Sunday, October 02, 2011
An Interesting Experiment
I'm not sure how I feel about this one. The Robert Glasper Trio fuses smooth jazz stylings with hip-hop rhythms and then overlays it with Bilal's vocals. Interesting, especially since Chris Daddy Dave is providing the rhythm. All in all it's a remarkably restrained performance, especially for Bilal, who usually ignores pitch and seems to like atonality and Chis Daddy Dave who often isn't much interested in the constraints of time signatures. I like it, I guess. It could have been a real mess, but isn't.