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:
Photo © Tipperary GAA Cathal Barrett is to return to the Tipperary hurling squad for the new season.The All Star defender was released from the squad last May for disciplinary reasons – however following recent talks with the Tipp management team he is set to rejoin as preparations begin for 2018.Meanwhile Tipp’s John O’Keefe has announced his retirement from the inter-county scene – the Clonoulty Rossmore man has won Senior and Minor All Ireland’s with Tipp.
The Donegal Mountain Rescue Team is bracing itself for one of its busiest summers on records.The team responded to four call-outs over the weekend.And with the good weather beginning to kick-in, the volunteers from the service are on stand-by for one of their busiest periods. Last year the team responded to 74 call-outs – the greatest number since the DMR was set-up in 1982.Over the weekend the team had to assist a climber who became stuck on Muckish as well as the rescue of a person in the Slieve League area.And with the recession, it now appears that people are hill-walking across Donegal and other counties more than ever before.Seamus Bradley, chairman of Mountain Rescue Ireland, said “Our hills are busier than they’ve ever been, and that’s particularly apparent mid-week. “A lot of le who are out of work r are working flexible hours have discovered hill-walking is a low cost activity. A few years ago there would barely be anyone on the hills midweek, but that has all changed since we went into recession.”And despite the increase in numbers using Donegal’s hills and mountains, the DMR still receives no funding apart from a €7,000 donation from the coastguard.Last year it cost the team more than €42,000 to keep the unit going with equipment, training, insurance and vehicles and the majority of that was raised through donations.EndsDONEGAL MOUNTAIN RESCUE ATTEND FOUR CALL-OUTS AS THEY PREPARE FOR BUSY SEASON was last modified: April 18th, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:call-outsDonegal Mountain Rescue