Columbia/Legacy will commemorate the 90th birthday of globally renowned music innovator Miles Davis with the release of two very special new Miles Davis album projects:
MILES AHEAD – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack will be available Friday, April 1. A cinematic exploration of the life and music of Miles Davis, the movie feature “MILES AHEAD” marks the directorial debut of Don Cheadle, who co-wrote the screenplay (with Steven Baigelman) and stars as the legendary musician in the film. MILES AHEAD – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack is available now for digital pre-orders via iTunes.
EVERYTHING’S BEAUTIFUL, reimagined interpretations of Miles Davis’ music produced by Grammy Award winner Robert Glasper (who also served as coproducer of the MILES AHEAD soundtrack) with musical guest artists including Bilal, Illa J, Erykah Badu, Phonte, Hiatus Kaiyote, Laura Mvula, KING,Georgia Ann Muldrow, John Scofield and Ledisi, and Stevie Wonder. A visionary exploration of the music of Miles Davis, EVERYTHING’S BEAUTIFUL incorporates Davis’ original recordings into new collaborative soundscapes and will be available Friday, May 27 (the day after Miles’ 90th birthday). The Miles Davis track featuring Bilal “Ghetto Walkin”, from the upcoming release EVERYTHING’S BEAUTIFUL, premieres today for the first time during Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 show on Apple Music. EVERYTHING’S BEAUTIFUL is also available now for digital pre-orders via iTunes .
Both releases are also available for pre-order at the official Miles Davis store on milesdavis.com.
MILES AHEAD – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack explores the breadth and depth of Miles Davis’musical innovations, combining 11 highlights from the legendary trumpeter/composer/bandleader’s Prestige and Columbia Records catalogs with original new compositions written and performed by Grammy Award-winning jazz/hip-hop artist Robert Glasper. Select new tracks on the soundtrack album include guest appearances by Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, rapper Pharoahe Monch and more. Both the CD and LP