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Robert Glasper Trio

November 19, 2008

was at Cargo last night and I must say I was pretty impressed.  You know, London is used to see him probably (or at least he passed by last year) but for us (small countries) it is far from easy to welcome such artists, you never know how many people will show up.  Anyway, this player Robert is very talented and so is Chris Dave, the drummer, he’s the machine in the Trio (by the way check this video with Robert Glasper on drums and Chris Dave on piano, hilarious).  After being introduced as a Supreme recording artist (say whut?) I heard a couple of bangers and the classic Dilla bangers, and Robert gave us a little story on his experience at J Dilla’s house, at the time Bilal was around for a recording session; it was legendary for him (as it is for everybody who ever met or worked with Dilla).  Deejays for the night were Kyri from R2 Records, nice guy, and my french buddy Simbad.  They really did a good job, loved that original Q-Tip sample Kyri… Here’s a previous video of a show, somewhere, sometime, same set-up:

I had a great night, thank you Sim.