Erykah Badu, Robert Glasper Collaborate on Song

Robert Glasper has mastered the art of curating the styles of jazz, hip-hop and R&B into cohesive jams that excite the ear while soothing the soul.

With Glasper on the keyboards and percussion, the producer’s latest masterpiece brings together the floetic sounds of Erykah Badu and the jazz instrumentation of the iconic Miles Davis. “Maiyasha (So Long)” vocalizes the demise of a relationship and she is ready to move on. On the track, Badu appears as an outsider telling the story of any woman and their significant other.

There’s an elegance that comes through the melody that offers a peaceful farewell.

Take in the music below.

“Maiyasha” will appear on Glasper’s forthcoming record, Everthing’s Beautiful, where he reworked snippets of Davis’ work to create new recordings.