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Black Radio III

Robert Glasper

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Robert Glasper's mission of using modern jazz as a foundation and launchpoint for exploring multiple facets of contemporary Black music returns with the third installment of Black Radio, nearly a decade after the second. Notably removed from the equation though, is the "Experiment" of the first two iterations. With Glasper as the individual anchor here, Black Radio III shifts both textually and tonally away from the idea of his jazz band backing some hip-hop and R&B musicians and more into a realm of Glasper's piano-playing and compositional hand guiding a melange of all-stars through a range of exciting material.

Black Radio III works both as a flowing, cohesive statement—the emotional and narrative flow is well-sequenced—and (like a good radio station) as a sampler of excellence. Eliding over any and all genre differences, Glasper once again treats all modern Black music as points on a spectrum, rather than cloistered corners of exclusion, resulting in an album that feels electrically modern, definitively rooted in soul, but also infinitely mutable. He skillfully deploys the best performers where they're most effective, whether it's India.Arie or Big K.R.I.T. or Q-Tip or Esperanza Spalding (singing in French), mixing and matching with gleeful—but respectful—abandon.

That's not to say the songs aren't well-crafted or considered. A surprising cover of "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" could have been a straight-ahead read, but instead is rendered dramatic and low-key, with Lalah Hathaway's warm, lush vocals dominating the first part and a dense, tense rap by Common closing it out; Glasper's piano nearly disappears, but his presence never does. Likewise, the soulful, staccato groove on "Better Than I Imagined" finds a didn't-know-we-needed-it dream team of H.E.R. and Meshell Ndegeocello duetting in a display of strengths upon strengths that, were he alive, Prince would have most certainly found his way into the middle of. However, it's with the album's closing track—"Bright Lights"—that the success of this, er, experiment really comes into sharp focus. Ty Dolla $ign's hook on "Bright Lights" is jaw-droppingly gorgeous (maybe even more beautiful than Musiq Soulchild's earlier turn on "Everybody Love," which is saying something), ending the album out on a slightly wistful, deeply musical, and unapologetically hip-hop-focused note. © Jason Ferguson/Qobuz

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1
In Tune [ft. Amir Sulaiman]
00:03:18

Derrick Hodge, Bass Guitar, Strings, AssociatedPerformer - Chris Athens, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Robert Glasper, Producer, Keyboards, Recording Producer, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Marcus Strickland, Bass Clarinet, AssociatedPerformer - Keyon Harrold, Trumpet, AssociatedPerformer - Qmillion, Mixer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Amir Sulaiman, Spoken Word, FeaturedArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist

℗ 2022 Loma Vista Recordings.

2
Black Superhero [ft. Killer Mike, BJ The Chicago Kid & Big K.R.I.T.] Explicit
00:05:55

Derrick Hodge, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Michael Render, ComposerLyricist - Bryan Sledge, ComposerLyricist - Chris Athens, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Robert Glasper, Producer, Keyboards, Recording Producer, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Chris Dave, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - DJ Jazzy Jeff, D J, AssociatedPerformer - Killer Mike, Vocals, FeaturedArtist, AssociatedPerformer - BJ The Chicago Kid, Vocals, FeaturedArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Justin Scott, ComposerLyricist - Big K.R.I.T., Vocals, FeaturedArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Qmillion, Mixer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Christopher Dave, ComposerLyricist - Lisa Harris, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Riley Glasper, Voices, AssociatedPerformer - Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, Spoken Word, AssociatedPerformer - Josephine Hodge, Voices, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2022 Loma Vista Recordings.

