Renowned jazz musician Robert Glasper is set to release his tribute to Miles Davis, titled Everything’s Beautiful, on May 27th. In anticipation, Glasper has shared one exciting cut from the new album; a track entitled “I’m Leaving You.”“I’m Leaving You” features work from John Scofield and Ledisi, and was entirely inspired by a recording of Davis saying a three-word phrase, “wait a minute.” The whole album blends Davis’s extensive body of work, including outtakes and master recordings, to put together something new and beautiful. Glasper explains his thought process behind “I’m Leaving You” in the premiere article featured in Essence.“I found a clip of Miles saying “wait a minute”—just that simple phrase—and it had so much of his classic swag in it, and it had such a rhythm, I decided to build that whole track around that and that’s how it started,” said Glasper. “After that it was a real group thing: (Ledisi) wrote the lyric, my man Black Milk took a Lenny White drum pattern and chopped it up for the beat, and that’s John Scofield—who is our direct link to Miles for this project, having been in his ’80s band. That brought it full circle. I love the R&B uplift this track gives the whole project!”Listen to “I’m Leaving You” below:Glasper commented on the whole album as well, saying “I like that this whole record has a smoky, late-night vibe that is consistent through almost all the tracks but that really just happened naturally. No one told anyone what tempo or mood to go for, so the track with Ledisi really stands out. You know she’s a super jazz geek anyway, and can sing the heads of almost any bop tune you want to name. I’ve seen her do it!”The full album features contributions from Stevie Wonder, Erykah Badu, Hiatus Kaiyote, Bilal, Illa J and so many more, in celebration of what would have been Davis’s 90th birthday. You can read about it here.
SETLIST: Phish | XFINITY Theatre | Hartford, CT | 7/9/16 | Photos by Andrew Blackstein Load remaining images As if ever there was any doubt, Phish put their critics in line with what was, hands down, their best performance of summer 2016. Sometimes we need that one show, a special moment in time, to remind us fans just what it is they love about Phish. Last night was that show.It seemed that the SPAC run of shows were “fun,” an optimistic way of saying that any Phish is good Phish, but yeah, we’ve known better Phish. That sentiment was in the rear-view mirror after last night’s performance at the XFINITY Theatre in Hartford, CT. With a “YEM” that featured Page McConnell and Mike Gordon swapping instruments, flawless versions of Gamehendge classics “Tela” and “The Lizards,” and some major jams all in the same show, well, it reaffirmed the band’s true greatness. It was really a one-of-a-kind celebration.The show started modestly enough, with the third-ever and second “Pigtail” of the summer. The Trey Anastasio penned tune was a confusing start, never really taking hold with the audience, but “The Moma Dance” brought them right in it. It was no SPAC “Moma,” but it didn’t need to be. Tight and funky, the jam took off and never looked back.“Birds Of A Feather” kept that energy high and included a “They Attack” quote from “The Birds,” but it was really the song “Meat” that signaled the start of a special show. The Mike Gordon-led tune made its first funky appearance of the year, taking hold with its stop and go composition. The band kept the tour debuts coming with “Vultures,” yet another relative rarity played for the first time this year. The band executed the song to perfection, though somewhat awkwardly segued into “Free.” The “Free” jam was loose and rocking, getting into the groove before a unique coda section from Anastasio ended the song.The next song was the biggest bust out of the night, as Phish brought out “Let Me Lie” for the first time since August 10, 2010 (229 shows). The slower song made its first appearance with the Trey Anastasio Band, and Phish dabbled with it throughout the earliest days of the 3.0 era. It was fitting for the set’s cool down moment to be a major bust out highlight in its own right, and also fitting for its lyrical message.The set cruised on with great versions of “Halley’s Comet” and “Julius,” but it was the set closer that really wowed. For the first time in two years, Phish put their opus “You Enjoy Myself” in the first set. They really let the song breathe too, concluding the composed sections with an excellent and playful jam session, starting with Anastasio on the Marimba Lumina behind drummer Jon Fishman. With Anastasio plugging away, Gordon and McConnell switched instruments, allowing the keyboardist to stand before the crowd and rock on the bass. The jam eventually came to a gradual conclusion, ushering in a wild vocal jam to cap off the set.It’s worth mentioning that the skies threatened rain throughout this entire performance, with some speculating that the seemingly-longer-than-usual first set was a precaution against any incoming storms. While a light mist flowed in and out throughout the first set, the rain would remain a threat throughout the set break and second half of the show.Though Anastasio teased the opening chords to “Tela” upon first picking up his guitar, it was Gordon who brought in the opening notes of “Down With Disease.” This unfinished version was the improvisational highlight of the night, as Phish did what they do best: jammed. At times light and melodic, at times dark and energetic, the jam clocked in at a full 18-minutes and came to a natural conclusion. “Sand” picked things back up with some old fashioned funk, before the band brought out their first taste of Gamehendge for the night in “Tela.” The McConnell-led song was executed flawlessly, as fans looked on with bewilderment.The winds from beyond the mountain swept into “Carini,” as the raging rocker also signaled a gradual crescendo of precipitation. The “Carini” itself moved from its dark progression to a lighthearted jam, which in turn segued into “Twenty Years Later.” The Joy track kept the energy flowing, and the band and rain both picked up during an energetic “Run Like An Antelope.” Not much needs to be said about “Antelope;” it was its usual rocking self. The set closed with a beautiful version of “Backwards Down The Number Line,” a song that inspires mixed feelings from fans. With a moderate rain falling from the skies, this was quite a euphoric set-ender.As the rain continued to fall upon the lawn, Phish returned for an encore, bringing fans to their knees from the opening notes of “The Lizards.” An absolute fan favorite, the unexpected song was an absolutely perfect ending to a top tier performance. The song was played eloquently, as Anastasio confidently navigated the song’s wordy lyrics and final melody with ease. The rain fell through the song, but its presence only enhanced the experience, as if the weather was the “hose” manifested.To end the show, the band brought out their only cover of the night, a rendition of The Rolling Stones’ “Loving Cup.” Some fans are vocal about their lukewarm feelings toward “Loving Cup” encores–always a seemingly “safe” choice from the band. But after “The Lizards,” this particular cup went down just right, serving as a perfect exclamation point on a top-notch show.You can watch high quality crowd-shot footage from the show below via YouTube user LazyLightning55a:“Free”“Carini”“Tela”“The Lizards”“Loving Cup”SETLIST: Phish | XFINITY Theatre | Hartford, CT | 7/9/16Set 1: Pigtail, The Moma Dance, Birds of a Feather, Meat, Vultures > Free, Let Me Lie, Halley’s Comet > Julius, You Enjoy MyselfSet 2: Down with Disease > Sand > Tela, Carini > Twenty Years Later > Run Like an Antelope > Backwards Down the Number LineEncore: The Lizards, Loving Cup Trey on Marimba Lumina, Page on bass, Mike on keys for portion of the jam. Unfinished.Notes: The Birds was quoted at the end of BOAF. Let Me Lie was last performed on August 10, 2010 (229 shows). Portions of the YEM jam featured Trey on Marimba Lumina, Mike on keys, and Page on bass. DWD was unfinished.[Photos courtesy of Andrew Scott Blackstein Photography]As Phish gears up for their 13-night “Baker’s Dozen” run at Madison Square Garden later this month, Live For Live Music has put together an extensive schedule of late-night shows to keep the party going until the wee hours throughout the NYC residency. Check out our Official Guide To Baker’s Dozen Late-Nights for all the details.
