In October of 2018, Robert Glasper settled into a month-long residency at the Blue Note jazz club in New York — an experience to which, at this point, he’s likely very eager to return.

In the meantime, the pianist and his new collective R+R=NOW have shared a live album recorded that month, just after the group released their debut album Collagically Speaking via Blue Note.

Led by Glasper on keys, the highly regarded, genre-bending band features the formidable talents of Terrace Martin on synthesizer, vocoder, and alto saxophone; Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah on trumpet; Derrick Hodge on bass; Taylor McFerrin on synthesizer; and Justin Tyson on drums.

By the time R+R=NOW had released their album, the music had already taken on whole new dimensions in their live performances. You can hear it on R+R=NOW LIVE, a thrilling live recording that features several of Collagically Speaking‘s standout tracks such as Respond, Change of Tone and Resting Warrior. The live set also includes a cover of Kendrick Lamar’s How Much a Dollar Cost from the rapper’s widely acclaimed 2015 album To Pimp a Butterfly, on which Glasper and Martin also worked.