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Robert Glasper: Canvas

Robert Glasper’s much-anticipated Blue Note debut is a piano-trio session plus guests, a bit like his 2003 Fresh Sound effort, Mood. With the exceptional Damion Reid returning on drums and Vicente Archer taking over for Bob Hurst on bass, Canvas situates Glasper to full advantage. Mark Turner’s tenor-sax contributions on the title track and on Herbie Hancock’s “Riot” seal the deal.

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