Robert Glasper & Miles Davis

Everything's Beautiful - The Recordings Of Miles Davis

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Sony BMG

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A stunning new record of reimagined interpretations of Miles Davis' music produced by Grammy Award winner Robert Glasper (who also served as coproducer of the Miles Ahead soundtrack) with musical guest artists including Bilal, Illa J, Erykah Badu, Phonte, Hiatus Kaiyote, Laura Mvula, KING, Georgia Ann Muldrow, John Scofield and Ledisi, and Stevie Wonder. A visionary exploration of the music of Miles Davis, 'Everything's Beautiful' incorporates Davis' original recordings into new collaborative soundscapes.

"I didn't want to do just a remix record," Glasper noted when discussing the 11-song set. "My idea was to show how Miles inspired people to make new art." Realizing that "Miles didn't have one audience," Glasper recruited a legion of diverse guest artists to add to the magic of the project. "I am living in the spirit of Miles when I am doing what I'm doing because I am documenting my time period. I'm documenting what's around me. I'm documenting who I am now, where music is now," says Glasper. "That's what this project is about. I wanted to do something where we can take some of Miles' ideas, shake them up, and try to show the influence of Miles and make new things. And that's the beauty of this whole album. The whole project is based on Miles, but it is based on Miles' vision, it's based on Miles' trumpet, it's based on Miles' voice, it's based on Miles' composition, it's based on Miles' influence, it's based on Miles' swag."

TRACK LISTING

1. Talking Shit
2. Ghetto Walkin Featuring Bilal
3. They Can't Hold Me Down Featuring Illa J
4. Maiysha (So Long) Featuring Erykah Badu
5. Violets Featuring Phonte
6. Little Church Featuring Hiatus Kaiyote
7. Silence Is The Way Featuring Laura Mvula
8. Song For Selim Featuring KING
9. Milestones Featuring Georgia Ann Muldrow
10. I'm Leaving You Featuring John Scofield And Ledisi
11. Right On Brotha Featuring Stevie Wonder

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