R+R=Now: Glasper, Martin, Scott, McFerrin, Hodge, Tyson
New Urban Jazz
Terrace Martin (saxophone, vocoder, keyboards); Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah (trumpet); Taylor McFerrin (keyboards, electronics); Robert Glasper (keyboards, Fender Rhodes); Derrick Hodge (bass); Justin Tyson (drums).
Fri 13 July 2018 19:15 - 20:30 Congo
Multiple Grammy-Award winner Robert Glasper was already known for injecting the playing field of jazz with a fresh fusion of traditional jazz, R&B, and hip-hop. The same goes for his friends Terrace Martin, Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, Derrick Hodge, Justin Tyson, and Taylor McFerrin. Behind the screens these artists were at the basis of the successes of superstars like Kendrick Lamar, Common, and Jill Scott. Now, Glasper will bring together the cream of this generation to make a joint musical statement as R+R=NOW (Reflect + Respond = Now). Inspired by the conviction of Nina Simone that it’s the artist’s task to be conscious about the time in which they live, Glasper and this collective reflect and respond to the social and political unrest of our times. Their shared mission: making music of and for this age.