The latest musician bequeathed with the task of bridging jazz and hip-hop, pianist Robert Glasper fits much tighter with the neo-soul crowd on his newest LP, Black Radio. Although Yasiin Bey, the rapper you probably know as Mos Def, gives the album its name as the featured artist on the title track, the record really sores on cuts like the Erykah Badu–performed standard “Afro Blue” and the slow jam “Ah Yeah,” which offers vocals by Musiq Soulchild and Chrisette Michele. Tonight, he plays two shows at Lower Manhattan’s S.O.B.’s. If he really wants to throw you off, he’ll do his cover of “Smells Like Teen Spirit.”
Thu., Jan. 10, 8 & 10:30 p.m., 2013
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