Everything's Beautiful: Robert Glasper Dissects His Miles Davis Tribute LP, Shares Snippets
With the anticipation surrounding Robert Glasper's forthcoming Miles Davis tribute LP, Everything's Beautiful, the world has many, many questions on the collective dome. The sheer depth of the album's roster -- including Stevie Wonder, Erykah Badu, Marcus Miller, Ledisi and 9th Wonder, to name just a few -- leaves us to assume that Glasper & Co. are going for broke. But just how did this collaborative and commemorative project come to fruition?
Yesterday, the modern jazz maven clued us into this very reasonable and much-anguished-over inquiry with the release of the album's EPK, which in itself, is something we rarely get from an artist in the digital age. Throughout the three-minute-and-change clip, Glasper dissects Everything's Beautiful with help from Davis' kin, son Erin Davis and nephew Vince Wilburn Jr., giving us some much-needed context to the massive undertaking, speaking to the legacy of one of jazz's greatest pioneers. We even get teased with a few new tracks, one of which contains a long overdue reunion of Little Brother. You can watch Robert Glasper dissect his latest his project in the clip below. Pre-order your copy of Everything's Beautiful on iTunes today ahead of its May 27th release.