Full Concert: Robert Glasper Experiment-Tribute to Roy Ayers feat. Pete Rock and Billal [full video] | jazz, soul, hip hop


This is a very enjoyable listen, the mighty Robert Glasper Experiment paying homage to the legendary Roy Ayers back in France 2010.

Full show is approx 60 mins and features;

Robert Glasper: keyboards
Derrick Hodge: bass
Casey Benjamin: saxophone
Chris Dave: drums
Stefon Harris: vibraphone
Bilal: vocal
Pete Rock: turntables and mc

Jazz a la Villette
September 11 2010
Cabaret Sauvage
Paris, France

Catch the legendary ROY AYERS doing his thing LIVE at the Jam Gallery (Oxford St Bondi Junction) SYDNEY later this month in a rare intimate club show along with Sydney Funk outfit Gang of Brothers and Soul of Sydney DJ’s & Friends warming things.

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INFO 

FULL CONCERT: Robert Glasper Experiment + Pete Rock and Bilal LIVE in Paris Sep 2010 – 2.5 Hour full video


Robert Glasper: Piano and Fender Rhodes
Derrick Hodge: Bass
Casey Benjamin: Vocoder and Saxophone
Chris Dave: Drums
Stefon Harris: Vibraphone
Pete Rock: Turntables and Vocal
Bilal: Vocal

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Niche Productions presents a cross-genre, cross-generational bill for the June long weekend featuring the future of Jazz, Soul and Electronic music. Whilst all three artists have a deep affinity and spiritual association with Jazz, they all refuse to be pigeonholed and on Sunday 10th June, all preconceived notions about ‘what Jazz is and what Jazz isnt’ are going to be blown out of the water.

 

Direct from the Melbourne International Jazz Festival:
‘FUTURE NOW’
Feat. The Robert Glasper Experiment, Jose James & Taylor Mcferrin

Sun 10th June (Queens Bday Weekend) Oxford Art Factory, Sydney

The Robert Glasper Experiment makes its debut appearance in Australia off the back of their incredible new album Black Radio, which is out now on Blue Note (and debuted at #1 on the Australian iTunes Jazz Charts). Featuring a host of incredible guest vocalists and personnel, Black Radio is a concept that comes from Yassin Bey aka Mos Def (who contributes the albums title track) who wonders why, if the Black Box is the only thing that survives a plane crash, do they not make the whole plane out of its material? Glasper himself is in a class of his own behind the keys and when joined by vocalists like Erykah Badu and Bilal as well as newcomers King and Chrisette Michelle, shines even brighter (if thats possible). Nothing is predictable about a Robert Glasper Experiment performance and Australian audiences are about to get their very first taste. Watch a recent performance on David Letterman here.

Jose James is equally hard to pinpoint, having released songs from the classic American songbook for Verve as well as fully-blown beat collaborations with Flying Lotus, Moodyman and Basement Jaxx. His debut album The Dreamer was a throwback to the classic-cool-quintet albums like Kind Of Blue and was followed quickly by Black Magic (both on Gilles Petersons Brownswood label), which featured the aforementioned heavyweight collabs, leaning more on a Marvin Gaye/Leon Ware I Want You modus operandi. His new album No Beginning, No End will be available in 2012 and promises his heaviest lineup of players yet (Richard Spaven, Pino Palladino, anyone?). Enjoy a taste of the first single Trouble here.

Taylor Mcferrin returns to Australia after appearing recently with Shabazz Palaces in select shows around Oz. The one-man band (and son of Bobby) combines an incredible beatbox vocal ability, range, production prowess and gift for electronics the apple does not fall far from the tree. Signed to Brainfeeder, Mcferrins debut album is in the works. On his own he is mind-blowing, when he collaborates with his two fellow artists he truly embodies the spirit of Jazz: to improvise, innovate and entertain. Watch and learn.

Niche Productions could not be more proud to bring Sydney this ridiculously well-matched triple bill. A culmination of all of our influences on stage for one night only, Future Now is three artists who have consistently created some of the best moments of their genre and who have not even reached their peak. Join us for something truly special this June.

Niche Productions presents Future Now featuring Robert Glasper Experiment, Jose James & Taylor Mcferrin + special guests DJs Cian (Conch Records – NZ) & Huwston

 

VIDEO: Robert Glasper Trio feat Bilal – LIVE at Jazz a la Villette Festival (2010 – FULL CONCERT)


In My Element

In My Element (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

ARTISTS:

Robert Glasper (piano) http://www.robertglasper.com/
Derrick Hodge (doublebass) http://www.myspace.com/derrickhodge
Chris Dave (drums) http://www.myspace.com/chrisdaddydave
Bilal (vocal) http://www.myspace.com/bilaloliver

SET LIST

1. G & B
2. Unkown
3. Little B’s Poem feat. Bilal
4. Body&Soul feat. Bilal
5. Yes I’m Country
6. Butterfly
7. All Matter feat. Bilal
8. [Encore] Reminisce feat Bilal

VIDEO: Bilal Speaks About Robert Glasper + Sydney Gig Info (Sun June 10)


Bilal describes his experience working with the Robert Glasper Experiment.

‘Black Radio’ the new album from Robert Glasper Experiment is in stores now:

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Niche Productions presents Future Now feat. The Robert Glasper Experiment, Jose James & Taylor McFerrin

Sun 10th June (Queen’s Bday Weekend) – Oxford Art Factory – Sydney

Niche Productions presents a cross-genre, cross-generational bill for the June long weekend featuring the future of Jazz, Soul and Electronic music. Whilst all three artists have a deep affinity and spiritual association with Jazz, they all refuse to be pigeonholed and on Sunday 10th June, all preconceived notions about ‘what Jazz is and what Jazz isn’t’ are going to be blown out of the water.

