Robert Glasper & Bilal Re-Interpret Miles Davis’ “The Ghetto Walk” (Video)
Last month, Robert Glasper unveiled the first audio glimpse of his Everything’s Beautiful album (May 27). The Jazz musician is bridging the generations on an album inspired by and featuring some works by the late Miles Davis. In a season that looks at the trumpeter’s life and times, courtesy of Don Cheadle’s Miles Ahead film, Glasper gives audio consideration.
That aforementioned first look, “Ghetto Walkin’,” features Bilal, and brings Davis’ “The Ghetto Walk” into modern times. For the animation visual, the artists came up with something literally moving, timeless, and decisively cool:
This song takes the fire and social commentary of Miles Davis in his time, and throws it pointedly on the 2010s.