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. Apple Digital Master

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.

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.

Nozz123 ,

Acceptance and Understanding

As individual critics, we all must approach every album with acceptance and understanding for the artists vision. Robert Glasper takes hold of that ubiquitous Miles mentality of pushing the envelope and develops an album worthy of epic praise.

As other reviews mention, Miles has long since left us. However, Davis' impact on Glasper is ever present. Glasper has reinvented the odds and ends Miles recorded with Columbia over thirty years ago, into a groove that surely the great, ever-cool, trumpeter would appreciate.

Listeners, hold fast to the undeniable talent and unique sound that is laid down on Everything's Beautiful. - Nozz

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