Robert Glasper: Silly Rabbit
Robert Glasper (piano)
In My Element (Blue Note )
Composed by Robert Glasper.
Recorded: September-November, 2006
Rating: 89/100 (learn more)
From the first listen, I wondered how much of this song was actually composed because the performance feels very free in nature. Towards the middle portion of the song I can tell what parts were composed though. For his second album, Glasper is joined again by Archer and Reid, who performed on his Blue Note debut album Canvas. Glasper plays much more freer on this song than others from the album, employing a series of octave inspired lines that sound like something you would associate with a silly rabbit.
Glasper sounds very comfortable with Archer and Reid as his bandmates. I really enjoy the way the three of them interact and it's always a surprise when you listen to anything Glasper does because he's usually willing to take chances.
Reviewer: Jared Pauley