REVIEW: The Robert Glasper Experiment featuring Bilal at Neumos Seattle: Eclectic Relaxation (Friday March 23, 2012)

“His mastery of musical astronomy created constellations where there had once only been lone stars. The orbits of the planets Coltrane, Hancock, Dilla, Yorke, Morello, and Cobain were shifted and new asterisms formed. Sometimes he would beam these new musical morphings onto the planetarium ceiling, as when his band played a few solid minutes of “A Love Supreme.” At other times he would allow us only a fleeting glimpse through the telescope, as when he casually tinkled only four seconds of the intro to ‘Everything in It’s Right Place.’ ”

 

Read my article here for City Arts Magazine on why the stars aligned at the Robert Glasper Experiment show at Neumos Seattle last night.