3
Shine [ft. D Smoke & Tiffany Gouché]
00:06:28

Chris Athens, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Robert Glasper, Producer, Drums, Piano, Recording Producer, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Terrace Martin, Soprano Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Keyon Harrold, Muted Trumpet, AssociatedPerformer - Qmillion, Mixer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Jahi Sundance, AssociatedPerformer, Turntablist - Tiffany Gouche, Vocals, FeaturedArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Justin Tyson, Keyboards, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Burniss Earl Travis, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Isaiah Sharkey, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - D Smoke, Vocals, FeaturedArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Burniss Travis II, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Daniel Anthony Farris, ComposerLyricist - DJ Jahi Sundance, AssociatedPerformer, Turntablist - Tiffany Venise Gouché, ComposerLyricist

℗ 2021 Loma Vista Recordings.

4
Why We Speak [ft. Q-Tip & Esperanza Spalding]
00:06:19

Kamaal Fareed, ComposerLyricist - Chris Athens, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Q-Tip, Vocals, FeaturedArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Robert Glasper, Producer, Keyboards, Recording Producer, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Esperanza Spalding, Vocals, FeaturedArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Qmillion, Mixer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Justin Tyson, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Isaiah Sharkey, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Burniss Travis II, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist

℗ 2022 Loma Vista Recordings.

5
Over [ft. Yebba]
00:04:55

Chris Athens, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Robert Glasper, Producer, Keyboards, Recording Producer, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Qmillion, Mixer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Jahi Sundance, D J, AssociatedPerformer - Justin Tyson, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Isaiah Sharkey, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Abbey Smith, ComposerLyricist - YEBBA, Vocals, FeaturedArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Burniss Travis II, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2022 Loma Vista Recordings.

6
Better Than I Imagined [ft. H.E.R. & Meshell Ndegeocello]
00:04:51

Derrick Hodge, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Robert Glasper, Composer, Producer, Keyboards, Recording Producer, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Meshell Ndegeocello, Spoken Word, FeaturedArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - John Rooney, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Jahi Sundance, AssociatedPerformer, Turntablist - Gabriella Wilson, ComposerLyricist - Justin Tyson, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - H.E.R., Vocals, FeaturedArtist, AssociatedPerformer - DJ Jahi Sundance, D J, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2020 Loma Vista Recordings.

7
Everybody Wants To Rule The World [ft. Lalah Hathaway & Common]
00:05:41

Derrick Hodge, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Ian Stanley, ComposerLyricist - Chris Athens, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - ROLAND ORZABAL, ComposerLyricist - Lalah Hathaway, Vocals, FeaturedArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Robert Glasper, Producer, Keyboards, Recording Producer, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Common, Vocals, FeaturedArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Christopher Merrick Hughes, ComposerLyricist - Qmillion, Mixer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Jahi Sundance, D J, AssociatedPerformer - Justin Tyson, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Isaiah Sharkey, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Burniss Travis II, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2022 Loma Vista Recordings.

8
Everybody Love [ft. Musiq Soulchild & Posdnuos]
00:05:03

Derrick Hodge, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Kelvin Mercer, ComposerLyricist - Chris Athens, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Robert Glasper, Producer, Keyboards, Recording Producer, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Musiq Soulchild, Vocals, FeaturedArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Taalib Johnson, ComposerLyricist - Posdnuos, Vocals, FeaturedArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Qmillion, Mixer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Jahi Sundance, Producer, D J, Recording Producer, AssociatedPerformer - Isaiah Sharkey, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Jay Cooper, Programming, AssociatedPerformer - Jahi Lake, ComposerLyricist - Jordan Cooper, ComposerLyricist - Alexander A-Lex Lloyd, ComposerLyricist

℗ 2022 Loma Vista Recordings.

9
It Don't Matter [ft. Gregory Porter + Ledisi]
00:05:27

Marlon Williams, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Chris Athens, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Pino Palladino, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Robert Glasper, Producer, Keyboards, Recording Producer, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Chris Dave, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Ledisi, Vocals, FeaturedArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Qmillion, Mixer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Gregory Porter, Vocals, FeaturedArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Christopher Dave, ComposerLyricist - Justin Tyson, ComposerLyricist

℗ 2022 Loma Vista Recordings.

