Robert Glasper: In My Element 2LP (Blue Note Classic Vinyl Series)
Blue Note, 2007
Pianist Robert Glasper’s second Blue Note album reunites him with bassist Vicente Archer and drummer Damion Reid for an assured update of the jazz piano trio. There’s a wide variety of moods on offer; from the gorgeously hushed and slow-moving ballad “Tribute,” through the frenetic, quicksilver interplay of “G & B,” to the sweeping melodicism of “Of Dreams To Come.” While Glasper’s virtuosity is firmly rooted in the tradition of past masters, he’s also not afraid to take daring risks – as on his wildly imaginative medley interweaving Herbie Hancock’s classic “Maiden Voyage” with Radiohead’s “Everything In Its Right Place.”
TracklistA1: g & b
A2: of dreams to come
B1: f. t. b.
B2: y’outta praise him (intro)
B3: y’outta praise him
C2: maiden voyage/everything in its right place
C3: j dillalude
D1: silly rabbit
D2: one for ’grew
- Recorded - March 21 to November 1, 2006
- Producers - Eli Wolf and Robert Glasper
The album gets its first-ever vinyl release with this Blue Note Classic Vinyl Edition mastered by Kevin Gray and pressed on 180g vinyl at Optimal.