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Robert Glasper

Robert Glasper was raised in Houston, Texas. His mother was his first and strongest musical influence. Mrs. Glasper not only played piano and sang gospel music in the family's church, she led a band that worked the city's jazz and blues club circuit as well. By the age of twelve, young Robert was playing piano in that church. “Gospel music is built on emotion and spirituality; you go to church and leave crying,” he says. “It definitely just gave me that sensitivity and knowing how to reach people and knowing how to be in tune with your feelings and the emotion of the music. My thing is, it helps me relate to the audience 'cause they're gonna give you what you give them. When you bring the crowd into your world, you can do anything you want.”

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Black Radio 2
Black Radio 2
Blue Note Records
2013
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Black Radio
Black Radio
Blue Note Records
2012
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Stakes Is High
Nebula
2010
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Double Booked
Nebula
2009
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In My Element
In My Element
Blue Note Records
2007
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Canvas
Canvas
Blue Note Records
2005
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