Jazz Musician Robert Glasper Breaks Down Jazz Scenes from Movies | GQ

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Jazz pianist Robert Glasper breaks down jazz scenes from movies, including 'Whiplash,' 'LaLa Land,' 'Bird,' 'Miles Ahead,' 'Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy,' 'Mo' Better Blues' and ''Round Midnight.'



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Jazz Musician Robert Glasper Breaks Down Jazz Scenes from Movies | GQ

  • I love that he casually calls musicians cats

    Tamar Leah H.Tamar Leah H.13 tuntia sitten
  • I'd like to see a bit about That Thing You Do. Some great scenes there in the club and in the recording studio.

    John MillerJohn Miller21 tunti sitten
  • Couldn't they be bothered to balance the sound for this video? Guy is saying great stuff but it's so quiet I gotta turn my volume all the way up then get deafened by that stupid static transition.

    Ryan FanRyan Fan2 päivää sitten
  • If you don't know who they were, you don't know if they spoke English.

    Failing UpwardsFailing Upwards2 päivää sitten
  • Anchorman's Jazz flute scene was in no way to be taken seriously.

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  • Thank you for the first 30 seconds of this video! Tired of america white washing our culture!

    DarrylDarryl3 päivää sitten
  • I don't usually listen to jazz, but I do like to hear musicians talk about music. You made it very interesting and now I want to see some of the movies.

    Vlasko60Vlasko604 päivää sitten
  • The whole video I just had a feeling that this man might just suddenly bust out a tune and bop.

    Gipsy DGipsy D4 päivää sitten
  • is he really analyzing anchorman unironically? geez bro, lighten up...

    YoutubeCertifiedMechanicYoutubeCertifiedMechanic4 päivää sitten
  • Lol when Glasper quotes the licc at the end of his scat bop line around 2:18

    jazzdudenextdoorjazzdudenextdoor5 päivää sitten
  • 2:18 the licc spotted

    EuronymousEuronymous7 päivää sitten
  • 16:49 Miles is playing the drums most of the time, but usually if they did shots without his face it was a pro jazz drummer filling in (ba-dum-tss) for the harder parts. Also, it seems like he didn't watch Whiplash since he talked a while about the drummer just suddenly starting without the director counting. The whole point of that part is him getting back at Simmons' character (the band director) for tricking him into playing a song on stage that Miles didn't know. Especially by suddenly starting the uptempo Caravan in the middle of Simmons talking to the audience saying the band was about to play a slow downtempo song next.

    TheBlueGoldenHawkTheBlueGoldenHawk8 päivää sitten
  • Did Michael Bay edit this?

    ParadoxiaalParadoxiaal9 päivää sitten
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    Elizabeth FreemanElizabeth Freeman9 päivää sitten
  • Who are these people that think Kenny G is jazz? He's musac. Kenny G = jazz does not compute.

    James RichmondJames Richmond10 päivää sitten
  • All original jazzers were African American but don’t forget that even interracial ppl are dubbed Black here colloquially then and now. There definitely were Europeans at the beginning, lending Modes and notation although it is a Black art form.

    Don LDon L10 päivää sitten
  • Any of y’all catch the lick while he was scatting?

    Trevor FordTrevor Ford11 päivää sitten
  • That final scene in Whiplash is phenomenal. Always get hairs in my neck raising :)

    BobosmodernlifeBobosmodernlife15 päivää sitten
  • I was waiting for the movie Chicago

    kasra royalbloodkasra royalblood15 päivää sitten
  • "If notes had eyes, that's what it would look like." Very well said.

    Random PC-UserRandom PC-User15 päivää sitten
  • Would've loved to hear about Soul 😭🔥

    ryuman757ryuman75719 päivää sitten
  • Not an H-town legend 🥰

    Melissa AbeMelissa Abe19 päivää sitten
  • This was INCREDIBLE!

    Scott HammellScott Hammell19 päivää sitten
  • Probably should have filled him in on the plot of Whiplash first

    Nick PaulNick Paul21 päivä sitten
  • So little views on this video, so little

    Iron BluntIron Blunt21 päivä sitten
  • La La Land is a very well made stupid cringeworthy movie

    LD SchultzLD Schultz21 päivä sitten
  • 23:06 “studio time” works perfectly with the background music

    Jack MarkenJack Marken23 päivää sitten
  • Jazz became the inspiration for tons of different genres. I know a whole lot of people don’t like jazz but jazz is very important in music history.

