An Interview with Robert Glasper
By Casey Pukl
Last time Glasper came through Anthology with his famed Experiment, Black Radio, had just been released, and critics and fans were screaming about the ground-breaking record at a fever pitch. Fortunately, not much has changed since then.
The Robert Glasper Experiment has been touring the world throughout 2012 to sold out audiences and a whole swarm of brand new fans. San Diego has been no exception. With each performance at Anthology in 2012 sold out, Glasper has quickly become a house favorite. I had the chance to catch up with him about life on the road, his latest remix EP, and more importantly, what’s next for this important driving force in modern jazz. Read on to get the scoop!
CP: Let’s just jump right in! Last time you were here, Black Radio had just been released, and now you’re already releasing a remix! Tell me a little bit about the latest project.
RG: The remix EP just took five songs from the album and I got different producers to do some remixes on those songs. Questlove and The Roots, Pete Rock, Phonte, so many people. We used some of the songs like, “Afro Blue” with Erykah Badu, the Mos Def song, “Black Radio”, and we also remixed a song called, “Twice” by Little Dragon. We actually did that as a bonus track on the Japan release, so if you bought the album in Japan, you got that song. So there’s a remix of that as well.
CP: Is there anyone in this industry that you haven’t worked with or covered in the last few years? [Laughs] Read the rest of this entry »