I had the opportunity to attend the Robert Glasper: Songs in the Key of Life concert at the Harlem Stage Gatehouse on Thursday December 13th, 2012 for the 10pm show.

Going into the show, I did not know what to expect, but I was pleasantly surprised by what I heard. At the sold out performance, The Robert Glasper Experiment along with special guests for the evening, Lalah Hathaway, Eric Roberson, Stokley, and Questlove on the drums paid homage to the music of Stevie Wonder.

As a huge Stevie Wonder fan, I was in awe of Rober Glasper’s interpretations of Stevie’ music from the pinnacle album “Songs in the Key of Life” originally released in 1976.  To my surprise, my favorite song “Rocket Love” from his 1980 “Hotter than July” album was performed with such soul and with an amazing saxophone solo by Casey Benjamin. Such soulful interpretations kept the crowd dancing in their seats the entire night, and when the evening ended, everyone was begging for the music to continue. It is my hope that Harlem Stage brings back the Robert Glasper Experiment for more shows in the future since it felt the evening just begun with the music ended!

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