John Scofield, Robert Glasper & More Took Miles Davis’s Voice And Made It Into An Awesome Song

first_imgRenowned 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.last_img read more

Productivity Plus with New Dell P Series Monitors

first_imgJust when you thought you’ve seen it all: The World’s favorite computer monitor brand1 is back with a range of new and innovative features aimed at revolutionizing productivity. Introducing the new Dell P Series Monitors.Boasting multiple productivity-boosting features, including a compact design that frees up desk space, simplified USB-C connectivity, great usability and trusted reliability, now your customers’ workforce can experience and accomplish more faster on powerful monitors specifically designed to let them work the way they like in a clutter-free environment.Seeing is achieving – more When considering the needs of the transforming workforce, a dual-monitor setup with a large screen estate and minimized clutter are key to maximized productivity. With an upgraded design that’s perfect for evolving workspaces requiring more compact desks and components on the desk, the new P Series Monitors offer a slimmer profile and reduced base that’s ~23% smaller than its predecessor.2 Advance your customers’ workforce experience with 3-sided, ultra-thin bezels for seamless viewing, then move them to a dual-monitor setup. Dual monitors, together with Dell’s MDS19 Dual Monitor Stands, deliver maximum viewing comfort and productivity – up to 18% greater productivity than with a single monitor3 – perfect for those workers who spend most of their working day at their desk.Users can also multi-task with ease with Dell Display Manager’s Easy Arrange feature. They’ll be able to quickly tile and view multiple applications across screens, selecting from up to 38 predefined templates.Single cable solution Let’s face it: Excessive cable clutter and lack of desk space are major setbacks in the workplace. As the need for more efficient workspace steadily increases, the demand for versatile, seamless monitors and viewing experiences has never been greater.With USB-C connectivity, offered on select new Dell P Series Monitors, users will enjoy reduced cable clutter and simple, easy connectivity. The single cable connection from the monitor to the laptop not only transmits data and video, but also delivers up to 65 watts of power to the laptop.4 It’s the ideal solution for hoteling or hot desk environments, where users need to transition from desk to meeting and back quickly. Plus, thanks to DisplayPort 1.2, your customers can easily and efficiently connect multiple monitors – minus the inconvenience of excessive cables.Great usability, trusted reliability Boasting outstanding built-in cable management design, the new P Series Monitors allow users to swivel, pivot, tilt and height adjust the screen to work the way they want. In addition, ComfortView and a flicker-free screen optimize eye comfort for long hours at work. You can further assure your customers that they are in good hands by letting them know our monitors are backed by Advanced Exchange Service5 and Premium Panel Guarantee.6 Upgrade them to optional ProSupport7 for added peace of mind knowing they have 24×7 access to tech support from highly qualified in-region8 ProSupport engineers.Accessories for every work style If that’s not enough, your customers will love our tailored range of accessories designed to help them and their end users get the most out of their Dell Monitors. Those working remotely will benefit from the Dell Pro Stereo Soundbar – an innovative sound system that optimizes conference calls and multimedia streaming with exceptional audio clarity. For those who spend the majority of their time at their office desk, they can turn their cubicle into a multi-tasking, performance-enhancing idea factory thanks to the Dell Dual Monitor Stand and the OptiPlex Micro PC.Spread the word We’ve built a set of marketing assets that will help expand your revenue potential by putting you at the forefront of your customer communications when explaining the benefits of the new P Series Monitor portfolio.You can add your own personal touch to these marcom assets for deeper engagement, while the quick-reference call scripts provided will equip your sales force with the right answers when engaging customers.Find out how you can cross sell these amazing new monitors by reading up on all the benefits our new line of OptiPlex and Latitude products offer.1 Based on publicly available market data, 2013-20172 Based on Dell internal analysis comparing the area of the monitor base on P2719H/P2719HC vs. P2717H.3 Source: “Dell Displays, Productivity and Satisfaction Single vs. Dual Monitors,” conducted by SURL, Wichita State University and commissioned by Dell, October 2015.4 Dell adheres to standard USB-C specifications and protocols and the P-series USB-C monitors deliver up to 65W of power. Functionality with non-Dell USB-C systems may vary.5 Advanced Exchange Service replacement part/unit ships, if needed, after phone/online diagnosis. Fee charged for failure to return defective unit. See Dell Premium Panel Guarantee – Even if only one bright pixel is found on our select range of monitors, a free panel exchange is guaranteed during the Limited Hardware Warranty period.    For a copy of Limited Hardware Warranty, write to Dell USA LP, Attn: Warranties, One Dell Way, Round Rock, TX 78682 or see Advanced Exchange Service replacement part/unit ships, if needed, after phone/online diagnosis. Fee charged for failure to return defective unit.  See In some countries, hours for in-region support may vary. Support after local business hours may be provided in a language other than the local language.last_img read more

COVID-19: PBC Update Includes EOC Hotline, School Meals, Election Info

first_imgPalm Beach County Mayor David Kerner said during a press conference late Sunday afternoon an Emergency Operations Center will be open beginning Monday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at (561) 712-6400, to field questions about government services as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.He added that no closures are being made at this time to beaches and other county-owned recreational facilities.Florida Health – Palm Beach County Director Dr. Alina Alonso stated late Sunday afternoon that the county has no new cases of COVID-19.She advised residents to avoid public transportation, and to remain six feet away from other people at public events.Starting Monday, the health department and county clinics will begin screening all employees and clients who enter their facilities.School Superintendent Dr. Donald Fennoy says district officials are still deciding on whether to extend the closure beyond two weeks.Feeding sites will be available at 30 sites for students who are eligible for free meals. Those locations are listed at addition, Feeding South Florida will be providing boxes of food to families of those students at the same 30 sites on Tuesday and Thursday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.For additional information about district efforts and programs during the closure, residents may call: (561) 969-5840.Supervisor of Elections Wendy Sartory Link stated that the primary election will continue as planned on Tuesday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., although 19 voting locations were moved from assisted living facilities. The locations are listed at added they are taking precautions for poll workers. Gloves and disinfectants, as well as hand sanitizers will be provided for them.Voters are advised to bring their own pen – preferably black – or a stylus, and to wash their hands after completing their ballot. They are also encouraged to bring their own wipes and sanitizers,Officials will be wiping down equipment in accordance with CDC guidelines.To volunteer or for more information, call the Supervisor of Elections office at (561) 656-6200.Vote-by-mail remains available through Tuesday, when the election ends at 7 p.m.Drive-through COVID-19 Testing Begins Monday in West Palm Beach ——————————————————————————————last_img read more