Branford Marsalis Talks About Appreciating The Grateful Dead In Newly-Recovered 1996 Interview

first_imgBeloved saxophonist Branford Marsalis famously sat in with the Grateful Dead at the Nassau Coliseum in 1990, producing one of the most iconic performance of the Dead’s thirty-year career. While many have heard the performance, including the infamous “Eyes of the World,” few have heard Marsalis’s thoughts on the collaboration.Fortunately, thanks to YouTube user Josh Daniel, we have footage to share from a great interview with Marsalis in 1996. Held shortly after the death of Jerry Garcia, the interview talks about Marsalis’s work with the group, but dives into numerous topics about the iconic band. It’s interesting to hear Marsalis’s thoughts on how the band truly earned their audience with rigorous touring, how Dead shows were all about the music, and how open-minded the Grateful Dead and their fans were about music itself.You can enjoy this fantastic interview with Marsalis, below.Of course, an article about Marsalis wouldn’t be complete without full audio from the 3/29/90 Nassau Coliseum show. Stream it:last_img read more

Hope hits unbeaten 109 as Windies complete Afghan ODI clean sweep

first_imgLUCKNOW, India, (CMC) – Elegant stroke-maker Shai Hope carved out a seventh one-day hundred as West Indies completed a rare series whitewash with a five-wicket victory over Afghanistan in the third One-Day International here Monday.In pursuit of 250 for victory at the  Atal Bihari Vajpayee International Stadium, West Indies recovered from a nightmare position of four for two in the third over to reach their target with eight balls to spare.At the heart of the effort was Hope’s enterprise, the 26-year-old striking a Man-of-the-Match unbeaten 109 off 145 deliveries to control the run chase. The knock saw him end the series with 229 runs at the same average, and move his career average to 50. Roston Chase, adjudged Man-of-the-Series for his tour average of 72 and six wickets, finished on 42 not out off 32 deliveries while Brandon King hit 39 from 56 balls and captain Kieron Pollard, a quick-fire 26-ball 32.The result was still somewhat in the balance at 182 for five in the 38th over but Hope and Chase put all doubts to rest in a 71-run, unbroken sixth wicket stand.Roston Chase was adjudged Man-of-the-Series for his tour average of 72 and six wicketsAfghanistan had earlier managed their best total of the series when they rallied to 249 for seven off their 50 overs, behind Asghar Afghan’s top score of 86 and an unbeaten 50 from Mohammad Nabi.Opener Hazratullah Zazai belted a lively 50 off 59 balls while Najibullah Zadran chipped in with a busy 30 off 32 balls down the order.The hosts were languishing at 118 for five in the 29th over after seamer Keemo Paul ((3-44) hurt the innings with an incisive burst but Asghar and Nabi put on 127 for the sixth wicket, giving West Indies their first real challenge of the series.Opting to bowl first, the Windies were rewarded in the third over when debutant Ibrahim Zadran missed a flick at a full length delivery from pacer Alzarri Joseph (2-59) and was lbw for two at 15 for one.Zazai, who struck seven fours and two sixes in a polished knock, then inspired a 30-run second wicket stand with Rahmat Shah (10). They were beginning to stabilise the innings when Rahmat lifted Paul to Nicholas Pooran at deep square in the 10th over.When Paul removed Ikram Alikhil’s off stump for nine in the 18th over and then had Zazai holing out to deep mid-wicket at 74 for four in the 20th over, Afghanistan were beginning to wobble.However, Asghar started the turnaround first by anchoring a 44-run fifth wicket stand with Najibullah, before finding a firm ally in Nabi to complete the rescue mission.All told, Asghar struck three fours and half-dozen sixes while Najibullah counted four fours in a partnership which pushed their side beyond the 100-run mark.Chase eventually claimed Najibullah to a catch at slip by King in the 29th over as the left-hander defended but Nabi joined Asghar to strike three fours and a six off 66 balls, and frustrate West Indies at the back end.Asghar finally perished in the penultimate over, slicing Joseph to Romario Shepherd at short third man.Off-spinner Mujeeb-ur-Rahman then gave Afghanistan a sensational start, trapping both Evin Lewis (1) and Shimron Hetmyer (0) lbw in the space of four balls in the third over of the innings.Hope remained solid, however, posted a critical 64 with King for the third wicket before adding a further 51 for the fourth with left-hander Nicholas Pooran who made 21.Circumspect early in his innings, Hope reached his fifty off 76 balls in the 27th over by punching seamer Yamin Ahmadzai to the cover boundary and completed three figures off 133 deliveries in the 44th over, with the Windies all but assured of victory.Overall, he struck eight fours and three sixes – two of these straight hits coming in the 23rd over from off-spinner Nabi as he raised the tempo of the innings.When Pooran holed out to long off in the 29th over, West Indies were facing a required run rate of nearly six an over but Pollard entered to crunch a four and a pair of sixes in a 63-run, fifth wicket partnership with Hope, which put the visitors in command.Against the run of play, Pollard clipped Nabi to Najibullah at short mid-wicket in the 38th over but Chase and Hope quickly settled the issue.last_img read more

