Tedeschi Trucks Band is currently touring through Europe and celebrating the release of their live album and film, Live From The Fox Oakland. However, this newest release is not the only project members of the band are excited about. A live album titled Whose Hat Is This? has just gone on presale, which features a live improvisational performance by Tedeschi Trucks Band bassist Tim Lefebvre, drummers JJ Johnson and Tyler Greenwell, and sax player Kebbi Williams.Whose Hat Is This? was recorded by the foursome at A-Trane in Berlin on November 12, 2015. When Tedeschi Trucks Band made their stop in Germany, the quartet returned to A-Trane and performed at the venue as a tribute to their upcoming album. You can pre-order Whose Hat Is This? here on vinyl, so that you can get the first listen when it ships on April 9th. [H/T Tomorrowsverse]
Published on September 26, 2011 at 12:00 pm Contact David: [email protected] | @DBWilson2 Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Last Friday, Syracuse let a two-set lead slip away against South Florida. It wasn’t the first time this season for the Orange, as it also blew a two-set advantage in a loss to Utah Valley earlier in the month.The inconsistent play is a cause for concern for SU, but the team has remained positive despite its up-and-down performances thus far this year.‘That was a good game (against Utah Valley) for us because it showed us a lot that we need to work on, but at the same time it showed a lot of good things that we did in those first two sets,’ senior Ashley Williams said.Inconsistency has plagued a young SU team so far this season as seen by both dominant and disappointing stretches within individual games. Part of the Orange’s uneven play is the result of a young roster featuring nine freshmen. The young players have showcased their talent and potential throughout the season, but have also showed their inexperience during key points in matches.SU hopes that consistency will come with more experience in games and during drills at practice.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThough the Orange has given up early leads, it has also displayed the ability to come back in matches. When playing from behind, the team has played with a sense of urgency.In the Big Orange Tournament to open the season, the Orange faced Youngstown State and dropped the first two sets to the Penguins before rallying back to win three straight sets and the match.‘That’s the other side of the story,’ senior Noemie Lefebvre said. ‘I think we showed resiliency, and we were able to come back into a game.’The comeback against Youngstown State was also by far Ying Shen’s best performance of the season. The freshman had eight kills in the final three sets as well as a pair of aces.And while the outside hitter has had success since, she hasn’t consistently cracked the starting lineup. As well as she has played in some games, she has also struggled to find her comfort zone.But Syracuse doesn’t fear that the inconsistency from the freshmen is rooted in the early success. Orange veterans are insistent that the success hasn’t gone to some of the younger players’ heads.‘I don’t think they’re really overconfident,’ Williams said. ‘I think they’re still adjusting to our play. We’re trying to make everybody jell together as a team.’SU still hopes that a tougher nonconference slate than a year ago will straighten out some of the inconsistencies that plagued the team in Big East play last season.‘We played a few bigger games this year during preseason,’ sophomore Lindsay McCabe said, ‘so I think that was good to get them used to playing.’But it hasn’t seemed to help in the two games since Big East play began. A pair of disappointing losses has Syracuse back at square one and in position to disappoint in a similar fashion as last season.Much of the inconsistency has come from mental errors. SU committed 15 errors in the final two sets, allowing USF to beat the Orange at home. But the team doesn’t blame its loss to USF on its own errors.And those mental errors can often be straightened out through repetition. The Orange will be focusing on its mental toughness before its next set of games.‘I think we can just learn,’ freshman Nicolette Serratore said. ‘Going into other games we’re going to know that we need to put in the same intensity for every single point.’A quick fix for Syracuse is to keep things simple. In the second set against South Florida, the Orange rallied from a 10-3 deficit to win the set 25-22. Stretches like that prove the potential SU has this season.And if it can play like that on a consistent basis, a repeat of last season’s second-half collapse isn’t something Syracuse will have to worry about.‘We’re just talking to them on what’s working for us,’ assistant coach Kelly Morrisroe said. ‘We are constantly talking to them about just staying focused. … We just want to do what we do and do the simple things well.’‘If we can capitalize on the simple things, we’re going to win a lot of matches.’[email protected]
The Blues were found not guilty of “disguising equity funds as sponsorship contributions”, with February’s original ruling overturned following a lengthy appeal process.There has been a strong reaction to the news at the very highest level of the game, with Jurgen Klopp, Mikel Arteta and Jose Mourinho among those to comment on City’s Champions League reinstatement.Arteta, who served as Guardiola’s number two before taking the top job at Arsenal in December, insists the club deserved their reprieve, but Liverpool manager Klopp expressed his belief that the final verdict was “not a good day for football”.Mourinho – the current Tottenham head coach – went a step further by labelling the ruling a “disaster”, highlighting City’s financial penalty as proof of their guilt .Ahead of City’s midweek meeting with Bournemouth at Etihad Stadium, Guardiola was in defiant mood when quizzed on the comments of his Premier League peers.The Spaniard told a press conference: “Jose and all the managers should know we were damaged, we should be apologised to. We don’t expect Liverpool, Tottenham, Arsenal, Chelsea or Wolves to defend us.”Yesterday was a good day for football. We played with the same rules as everyone. If we break them then we would’ve been banned.”How many times have people come to our club whispering about us? I’d love for it to finish. Look in our eyes and say something to us, face to face. We’ll shake hands if we lose. But they lost off the pitch. They have to go on the pitch and try to beat us like the sportsmen that we are.”Don’t go behind (us) and start whispering, seven or eight clubs, on what we should do. Our reputation was damaged. Now we show that they were not true. People should accept it. We should complain and we aren’t. The other (clubs) should say much more on this.”I know that for elite clubs like Liverpool, United, Arsenal, it is uncomfortable us being here but they have to understand we deserve to be with them and fighting for the achievements that they have achieved in the past. “Guardiola only has one more year left to run on his current contract at the Etihad, and although he pledged to remain loyal to City regardless of their proposed Champions League ban, he has yet to commit to fresh terms with the club.The 49-year-old has now admitted that he would be open to an extension, but doesn’t believe that his future should be discussed until the end of the season. He added: “Nothing has changed my opinion, maybe I will be able to stay here longer. Now is not the time [to discuss it] we have one month ahead of us, then one year is a long time, the decisions we thought before the sentence are quite similar, I was happy before and now. We have time to think about that.”Now is the normal situation like every season, if the situation was uncertain I don’t know what would happen. I said I would stay and it didn’t matter if we were in the CL. “Some people suggested we should play in League Two, I would have stayed. I respect the others, now I said we’ve got an incredible four or five weeks ahead, if we are good enough to beat Arsenal, then we’ll play Champions League and then have time to think about it.” Pep Guardiola has criticised “whispering” Premier League bosses for their views on Manchester City’s successful appeal against a two-season European ban, while also opening the door to extending his stay at the club beyond 2021.City were cleared of breaching Financial Fair Play regulations by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on Monday, and subsequently saw their original €30 million (£27m/€34m) fine brought down to €10m.