Last month, four-time Grammy-winning pianist, composer, and producer Robert Glasper announced a pair of one-off, visually immersive live streams presented in partnership with On Air. To celebrate the first stream, set to air tomorrow (October 8), Glasper revealed a new single and accompanying video, “Shine ft. D Smoke & Tiffany Gouché.”
The track is taken from Glasper’s highly anticipated new album Black Radio 3, out in 2022 via Loma Vista Recordings. The show tomorrow October 8 at 8pm EDT, PDT, BST* & AEST* (*October 9), is set to feature guests Burniss Travis, Justin Tyson, and DJ Jahi Sundance sitting in with Glasper on stage. Tickets are available for purchase.
The second stream, Dinner Party — a nod to last year’s critically acclaimed self-titled album — sees the Robert Glasper Electric Trio lineup adding long-time collaborator, co-producer, and creative partner Terrace Martin, as well as Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah. Dinner Party will stream on Friday, October 29 at 8pm EDT, PDT, BST* & AEST* (*October 30). Tickets are available for both streams.
Says Glasper, “I’m really excited for people to see these shows. People have been asking when I’m coming to their city but I can’t travel everywhere right now, obviously. It was a really cool experience to perform in the space with 3D screens. It looked kind of trippy and fun while we were recording, so I’m looking forward to watching it again and being able to experience it with fans that can’t see me live right now. I hope they have as much fun watching it as we did while recording it.”
On Air CEO Jakub Krampl says, “We are very excited to announce that On Air’s first production out of the US will be with the incredibly talented, 4x Grammy winning Robert Glasper. Given the current travel restrictions, On Air, with the help of our global partners, did the entire production remotely. We couldn’t have asked for a better performer than Robert, and we can’t wait for everyone to see not one, but two (!!) incredible shows.”