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Kelly Patterson

April 04, 2016
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The music to Don Cheadle’s directorial debut, Miles Ahead, features 11 vital tracks from the trumpeters vast catalog spanning from 1956 to 1981. It combines a mixture of some of his most electric and eccentric work from the Dark Magus live double album and showcases dialogue excerpts from the film along with five original compositions by Grammy-winning jazz pianist and producer Robert Glasper. His standout song, “What’s Wrong with That?” closes the movie with imagery of Cheadle as Davis playing in the present day with guest performers Glasper, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Gary Clark, Jr., Esperanza Spalding and Antonio Sanchez. The song is a bluesy jam session with elements of funk and fusion. Another impressive contribution to the album is “Gone 2015,” which plays during the end-credits and features rapper, Pharoahe Monch. Miles Ahead is currently in theatres and should be a treat for Davis and Cheadle fans. Check out the below trailer.