Last weekend, the worlds of beloved bands My Morning Jacket and Widespread Panic collided at The Basement East in Nashville, TN, when WSP keyboardist John “Jojo” Hermann joined guitarist Carl Broemel’s set for an extended guest appearance. Broemel has been touring behind his recently-released solo album 4th Of July, and his band made their way to the Nashville venue. Hermann, a native to Tennessee, made his way over to the venue for the intimate performance.The show opened with Broemel’s band playing a full set, before leaving the guitarist to play two songs by himself. When the band returned, Hermann was in tow, joining in for a three song run to close out the show. The band opened with original song “Different People,” before closing out the show with two covers: The Faces’ “Ooh La La” and Neil Young’s “Like A Hurricane.” Fortunately, thanks to some fans in the audience, we can watch videos of this exciting show!Check out videos for the two cover songs, streaming below!Ooh La La (via Justin Damron, partial)Like A Hurricane (via Heavy Pedal Productions)
Turkuaz has shared a brand new live video of “Percy Thrills, The Moondog,” a tune that originally appeared on their most recent album, Digitonium. The pro-shot video was recorded during the nine-piece funk ensemble’s December 30, 2017 show at New Haven, CT’s College Street Music Hall (part of the band’s 2017 New Year’s run).Turkuaz – “Percy Thrills, The Moondog” (Live at College Street Music Hall)Turkuaz’s new video comes one day before the band kicks off its summer festival season with a performance at the Electric Forest Festival in Rothbury, MI. Their summer festival schedules includes performances at the High Sierra Music Festival, Peach Music Festival, Telluride Jazz Festival, and Lockn’. They’re also slated to open for Greensky Bluegrass when the jamgrass outfit headlines Colorado’s famed Red Rocks Amphitheatre on September 23rd.Here’s a look at Turkuaz’s upcoming tour dates:Turkuaz Tour Dates:06/23 Rothbury, MI: Electric Forest Festival06/29 Rothbury, MI: Electric Forest Festival07/05 Quincy, CA: High Sierra Music Festival07/06 Quincy, CA: High Sierra Music Festival07/08 Marshfield, MA: Levitate Music & Arts Festival07/13 Lone Tree, IA: Camp Euphoria07/14 Madison, WI: Fete de Marquette Festival07/15 Veneta, OR: Oregon County Fair07/19 Scranton, PA: Peach Music Festival07/27 Buffalo, NY: Cobblestone Live08/02 Thornsville, OH: Werk Out Festival08/04 Telluride, CO: Telluride Jazz Festival08/05 Crested Butte, CO: Big Mine Ice Arena08/24 Arrington, VA: Lock’n Festival09/23 Morrison, CO: Red Rocks Amphitheatre~10/12 Mount Vernon, KY: Moonshiner’s Ball10/28 Live Oak, FL: Suwanee Hulaween01/15-22/19 Miami, FL: Jam Cruise~ w/ Greenskly Bluegrass
The 26th annual Telluride Blues & Brews Festival will return to Telluride, CO’s Town Park this fall on September 13th-15th, 2019.On Thursday, the beloved late-summer festival expanded their 2019 lineup with the addition of headliner John Fogerty, joining previously announced headliners Phil Lesh & The Terrapin Family Band and Boz Scaggs. Other additions include International Blues Challenge Winner Ms Hy-C and Fresh Start, Joanna Connor Band, Husky & The Slow Attack, Eagle Eye Williamson, Grant Sabin and the Juke Joint Highball (solo) with Michael Jennings, Molly Gene One Whoaman Band, along with stand-up comedians Debra DiGiovanni, Caleb Synan, Troy Walker, Candice Thompson, and David Stocker.As previously announced, Telluride Blues & Brews will see performances by Anders Osborne, Ryan Bingham, Tab Benoit, Hiss Golden Messenger, The Allman Betts Band, Samantha Fish, Ruthie Foster, Durand Jones & The Indicators, Cedric Burnside, Phil Cook, The Como Mamas, Otis Taylor’s Psychedelic Banjo Posse, Southern Avenue, Low Cut Connie, Ida Mae, Willie Farmer, Jake Xerxes Fussell, Cookie McGee, Sandra Hall, Joanne Shaw Taylor, Mitch Woods, and Alex Paul and The Birds Of Play.Various ticket packages are now on sale here for Telluride Blues & Brews’ 2019 event.
