Miles Davis' 90th Birthday Celebrated With New Website & 'Beautiful' Album
On the occasion of what would have been jazz icon Miles Davis’ 90th birthday Thursday (May 26), fans are being invited to explore “The Universe of Miles Davis.”
Legacy Recordings -- in partnership with Polygraph.cool -- has collated data from more than 2,000 Wikipedia pages mentioning the artist. The result is an immersive, interactive website that visualizes Davis’ widespread cultural impact and influence -- not just in music, but also in film, fashion, politics, fine art, popular culture and social media. Users can interact with the platform by scrolling down, hovering over images and utilizing the search bar within the infographic.
Further commemorating Davis’ milestone birthday and legacy is a new album featuring reimagined interpretations of his music. Available Friday, Everything’s Beautiful was produced by Grammy Award-winning musician Robert Glasper. The set’s diverse guest lineup includes Stevie Wonder, Erykah Badu, Ledisi, KING, Bilal, Australia’s Hiatus Kaiyote, rapper/singer Phonte, British soul singer Laura Mvula and former Davis band member, jazz guitarist John Scofield. Glasper also co-produced Miles Ahead – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack for the film directed by and starring Don Cheadle.