Robert Glasper believes that improvised music can authentically incorporate hip hop rhythms — and he also believes that authenticity is a necessary quality to make the mix work. That kind of authenticity is what he’s striving for on Double Booked (Blue Note, 2009), the new CD featuring both his acoustic trio and his larger electric band. In this interview, Glasper talks about the influence of Herbie Hancock’s genre-busting music; why Glasper decided to feature both his bands on one album; and why he thinks John Coltrane might be mad if he came back today. Find out more at www.robertglasper.com.
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