Source: August 31, 2009, BURLINGTON, VT– Dealer.com Dealer.com, the global leader of online marketing solutions for the automotive industry, today announced the launch of comprehensive employee training and development programs. Already renowned for keeping auto dealership clients two to four years ahead of the competition, the new training initiatives further ensure that Dealer.com team members lead the industry in knowledge and skills at all levels of the organization. The customized, unrivaled training programs are also designed to preserve the company’s unique culture and provide growth opportunities for all employees. This extensive investment in development benefits Dealer.com auto dealership customers of all sizes and types, by ensuring thought and service leadership throughout the organization.Central to the development initiative is uFuel, Dealer.com’s new online learning management system, selected and implemented over the last 14 months. The technologically innovative system was specifically designed to assess staff knowledge and skills at all levels of the organization, including executive. The analysis is then used to provide training to raise the overall knowledge level of the company and consistently provide the industry’s best service and technology. uFuel contains interactive simulations, measures success and knowledge gaps, and creates training programs for areas of improvement.All new employees also participate in an extensive training program, designed around the new uFuel standards of excellence. Based on this training, new Dealer.com employees achieve Pro-level certification. This training and certification ensures that all employees have extensive knowledge of the automotive industry, leading online marketing strategies and techniques, and dealership best practices. Further, all current employees are scheduled to reach Pro-level certification by the end of 2009. Recertification will then be required on an ongoing basis to reflect technology and industry changes.Dealer.com is also launching the innovative new Leadership Development Program in conjunction with a grant from the state of Vermont and a partnership with Champlain College business school. This exclusive, customized management training has been in development for the past 16 months. The inaugural program begins this fall and will include high-potential staff members who will engage in 52 weeks of MBA-level course work, tailored to maintain Dealer.com’s unique culture. The management program will develop the company’s future leaders internally and ensure the highest level of management quality throughout the organization.”We have the best and brightest employees in the industry and take pride in our strategic technology and marketing leadership. We have a proactive approach to providing training to make sure that every Dealer.com employee offers our customers the best industry knowledge and service,” commented Mike Lane, Dealer.com COO. “Our training and development programs are yet another initiative to keep our dealers ahead of the competition.”About Dealer.com (www.dealer.com(link is external))Dealer.com is the global leader in online marketing solutions for the automotive industry, providing award winning e-marketing solutions to OEMs, auto dealers and media companies. More of the nation’s top 125 auto groups use Dealer.com for their online marketing than any other provider. Recent national and international accolades include: The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year, top ranking in The Net Promoter® Score Survey of customer satisfaction, Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500 and the Web Marketing Association’s Automobile Standard of Excellence. In addition, Dealer.com was the 2008 top rated web provider on leading online rating websites, as well as the Gold Award winner from the Dealers’ choice awards for best dealer website solutions.
Rock Art Brewery,On March 9, 2011 Rock Art Brewery will be releasing a limited edition beer to raise money for Pete’s Greens in Craftsbury, Vermont. In January a fire erupted and destroyed years of hard work, innovation, and purpose. This handcrafted beer created by brew master Matt Nadeau will be sold throughout the state to restaurants and retailers, raising proceeds and awareness. ‘Matt and I strongly believe in eating local foods, we admire what Pete is doing, and also every person involved in the VT Fresh Network,’ said Renee Nadeau of Rock Art Brewery. The devastating fire reduced the main barn, washhouse, and root cellar to ashes. As fundraising efforts continue, the Barn Raising Brown Ale was created to remind Vermonters that this farm still needs our help. When was the last time you bought a beer and helped rebuild a barn?Vermont Artist Jess Graham donated her time and energy to create a dynamic label with her signature style. When describing her art Jess fittingly says, ‘I hope it helps shake out the dust in your body, mind, and soul like a good beer and a long hard laugh.’ As a long time supporter of the local food scene she felt a giant void when hearing of the fire and volunteered at once.Rock Art Brewery will be donating all profits from the Barn Raising Brown Ale to Pete’s Greens. Additionally, Calmont Beverage and G. Housen Distributors will both be donating $2 for each case sold to retailers. New England Label out of Barre, VT has given significant discounts on a limited batch of labels. Retailers and restaurants can sell the beer as they wish but are encouraged to use the beer in their own Pete’s Greens promotion. Besides 330 cases of 22oz bottles there will be 8 kegs of the limited libation. For any questions please contact Renee Nadeau at Rock Art Brewery at (802) 888-9400. For wholesale inquiries please contact Calmont Beverage at (802) 223-3281 or G. Housen Distributors at (800) 240-6287.
