Blue Note Signs Robert Glasper

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The recording label Blue Note has signed jazz pianist Robert Glasper, its first new jazz artist in five years.

The 26-year-old pianist was raised in Houston and attended Houston High School for the Performing Arts and New York City's New School. He has worked with musicians Terence Blanchard, Roy Hargrove, Nicholas Payton, Carmen Lundy, Q-Tip, Bilal, Mos Def, and Meshell Ndegeocello.

Glasper will start recording his major-label debut in May, for possible release in the fall. The Robert Glasper Trio's debut album, Mood, with Robert Hurst on bass and Damion Reid on drums, was released in 2003 by Fresh Sound New Talent.

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