Robert Glasper, anything, is pretty much a must-see and for a preview to his and the Trio’s upcoming project, Covered, he and his band mates hit the legendary Capitol Records in L.A. for their cover of Jhene Aiko’s “The Worst”.
It’s an instantly recognizable song due to its melody so this was a success with the subtle live touches Glasper and the Trio put down. It did really make me want to hear Aiko herself sing over this version. I’m sure that’ll happen someday, though.
Quick Chicago connection: Glasper reppin’ the classic Enstrumental Rap – Lies = Hip Hop tee.
And finally, here’s the intriguing tracklist to Covered, dropping June 16th.
2. I Don’t Even Care (Robert Glasper/Macy Gray/Jean Grae)
3. Reckoner (Radiohead)
4. Barangrill (Joni Mitchell)
5. In Case You Forgot (Robert Glasper)
6. So Beautiful (Musiq Soulchild)
7. The Worst (Jhené Aiko)
8. Good Morning (John Legend)
9. Stella By Starlight (Victor Young)
10. Levels (Bilal)
11. Got Over feat. Harry Belafonte (Robert Glasper/Harry Belafonte)
12. I’m Dying of Thirst (Kendrick Lamar)