I have to level with you, Robert. I disliked your two hour set last night at the Jazz Café. It seemed as though you were winging it the entire night. You came to
without a game plan. Yes, there were a few noteworthy moments. Detroit
Bassist Derrick Hodge’s slick soloing was one. Your James P. Johnson-like licks on the last tune was another. Your comic bit with Hodge was amusing. The college kids-which seems to be your target audience-had a ball, but some of the old-timers with a discerning ear for jazz became restless as the music dragged on without a clear destination.
|Pianist Robert Glasper|