R + R = NOW
- Robert Glasper and Terrace Martin's new superband to Molde!
Behind the apparently cryptic band name, there is a flashy new superband at the intersection of R & B, jazz and hip-hop.
The band is made up of two musicians and producers who have already made great marks in modern music history: Robert Glasper and Terrace Martin. Glasper is signed on the legendary label Blue Note and has so far won three Grammys and has been nominated for another three. The two have contributed to releases with Quincy Jones, Kendrick Lamar, Common, Kanye West, Mos Def and Q-Tip, to name a few, and in their new band they have invited jazz trumpeter Christian Scott, bassist Derrick Hodge, drummer Justin Tyson and multi-instrumentalist Taylor McFerrin. Glasper baptized band R + R = NOW (Reflect + Responder = Now) inspired by Nina Simone's statement that it is an artist's duty to reflect the contemporary. R + R = NOW tells "our story from our point of view." He says. The sound of the band describes him as an "honest, fluent sound like genre of hip hop, EDM, jazz - yes even reggae ... We are a bunch who have so much respect for each other that we are always pushing the ball forward. "
We are incredibly proud to have secured the first ever concert with this sensational project in Norway, and are excited about the fact that we have high expectations for their concert this summer!
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