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Robert Glasper on jazz, basketball, and his score for "Winning Time"

Robert Glasper on jazz, basketball, and his score for "Winning Time"

Update: 2022-06-21
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Robert Glasper is the only artist to have an album debut in the top 10 of 4 different Billboard charts. He's a musical polymath whose resume ranges from Kendrick Lamar to Herbie Hancock. At the piano, he serves up jazz licks worthy of Mary Lou Williams before segueing into a Nirvana cover. Glasper brings his diverse skill set to bear on his latest project, the score for the HBO series Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty, composed in collaboration with "Succession" soundtracker Nicholas Britell. It's not just Glasper's musical chops that made him the perfect candidate for the gig: in a past life, he was a baller himself. Nate spoke with Glasper about crafting the sound of the 1980s, improvising soundtrack themes on the spot, and what jazz and basketball have in common.


Songs Discussed

Robert Glasper - Over, FTB, "Winning Time" and "The Photograph" Themes

Nicholas Britell - "Succession" and "Moonlight" Themes

Morris Day and The Time - Get It Up

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Robert Glasper on jazz, basketball, and his score for "Winning Time"

Robert Glasper on jazz, basketball, and his score for "Winning Time"

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