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Wednesday
Dec192012

Jazz In The Present Tense - 2012 on GRAMMY.com

This was the first blog post that I wrote for the new 2012-2013 GRAMMY season.  ~ Donna

 

This year has been stellar for jazz music. The boundaries of jazz have been pushed ever since cornetist Charles Joseph "Buddy" Bolden laid down his first improvisational "lick" back in the late 1800s. So, who is continuing this trend today in the second decade of the new millennium?

Houston-born pianist Robert Glasper's star continued to rise this year with the release of Black Radio. The album made an indelible impression on young people (and the not so young) around the world. Over the years, Glasper has collaborated with the likes of Bilal, Terence Blanchard, Q-Tip, Meshell Ndegeocello, Jaleel Shaw, and Kanye West. 

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