Robert Glasper Will Be Teaching A Class On Miles Davis At NYU This Fall
Earlier this month, the Miles Davis biopic, Miles Ahead, landed on the big screen to much adoration from critics and life-long fans alike. As the music supervisor of the film, Robert Glasper, a man never shy in his explicit reverence for the jazz genius, has been tasked with providing a score to the film; a perfect funnel for the love Glasper and his copious helping hands (Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Gary Clark Jr. and Esperanza Spalding, just to name a few) have long displayed for Davis and his pioneering, genre-destroying ways.
But Glasper's Davis praising won't end with the film's score, or even his own collaborative, remixed and reloaded project, Everything's Beautiful (arriving May 27th.) This fall, Glasper and journalist/professor/producer, Ashley Kahn, will teach a seven-class course on the eternal influence and legacy of Miles Davis at NYU’s Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music, continuing the celebration of Davis's impact all year long; a year that would have seen Davis turn 90 years old. The class begins on September 6th and students can get more information on the curriculum, along with how to enroll, by hitting the link below. Grab your copy of the Miles Ahead OST on iTunes today and hit your local theater to see the long-awaited biopic treatment for yourselves.