Miles Ahead — the Miles Davis biopic which Don Cheadle, wrote, directed, and stars in — is quickly approaching its release on 4/1. The original motion picture soundtrack is out the same day, but Robert Glasper is taking the jazz legend’s music a step further than the soundtrack with the announcement of Everything’s Beautiful, an album of “reimagined interpretations” of Miles Davis tunes. The album features Erykah Badu, KING, Stevie Wonder, Hiatus Kaiyote, Bilal, Phonte, Illa J, and John Scofield (a guitarist from Davis’ band), among others. The album will be out 5/27, the day after Davis’ 90th birthday, and features the same 11 tracks from the original soundtrack spanning from 1956 to 1981, but each artist brings their own sensibilities along with their contributions to pay homage to the late great jazz pioneer.
Bilal’s contribution, “Ghetto Walkin,” was premiered today on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 radio show. Listen below.