John Scofield Has Announced Plans For A New Album And Tour

first_imgBeloved jazz guitarist John Scofield has a new offering in the works! Titled Country For Old Men, the new release will see Scofield take a new approach and focus on more of a folk and country genre.Due out September 23rd via Verve/Impulse! Records, the new album will see Scofield cover legends like Merle Haggard, Dolly Parton, James Taylor and more. Steve Swallow, Larry Goldings and Bill Stewart round out the quartet that Scofield played with predominantly on the release.Scofield will tour in support of the album, performing in some major cities throughout September and October. Check out the full tour schedule below!John Scofield Fall Tour DatesSeptember 4 Chicago, IL—Chicago Jazz Fest*September 5 Detroit, MI—Detroit Jazz Fest^September 23 Boston, MA—Berklee Performance CenterSeptember 24 Ardmore, PA—Ardmore Music HallSeptember 25 Washington, DC—The Howard TheatreSeptember 27 New York, NY—The Blue NoteSeptember 28 New York, NY—The Blue NoteSeptember 29 New York, NY—The Blue NoteSeptember 30 New York, NY—The Blue NoteOctober 1 New York, NY—The Blue NoteOctober 2 New York, NY—The Blue NoteOctober 3 Indianapolis, IN—The Jazz Kitchen+October 4 Indianapolis, IN—The Jazz Kitchen+October 5 Evanston, IL—SPACE+October 6 Muncie, IN—Canan Commons+October 7 Bellefontaine, OH—The Holland Theatre+October 8 Cincinnati, OH—Live at The Ludlow Garage+(*) w/ Joe Lovano(^) w/ Brad Mehldau, Mark Guiliana(+) w/ Medeski, Swallow, StewartCountry For Old Men Tracklist1. Mr. Fool (Darrell Edwards / George Jones / Herbie Treece)2. I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry (Hank Williams)3. Bartender’s Blues (James Taylor)4. Wildwood Flower (Joseph Philbrick Webster)5. Wayfaring Stranger (Traditional)6. Mama Tried (Merle Haggard)7. Jolene (Dolly Parton)8. Faded Lov e (Bob Wills, John Lee Wills, Billy Jack Wills)9. Just A Girl I Used To Know (Jack Clement)10. Red River Valley (Traditional)11. You’re Still The One (Shania Twain / John Robert Lange)12. I’m An Old Cowhand (Johnny Mercer)last_img read more

Get more from mentorship

first_imgThis column is adapted from the foreword to CUES Guide to Effective Mentorship, a benefit of all levels of CUES membership.Mentorship is an important tool in the leadership development toolbox, but it’s a tool that many organizations do not stress or facilitate. In a recent survey conducted by the Association of Talent Development, only 29 percent of responding companies indicated that they have a formal mentorship program. An additional 37 percent supported mentoring on an informal basis. Those figures indicate that while a majority of organizations recognize the importance of mentoring, there is still a need for education and guidance on how to define, form, nurture and facilitate the mentor relationship. I have had the opportunity to experience mentoring on both sides of the relationship—as a mentor and as a mentee. As president/CEO of CUES, I currently serve in the role of mentor for several young professionals both inside and outside of the credit union industry. But I was only equipped to fill that role after many years on the other side of a mentorship pairing. Twenty-five years ago, I emerged from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, MBA in hand, and was fortunate to find many wise, knowledgeable and talented individuals to serve as mentors to me. Over the years, they have ranged from CEOs to colleagues to ministers to political figures—even a U.S. senator. My longest-standing mentor is a gentleman who offered me a job when I was fresh out of business school, and even though I took an opportunity elsewhere, he still provided me with guidance and support throughout my career. It’s a 25-year relationship that continues to this day. Having benefitted from the tutelage of these individuals, I believe the most appropriate way for me to reciprocate is to serve as a mentor to others. It’s the best “pay it forward” strategy I know. People talk of “finding a mentor” as if it’s a singular role—one mentor to serve an individual’s every professional and personal development need. Personally, I have never felt that you need to limit yourself to just one mentor. I’ve always taken the football team approach in that you need multiple mentors who serve different roles—just like each player on a football team has a special job to do. The role that various mentors could play in your life should be based on the experiences they can share, the expertise they can provide, the doors they can open—all the things they can do to enhance your development and make you a more well-rounded and successful individual. Don’t assume that a mentor needs to be a superior to you or someone who is at a higher professional level than you. You can learn from your colleagues; you can learn from those who report to you; and you can learn from those who are on the team with you.That’s not to say that mentorship should be treated informally. Time is short, resources are finite and you need to get more return than ever before for the time invested in a mentorship. To boost the ROI on mentorship, CUES members can leverage the strategies in CUES Guide to Effective Mentorship. If you’re not a member, consider joining now to get this and other valuable benefits all through the new year. 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John Pembroke Since joining CUES in March 2013, John Pembroke has played a leadership role in developing and launching a new direction in CUES’ strategy, branding and culture. Under his guidance, CUES … Web: Detailslast_img read more

