Miles Davis - Everything's Beautiful

Miles Davis Reimagined Interpretations on Vinyl LP

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Everything's Beautiful is a remix compilation album by American jazz musician Miles Davis and American jazz musician and producer Robert Glasper, released in May 2016 via Columbia Records.

In celebtration of his 90th birthday, Everything's Beautiful are the recordings of Miles Davis reimagined by Grammy Award Winning Musician Robert Glasper with Guest Artists Erykah Badu, KING, John Scofield, Phonte, Bilal, Ledisi, Stevie Wonder, Laura Mvula, Hiatus Kaiyote & Others.

Everything's Beautiful is a beautifully crafted collection produced by Robert Glasper, blending a diverse group of master takes and outtakes from across the incomparable Miles Davis Columbia catalog with an impressive lineup of contemporary artists and musicians to create original interpretations.

"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 including familiar collaborators like R&B musicians Erykah Badu, Ledisi, Bilal and KING. They are joined by British soul singer-songwriter Laura Mvula; hip-hop producer Rashad Smith; Grammy-nominated Australian neo-soul quartet Hiatus Kaiyote, rapper/singer Phonte, rapper/producer Illa J; jazz guitarist John Scofield, who was in Miles Davis' band; and the legendary Stevie Wonder.

"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," notes 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."

Miles Davis is a rarity: a pioneering superstar who was constantly voyaging into new directions and genres with an ever changing cast of collaborators. Throughout his discography, sweeping change and innovation could happen based on who was in the studio and what they brought to his stunning musical vision. Few American artists have impacted popular music and culture in as broad and long-lasting a way as he did.

By similar design, pianist/producer Robert Glasper has built a career out of a vibrant fusion of R&B, jazz and hip-hop. As the leader of the acoustic Robert Glasper Trio and the electronic Robert Glasper Experiment, he's pushed the boundaries of each genre he works in to their breaking point. This is the artist whose album, In My Element (2007), featured mashups of Herbie Hancock and Radiohead and tributes to rapper/producer J Dilla. 2013's acclaimed Black Radio featured collaborations with Erykah Badu, Ledisi, Lupe Fiasco, Yasiin Bey and other artists. Black Radio was also capped by a sprawling cover of Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit" and won a Grammy Award for Best R&B Album. Most recently, Glasper scored for MILES AHEAD, the Miles Davis film directed by and starring Don Cheadle.

Everything's Beautiful is unlike any other in Davis' discography. From the familiar (riffs and passages within the catalog) to the obscure (samples of Miles' in-studio instructions spoken after false starts), Glasper has built something unique but still unquestionably Miles. The cover art was created by Francine Turk and integrates elements of Miles Davis' artwork. With the cover, Turk creates a visual that is similar to the idea of Robert Glasper taking fragments of Miles music and reinterpreting in a unique and modern way. 

The Miles Davis track featuring Bilal Ghetto Walkin was released as the first single from the album. 

Watch a mini documentaty about the making of the album - Click Here.  Listen to a couple of other tracks here - VioletsMaiysha (So Long) and Right On Brotha.

This LP Record is on 150 Gram Vinyl housed in a Gatefold Sleeve, pressed in France.

 

 

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Tracklisting:

No.

Track

Featuring

A1

Talking Shit

 

A2

Ghetto Walkin'

Bilal

A3

They Can't Hold Me Down

Illa J

A4

Maiysha (So Long)

Erykah Badu

A5

Violets

Phonte

A6

Little Church

Hiatus Kaiyote

B1

Silence Is The Way

Laura Mvula

B2

Song For Selim

KING

B3

Milestones

Georgia Ann Muldrow

B4

I'm Leaving You

John Scofield and Ledisi

B5

Right On Brotha

Stevie Wonder

SKU 888751578210
Record Label Columbia Records
Label / Model # Sony
Catalogue Number 88875157821
Country FR - France
Release Date (Year) 27 May 2016
Original Release Date (Year) 27 May 2016
Barcode # 888751578210
Shipping Weight 0.3050kg
Shipping Width 0.008m
Shipping Height 0.314m
Shipping Length 0.314m
Shipping Cubic 0.000789m3
Type New
Format Limited Edition LP Record, 150 Gram Vinyl, Gatefold Sleeve, Miles Davis Reimagined Interpreations Produced By Robert Glasper
Vinyl Colour Black
Genre Jazz
Format VINYL LP

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