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Black Radio

27 Feb 2012 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 24 Feb 2012
  • Release Date: 24 Feb 2012
  • Label: Blue Note Records
  • Copyright: (C) 2012 Blue Note Records
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  • Total Length: 1:05:10
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  • ASIN: B007650AIY
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 9,352 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Music Lover on 2 Mar 2012
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Robert Glasper has caused a stir with his impressive musicianship and with his spiky and vocal articulation of wishing to develop music that is free to move beyond the aesthetic values imposed by the (often self-appointed) guardians of a specific musical culture. As a Jazz musician Glasper is keenly aware of the cultural, historical and ethnically informed narratives that weave through the Jazz tradition, and is equally aware of a purist strain in Jazz practice and interpretation that seeks to preserve the artform against what are viewed as the 'the barbarian hordes'. Glasper has, however, recognised that there are multiple musical traditions operating which form a part of the same ethnic and culturally inspired experience, and is clearly comfortable in attempting to merge what some consider the 'high art' of Jazz (thereby ignoring key components informing the art form) with popular vernacular and folk inspired traditions, of which Hip Hop offers the most recent example.

This is not to suggest that 'Black Radio' should be seen as a pluralist all encompassing rejection of purist aesthetic celebration as the liner notes (written by Angelika Beener) speak of a tradition that has informed and constantly revitalised popular musical culture, whilst also being appropriated by elements existing within the same popular framework, both within and outside the ethnic and socio-culture that she references. According to Beener, 'Black Radio' offers an example to take forward, '...the solution is not to keep reaching behind us for authenticity...but (the past) cannot be the sole definer of legitimacy. Modernism is now...when minstrelsy fades, and monotony jades, there will still be Black Radio'.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Jazzlicka on 28 Feb 2012
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Strikes a fine balance between Soul , Jazz and Hip-Hop.
Excellent production and superb compositions.
I know its only February but I predict this to be the album of the year
Essential listening for modern fusion lovers. Sounds its best when listened to in its entirety.
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if you like new rave jazz its a must have if your not stuck in the past and love r & b with hip hop brakes.
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By Alice on 11 Jun 2014
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My CD arrived weeks before its estimated time of arrival, which was a bonus. The CD itself lived up to all my expectations and then blew them out of the water. If your thinking of purchasing black radio, I couldn't recommend it more!
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By Mr Smith Joseph on 12 May 2014
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Why has it taken me so long to add this album to my collection. A truly fantastic album and RG at his best.
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CD nice bounce Afro blue vibe! Nice to the hear,a must buy truly eases my mind body n soul x
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This is a statement of intent that Jazz is here to stay, ever evolving and a melting pot of styles and Robert Glasper does it so so well.
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From beginning to end you can sit comfortably and let the music consume you. You may fall asleep but it'd be due to it's relaxing aura. Lovely!
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