good thread, ive been on a bossa nova kick myself
Bebel's father is Joao who played with Stan Getz. My wife & I saw her like 6-7 years ago in NYC. Love her music...
Got this CD & the DVD for Christmas. Today was the first time I was able to really sit down & listen to at least the first couple of songs. I was blown away. They did a bootleg series for Bob Dylan & Johnny Cash which yielded a lot of terrific stuff so I was geeked out when they said they were giving Miles the same treatment. I was blown away but this CD. I have a box set of Miles - Complete Live At The Plugged Nickel 1965, but this bootleg release is light years ahead of what Miles played then.
This iteration of of his quintet featured Wayne Shorter on alto sax, Herbie Hancock on piano, Ron Carter on bass, & Tony Williams on drums. This CD along with what ever they release in the future is a must have for any true jazz/music heads. He went from playing that cali cool or cool jazz stuff in '65 (around when Birth of Cool was released) to full bebop/hardbop/modal jazz and he had the players to do it here too.
Pulled from his website here.
On February 28, 2012, Robert Glasper Experiment will release Black Radio (Blue Note Records/EMI), a future landmark album that boldly stakes out new musical territory and transcends any notion of genre, drawing from jazz, hip hop, R&B and rock, but refusing to be pinned down by any one tag. The first full-length album from the GRAMMY-nominated keyboardistâs electric Experiment bandâsaxist Casey Benjamin, bassist Derrick Hodge, and drummer Chris DaveâBlack Radio also features many of Glasperâs famous friends from the spectrum of urban music, seamlessly incorporating appearances from a jaw-dropping roll call of special guests including Erykah Badu, Bilal, Lupe Fiasco, Lalah Hathaway, Shafiq Husayn (Sa-Ra), KING, Ledisi, Chrisette Michele, Mos Def, Musiq Soulchild, Meshell Ndegeocello, and Stokley Williams (Mint Condition).
Throughout the Experiment wears its eclecticism on its sleeve, presenting new collaborative originals and surprising cover songs. They transform the Afro-Cuban standard âAfro Blueâ