Glasper’s Everything’s Beautiful project comes on the heels of Don Cheadle’s Miles Davis biopic, Miles Ahead. The pianist/producer also contributed several songs to the film’s soundtrack. Check out the trailer below: On May 27, jazz pianist and producer Robert Glasper will release Everything’s Beautiful, a new album comprised of 11 reinterpretations of classic Miles Davis records. Glasper explains his methods and intentions in a mini documentary about the project published on the MilesDavisVEVO page: “I feel like I’m living in the spirit of Miles when I’m doing what I’m doing because I’m documenting my time period. I’m documenting what’s around me, I’m documenting who I am now, where music is now, and that’s kind of what this project about. It wasn’t about taking Miles and remixing him again, but it’s like, let’s do something to where we can take some of Miles’ ideas, shake ‘em up, and try to show the influence of Miles and make new things.”This goal of creating fresh musical ideas via modern-day reinventions of Davis’ sound owes a lot to the many contemporary collaborators on the album. The project includes performances by Stevie Wonder, Bilal, KING, and Erykah Badu. “What I want to portray with this,” says Glasper, “is Miles’ influence all the way up to now. You know, would he be working with Erykah Badu, with 9th Wonder, with all these people who are doing stuff now? And the answer is yes, I’m sure he would.” Badu adds her signature cosmic vocals to Everything’s Beautiful’s “Maiysha (So Long)”, reimagining Davis’s “Maiysha” from 1974’s Get Up With It. You can listen to both the original version and Badu’s beautiful tribute below:
Facebook5Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Thurston County Board of CommissionersThis year’s Thurston County Fair has baking, canning, brewing, and bee-keeping for the whole herd! But you’ll have to hurry—entries for many of this year’s open class food contests are due during the week before the fair opens on Wednesday, August 2. Dates and times are as follows:Open Class Baking: 3:00-7:00 p.m. on Monday, July 31Enter your favorite yeast or quick breads, cakes, cookies, candies, or pies. Remember to also enter the daily baking contests listed below and get free admission with your tasty baked treats.Open Class Beverages: 3:00-7:00 p.m. on Monday, July 24Ales, beers, ciders, and wines are all welcome in the beverage contests. Check the 2017 Exhibitor’s Guide for a complete list of categories.Open Class Preserved Foods: 3:00-7:00 p.m. on Monday, July 24, and Monday, July 31Enter your canned fruits and vegetables, pickles, sauces, jams and jellies, vinegars, meats, and dehydrated foods, plus many more preserved foods. Check the 2017 Exhibitor’s Guide for a complete list of categories.Open Class Honey: 3:00-7:00 p.m. on Monday, July 31, ONLYFrom Water White to Dark Amber and everything in between, test your cache of golden honey against the best in the South Sound in the open class honey contests. Honey entries will not be accepted with other preserved food entries on July 24.All open class food entries are submitted at Heritage Hall at the county fairgrounds.For all the best bakers with flour to spare, be sure to enter the Dessert of the Day contests during fair week held in the Expo center. Bakers who present their Dessert of the Day entry at the gate get free admission to the fair for the day!Thursday, August 3—Chocolate Cake ContestFriday, August 4—Cookie ContestSaturday, August 5—“Berry Best Pie” Contest sponsored by Spooner’s Berry FarmsSunday, August 6—Cupcake ContestAll of the information and details you need to compete in open class food contests and hundreds of other open class and club contests are included in the 2017 Exhibitor’s Guide. The guide also includes information on entry forms, camping, and this year’s calendar of events from July 24, through August 6. Download the complete 2017 Exhibitor’s Guide at www.ThurstonCountyFair.org/exhibitor_guide.htm.For more information on the 2017 Thurston County Fair Exhibitor’s Guide, contest entry forms or other fair activities, contact the Thurston County Fair Office at 360-786-5453 or visit the Thurston County Fair website.