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Robert Glasper Hits NPR's Tiny Desk Concert + New EP & Tour Dates
Robert Glasper Hits NPR's Tiny Desk Concert + New EP & Tour Dates

Robert Glasper Hits NPR's Tiny Desk Concert + New EP & Tour Dates

Robert Glasper Hits NPR's Tiny Desk Concert + New EP & Tour Dates

The supremely gifted pianist/arranger/producer/organic soul figurehead Robert Glasper has been a busy man as of late. He stopped by NPR's studios to drop some fire on the public airwaves with has latest line-up of experimenters and sonic voyagers taking the stripped-down format Tiny Desk Concert to new heights. Where most participants simply invite their guitar player along to churn out a few bare tracks, Glasper ropes collaborator and former Floetry member Marsha Ambrosius to belt out the soulful jazz croon of "Trust,"just before taking the small office show to The Blue Note for a night of improv chops and fusion. 

Never idle for too long, RG recently digitally released his Black Friday Record Store Day drop Porter Chops Glasper, where Mr. Porter --featured on Black Radio 2-- takes his sampling game to the fuzed-soul of Glasper's cuts, injecting the Jill Scott-assisted "Calls" with some of the more boom-bap tinged sensibilities from his work with Eminem--and even gets a guest verse out of the now bubbling Pharoahe Monch. On top of it all, the ever-prolific Glasper is taking his show back on the road both backing and sharing the bill with Ledisi. All in all, we've got a lot to look forward to from the neo-soul wizard. You can catch Robert Glasper & Co rocking on Tiny Desk Concert below and be sure check after the jump for full tour dates to bear witness to the experiment.

Tour Dates:

April 16 – Florida Theatre – Jacksonville, FL

April 17 – Saenger Theatre – Mobile, AL

April 18 – Orpheum Theater – Memphis, TN

April 19 – Murat Theatre – Indianapolis, IN

April 22 – Stranahan Theater – Toledo, OH

April 24 – Detroit Opera House – Detroit, MI

April 25 – Chicago Theatre – Chicago, IL

April 26 – Palace Theatre – Louisville, KY

April 27 – House of Blues – Cleveland, OH

April 28 – Danforth Music Hall – Toronto, ON

April 29 – August Wilson Center – Pittsburgh, PA (RGX Only)

April 30 – Beacon Theatre – New York, NY

May 1 – Tower Theatre – Philadelphia, PA

May 2 – Chrysler Hall – Norfolk, VA

May 4 – Pier 6 Pavilion – Baltimore, MD

May 6 – Durham Performing Arts Center – Durham, NC

May 8 – The Fillmore – Charlotte, NC

May 9 – Chastain Park Amphitheater – Atlanta, GA

May 10 – Kennedy Center – Washington DC (RGX ONLY)

May 13 – Midland Theatre – Kansas City, MO

May 14 – Majestic Theatre – Dallas, TX

May 16 – Bayou Music Center – Houston, TX

May 17 – ACL Live – Austin, TX

May 21 – Warfield Theatre – San Francisco, CA

May 22 – Club Nokia – Los Angeles, CA

May 23 – House of Blues – Las Vegas, NV

May 24 – San Diego Jazz Festival  - San Diego, CA

May 25 – Woodlake Inn – Sacramento, CA