Thursday, April 12, 2012
Now's the Time: Stefon Harris & Blackout
I'm pleased that Black Radio, Robert Glasper's vital new fusion of jazz, funk and hip hop, is garnering positive attention. I'm less certain that it's any more innovative than Urbanus, the 2009 album by Stefon Harris & Blackout. Harris may lack Glasper's marketing savvy, but anyone who's caught one of his frequent performances in Kansas City knows that he's an exceptional artist. Harris returns to the Gem Theater on Friday.