Excursions

Robert Glasper

Glasper's Encore.

A short review on the end of a show.

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LeeN: Call me Jesse-Lee.

The MC and 'skinny black nerd' believes freestyling can take people to amazing places – if they'd just drop the facade...

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HBS Music Archaeology dig in spades.

The DJs turned vinyl archivists present a weekly YouTube show on records – from their shed. 

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Lyrix Organix: From the ground up.

Struggling to find enough excitement at gigs, the poet went out and created it himself.

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Homeboy Sandman brings the dream.

The Queens MC on being himself, beating fear and becoming the Bill & Ted of hip-hop.

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Music for universal pleasure.

Rap music equals materialism and misogyny? Nah. Dig deeper and it has something for everyone.

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78 steps to perfection.

A crackly old classical collection gives Dave a look at one possible future. Could he cope with 30,000 records? 

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Black gold in Cornwall.

Record digging in charity shops often means a long futile loiter near old ladies’ knees as they look at the jigsaws.

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Back end theory.

A visit to two Chicago record stores really drives home the pleasures of a majestic rear.

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Helping improvisers find flow.

Amsterdam improviser Rod Ben Zeev tells us how to reach that point in a performance where everything just clicks.

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