by Cole DeGenova in New Music on Tuesday 25 September 2012

Whether you call it nu-jazz, hip hop jazz, or any other variation of that, pianist Robert Glasper is at the forefront of it. The Robert Glasper Experiment, or simply The Experiment, is his head bobbing take on modern jazz featuring the great drummer Chris Dave, bassist Derrick Hodge and Casey Benjamin on horns. Throwing in more recognizable names like Erykah Badu, Mos Def and Lupe Fiasco, Black Radio demonstrates that jazz musicians still have a relevancy in not just black radio but American music as a whole.