This week we’re launching a new monthly series where we hand over the reigns of our Instagram account to a local adventure photographer. Up first is the Western North Carolina-based @Steve_Yocom. According to his Instagram bio, Steve’s main interests are German Shepherds, fly fishing, and whiskey, but he also takes a mean photo. His willingness to get off the beaten path and head to the places less-traveled, coupled with his skill and passion for outdoor photography, allows Steve to bring these southern mountains to life in a unique way. Check out his work and get the inside scoop from Steve below, and stay tuned to @blueridgeoutdoors Instagram for daily features of his photos.When you’re out taking your own adventure photos, don’t forget to use the tag #myblueridge, and you could be the next to take over our account.My pup Cain taking a nap at the 6030 ft summit of Cold Mountain on day 2 of our Art Loeb Hike, What an amazing trail to backpack, everyone should put that on their to do list!Clouds spilling over Round Bald and Roan High knob as the sunsets looking back from Grassy Ridge. My buddy was traveling the entire country, every national park and he still says this was the highlight of his trip!Asia standing tall on the Summit of Tennent mountain at sunrise after a wonderful night under the stars. Asia is our security guard on backpacking trips, she’s stood up to bear’s that come through camp 4 times now!Summer sunset atop Sam Knob, I will never forget this night, we all laid in a circle and just stared up at the stars and Milkyway for a few hours. We talked and exchanged stories but it seemed like every other minute we would all scream Oh! Did you see that one? I think we lost count on shooting stars that night.I don’t think there is a more stunning place to see the fall colors than is South Western NC. It was starting to get chilly so we were sure to pack the flask here on Black Rock in the Plott Balsam RangeNaturally, we had to ask Steve a few questions after seeing his amazing work.BRO: How did you get into photography?SY: After traveling all over, I decided the iphone just wasn’t going to cut it anymore, the beauty we were witnessing was just too good to not try and hold on to. I picked up my first camera, a Sony A65 shortly after.BRO: How long have you been shooting?SY: It’s been a little over a year now that I’ve been into photography and I recently just upgraded to a Sony A7R with a bunch of old film lenses.BRO: If you could only choose one area in this region to hike and explore and photograph for the rest of your life what would it be?SY: If I had to pick one area to shoot in and explore for the rest of my life it would have to be the Pisgah Ranger District, specifically the Shining Rock Wilderness. Only because the amount of diversity here. There’s countless mountain streams and waterfalls, several picturesque balds, the quartz outcroppings, and most importantly it was the place that got me hooked on the outdoors.BRO: Favorite musician from the southeast/Mid-Atlantic?SY: One thing I love just as much as these mountains is music, it’s another form of medicine in my book. I would have to say my favorite artist in the Southeast is Jason Isbell. His song writing is so amazing. I can not wait for his new album!BRO: One piece of gear (minus your camera) you wouldn’t head into the woods without?SY: I would have to say my absolute favorite item is my Nemo tent. It’s kind of like a second home to me, sometimes I think I sleep better in that thing than my own home. I ran a set up eno string lights through the roof and it’s perfect for lighting up the tent inside. No more wearing a headlight all night!
