in 2006 titled ‘In my Element’. The album features singles written in honor of his mother (titled”Tribute”) as well as hip-hop producer J Dilla (titled “J Dillalude”). The pianist also revisits Hancock’s “Maiden Voyage”, which segues into a version of “Everything in Its Right Place”, and quotes “Fleurette Africaine” by Duke Ellington.
Robert Glasper Double-Booked
in 2009, Glasper’s released the album ‘Double-Booked’. The album is divided between songs performed by Glasper in an acoustic piano trio and funk-influenced tracks played on electric instruments, such as the Fender Rhodes and the vocoder (used on a version of Hancock’s “Butterfly”). Double-Booked features guest vocals and spoken-word appearances by Bilal and Mos Def. The singer and songwriter Bilal received a 2010 Grammy Award nomination for Best Urban/Alternative Performance for the track “All Matter”.
Robert Glasper Experiment
The singer also leads the Robert Glasper Experiment with Burniss Earl Travis, Justin Tyson, Michael Severson, DJ Jahi Sundance and Casey Benjamin. Robert Glasper Experiment explores fusions of jazz and hip hop. Glasper, drummer Mark Colenburg, saxophonist/vocoderist Casey Benjamin and bassist Derrick Hodge.
Robert Glasper & Lauryn Hill
In August, 2018, The Guardian newspaper reported claims that Glasper accused Lauryn Hill of ‘stealing’ his music. Guardian journalist Lara Snapes wrote that “Lauryn Hill has responded to recent allegations by the jazz pianist and producer Robert Glasper that she “stole music” for her classic 1998 album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. In a recent radio interview, Glasper – who says he performed with Hill once in 2008 – reportedly suggested that Hill treated her musicians poorly, instructing them not to make eye contact and threatening to halve their pay because she was unhappy with how they were “learning the music”.
Robert Glasper Black Radio
Glasper released the album ‘Black Radio’ in February 2012. In the album; he featured performances by many neo-soul and hip hop artists including Lupe Fiasco, Bilal, Lalah Hathaway and Yasiin Bey.The album ‘Black Radio’ was recorded live, with no overdubs. The album laid out a new paradigm for creative music, reaching beyond entrenched genre boundaries to create a singular vision that drew from all reaches of contemporary black music and beyond. Black Radio was met with both commercial success (a #10 debut on Billboard’s Top Current Albums chart) and wide acclaim, with Rolling Stone declaring “Glasper heads down the fraught path of hip-hop jazz and gets it right,” adding that “with music this smart and inviting, the implied diss of mainstream doesn’t feel like sour grapes; it feels like a blueprint forward.”
The album won the 2013 Grammy Award for Best R&B Album. In November 2012 Black Radio Recovered: The Remix EP was released with five remixed tracks from the prior album, including remixes by Questlove, Solange, Georgia Muldrow, Pete Rock and 9th Wonder.
Robert Glasper Black Radio 2
Glasper released Black Radio 2 on October 29, 2013. The album another genre-defying effort that took the Black Radio blueprint and built to even greater heights. The core remained the Experiment, featuring Robert Glasper on keyboards, Derrick Hodge on bass, Mark Colenburg on drums, and Casey Benjamin on vocoder and saxophone. Providing the vocals throughout included Common, Brandy, Jill Scott, Marsha Ambrosius, Anthony Hamilton, Faith Evans, Norah Jones, Snoop Dogg, Lupe Fiasco, Emeli Sandé and Erykah Badu on the stella album highlight afro blue. Lalah Hathaway and Malcolm-Jamal Warner were featured on a cover of Steve Wonder’s “Jesus Children of America” which was dedicated to the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings and won the GRAMMY for Best Traditional R&B Performance in 2015.
Robert Glasper Trio
Glasper is known to work with the trio Damion Reid; who plays drums; Vicente Archer on bass and himself on the keys. On June 16, 2015, The Robert Glasper Trio released the album Covered, which features instrumental covers of songs from an eclectic variety of well-known artists, including Radiohead, John Legend, Kendrick Lamar, and Joni Mitchell. The entire album was recorded live at Capitol Studios in 2014. Covered was GRAMMY-nominated for Best Jazz Instrumental Album.
Robert Glasper Miles Ahead| Miles Davis
Glasper served as producer, composer, and arranger for the 2015 film Miles Ahead. The film is a biopic documenting the life of legendary jazz trumpeter Miles Davis, whom Glasper cites as being one of his major musical influences. The soundtrack primarily consists of arrangements and interpretations of some of Davis’ most well-known compositions, with the exception of a few tunes written by Glasper himself.
In an interview regarding Miles, he confirmed: “I’m obviously influenced by Miles Davis — even just the psyche of how he thinks about music…how he moves through, and always wanted to reflect the times he’s in. That’s what I’m doing now. He opened that door.
Robert Glasper Everything’s Beautiful
The singer released the album Everything’s Beautiful on May 27, 2016, under Columbia Records and Legacy Recordings. The album Everything’s Beautiful serves as a tribute to Davis and includes remixes and reinterpretations of several of his original works. Although Davis died in 1991, he is credited as a co-artist of the album. The album includes features from Stevie Wonder, Bilal, Illa J, Erykah Badu, Phonte, Hiatus Kaiyote, Laura Mvula, Georgia Anne Muldrow, Ledisi, and John Scofield.
Robert Glasper ArtScience LP
On September 16, 2016, Glasper released “ArtScience”that was recorded in New Orleans. This is the first Experiment LP where all members write and produce, and the first with no guest vocalists. It features saxophonist and vocalist Casey Benjamin, bassist Derrick Hodge, drummer Mark Colenburg, and Glasper himself—sings.
Robert Glasper Awards & Nominations
|Year||Nominee / work||Award||Result|
|2010||“All Matter” (with Bilal)||Best Urban/Alternative Performance||Nominated|
|2013||Black Radio||Best R&B Album||Won|
|“Gonna Be Alright (F.T.B.)” (with Ledisi)||Best R&B Performance||Nominated|
|2015||Black Radio 2||Best R&B Album||Won|
|“Jesus Children of America” (with Lalah Hathaway & Malcolm-Jamal Warner)||Best Traditional R&B Performance||Won|
Robert Glasper Live | Tours
Glasper has performed at venues and festivals throughout the world including the Apollo Theater, The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Hollywood Bowl, North Sea Jazz Festival, Bonnaroo, The Kennedy Center, Mt Fuji Festival, The Barbican, London Jazz Festival, Monterey Jazz Festival, Playboy Jazz Festival, Fonda Theater, El Rey Theater, and the Troubadour.