Medeski And Martin Welcome Nels Cline & Special Guests In NYC [Full Audio]

first_imgLast week, Medeski Martin & Wood were gearing up to celebrate their 25th anniversary with a multi-night run in New York, NY. Those best laid plans went awry, however, when Chris Wood underwent emergency surgery on tour with The Wood Brothers, and was in the hospital recovering.While Chris Wood was on the mend, Wilco guitarist Nels Cline stepped up and joined the jazz ensemble for a last-minute, no-holds-barred performance at Le Poisson Rouge. Though not exactly a makeup show – the original performances were rescheduled – the night of Medeski Martin & Cline certainly filled the hearts of those eager for some free-form jazz. With special guest appearances from Julian Lage, Steven Bernstein and Chris Lightcap, this was a night to remember.Fortunately, thanks to taper Matt Moricle, a full recording of the show is available. Listen in to the magical jamming of this insane trio, below.[Photo via tangopresents // Instagram]last_img read more

Oteil Burbridge Pens Beautiful Tribute To Brother Kofi Burbridge

first_imgLast week was a difficult one for the jam band community, as word spread about the passing of multi-instrumentalist Kofi Burbridge. The Tedeschi Trucks Band keyboardist/flautist/vocalist passed away on Friday at the age of 57, following years of ongoing cardiac issues.Rest In Peace, Kofi BurbridgeTedeschi Trucks Band Plays Through The News Of Kofi Burbridge’s Passing With Live Debut Of New RecordIn addition to his former bandmates and collaborators, our deepest condolences go out to Kofi’s brother, Oteil Burbridge (Dead & Company, Allman Brothers Band). If you were to ever ask Oteil who his biggest musical influence was, he’d say his brother Kofi. He is the reason Oteil started playing drums, and then bass: to jam with his older brother who displayed immense talent during their childhood. They went on to play together in Knee-Deep, Aquarium Rescue Unit, Frogwings, and Tedeschi Trucks Band together, and cherished the opportunities to collaborate deeply.On Tuesday, Oteil posted a heartfelt tribute to his big brother on his blog.Kofi was my first and biggest hero. He still is. Even though I know all of his human frailties, and even things that used to frustrate me, I will never be any less in awe of his superpowers. They were discovered at a very early age. I thought he was normal as a kid. I didn’t realize how advanced he was until I started playing in high school bands and saw the difference. Trying to keep up with him made me a better player more quickly than most kids my age. I never did catch up to him. There are so many things that I still wanted to learn from him. He was my teacher.I so wanted Kofi to be the one to teach Nigel how to play keyboards. But just as much, I wanted to watch Nigel crawl in his lap as he watched his cartoons like he does with me. I wanted him to see Nigel ride his big boy bike without his training wheels. I wanted Nigel to grow up just knowing and be influenced by the sweetness of his Uncle Kofi.My mom told Jess, “Kofi lived a full and rich life from a very early age.” He started sitting in with jazz legends by age nine. He was making the newspapers in Washington D.C. by that same time. He traveled to Russia with a Washington D.C. theatre company at age 14. He was composing amazing jazz, jazz-rock fusion and classical music by high school. Later on he recorded many records with Derek Trucks Band, Tedeschi Trucks Band and so many others. He got to play and record with his biggest hero, Herbie Hancock. He got to play one of the inaugural balls for the first black president ever elected. He won two Grammys. He traveled the world many times over. He played all the jazz festivals that we dreamed of playing as teenagers. He made almost all of his dreams come true and some we didn’t even know we had. His cup certainly ran over. His death has revealed to me what an indelible mark Kofi made on the music world. The outpouring of love and support from the community has meant so much to me and my family.In the last couple of weeks we had made so many plans about things that we were finally going to get to. His solo record, things that we were going to do under the banner of the Burbridge Brothers, things that we wanted to do with our nephews Kamau and Khalil, and whatever other flights of fancy flew through our heads. Lucky for me, he did get to play his first full set of Jerry Garcia Band and Grateful Dead music with Oteil & Friends in Santa Cruz and Buffalo last year. I was looking forward to watching him discover the great beauty of the rest of that catalogue