* Robert Glasper Experiment

December 4, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
The Birchmere Music Hall
3701 Mt Vernon Ave
Alexandria, VA 22305

Robert Glasper leads his band, the Experiment, which recently released ArtScience, its third full album on Blue Note. You could call this the epitome of a technically skilled jam band, playing everything from Roy Ayers to Nirvana. Glasper arranges popular songs in a groove context, with a few vamping sections. Now add in Derrick Hodge’s wide harmonic language and deep tone on the bass, Casey Benjamin’s splintering sax solos and soulful vocoder work, and the timeless grooves of the drummer Mark Columburg, you’re left with a live show that hits you from every angle.



Giovanni Russonello

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Giovanni is the founder of CapitalBop, and a music critic for the New York Times. He previously served as a contributor to the Washington Post, the FADER, JazzTimes, NPR Music and others, and hosted “On the Margin,” a books show on WPFW-FM. As head of CapitalBop, he has covered the D.C. jazz scene since 2010. (He is no longer directly involved in the presenting of CapitalBop's concerts.) He graduated from Tufts University with a bachelor’s degree in history, with a focus on African-American history. Reach Giovanni at editor@capitalbop.com. Read him at giovannirussonello.com or nytimes.com/by/giovanni-russonello. Follow him on Twitter at @giorussonello.