Robert Glasper takes on the music of Miles Davis
– in a set that's way more of Glasper's own than you might guess from the presentation! True, the tracks are all based around Miles Davis
material from the Columbia Records vaults – but Robert really opens things up right away with his own sort of vibe, and uses the Davis
elements to weave into a much larger fabric – one that incorporates a range of hip contemporary styles, in the manner of his great Black Radio projects! So while you will hear some of Miles
at times – both playing and (even cooler) speaking – the real strength of the record lies in Glasper's amazing keyboards, especially Fender Rhodes, and the wonderful bass work of Derrick Hodge, whose bottom currents really make the whole thing glow with a subtle, soulful fire! And we haven't even gotten to the guests – a great lineup that rivals the sorts of folks that Robert had on the Black Radio project – as the record includes contributions from Stevie Wonder, Bilal, Phonte, Hiatus Kaiyote, Erykah Badu, Georgia Anne Muldrow, Illa J, John Scofield, Ledisi, and King. Titles include "They Can't Hold Me Down", "Ghetto Walkin", "Right On Brotha", "Miles
tones", "Song For Selim", "Little Church", "Violets", "Maiysha", and "Silence Is The Way".