Robert Glasper & Bilal Rhythmically Glide Over A Miles Davis Horn Sample (Audio)

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Always creating, Robert Glasper’s upcoming project connects his music to that of late Jazz icon, Miles Davis. Both men have injected a sense of soul, pain, and pride into the music—while reminding the world of Jazz’ Black heritage and medium to express the culture. Everything’s Beautiful (May 27), Glasper’s seventh album, uses Miles’ compositions and music (through samples and covers) as its basis.


“Ghetto Walkin’,” featuring Bilal, calls back to Davis’ “The Ghetto Walk” through sampling. In the 2016 rendition, the pianist and vocalist fuse into Miles’ horn for a song that has a moving rhythm and a ton of soul to it.

Everything’s Beautiful will coincide with Don Cheadles’ Miles Davis film portrait, Miles Ahead.

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