The Robert Glasper Experiment makes its debut appearance in Australia off the back of their incredible new album Black Radio, which is out now on Blue Note (and debuted at #1 on the Australian iTunes Jazz Charts). Featuring a host of incredible guest vocalists and personnel, Black Radio is a concept that comes from Yassin Bey aka Mos Def (who contributes the album’s title track) who wonders why, if the Black Box is the only thing that survives a plane crash, do they not make the whole plane out of its material? Glasper himself is in a class of his own behind the keys and when joined by vocalists like Erykah Badu and Bilal as well as newcomers King and Chrisette Michelle, shines even brighter (if that’s possible). Nothing is predictable about a Robert Glasper Experiment performance and Australian audiences are about to get their very first taste. Watch a recent performance on David Letterman here

Jose James is equally hard to pinpoint, having released songs from the classic American songbook for Verve as well as fully-blown beat collaborations with Flying Lotus, Moodyman and Basement Jaxx. His debut album The Dreamer was a throwback to the classic-cool-quintet albums like Kind Of Blue and was followed quickly by Black Magic (both on Gilles Peterson’s Brownswood label), which featured the aforementioned heavyweight collabs, leaning more on a Marvin Gaye/Leon Ware I Want You modus operandi. His new album No Beginning, No End will be available in 2012 and promises his heaviest lineup of players yet (Richard Spaven, Pino Palladino, anyone?). Enjoy a taste of the first single Trouble here

Taylor McFerrin returns to Australia after appearing recently with Shabazz Palaces in select shows around Oz. The one-man band (and son of Bobby) combines an incredible beatbox vocal ability, range, production prowess and gift for electronics… the apple does not fall far from the tree. Signed to Brainfeeder, McFerrin’s debut album is in the works. On his own he is mind-blowing, when he collaborates with his two fellow artists he truly embodies the spirit of Jazz: to improvise, innovate and entertain. Watch and learn http://youtu.be/aQJqHEIxBW8?t=4m43s

Niche Productions could not be more proud to bring Sydney this ridiculously well-matched triple bill. A culmination of all of our influences on stage for one night only, Future Now is three artists who have consistently created some of the best moments of their genre and who have not even reached their peak. Join us for something truly special this June.

Niche Productions presents Future Now featuring Robert Glasper Experiment, Jose James & Taylor McFerrin + special guests DJs Cian (Conch Records – NZ) & Huwston

http://www.moshtix.com.au/event.aspx?id=55721
Sunday June 10th – Oxford Art Factory – Sydney
Tickets: http://www.moshtix.com.au – on sale Wednesday 21st March

EVENT- NEO SOUL: Eric Lau @ The Burdiken 26th May 2012!


ERIC LAU“..There’s beauty everywhere, from the smallest things, to the largest things in the universe. I feel, when I make music, it just comes through me. I’m just trying to be a part of everything else.” ERIC LAU ON MAKING MUSIC (Excerpt taken from The making of QUADRIVIUM2011)

RETURNING to Sydney for one night only is one of hip hop’s fastest rising and critically acclaimed producers – ERIC LAU (UK)! Grindin Music and Funkdafied have teamed up once again to host the return of Eric Lau who will be providing nu soul, jazz and hip hop revelers with a DJ set at The Burdekin (1st Level) on MAY 26TH, 2012.

Supporting DJ’s on the night will showcase a talented pool of music aficionados who have worked tirelessly over the years by their own merits, developing and cultivating Sydney’s niche music community with a strong thread of music parties and events for us to enjoy.

The night will feature DJ’s FRENZIE, HUWSTON, JC (FUNKDAFIED) and CMAN for a night of quality music one searches the depths of dusty basements, locked in vaults that are only stumbled upon through endless digging in crates.

Join us for an education into the trajectory of music from the past, present and future.

WHEN:   26th of May 2012

TIME:      9pm til late

WHERE: The Burdekin (1st level) 2 Oxford Street

COST:   $ 15.00 through Moshtix Or $20.00 at the door

BUY TIX HERE: http://www.moshtix.com.au/event.aspx?id=56769

OR EMAIL:        info@funkdafied.com.au for printed $15 Tickets

More information contact:

www.funkdafied.com.au

www.facebook.com/FunkdafiedEvents

www.grindin.net

www.ericlaumusic.com

Who is ERIC LAU?

London beat-maker ERIC LAU needs no introduction amongst producers worldwide. With a number of international artists under his belt on collaborative projects from Georgia Anne Muldrow, Guilty Simpson, Lupe Fiasco, Oddisee, Tanya Morgan, Muhsinah, Chris “Daddy” Dave, Dudley Perkins and a host of others, it’s not that often relatively unknown beat producers get to collaborate with a stunning array of artists early on in their careers.

Furthermore to his production work, Eric Lau is also a well sought after DJ contributing mixtapes on various distinguished music platforms which include legendary Gilles Peterson WorldWide, Red Bull Music Academy, BTS Radio, and Put Me On It to name a few. His DJ career has provided him the opportunity to support high profile artists such as Erykah Badu, Robert Glasper, and Questlove – all within a few short years.

Released through UBIQUITY RECORDS in 2008, Eric Lau’s debut album “New Territories” generated worldwide recognition landing him a spot in Gilles Peterson’s Top Albums of 2008 and additional support from music lovers, grounding his position in the music industry as a talented producer. With a string of instrumental albums that followed suit released through KILAWATT MUSIC, 2012 will see Eric Lau release a full length album entitled ‘One of Many’ amongst a host of other collaborative and instrumental production albums in the works.