Robert Glasper is tuning back into "Black Radio."
Months after his 2012 disc by that title won the Grammy for best R&B album -- upsetting more conventional nominees such as Anthony Hamilton and R. Kelly -- the wide-ranging jazz pianist announced Thursday that he and his band, the Robert Glasper Experiment, will release a sequel on Oct. 29.
Like its predecessor (which featured guest spots by
Eleven of the album's 12 tracks are originals, the statement said; Lalah Hathaway and the former "Cosby Show" star Malcolm-Jamal Warner contribute vocals to a cover of Stevie Wonder's "Jesus Children of America."
As on "Black Radio," the Experiment's lineup on "Black Radio 2" includes Casey Benjamin on vocoder and saxophone and Derrick Hodge on bass. (Hodge is to release his own Blue Note album, "Live Today," next week.)
But where the earlier album featured Chris Dave on drums, the new one will enlist the band's touring drummer, Mark Colenburg.
Watch Glasper and Hodge perform Wonder's "Golden Lady" below.