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Review: Robert Glasper tunes into 'Black Radio' at the El Rey
Review: Robert Glasper tunes into 'Black Radio' at the El Rey

Robert Glasper has plenty of people he can call on for guest appearances at his gigs. The jazz pianist’s acclaimed 2012 album, “Black Radio,” contains cameos by Erykah Badu, Meshell Ndegeocello and Lupe Fiasco, among others, while a just-released sequel adds Snoop Dogg, Norah Jones and Jill Scott to the mix. Yet Thursday night at the El Rey, where Glasper played the final date of a brief tour in support of “Black Radio 2,” he brought to the stage an artist not featured on one of his records -- or anyone else’s lately, for that matter. It was Bill Withers, the great folk-soul singer-songwriter who after crafting a string of indelible hits in the...

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