as he learned more and more songs. He really loved it as you can hear on those shows and his flute playing was particularly inspired those nights. You could hear the reaction from the crowd that they felt it too. Those were my last two shows with him where we played together all night.I have to accept that he is gone. It gets a little harder each day but there are some things that give me comfort. Kofi loved to fly and he often talked about getting his pilot’s license. I picture him in my head giggling to himself that now that he is unencumbered by a body, he can fly so fast and to so many places. Maybe all at once. He’s got to be digging that. People are posting all of these jams that they caught of us together. I can’t even remember them all but that telltale hand-in-glove fit that we had together makes itself evident so quickly that I can’t help but laugh out loud. I laugh through tears mostly of course. But it does make me feel better. It truly does. Because most musicians will probably never know what that’s like. Even if you grow up playing together, unless you’re sharing that much DNA it’s just not the same. I’ll never forget when jazz drummer Billy Drummond said to Kofi and I “I think it’s time that the Burbridge Brothers met the Wooten Brothers!” We said, “Who are the Wooten Brothers?” Haha!I had an idea one day that I talked to Kofi about. I wanted to do a stage at a festival that was dedicated to brothers. The Wooten brothers, the Wood brothers, the Evans brothers, the Dickinson brothers, the Trucks brothers… you get the idea. And we weren’t going to leave out our sisters either. I hope somebody out there will do this in memory of Kofi and I hope that they call it the Kofi Burbridge Memorial Brothers and Sisters Stage. And I hope they will let me get up there even though my brother is gone. All of you musician brothers and sisters out there please play as many shows together as you can. You just never know how much time you have left together.One beautiful thing that has come out of this horrible nightmare is that we now have a new family member to whom we are so greatly indebted that there couldn’t be any way to repay her. Her name is Laura Holl and she was by Kofi’s side through his aneurysm, surgery and recovery in 2017 and again this second time. She spent every day in the hospital with him for two months straight. She never left his side. She gave him strength and love and hope for a new future. And I am so heartbroken for her because Kofi was finally going to settle down with her, and know for the first time in his life what it was like to build, cultivate and enjoy a happy home. She was not only there for Kofi but also for me and my entire family. She is our sister now and forever more.  I’m so sorry Laura. You did the hardest things any wife could ever be asked to do without any of the credit or privileges. I am so sad that you never got to experience a new beginning with him.I have Kofi’s laptop and three external hard drives with who knows how much music that he composed on them. Anyone that knows Kofi knows what a computer geek he was. I am going to try my best to record all of the tunes he wrote. I hope I can find the ones that he wrote in high school. They are still some of my favorites and in my opinion some of his best ever. I guarantee that you have only heard the tip of the iceberg of what was floating around in his head. If I am lucky enough to find them I will record as many of them as I can. He has jazz, latin, fusion, funk, heavy metal (for video games), classical, and hybrids blending all of these and more together all at once. He had such a beautiful mind.You couldn’t help but love Kofi if you got to spend any time with him. From just meeting him casually you could hardly realize what a genius he was. He was so laid back and humble. I wish he knew how much he was really appreciated and loved and respected in our community. The tributes on the marquees of the Beacon Theatre, The Capitol Theatre and the Warner Theatre in our hometown of Washington D.C. made me cry so hard. I’m sure that he knows now but that is small consolation for me still on this side of the veil. I know that he knows how much we’re hurting down here. But it also makes me smile when I think about how much he loved planets, solar systems, constellations, galaxies, universes, extra terrestrials and aliens because I know he is flying, and exploring, and seeing all of it for himself. Fly free, Kofi. Fly free my sweet brother.I love you so much man.Rest in Peace, Kofi Burbridge. There will be few spirits, minds, humor, and talents like yours to follow.last_img read more

