Robert Glasper does Radiohead’s “Reckoner” for new covers album!

Fresh from his work on Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp A Butterfly, double Grammy-winning keyboardist Robert Glasper has released his new single ‘Reckoner’, a cover of the Radiohead song, which is available today on all streaming services and digital retailers. The track appears on Glasper’s forthcoming album Covered (The Robert Glasper Trio recorded live at Capitol Studios), which will be released June 16 on Blue Note Records.

Ten years after making his Blue Note debut – and following two Grammy-winning volumes of his critically and commercially successful R&B-oriented Black Radio albums – Glasper has returned to his acclaimed acoustic jazz trio on Covered. Glasper, bassist Vicente Archer and drummer Damion Reid – who form the original trio featured on Glasper’s first two Blue Note albums: Canvas (2005) and In My Element (2007) – reconvened at the legendary Capitol Studios in Hollywood, California in December to record the album in front of an intimate live audience. The set list features songs by hip-hop and R&B stars like Kendrick Lamar, John Legend, Musiq Soulchild and Bilal alongside the jazz standard ‘Stella By Starlight’. Displaying his trademark eclecticism, Glasper also includes tunes by Radiohead and Joni Mitchell, along with a stirring collaboration with legendary singer/activist Harry Belafonte. The Glasper originals on the album include a re-working of “I Don’t Even Care,” a bonus track from Black Radio 2 that featured Macy Gray and Jean Grae.


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