In case you missed it, a new video, “Ghetto Walkin'” was released. This is a Miles Davis track re-imagined by Robert Glasper and features neo-soul singer Bilal. It’s actually the first track released for the new Everything’s Beautiful – “a visionary exploration of Miles Davis’ music, featuring reimagined interpretations of his music produced by Grammy-winning jazz/R&B/hip-hop musician Robert Glasper.” Everything’s Beautiful is a celebration of Miles Davis’ 90th birthday which will be released May 27th, 2016.
Some of the featured guest artists on Everything’s Beautiful include Illa J, Erykah Badu, Hiatus Kaiyote, Laura Mvula, KING, Georgia Ann Muldrow, John Scofield, Ledisi and Stevie Wonder. Phonte is featured on recently released track “Violets,” co-produced by 9th Wonder and featuring a sample of Davis’ “Blue in Green” from his iconic 1959 album Kind of Blue. Hear “Violets” here.
Of course the album will be coming on the heels of the new Miles Davis film, Miles Ahead, which stars Don Cheadle and Ewan McGregor and I’m sure fans were anticipating. The film was release April 1, 2016.