10
Heaven's Here [ft. Ant Clemons]
00:03:56

Bryan-Michael Cox, Producer, Synthesizer, Recording Producer, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Derrick Hodge, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Chris Athens, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Robert Glasper, Producer, Keyboards, Recording Producer, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Qmillion, Mixer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Jahi Sundance, D J, AssociatedPerformer - Justin Tyson, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Ant Clemons, Vocals, FeaturedArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Dylan Del-Olmo, Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2022 Loma Vista Recordings.

11
Out of My Hands [ft. Jennifer Hudson]
00:05:35

Derrick Hodge, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Marlon Williams, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Chris Athens, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Robert Glasper, Producer, Keyboards, Recording Producer, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Terrace Martin, Producer, Synthesizer, Recording Producer, AssociatedPerformer - Jennifer Hudson, Vocals, FeaturedArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Qmillion, Mixer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Justin Tyson, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Brittany Chikyra Barber, ComposerLyricist

℗ 2022 Loma Vista Recordings.

12
Forever [ft. PJ Morton & India.Arie]
00:05:45

India.Arie, Vocals, FeaturedArtist, AssociatedPerformer - India Arie Simpson, ComposerLyricist - Thaddaeus Tribbett, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - PJ Morton, Keyboards, Vocals, FeaturedArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Chris Athens, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Robert Glasper, Producer, Keyboards, Recording Producer, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Corey Henry, Organ, AssociatedPerformer - Qmillion, Mixer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Justin Tyson, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Paul S. Morton Jr., ComposerLyricist

℗ 2022 Loma Vista Recordings.

13
Bright Lights [ft. Ty Dolla $ign] Explicit
00:04:02

Chris Athens, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Robert Glasper, Producer, Keyboards, Recording Producer, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Terrace Martin, Producer, Recording Producer, ComposerLyricist - Qmillion, Mixer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ty Dolla $ign, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Justin Tyson, Drums, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2022 Loma Vista Recordings.

Album Description

Robert Glasper's mission of using modern jazz as a foundation and launchpoint for exploring multiple facets of contemporary Black music returns with the third installment of Black Radio, nearly a decade after the second. Notably removed from the equation though, is the "Experiment" of the first two iterations. With Glasper as the individual anchor here, Black Radio III shifts both textually and tonally away from the idea of his jazz band backing some hip-hop and R&B musicians and more into a realm of Glasper's piano-playing and compositional hand guiding a melange of all-stars through a range of exciting material.

Black Radio III works both as a flowing, cohesive statement—the emotional and narrative flow is well-sequenced—and (like a good radio station) as a sampler of excellence. Eliding over any and all genre differences, Glasper once again treats all modern Black music as points on a spectrum, rather than cloistered corners of exclusion, resulting in an album that feels electrically modern, definitively rooted in soul, but also infinitely mutable. He skillfully deploys the best performers where they're most effective, whether it's India.Arie or Big K.R.I.T. or Q-Tip or Esperanza Spalding (singing in French), mixing and matching with gleeful—but respectful—abandon.

That's not to say the songs aren't well-crafted or considered. A surprising cover of "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" could have been a straight-ahead read, but instead is rendered dramatic and low-key, with Lalah Hathaway's warm, lush vocals dominating the first part and a dense, tense rap by Common closing it out; Glasper's piano nearly disappears, but his presence never does. Likewise, the soulful, staccato groove on "Better Than I Imagined" finds a didn't-know-we-needed-it dream team of H.E.R. and Meshell Ndegeocello duetting in a display of strengths upon strengths that, were he alive, Prince would have most certainly found his way into the middle of. However, it's with the album's closing track—"Bright Lights"—that the success of this, er, experiment really comes into sharp focus. Ty Dolla $ign's hook on "Bright Lights" is jaw-droppingly gorgeous (maybe even more beautiful than Musiq Soulchild's earlier turn on "Everybody Love," which is saying something), ending the album out on a slightly wistful, deeply musical, and unapologetically hip-hop-focused note. © Jason Ferguson/Qobuz

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