    Hunter CraigHunter Craig23 päivää sitten
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  • I could listen to him for days!!!

    HeedyHeedy26 päivää sitten
  • This has been my favorite episode so far

    MrwrubleMrwruble26 päivää sitten
  • I feel like you missed the point of why Miles Tellers character walks onto the stage and plays without waiting: Fletcher just made him screw up on purpose by leading the band with a song Miles didn't know and wasn't given the sheet music for, which would've ended any jazz career Miles would've had. What Miles did was in retaliation.

    videohistory722videohistory72227 päivää sitten
  • 😁 A little bias... Love it

    Tanner LewisTanner Lewis27 päivää sitten
  • I like jazz fusion :o

    Sotan HephoSotan Hepho28 päivää sitten
  • To tell the truth, I've clicked just in order to find out if Ryan Gosling is actually a competent musician as well. Anyway, can't say I'm disappointed after watching the whole thing.

    Alex ZnamenskyAlex Znamensky29 päivää sitten
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  • I know that this isn't a movie, but I'd like to hear a jazz player react to Kids on the Slope.

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  • I would LOVE Robert to review the French/American series, The Eddy. It is amaaaazing 😍😍😍

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  • I miss dreadlocked Rob Glasper. He's actually a hilarious guy.

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  • It's funny what he says about the whole "Jazz is Dead" thing in La La Land because that was exactly John Legend''s characters points and why he was so interested in changing up styles. But he was treated like the bad guy and Ryan Goslings character the hero

    mistressofthewicketmistressofthewicketUukausi sitten
  • I'm glad to have heard what he said about there being "no wrong notes in jazz, but there are wrong notes in jazz," especially the difference between purposeful wrong notes and accidental wrong notes. I'm classically trained on the saxophone, but I've played in a lot of jazz ensembles throughout my former career. One thing that bugs me a lot about my classical musician friends is when they say "there's no wrong notes in jazz" as a critique. Anyone who says that doesn't really understand jazz at all. In jazz, sometimes there's a time to play a wrong note on purpose as you're improvising. But when there's something in the music that's clearly laid out, there's *no* time for a wrong note, and it becomes obvious. There *are* wrong notes in jazz; the point is what the purpose behind them is. In fact, pianist Bill Evans is famous for saying, "There are no wrong notes, only wrong resolutions." He viewed "mistakes" as a valued skill in jazz improvisation. To be a truly skilled jazz musician is to take a clear mistake and resolve it. In this respect, there are no "wrong notes" but there are wrong notes. Bill Evans' philosophy gets to the heart of jazz. I love both classical and jazz music. Jazz is creative; classical is very regimented. Both are beautiful. But there are even purposeful wrong notes in classical music. That's what dissonant chords are. So, to say there are "no wrong notes in jazz" as a negative critique is really just due to ignorance more than it is an educated fact.

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  • "Jazz changes". Changes. Ba-dum-tss.

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  • So good. What a personable speaker!

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  • *interesting thought* KSSSSZZZZZZCCCHHH *movie clip* KKKKSHSHHSTTHST *interesting historical context* KKKKSHESESEEHNTNSHNTS. What subtle editing

    Kyle A.Kyle A.Uukausi sitten
  • Can someone help me. I caught a movie YEARS ago that was about a Trumpet player that played with Big bands and orchestras but lost it all to drugs and alcohol. I've completely forgot the name of the film but I know that it was Arturo Sandaval who recorded the trumpet for the movie. I've tried looking it up but I can't find it. Any help would be appreciated

    Kere AmohauKere AmohauUukausi sitten
  • This is an amazing music history lesson in disguise! Robert Glasper, please, do it again even without movie scenes! 👏

    Federica CarlinoFederica CarlinoUukausi sitten
  • Robert Glasper is such an amazing artist.

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  • I find it hilarious that he talks specifically about the boring background "smooth jazz" music phenomenon, and whoever edited this decided to absolutely BUMP some obnoxiously loud elevator music over everything he says. Like... we're you paying attention? What happened? You need some new cans so you can hear your mix properly?

    Cole GarlandCole GarlandUukausi sitten
  • ROBERT! Why you whispering??!! I'm over 50% volume homie. Stay jazzy tho.

