Here’s some chilled listening for those of you who do such things as relax and listen to music. In no particular order:
1. Her Morning Elegance – Oren Lavie
Her Morning Elegance
Directed by: Oren Lavie, Yuval & Merav Nathan
Featuring: Shir Shomron
Photography: Eyal Landesman
Color: Todd Iorio at Resolution
© 2009 A Quarter Past Wonderful
“Her Morning Elegance” written and produced by Oren Lavie, from the Oren Lavie album The Opposite Side of the Sea
© 2009 A Quarter Past Wonderful/Adrenaline under license from Tuition
2. Robert Glasper – Jelly’s Da Beener
3. Robert Glasper – J Dillalude
Robert attended high school in Houston, TX at the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts and went on to attend the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in New York City.
He has performed at jazz festivals throughout the world, and released his major-label debut, Canvas, on Blue Note Records in 2005. He has also collaborated with many hip hop and soul musicians, including Bilal (as musical director), Mos Def (also as musical director), Common, Talib Kweli, Q-Tip, Slum Village, Jay-Z, J Dilla, Erykah Badu and Meshell Ndegeocello. In addition to his jazz trio, he also has another line up, The RCDC Experiment (Derrick Hodge, Chris Dave, and Casey Benjamin), in which he explores fusions of jazz and hip hop. He also performed on Bounce with Terence Blanchard on Blue Note Records in 2003.
Glasper’s trio performed at the 2007 Bonnaroo Music Festival as part of Blue Note’s “Somethin’ Else” jazz tent.