Featuring appearances from Ma Dukes, Chris Dave, and Slum Village’s T3.
Throughout the month of October, Robert Glasper has been treating crowds at NYC’s Blue Note to star-studded revues of his catalog.
And while it’s been one of the city’s hottest tickets, Boiler Room happened to be in attendance for last night’s performance, capturing an hour-long J Dilla tribute, live and direct from the legendary NYC venue. With an opening blessing from Ma Dukes, the Glasper-led five-piece runs through solo Dilla cuts and Slum Village classics with T3, the original line-up’s lone survivor, performing the late producer’s lines (and his own, of course) throughout the night.
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A portion of the proceeds from this week’s performances (continuing Saturday and Sunday with two sets per night,) will be donated to Save The Music Foundation’s J Dilla Music Tech Grant. Developed in partnership with Pharrell and Arizona State University, the recently-established initiative offers public high school students access to music education with non-traditional instruments and production programs.
Watch Robert Glasper lead an hour-long J Dilla tribute at the Blue Note below. The pianist’s residency runs through November 3rd. You can purchase tickets for the remaining shows here.