NEW MILES DAVIS/ROBERT GLASPER ALBUM & ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK
March 9, 2016
We are delighted to announce two new album releases celebrating the 90th birthday of the legendary Miles Davis.
‘Everything’s Beautiful’, is a beautifully crafted collection of re-imagined interpretations of Miles Davis’ music produced by Grammy Award winner Robert Glasper, with guest artists including Bilal, Hiatus Kaiyote, Laura Mvula, Ledisi, and Stevie Wonder.
An exploration of the music of Miles Davis, ‘Everything’s Beautiful’ incorporates Davis’ original recordings into new collaborative soundscapes and will be available Friday, May 27 (the day after Miles’ 90th birthday).
Speaking about the 11 song set on the album Glasper states, “I didn’t want to do just a remix record, my idea was to show how Miles inspired people to make new art.” ‘Everything’s Beautiful’ is unlike any other album in Davis’ discography. From the familiar riffs and passages within the catalog to the obscure, Glasper has built something unique but still unquestionably Miles.
You can pre-order your copy today on iTunes.
‘Miles Ahead’, is a cinematic exploration of the life and music of Miles Davis, the movie feature ‘Miles Ahead’ marks the directorial debut of Don Cheadle, who co-wrote the screenplay (with Steven Baigelman) and stars as the legendary musician in the film.
The accompanying motion picture soundtrack explores the breadth and depth of Miles Davis’ musical innovations, combining 11 highlights from the legendary trumpeter/composer/bandleader’s Prestige and Columbia Records catalogs with original new compositions written and performed by the aforementioned Robert Glasper.
Select new tracks on the soundtrack include guest appearances by Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, rapper Pharoahe Monch and more. Both the CD and LP packages feature revelatory new liner notes penned by Don Cheadle.
For new and future fans, this soundtrack provides an ideal introduction to the music of Miles Davis. For seasoned aficionados, the album and film provide fresh perspectives and new insights into Miles’ transformative musical and cultural genius.
The film opens in UK cinemas from Friday 22 April.
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