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.