R+R=Now Collagically Speaking


Format: CD

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Release date: 15 Jun 2018
Format: CD
Grade: New (About gradings)
SKU: 100682
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This project could maybe best be described as a Jazz/soul supergroup consisting of Robert Glasper on keyboards, Terrace Martin on synthesizer and vocoder, Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah on trumpet, Derrick Hodge on bass, Taylor McFerrin on synth and beatbox, and Justin Tyson on drums. The R+R stands for ‘reflect and respond’ and the band do that both musically and through the lyrical message. From the fast funk of ‘Resting Warrior’ with its driving B-line to the cavernous, cosmic jazz of ‘The Night In Question’ the group twist melody and rhythm around each other in with supreme creativity. The chunky beats and wiry synths on ‘Reflect Reprise’ add contrast to the vocoder vox, ‘Change Of Tone’ merges a hip-hop aesthetic in the beats with an astral airiness in the groove while ‘Awake To You’ is a more soulful edged mid tempo. Great album that deserves time to fully absorb.


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