Robert Glasper Experiment & Marsha Ambrosius Sit Down At NPR’s ‘Tiny Desk’

Final Glasper

As GRAMMY week kicks off, we are all looking back at our favorite moments in R&B from the past year. One of the highlights, certainly, was the release of Black Radio 2 by Robert Glasper Experiment. The follow up to the award-winning Black Radio hit all the right notes. Unfortunately, the group isn't up for any GRAMMY Awards this year, but NPR has given us a musical treat through its Tiny Desk Concert series. The series, which features small musical concerts at NPR’s offices, played host to the Robert Glasper Experiment (featuring Robert Glasper, Mark Colenburg and Derrick Hodge). The concert started with a performance of “Trust,” featuring the beautiful Marsha Ambrosius. Seeing her emote as she sang the quiet storm ballad brought a new level of appreciation to the song. The group then went into a freestyle, improvised jam session that showcased the group's jazz origins. Lastly, the group performed “Gonna Be Alright (F.T.B.),” a song that Robert Glasper explained he actually recorded twice. This version did not feature Ledisi, but it definitely was enjoyable. We already knew that the Robert Glasper Experiment’s albums had high replay value, but this performance will have both albums back on heavy rotation.

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