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Covered (The Robert Glasper Trio Recorded Live At Capitol Studios)
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10 years after making his Blue Note debut & following 2 GRAMMY-winning volumes of his R&B-oriented Black Radio albums, Robert Glasper returns to his acclaimed acoustic jazz trio for his new album, Covered (The Robert Glasper Trio recorded live at Capitol Studios). The album will be released 6/16 on Blue Note Records & consists mainly of covers, including Glasper's favorite songs by Radiohead, Joni Mitchell, Jhene Aiko, John Legend, Kendrick Lamar & more, as well as several Glasper originals.
- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- Language: : English
- Product Dimensions : 5.75 x 4.92 x 0.43 inches; 3.32 Ounces
- Manufacturer : Blue Note
- Original Release Date : 2015
- Date First Available : April 22, 2015
- Label : Blue Note
- ASIN : B00V5J1JLO
- Number of discs : 1
- Best Sellers Rank: #59,946 in CDs & Vinyl (See Top 100 in CDs & Vinyl)
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The bad - I agree with the poor recording quality here. The kick drum was way overdone. So much so that I'm surprised the sound engineer didn't catch it or maybe it is set heavy on purpose. Almost overpowering everything else. Either way, it takes from it slightly but that is not the worse part. For the life of me, I can figure it out but there is a sound that is hard to describe (almost like electronic "woooooing") that is on "The Worst" and "So Beautiful". Whatever it is, it is pretty consistent since I hear it more on the YouTube version. Very faint and you will miss it unless you listen closely for it. Of course, since I know it's there, I can't NOT hear it every time I play it. It's a shame because I think this is best anyone has even attempted remaking this song.
Overall - I like the CD. Good music and it puts me in a good place when I listen. Unfortunately, I can't listen as closely as I would like. Almost like standing at the edge of the water with my feet in the sand at the beach but not fully going swimming. I just don't know what to make of the recording quality. I know it was done in front of a live audience but they fade in the background when he really gets going so I know it is not the people. Oh well - this is a good CD but do yourself a favor and try not to listen for the flaws. If you can do that, you will enjoy it.
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The Black Radio albums are fantastic and are rarely off the music player, stereo and from in the car. But the earlier trio albums Canvas, In my Element are wonderful in their own right.
For people who only know the Black Radio albums, this maybe to 'jazzy', but it is wonderful that an artist has the balls to move from one discipline to another - also to work with so many other wonderful artists (the Black Radio albums especially).
This new album has some haunting tracks - 'The Worst', has been 'with me' since the first time I heard it. 'So Beautiful' is the same, it speaks from the heart - yet no words! It is also wonderful to hear Harry Belafonte (Got Over) adding gravitas, humour and class.
The 'straight' jazz tracks will be harder for some to 'get' but overall the album is brilliant - in my humble opinion.
Robert, a wonderful new body of work. I am not a fan of 'live recording' but this breaks that rule, as you would think this is a studio albums.