The first album from Robert Glasper’s new supergroup “doubles as a statement of purpose for a new generation of jazzers,” said Hank Shteamer in RollingStone.com. Where once jazz’s main currency was the soloist’s improvisational flow, “today, it’s all about collective vibe,” and the pianist and his new allies have it. Glasper, trumpeter Christian Scott, bassist Derrick Hodge, drummer Justin Tyson, and synth players Taylor McFerrin and Terrace Martin recently convened in a studio and just started playing. Four days later, they had 11 lush tracks that loosely blend jazz, R&B, and hip-hop. “Singing, rapping, and spoken word float through these tracks, but what lingers is the overall aura.” The band’s “groove-based soundscapes” afford space for both melodic hooks and “probing” improvisational sections, said Matt Collar in AllMusic.com. “Resting Warrior,” with its rubbery bass line and fiery trumpet solo, is “a clear highlight,” said Marcus Moore in Pitchfork.com. It’s a burst of fury on a record that feels like a refuge.