Not everyone can create a bridge between such diverse artists as Kendrick Lamar, Erykah Badu, Herbie Hancock, Common, Q-Tip, Norah Jones, Gregory Porter, and Kamasi Washington. Each one has collaborated with Robert Glasper, fortysomething and four-time Grammy winner. Specialising in R&B-flavoured jazz, this Texan is a pianist, producer, composer and music arranger. Clearly there were gifts from more than one fairy godmother when he was born, all this and his blues and jazz singing actual mother might also be responsible for his musical talents – rather than get a babysitter she would take him to the clubs where she performed. To get an idea of the music that this chip off the block plays you should listen to his most recent album, Black Radio III, released at the beginning of the year.