‘Not enough beds’ The hotels will be staffed by young doctors who have yet to earn their specialization.Elena Guijarro, a 25-year-old physiotherapist whose father died on Wednesday from coronavirus and whose mother and brother are being treated for the disease at the Gregorio Maranon hospital, said turning the hotel into a care facility would help.”They are doing their best at the hospital. But more and more people are being hospitalized and there are not enough beds for all the sick people,” she added.As the pandemic spreads, officials around the world from New York City to Berlin are weighing converting entire hotels into hospitals for patients with COVID-19 in an effort to increase capacity at medical facilities.But not everyone agreed with the move. Spain’s largest trade union confederation, the CCOO, argues the government should instead use the thousands of beds that are available in private hospitals and boost funding for public hospitals. Hoteliers have offered regional authorities the use of a total of 40 hotels in the Madrid region with 9,000 beds to treat coronavirus patients, according to Madrid’s main hotel association.The hotels will be used to house patients “whose symptoms require medical attention without the need to be hospitalized, both at the start of the disease as well as during the final phase,” the regional government statement said.Spain on Thursday announced that deaths from the novel coronavirus had jumped by nearly 30 percent over the past 24 hours to 767, while the total number of confirmed cases of the disease jumped by around 25 percent to 17,147.Madrid accounts for 40 percent of the total infections in Spain and two-thirds of the deaths.Spain has the fourth-highest number of confirmed cases of the virus in the word after China, Italy and Iran and many of its hotels are being emptied by the pandemic. A steady stream of ambulances transported patients to the Gran Hotel Colon, which is in the center of Madrid, about a 10-minute walk from the Gregorio Maranon hospital, one of the Spanish capital’s biggest.Medical staff wearing white protective suits, face masks and gloves then began escorting patients inside the building under the glare of TV cameras which were kept at a distance.”A week ago we could never imagine this,” Angela Perez, a 45-year-old area resident, said as she walked by with her shopping trolley along the deserted streets of the city which, like the rest of the country, has been in lockdown since Saturday to prevent the spread of the virus.Another four-star Madrid hotel, the Marriott Auditorium, is scheduled to start receiving patients on Friday. Topics : Doctors wearing face masks on Thursday welcomed patients to a four-star Madrid hotel which was transformed into a care facility for people with mild cases of coronavirus.The 359-room Gran Hotel Colon is the first in Spain to be repurposed to treat people infected with the virus but the regional government of Madrid plans to turn more empty hotels into healthcare facilities over the coming days.This will help “alleviate the pressure” on hospitals which are starting to become overcrowded and free up beds for more seriously ill patients, the regional government of Madrid said in a statement.
Wildlife jewel Fresh cracks appeared in the hull this week near the fuel reservoirs, spurring fears that the Wakashio could soon split up and inflict irreversible damage on the archipelago’s fragile marine ecosystem.The ship struck a reef at Pointe d’Esny, an ecological treasure fringed by idyllic beaches, colorful reefs, sanctuaries for rare and endemic wildlife, and protected wetlands.Aerial images showed huge stretches of crystal-clear seas around the marooned cargo ship stained an inky black.Pressure has mounted on the government to explain why it did not act earlier, with calls for the fisheries and environment ministers to resign, and volunteers angrily defying official orders to stay away from the clean-up site.Mauritius and its 1.3 million inhabitants depend crucially on the sea for food and ecotourism, having fostered a reputation as a conservation success story and a world-class destination for nature lovers.The spill is a double blow for tourist operators who had hoped foreign tourists could soon return.The country has no active cases of coronavirus and had declared a wary victory after a long stretch without any new infections, but its borders remain closed. “It was a race against the clock, and I salute the excellent work to prevent another oil spill,” said Jugnauth, who added that another 100 tons still remained elsewhere aboard the Japanese-owned ship.”The weather was calm and it helped the pumping exercise, it also prevented the breakup of the boat, which is inevitable.”Mauritius declared an unprecedented environmental emergency last week as the Wakashio, which ran aground on July 25, began seeping oil into a protected marine park boasting unspoiled coral reefs, mangrove forests and endangered species.Jugnauth said the “ecological crisis” was beyond the scope of the tiny Indian Ocean nation, and appealed for urgent international help. France and Japan were among those to answer the call, along with thousands of ordinary Mauritians who volunteered day and night to clean sludge from the picturesque tropical coastline to which their economy is deeply tied.Jugnauth acknowledged there was “still a lot of work to do” assessing and cleaning up the damage, but refused to take responsibility for the disaster.”How did I do wrong?” he said, adding bad weather hindered efforts to pump oil from the ship earlier.”We did everything right from the start. We were told that the risks of an oil spill were very low. The experts convinced us otherwise.”Police have launched an investigation into the accident and have seized the black box, log book and other items of interest from the vessel as part of their inquiries. Mauritius avoided a second catastrophic oil spill Wednesday after salvage crews pumped the remaining fuel from the tanks of a cargo ship that ran aground off its coast, imperiling world-famous wildlife sanctuaries.The stricken vessel threatens to break apart after more than two weeks stranded on a reef, where it leaked more than 1,000 tons of fuel into pristine seas.Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth said “all the fuel” had been pumped from reservoirs beneath the MV Wakashio bulk carrier, dodging what experts warned would been a crippling blow to an island nation popular with honeymooners and ecotourists. Topics :