Though pianist Robert Glasper is mostly considered a jazz artist, he seamlessly travels through other genres, which makes him comfortable enough to do different things on his recordings and on a live format. Back in 2009, he toured with neo-soul pioneer Maxwell during his comeback tour in support of “BLACKsummer’s Night” while also promoting his own well-received “Double Booked” (Blue Note), a CD that featured collaborations with Mos Def and Bilal.
In anticipation of his upcoming album “Black Radio” (Blue Note), jazz keyboardist Robert Glasper has released “Ah Yeah” a tune that goes more into soul territory. In addition to the new single, Glasper is also offering a free download of the song “Move Love” (featuring KING) on his website. “Black Radio” includes an impressive array of featured guests, including Erykah Badu, Bilal, Lupe Fiasco, Lalah Hathaway, Shafiq Husayn (Sa-Ra), Ledisi, Meshell Ndegeocello and Stokley Williams of Mint Condition. (Ernest Barteldes)
March 10 at Double Door, 1572 North Milwaukee, (773)489-3160, 9pm. $25-$35.