With the imminent release of Word Is Bond Jazz, it seems appropriate to acknowledge the release from one of the freshest names in Jazz right now. Robert Glasper’s Black Radio Recovered is the wonderful remix’d follow up to his critically acclaimed Black Radio, one of the best releases of 2012. Stream and purchase after the jump…
As an EP, it clearly isn’t as full as the parent record, but Rediscovered features a host of Hip Hop talent (Phonte appears; 9th, ?uestLove and Pete Rock remix some select tracks; and you can throw in a Dillalude in there too) – in fact it seems almost a dedication to the intimate link between Jazz, Soul and Hip Hop. Make sure you cop it, because it’s a wonderful follow up to Black Radio, especially in the context.
Robert Glasper’s Black Radio received justifiable critical acclaim for its seamless, accessible, groundbreaking blur of jazz, hip-hop, neo-soul, and rock, and achieved a level of marketplace success that even the artist couldn’t anticipate. By contrast, Black Radio Recovered: The Remix EP goes boldly into more exploratory terrain. Glasper isn’t afraid to get sonic. These six tracks