Compliance and Trust as the Foundation of Digital Transformation

first_imgToday’s digital enterprises are expected to drive new levels of consumer and workforce engagement, business efficiency and operational excellence. Yet, most organizations are challenged with rapidly expanding and complex business environments, including the exponential growth of regulatory and legal requirements across a much wider range of unstructured data. How can organizations build a foundation of compliance and security while undergoing digital transformation? Enter EMC…On the heels of EMC’s position as a Leader in the recent Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Content Management (ECM), I’m pleased to share that Gartner has once again recognized EMC’s offerings in its first-ever Critical Capabilities for Enterprise Content Management: Compliance and Records Management report, published on December 8, 2015.With the expanding compliance and legal challenges faced by both regulated and unregulated industries, this Gartner report signifies the ever-increasing importance of comprehensive content management. We believe we continue to demonstrate a leadership position in this industry, as evidenced by the fact that EMC received among the highest scores for retention policies and schedules, regulations/certifications and imaging. In addition, EMC products or services scored 4.10 out of a possible 5.0 for regulatory compliance and 4.06 out of 5.0 for long-term digital records preservation.With our rich heritage, we understand records and compliance management is a discipline that provides great business value. This includes everything from preservation of vital records, legal discovery and accessibility, through the creation and dissemination of policies and retention schedules, and extending to other essential functions that reach beyond safeguarding information assets. By offering this comprehensive set of next-generation ECM technologies, our focus is on shaping solutions that meet all of the content management needs of the digital economy. It’s also on creating agile digital governance structures that customers can trust as they adapt and adopt new digital strategies.EMC consistently leads the way in the content management industry and that’s why we continue to be on the short list of leading ECM vendors. And the numbers don’t lie. Our Documentum ECM product portfolio, including the Documentum Records Suite, provides a comprehensive solution that has the strength and capabilities required to manage critical enterprise content in this era of digital transformation.As your organization undergoes these changes, be sure to ask yourself: is your content in good hands? Have you built a foundation of trust?last_img read more

German draft doesn’t recommend AstraZeneca jab for over-65s

first_imgBERLIN (AP) — A draft recommendation from Germany’s vaccination advisory committee calls for offering the AstraZeneca vaccine only to people ages 18 to 64 for now. The committee cites what it says is insufficient data to judge its effectiveness for older people. The European Medicines Agency is expected to approve the AstraZeneca vaccine for use in the 27-nation European Union on Friday. It will be the third cleared for use in the EU after the BioNTech-Pfizer and Moderna vaccines. AstraZeneca said after Thursday’s release of the German advisory committee’s draft that “the latest analyses of clinical trial data for the AstraZeneca/Oxford COVID-19 vaccine support efficacy in the over 65 years age group.”last_img

Paraguayan Narcotics Agents Seize Nearly 3 Tons of Hashish

first_imgBy Guillermo Saavedra/Diálogo September 24, 2020 On August 7, special agents from the Paraguayan National Anti-Drug Secretariat (SENAD, in Spanish) seized nearly 3 tons of hashish, in Capitán Bado, a city in Amambay department on the border with Brazil. The drug was bound for the neighboring country, the Paraguayan newspaper La Nación reported.Authorities seized the drug after intelligence reports raised the alarm about the existence of a camp and disclosed its location, the Paraguayan newspaper ABC Color reported. On site, agents found 3,600 packages of hashish. “The packages weighed 2,850 kilograms in total. At the campsite, we also found a long weapon and the necessary supplies for packaging,” SENAD said in a statement.Various media outlets, such as La Nación, reported that the drug likely belonged to a “powerful criminal organization” that shipped the hashish to Brazil from that border location. The drug was incinerated on site, ABC Color reported, and no one was captured during the operation.In late July, SENAD dismantled a hashish production lab, also in Amambay department. According to SENAD, the emergence of these types of facilities seems to be due to an increase in the demand for new marijuana varieties on the Brazilian market.“Hashish is in high demand and is more profitable, although it’s not very common due to the careful process required to conserve it,” Francisco Ayala, SENAD director of Communications, told the news portal Última Hora.For his part, SENAD Minister Arnaldo Guizzio told Última Hora that hashish usually comes from abroad into the country, and authorities normally seize it in airports and ports, but not frequently in crop camps.According to the World Customs Organization’s 2019 Illicit Trade Report, customs administrations reported the seizure of more than 540,000 kg of marijuana worldwide, 20.8 percent of which was hashish.last_img read more

