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ALBUM REVIEW: Robert Glasper blends jazz with blues, soul, R&B and hip-hop

Jazz pianist-bandleader Robert Glasper personifies what excites young people about jazz. (Courtesy Jessica Chornesky via PopMatters.com/MCT)

State Hornet Staff

November 13, 2013

The sound of old jazz successfully blended with pop, blues, soul, R&B and hip-hop is a rare thing to hear among current artists in the music industry.But pianist and producer Robert Glasper – often called the next generation of jazz – pulled it off in 2012 when he won a Grammy Award for best R&B al...

Staff Picks: Start November off with good tunes

Staff Picks: Start November off with good tunes

Reporting by Anisca Miles

November 6, 2013

Song: “Landscapes”Artist: Johnny PolygonAlbum: “The Nothing”Briana says: John Armour, known as Johnny Polygon on stage, is an independent artist from Tulsa, Oklahoma. He’s worked with artists such as Nas and Kid Cudi and made a cameo appearance in Kid Cudi’s music video “The Pursuit of Happin...

South American trio add a cool factor in this review

South American trio add a cool factor in this review

McClatchy Tribune

October 2, 2013

Listening to MATANZA elicits a desire to move to some incredibly sweaty place, eat only from farmer’s markets and adopt a shoulder monkey named Tom Bomberdash to feed banana slices to with your newfound machete skills.This genius meld of street house and South American folk is the result of two Chil...