R+R=NOW

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(Robert Glasper, Terrace Martin, Christian Scott, Derrick Hodge, Justin Tyson, Taylor McFerrin)

JazzTM presents for the first time in Romania a newly formed supergroup: R+R=NOW

Legendary pianist Robert Glasper announced the project, which will feature Terrace Martin, New Orleans trumpeter Christian Scott, beatmaker Taylor McFerrin, bassist Derrick Hodge, and drummer Justin Tyson. A band packed with influence from multiple musical genres, including EDM, hip-hop, soul, R&B and raggae.

According to Glasper, R+R NOW tells “our story from our point of view. Everybody’s sound is so different, but we all come from the same concrete garden. It’s a very honest, fluid sound… a bunch of cats that respect each other so much that we always pass the ball.”

R+R=NOW stands for Reflect+Respond=NOW, so named by Glasper after being inspired by late soul singer Nina Simone, who said an artist’s duty is to reflect the times.