Last 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]
For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Birmingham: England have made two changes to their squad for the second Test against India, bringing in uncapped batsman Oliver Pope and pacer Chris Woakes.The second Test starts at the Lord’s on August 9. 20-year-old Surrey batsman Oliver Pope has been given his maiden Test call-up as Dawid Malan has been dropped. The latter scored only 8 and 20 in the first Test here and also dropped crucial catches at slip.ALSO READ | Ishant credits Sussex stint for success in EnglandPope has had a stellar domestic season as he scored 684 runs at average 85.50 and is the second-highest run-scorer in the County championship this summer. Additionally, he is also right-handed which is seen as a tactic to contend with Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin who picked up seven wickets at Edgbaston. Woakes replaced all-rounder Ben Stokes as well. The latter will be in Bristol starting on Monday, where his trial for affray charges begins. If the case is adjourned for a later date, Stokes will be added to the Test squad. “Ollie Pope has made an exceptional start to his first-class career. He has reached 1000 first-class runs in just 15 matches and is the first division’s stand-out batsman this season with 684 runs at 85,” said England national selector Ed Smith.ALSO READ | Be angry and challenge Kohli, Vaughan’s message to England”The selection panel believe that Ollie’s performances and character suggest he is well suited to international cricket.” Hosts England lead the five-match series 1-0 after their 31-run victory in the opener.