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Robert Glasper & Bilal Rework Miles Davis’ “The Ghetto Walk” Into A Soulful, Empowering Ballad

Robert Glasper & Bilal Rework Miles Davis’ “The Ghetto Walk” Into A Soulful, Empowering Ballad

Robert Glasper & Bilal Bring Miles Davis' "Ghetto Walkin'" Into The 21st Century

Robert Glasper & Bilal Bring Miles Davis' "Ghetto Walkin'" Into The 21st Century

Yesterday, we learned that Robert Glasper‘s salute to Miles Davis would be something of a year-long event with the announcement of his Everything’s Beautiful tributary album. The project taps some of jazz and r&b’s greats (Stevie Wonder, Erykah Badu and KING just to name a few) to reimagine the work of one of jazz’s most celebrated figures and remind the world of just how seismic his impact on the American Music canon was, is and always will be.

Today, we bring you an inaugural offering from star-studded project; a spirited and empowering rework of Davis late-60s composition, “The Ghetto Walk,” featuring the incomparable vocal talents of Bilal. And truth be told, the pair of longtime collaborators (and friends, above all) deliver a stunning update, fit for jazz or hip-hop heads who prefer their notes with a touch of soul. You can get a taste by streaming the track down below, just be sure to hold tight for the next installment and pre-order your copy of Everything’s Beautiful on iTunes today ahead of its official May 27th release.

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Tour Dates:
Mar 19 @ Brooklyn College – Brooklyn, NY
Mar 26 @ Transition Festival – Utrecht, Netherlands
Mar 28 @ Doornroosje – Nijmegen, Netherlands
Mar 29 @ Bird – Rotterdam, Netherlands
Mar 30 @ AB – Brussels, Belgium
Mar 31 @ La Belle Electrique – Grenoble, France
Apr 01 @ Forum Nice Nord – Nice, France
Apr 02 @ Jam Club – Montpellier, France
Apr 03 @ Village du festival – Paris La Defense, France
Apr 06 @ SALLE PAUL FORT – Nantes, France
Apr 07 @ Moods – Zurich, Switzerland
Apr 08 @ Domicil – Dortmund, Germany
Apr 09 @ CBE – Cologne, Germany
Apr 10 @ VILLAGE FEST. CHORUS – Paris La Defense Cedex, France
Apr 11 @ Jazz Festival Brno – Brno, Czech Republic
Apr 12 @ Porgy & Bess – Bezirk Innere Stadt, Austria
Apr 13 @ Pala Mostre Theater – Udine, Italy
Apr 14 @ Post Tenebras Rock – Geneva, Switzerland
Apr 16 @ Bartok Bela National Concert Hall – Budapest, Hungary
Apr 20 @ April Jazz Festival – Espoo, Finland
Apr 21 @ Monk Club – Rome, Italy
Apr 22 @ Auditorium Conservatorio – Torino, Italy
Apr 23 @ Auditorium s. Chiara – Trento, Italy
Apr 24 @ Forma Concert Hall – Bari, Italy
Apr 25 @ Museo Del Vino – Castiglione In Teverina, Italy
Apr 26 @ Theater Bellini – Napoli, Italy
Apr 27 @ Bravo Cafe – Bologna, Italy
Jul 31 @ Newport Jazz Festival – Newport, RI

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