It’s been a long ride, says Perreira … To retire from cricket broadcasting

first_imgAFTER almost 48 years as one of the most recognised voices in cricket broadcasting, Guyanese-born cricket commentator Joseph ‘Reds’ Perreira has decided to retire.Perreira, who announced his retirement yesterday at the Tower Hotel poolside, is set to end his career at the end of the historic Day/Night First-Class match between hosts Guyana Jaguars and Barbados Pride, which commences today at 15:00hrs at the Guyana National Stadium, Providence.The late Tony Cozier will always be rated as the most famous of West Indian broadcasters, but Perreira’s contribution has been significant too.His voice, clear, loud, and with no hint of a stammer, goes on to boom through radios across the world for decades.It’s a remarkable story. Reds, who is a former adviser to ex-Sport Minister Shirley Field-Ridley, covered 147 Tests and over 200 ODIs and regards himself lucky to have had the career he has had.“It’s been a long ride, a great time in my life, I was very lucky, and thanks to people, and if wasn’t for Rafiq Khan, the GBS, Caribbean Broadcasting Union, GBC, who really made great openings for me in 1973 when Australia toured, and Jerry Richards in Barbados, I probably wouldn’t have got the opportunity,” Perreira said.At 76, Perreira did not complete high school but he possessed infinite determination and an amazing ability to take risks, attributes that permitted him to overcome his speech impediment and become a rare Caribbean sports jewel.He did cricket commentary all over the world, expect in Bangladesh.“I saw the best, I met the best, I broadcast with the best, and maybe it’s not recorded but the World Series of 1978 was the fieriest among the cricket I have ever commentated on. You had the best players in the world brought together by the Kerry Packer organisation,” Perreira pointed out.Perreira launched his broadcasting career in 1968 with the-then Guyana Broadcasting Service. He spent four years with the station before joining the broadcast circuit full-time and becoming closely associated with the late Cozier, who was considered the Caribbean’s foremost cricket commentator.However, when asked what prompted him to actually follow a career in cricket broadcasting, the former St Lucia Tourist Board sports consultant said, “I supposed listening to West Indies in England in 1950, listening to John Arlott, Rex Alston, and then I followed the ’51 tour in Australia, I was listening to Jonny Moyes, Michael Charlton and Alan McGilvray.”Perreira broadcast his first Test match at Bourda in 1971.Perreira mentioned that the quarter-final match between West Indies and Pakistan in 1975 and a Test match between the West Indies and Australia at Adelaide in January 1993, which West Indies won by one run, are the two most memorable cricket matches, where he was a part of the commentary panel.Perreira, a National Sports Council chairman acknowledged that the region has produced many great cricketers but Sir Garfield Sobers is the greatest player he has seen.Meanwhile, Perreira called on the regional commentators to unite, support, and help each other. He also advised them to pace their commentary accordingly, and at the same time to deal with off-field matters in a balanced manner.He also made an appeal to both the government and opposition to be a part of the game, which he said has held us together as a people.He suggested that a Prime Minister’s X1 versus an Opposition X1 cricket match, where all the funds generated would go to charity. This according to Perreira can further strengthen social cohesion.Finally, Perreira is urging Guyanese to come out and support the day/night fixture, which he said will be a fitting farewell for his career.last_img read more

LEADING OFF: Jackie Robinson celebrated amid protests, PPDs

first_imgLast Updated: 28th August, 2020 08:09 IST LEADING OFF: Jackie Robinson Celebrated Amid Protests, PPDs MLB is set to celebrate the man who broke baseball’s color barrier amid a striking — if sometimes awkward — display of activism by players this week LIVE TV First Published: 28th August, 2020 08:09 IST COMMENT WATCH US LIVE Written Bycenter_img A look at what’s happening around the majors Friday:JACKIE ROBINSON DAYMLB is set to celebrate the man who broke baseball’s color barrier amid a striking — if sometimes awkward — display of activism by players this week. Ten games were postponed over Wednesday and Thursday as players joined athletes from other pro sports in redirecting attention toward racial injustice after a Black man was shot by police in Kenosha, Wisconsin, last weekend. Jackie Robinson Day is usually held April 15 but was moved this year due to the pandemic.Members of The Players Alliance, a group of more than 100 current and former Black major leaguers, are donating their game checks from Thursday and Friday to the organization to address racial injustice.DOUBLE TROUBLEMets general manager Brodie Van Wagenen is in hot water with Commissioner Rob Manfred and team ownership.In a video that appeared on major league baseball’s official website, Van Wagenen criticized Manfred on a hot mic Thursday for his handling of player protests this week, including what he thought was Manfred’s suggestion that Mets players stage a symbolic walkout and play an hour later rather than postpone a game against Miami.The idea, it seems, actually came from Mets Chief Operating Officer Jeff Wilpon, who said in a statement that “Brody’s misunderstanding of a private conversation was and is inexcusable” — misspelling the GM’s first name in the process.“I have not attempted in any way to prevent players from expressing themselves by not playing, nor have I suggested any alternative form of protest to any Club personnel or any player,” Manfred said in a statement. “Any suggestion to the contrary is wrong.”NEW YORK-NEW YORKThe Mets and Yankees are set to play five games in three days, with doubleheaders on Friday and Sunday. The Yankees may place right fielder Aaron Judge back on the injured list with a right calf injury just days after he was activated. Judge returned from the 10-day IL Wednesday but was pulled from a game against Atlanta after aggravating the injury. The Yankees are hopeful that infielder DJ LeMahieu could return some time this weekend from a left thumb sprain.TAIJUAN TIMEThe Blue Jays are preparing to welcome right-hander Taijuan Walker after acquiring him from Seattle for a player or cash. Walker had been set to pitch Thursday in a doubleheader for Seattle. Instead, he’ll go through intake testing as he joins displaced Toronto, which is hosting Baltimore in Buffalo this weekend. Walker was 2-2 with a 4.00 ERA in five starts this season, with 25 strikeouts and eight walks. He is 33-33 with a 3.95 ERA in parts of eight big league seasons. His career was interrupted by Tommy John surgery in 2018.Image credits: AP FOLLOW US Associated Press Television News SUBSCRIBE TO USlast_img read more