Robert Glasper Scores Miles Davis’ biopic ‘Miles Ahead’

Robert Glasper Scores Miles Davis’ biopic ‘Miles Ahead’

miles2Looks like it’s gonna be Grammy and Oscar time for Robert Glasper Once again… For some time now word has gotten around that actor Don Cheadle, was planning to make a film about the life of one of the greatest jazz artists to ever live, Miles Davis. Miles Davis was not your typical Jazz musician. He was passionate about his art. Miles Davis had a career that spanned many decades. As A child Don Cheadle describes being obsessed with the Music of Davis. His first exposure came from the Porgy & Bess album owned by his parents.

Cheadle is learning to play trumpet for the role. He has hired Robert Glasper to score the music, with Herbie Hancock—who won an Oscar for his 1986 score for the film ’Round Midnight—helping to supervise the soundtrack.” – Downbeat Magazine

Cheadle went on to say of the soundtrack, “You know, hopefully it will be not just a release of his music. Herbie Hancock is kind of godfathering the whole thing and we’re running all of this by him. This soundtrack hopefully could be more than just a soundtrack of music from the movie; it can be music that’s been inspired by the pieces we select. It’s about trying to bring it forward and not just chronicle what has passed before”

herbie hancock“When asked if he would be playing trumpet in the movie he replied, “No. I’m not going to be, we’re going to be using Miles Davis playing. [Laughs] We’re not going to do a movie with the rights to his music and not have him playing. We’re going to use his recordings. I’ve learned how to play. There will be elements of me playing the movie but when it comes to the pieces that are Miles Davis playing, it will be Miles Davis.”
It’s noted that Don Cheadle plays Saxaphone, and says he only attempted to learn this instrument for the movie.. “The trumpet is a very unforgiving instrument. If you don’t play it every day, its, it fights back. It hasn’t been, I’d say, until the last year that I’ve been playing consistently.Cheadle admits he doesn’t play daily, “Well, I have a day job. For some time, for some amount every day. Sometimes it can be for hours, and sometimes it’s 10 minutes. But I touch it every day.” The project is crowd funded for the most part. There’s still time to donate to the project.

I’m sure fans are excited about this film as it offers a glance into the life of one of the most talented artists this world has ever seen. Check out the videos below regarding the project. Enjoy!

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The Foreign Exchange Tiny Desk Concert

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Recently The Foreign Exchange took time out from their Love In Flying Colors World Tour to perform a quick set for NPR. With Phonte on vocals, Nicolay on guitar, Boogie on percussion and Zo! on keys. The Foreign Exchange proves why they are force to be reckoned with. Check out their performance of On A Day Like Today, Listen To The Rain and Call It Home. Enjoy!

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NEW MUSIC IS HERE!!! Fans have been eagerly awaiting the release of the new album from the beautiful ladies of KING. So far there is no word about the upcoming full- length release. Everything is hush hush. A year ago King released the beautifully haunting track, In The Meantime.Fans were all afire and anticipating new music from the multi-talented trio. KING has followed it up with a track just as hot entitled Mister Chameleon. Lead Vocals feature Amber Strother. Background Vocals are performed by Amber Strother, Anita Bias and Paris Strother All Instruments, Arrangement and Production are by Paris Strother. Take a Listen to this gem. Enjoy!

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Allen Stone Announces Tour

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If you have not had the opportunity to experience the genius of the very soulful Allen Stone, Please do not miss him. He’s coming to a city near you. Check out his song Million below. Enjoy!

Allen Stone North America Tour Dates
Sept 23 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
Sept 25 – Los Angeles, CA @ Mayan Theatre
Sept 27 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Bunkhouse Saloon
Sept 28 – Tempe, AZ @ Summer Ends Music Festival
Sept 30 – Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater
Oct 01 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s
Oct 04 – Atlanta, GA @ Center Stage
Oct 05 – Nashville, TN @ 3rd & Lindsley
Oct 07 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
Oct 09 – New York City, NY @ Terminal 5
Oct 11 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
Oct 12 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues
Oct 14 – Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre
Oct 16 – Chicago, IL @ Vic Theatre
Oct 17 – Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue
Oct 18 – St. Louis, MO @ The Ready Room
Oct 19 – Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line Music Café
Oct 21 – Aspen, CO @ Wheeler Opera House
Oct 22 – Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre
Oct 24 – Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory Concert House
Oct 25 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theatre
Oct 26 – Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theatre

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