    Carl Does MusicCarl Does MusicUukausi sitten
  • ahh so "Bebop" is that jazzy solo that was in Park Kyung's When I'm With You, Gwichanist and INSTANT.. honestly underrated sound in kpop when its all just noise music :

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  • Yes jazz yesssssssssssss i need to find this guy so i can listen to him

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  • @2:18 sneaky little licc there, I see you

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  • 2:18

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  • They forgot the Bee Movie

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  • Bird = Yardbird = chicken

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  • Thanks for the reminder that I need to be practicing

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  • Why did you insert frequent cuts in the explanation? I suppose this is meant to look 'dynamic' and 'modern', but in fact it is really annoying and ruins the overall impression.

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  • Pity that The Cotton Club is missing out (Coppola). Other than that, it is a beautiful testimony. Thank you so much, Robert, you have grown to be some of my jazz heroes next to cats like Lyle Mays or Keith Jarrett.

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  • The background music is the type of music Robert actually plays lol. It’s ironic watching folks say they need to change it.

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    • Are you kidding me?

      TimonTimon29 päivää sitten
  • The first bit about whiplash I kinda have to disagree. The context of that happening was that the drummer got tricked by the band director and he ended up running off the stage crying. Him Walking back on and taking control like that was MEANT to be a massive f*** you to the director for potentially killing his career. Of course everyone was confused that was the point. Of course that wouldn’t happen in real life. I would have loved for him to talk more about the personality of the director. But as a whole I absolutely LOVED this video. I wanna watch all the movies in the list

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  • To be honest, Miles teller didn’t play ALL the drums in that movie. You occasionally see someone else’s arms behind that kit.

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  • 2:18-2:20 did i hear the lick??

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  • Why the awful, cheesy background music? Ruins the video...

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  • “You don’t clock out with music.” New favorite quote.

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  • 2:18 he did not just sing what I think he did smh....

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  • he bee bops the lick

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  • This man is my hero, he’s taken my soul to Valhalla on to many occasion. Thank you sir 🙏🏾🌌

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  • I hate how technology is making everyone think they are a "musician" because the can click a mouse

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  • I should go practice... why am i even here?

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  • Wow man, where have you been in my life? or may be the other around 😆 you just sum up Jazz in other level simple way. I have many Jazz teacher like 10 of them and never told me about this 🤔 come on man.

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    • Well no ofence but non of your teachers has hes level

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  • 2:17 THE LICC

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  • 2:18 almost the lick

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  • Glasper definitely didnt watch whiplash. the musicians in the end scene were veteran musicians that Fletcher recruited so in the end, all of them should have definitely knew how to come in

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  • 2:18 mhmmm. The 👅

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  • I would be curious about his opinion on the anime called "Kids on the slope".

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  • Loved his insight on the "Jazz is dying" line. John Legend basically makes that same point in the movie: that jazz is as much about changing as it is about the music, and if Sebastian wants to really keep jazz alive, he can't try to keep it in the past.

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  • booooooooo why is this fruity guy holding his phone the whole time? put that thing down

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  • Please tell me Mo' Better Blues is in here. It's the greatest jazz movie of all time.

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    • @Donnie Clapp no time for it.

      Street HierarchyStreet HierarchyUukausi sitten
    • I mean, try watching the video you are taking the time to comment on?

      Donnie ClappDonnie ClappUukausi sitten
  • Robert Glasper doesn't really does not get the recognition he deserves . True custodian of Jazz in the spirit of Herbie Hancock & Wynton Marsalis

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  • Was that... The lick?

    James LunnJames LunnUukausi sitten
  • Not Kansas, Robert. KANSAS CITY!!!

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  • I like how Robert talked about the anchorman scene, like will Ferrell was trynna actually portray jazz lmfao

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  • ❤️❤️❤️

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  • About the captions: 30:25 onwards he is talking about "bongos", not "bungalows". Otherwise, great job in the captions!

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  • When did elevators ever had music?

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  • Dope💯✊🏾.

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  • Nice one, Robert. ☝️😎

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  • 👌🏿👌🏿♥️

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  • I love how Robert starts with "that's just not true" 🤣🤣 #Everydaystrangers

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  • This is great. Round Midnight is my favorite jazz movie 🎥

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  • 2:18 the lick

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  • Legendary dude.

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  • I’m 15 jazz is my life

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  • That lick at the end of his bebop solo is great :D

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