Messi fails to show up for Barca training

first_imgThe six-times world player of the year insists he has a clause in his contract that allows him to leave on a free transfer — a claim disputed by Barcelona and La Liga.Messi’s lawyers plan to invoke a clause in his four-year contract, signed in 2017, which would have allowed the forward to leave the club for free if he had requested it by June 10.They will argue that date — nominally the end of the season — is now irrelevant after the coronavirus pandemic forced an extension of the La Liga season deep into August.However, La Liga said on Sunday that the only way a club can sign the Argentine forward is if he triggers a release clause of 700 million euros ($836 million). Messi’s decision came after Barcelona failed to win any silverware last season, which finished with a humiliating 8-2 defeat to Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarter-finals.Supporters who waited outside the training ground on Monday were split over Messi’s decision.”I really want Messi to stay,” Brazilian Fabio Alfredo Suarez told Reuters. “Messi lives in my heart — it’s a pity that he leaves, I wanted him to leave through the front door of the club.”Spaniard Ivan Antolin Beltran remembered that Barca had helped Messi through the earlier stages of his career.”After all that Barca has given to Messi throughout his career, which started here as a child… they paid him for all his medicines and everything … I think his way of behaving is a bit incorrect,” he said.  Unhappy Lionel Messi missed Barcelona’s first training session of the new season on Monday, days after his shock announcement that he wants to leave the only club he has played for professionally.Messi’s failure to show up for the session, the first under new Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman, was widely expected after the 33-year-old Argentine also failed to show up for a pre-season medical on Sunday.Reuters television footage showed players arriving for the session which began at 1730 local time (1530 GMT) and Messi did not appear.center_img Topics :last_img read more

Beachside living a hit with buyers wanting a coastal lifestyle

first_imgLacey Group offered purchasers the opportunity to customise their apartment with a complimentary interior design package at Southbreak, North Kirra. Photo: SuppliedMore from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus14 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market14 hours agoThe development is appealing to local residents aged between 45 to 65 who are looking to downsize from larger family homes.Lacey Group sales and marketing coordinator Nikki Paterson said the developer had recently offered purchasers, for a limited time, the opportunity to customise their apartment with a complimentary interior design package. Southbreak, North Kirra is proving popular with Gold Coast buyers. Photo: SuppliedUrban Edge worked with purchasers to develop a personalised concept to customise colour schemes, fittings and finishes including curtains, blinds, benchtops and flooring. Only a limited selection of two and three-bedroom plus study apartments are available, ranging in size from 109sq m to 166sq m, plus one 220sq m double-storey penthouse.Ms Paterson said the drawcard to the development was beachside living from $589,000, as well as top-shelf amenities.“Upstairs, in the residents-only rooftop sanctuary, an opulent lifestyle awaits. You can soak up the laidback vibes and striking coastal views while enjoying the swimming pool, lounge and barbecue area,” Ms Paterson said.“Featuring a state-of-the-art multipurpose room, it’s a space that easily adapts for private functions and events too.” Construction is expected to be finished before Christmas Lacey Group offered purchasers the opportunity to customise their apartment with a complimentary interior design package at Southbreak, North Kirra. Photo: SuppliedNorth Kirra’s Southbreak development is a popular choice for downsizers, who are snapping up many of the luxury beachside apartments.With only 20 apartments in the development, Southbreak offers boutique beachside living and coastal views.last_img read more

