Mike's F11 pick #5

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Glasper is one of the great young pianists who remains well within the jazz tradition, yet integrates elements of hip hop. And he bridges that gap in a very authoritative way, since he also plays with bona fide hip hop artists like Mos Def and Kanye West. He's had excellent musicians in his band up until now and I'm excited to see the new trio with drummer Mark Colenburg. I have to say, this one is a definite do-not-miss.