11 Songs, 46 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

With help from R&B and hip-hop's A-list, pianist and producer Robert Glasper remixes, revamps, and extends Miles Davis’ legacy. He brings the trumpeter’s innovative spirit into the 21st century, recontextualizing tracks like In a Silent Way’s “The Ghetto Walk” into a boom bap-guided nighttime scene for Bilal to breathily narrate. “Right on Brotha,” a downtempo cut on which Stevie Wonder lends his inimitable harmonica, nods to Davis’ sparkly later years. Other tunes render the source material almost unrecognizable: Glasper flips 1974’s soul-inspired fusion piece “Maiysha” into an ’80s-style Latin beat with Erykah Badu crooning bossa nova-style on top.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics. Mastered for iTunes

EDITORS’ NOTES

With help from R&B and hip-hop's A-list, pianist and producer Robert Glasper remixes, revamps, and extends Miles Davis’ legacy. He brings the trumpeter’s innovative spirit into the 21st century, recontextualizing tracks like In a Silent Way’s “The Ghetto Walk” into a boom bap-guided nighttime scene for Bilal to breathily narrate. “Right on Brotha,” a downtempo cut on which Stevie Wonder lends his inimitable harmonica, nods to Davis’ sparkly later years. Other tunes render the source material almost unrecognizable: Glasper flips 1974’s soul-inspired fusion piece “Maiysha” into an ’80s-style Latin beat with Erykah Badu crooning bossa nova-style on top.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics. Mastered for iTunes
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Ratings and Reviews

3.4 out of 5
110 Ratings

110 Ratings

upyerbum54321 ,

Ghetto Walkin'

For future reference for future review readers, rite now, the only song that’s been released is Ghetto Walkin’. There are already a bunch of negative reviews basically saying this entire album is terrible because this single doesn’t sound like Miles Davis.
Guys, of course it’s not Miles Davis. Miles Davis is dead. It’s still a good song. It’s simple, but it’s also catchy and chill. The beat keeps you hooked, and the singer is pretty talented. Whoever went into this expecting to hear new music from Miles Davis was setting themselves up for disappointment.

My only critique is of iTunes, they should not have listed this as jazz. I think that’s why it’s getting bad reviews, it’s much more r&b than jazz. If you’re a jazz snob expecting the classic Miles Davis, apparently you mite not like this. But if you have a more open taste in music or dig R&B, check it out.

2ndIIONE ,

Supreme!

I once considered myself a pure Jazz snob looking for pure essence in the music & instrument(s) not thinking that The pioneers of Jazz would influence/inspire others to be who they are and represent art that shows respect to the original format conceived before them. I love this track by Robert Glasper & Bilal- not only does the original by Miles Davis has something vocally to say...it speaks volumes with rhythm or should I say Groove alone. Robert Glasper & Bilal kept that format with the epitome to vocalize what remains present in this world...Hate/Love/Disregard for mankind. To those who read the above reviews- know that we all have our own opinion. However true rhetoric will prevail to false things. This is Beautiful work- They can't hold me down. ✌🏾️

cufluf ,

Good effort

It's an ok album but it feels like its missing something. There's some good tracks like "right on brotha" feat. Stevie wonder but overall I cant see my self coming back to this albums. Hope Mr. Glasper comes with some original comps for his next project.

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