Secret buyers of Gold Coast mega mansion revealed

first_img Culture Kings owner Simon Beard has splashed $11.75 million on Riverpoint.Property records reveal the vendor was law-firm principal John Ramsden.The property sold last month and settled on Friday through Amir Mian and Charlon Delos Angeles of Amir Prestige.“When you’re spending that sort of money you’re looking at something unique,” Mr Main said.“You literally walk in and it’s like you’re on holiday in Bali, Thailand or Fiji.“That’s what appealed to this buyer and the others we took through.” Riverpoint on Isle of Capri. Inside Riverpoint.He said the buyers also loved the size of the property, the variety of different living zones, and the property’s location on the Isle of Capri.“It is so close to cafes, restaurants and night life – you’re part of the town but at the same the property gives you that suburban feel where you are hidden.“You have your own oasis but you can step out and you’re part of everything.” Epic $6m unit bigger than many blocks of land In addition to its online business and retails outlets around Australia, the company has a store at Pacific Fair.The pair are no strangers to Gold Coast property.CoreLogic records reveal another sprawling riverfront property under Tahnee Beard’s name.The Ashmore property was purchased in 2014 for $3.3 million. Entertain in style. More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa7 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day agoAmerican rapper Snoop Dogg when he visited Culture Kings in Nerang Mall in 2013.Built on a massive point position with 90m of main river frontage, the 1,651sq m residence is surrounded with lush tropical gardens and is reminiscent of a resort.Founded on the Gold Coast in 2008 by Simon and Tahnee Beard, Culture Kings has carved an international reputation for its streetwear, including brands from all corners of the globe, live DJs and instore barber haircutting and VIP customers including Snoop Dogg, Chris Brown and A$AP Rocky. What a view to wake up to. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 2:07Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -2:07 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenCOVID-19: Current market update02:08THE couple behind Gold Coast streetwear giant Culture Kings has been revealed as the secret buyers of an $11.75 million mega mansion in Surfers Paradise.Simon and Tahnee Beard snapped up Riverpoint, a six-bedroom Isle of Capri residence with a raft of luxury features. MORE: Where buying a home is now cheaper than renting one Feel like you’re on holiday every day. Your very own private beach. Why multigenerational living is becoming the new normlast_img read more

2 men arrested over frustrated homicide rap

first_imgPolice officers served the warrant issued by Judge Walter Zorilla of the Regional Trial Court Branch 55 in Himamaylan City, Negros Occidental dated July 10, 2002. The suspects were detained in the custodial facility of the Hinigaran municipal police station./PN BACOLOD City – Two frustrated homicide suspects were nabbed in Barangay Tuguis, Hinigaran, Negros Occidental. Residents Antonio Mudanza and Joven Magbanua were caught on the strength of an arrest warrant around 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. respectively on Aug. 1, a police report showed.last_img

June Grinstead, 95

first_imgJune O. Grinstead, 95, of Versailles passed away at 11:45am Saturday, April 15, 2017 at the Dearborn County Hospital in Lawrenceburg. She was born near Butlerville on August 7, 1921 the daughter of Edgar Kimball Speer and Stella Mae Klayer Speer. She was married to Irvin Grinstead on July 29, 1940 and he preceded her in death on March 9, 1994. Survivors include one daughter Linda (Doug) Rump of Versailles; one grandson Carl Beeman of Butlerville; one granddaughter Jenna (Evan) Hague of Washington, Illinois; 5 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by her parents, her daughter Betty Lyle,  her son Thomas Grinstead, her grandson Paul A. Beeman, her brothers Willard, Dory, Fred, Everett, and John Speer, and her sisters Luella Speer, Dorothy Norris, and Elsie Baker. Mrs. Grinstead was a 1939 graduate of Butlerville High School and was a homemaker. June was a member of the New Testament Christian Church in Osgood. She had taught nursery level Sunday school classes for several years and worked with the Good News Club at South Ripley until the age of 90. These experiences brought her great joy and she was loved by all children. Her hobbies included quilting, crocheting, reading, studying her Bible, and doing word search puzzles. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, April 19th at 10:30am at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Bro. Irvin Hart of the Osgood New Testament Christian Church officiating. Burial will be in the Tanglewood Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5pm to 7pm. Memorials may be given to the Osgood New Testament Christian Church or the Tanglewood Cemetery in care of the funeral home.last_img read more