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On May 27, 2015.

On May 27, 2015, “Columbia” label released “Everything is Beautiful” album credited to Miles Davis and Robert Glasper, tribute to the music of Miles Davis. It was recorded in 2014, at “Anu It! Studio”, “Klearlight Studios”, “The Peanut Gallery”, “Brightlady Studios”, “Precious House Studios”, “Willow Grove Studios”, “State Of The Ark”, “King Creative Studios”, “Brooklyn Recording”, “Westlake Studios”, “The Thingamajig Lab 2”, “Wonderland Studios”, and was produced by Jewels, Paris Strother, DJ Spinna, Erykah Badu, Georgia Anne Muldrow, 9th Wonder, Rashad Smith, Black Milk, Steve Berkowitz and Robert Glasper.

Personnel:

  • Miles Davis – voice (samples)
  • Robert Glasper – piano, keyboards, percussion, liner notes
  • Joe Zawinul – piano
  • Stevie Wonder – harmonica
  • Chris Rob – vocals, piano, electric piano, synths, mixing, co-producer
  • Hermeto Pascoal – vocal
  • Erykah Badu – vocal, percussion
  • Bilal Oliver – vocal
  • Nai Palm – vocal
  • Illa J – vocal
  • Laura Mvula – vocal
  • Phonte Coleman – vocal
  • Georgia Anne Muldrow – vocal, recording, mixing
  • Ledisi Anibade Young – vocal
  • Amber Strother – vocal
  • Anita Bias – vocal
  • Paris Strother – vocal, guitar
  • John Scofield – guitar
  • Danny Leznoff – guitar
  • Kyle Bolden – guitar
  • Derrick Hodge – bass
  • Burniss Earl Travis – bass
  • Braylon Lacy – bass
  • Rashad Smith – percussion
  • DJ Spinna – percussion, drum programming
  • Hiatus Kaiyote (Naomi “Nai Palm” Saalfield, Paul Bender, Simon Mavin, Perrin Moss – various instruments, programming, engineer, mixing
  • King (Paris Strother, Amber Strother, Anita Bias)
  • Lakecia Benjamin – alto and tenor saxophone
  • Brandee Younger – harp
  • Bianca Rodriguez – backing vocals, recording
  • Jules – recording, mixing
  • Jimi Bowman – recording
  • Keith Lewis – recording
  • Femi Jiya – recording
  • Patrick Douthit – recording 
  • Phonte Coleman – recording
  • James Benjamin – engineer
  • Cristian Perez – Pro Tools engineer
  • Anu Sun – mixing
  • Chris Tabron – mixing
  • Caleb Laven – mixing assistant
  • Frank Harkins – art direction
  • Alice Butts – design
  • Francine Turk – cover design

Track listing:

  1. Talking Shit – Miles Davis, Curtis Jews, Josef Zawinul, Robert Glasper
  2. Ghetto Walkin – lyrics by Bilal Oliver, Robert Glasper, music by Miles Davis
  3. They Can’t Hold Me Down – lyrics by Illa J, music by Miles Davis, Robert Glasper
  4. Maiysha (So Long) – lyrics by Erykah Badu, music by Miles Davis
  5. Violets – Miles Davis, Phonte Coleman, Robert Glasper
  6. Little Church – Miles Davis, Hermeto Pascoal
  7. Silence is the Way – Miles Davis, Josef Zawinul, Laura Mvula,
  8. Song for Selim – Miles Davis, Paris Strother, Amber Strother, Anita Bias
  9. Milestones – Miles Davis
  10. I’m Leaving You – lyrics by Ledisi Anibade Young, Robert Glasper, music by Miles Davis
  11. Right On Brotha – Miles Davis, Chris Robinson,  Vincent Williams, Wayne Shorter