Hamilton talks informal, says Ferrari chief

first_imgLast Updated: 12th December, 2019 23:10 IST Hamilton Talks Informal, Says Ferrari Chief “It is common knowledge that Lewis has had conversations with (Elkann),” Camilleri told reporters at Ferrari headquarters at Maranello. “We’re expecting a lot from him next year because he’ll have a season behind him and we’re pretty sure he is a good candidate for F1 in the future,” added Binotto. “(But) that was a little exaggerated. While it was at a social event, they have mutual friends,” said Camilleri, adding that “it would be premature to decide anything today.”  “We need to see both the performances, the way he adapts to the car (for the 2020 season) and his motivation for the future,” said Binotto of 32-year-old Vettel. READ | Lewis Hamilton Mocks Max Verstappen, Says Every Driver Chases Mercedes Seat Like ‘a Dog’Among these is 20-year-old Mick Schumacher, son of Ferrari legend Michael, who finished 12th in his first season in Formula 2. The 34-year-old Hamilton, who comes to the end of his Mercedes contract next season, will be bidding for a record-equalling seventh world title in 2020.Meanwhile, Camilleri pointed out that Ferrari has a “long-term agreement” with Charles Leclerc, the 22-year-old driver from Monaco who joined the team in 2015 and is under contract until the 2022 season.READ |  Lewis Hamilton And Valentino Rossi Race Against Each Other On Formula 1 Track, Watch VideoLeclerc is the junior driver to four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel, whose contract at Ferrari ends after the 2020 season. Ferrari chief executive officer Louis Camilleri said Thursday that it was premature to talk about a possible move of six-time world champion Lewis Hamilton to the Italian team.Camilleri confirmed that Mercedes driver Hamilton has had “conversations” with Ferrari chairman John Elkann, but not with him nor Team Principal Mattia Binotto.READ | Lewis Hamilton Refutes Rumours About Him Crashing Valentino Rossi’s MotoGP Bike”It is common knowledge that Lewis has had conversations with (Elkann),” Camilleri told reporters at Ferrari headquarters at Maranello. “It’s not about whether he’ll make mistakes or not,” he continued, “it’s really about how he sees his future and how we see our team.” But 2021 will, in any case, be “too early” for one of the young drivers to move up from the Ferrari Driver Academy, the Italian said. Press Trust Of India COMMENTcenter_img WATCH US LIVE LIVE TV “Will he be a good candidate for Ferrari? It really is too early to say.”READ | Lewis Hamilton To Ferrari? If Yes, What’s Next For Sebastian Vettel​​​​​​​ Written By First Published: 12th December, 2019 23:10 IST SUBSCRIBE TO US “It will be important to have drivers with some (Formula One) experience because the cars will be completely new,” added Binotto. FOLLOW USlast_img read more

Robert Garcia: Josesito Lopez’s performance against Keith Thurman kept me out of the doghouse with my family

first_imgJoin DAZN and watch more than 100 fight nights a yearBut on Thursday night, Garcia had a change of heart. He told his brother Mikey Garcia, who is working more or less as Lopez’s manager, to book him a flight to New York. Garcia got his itinerary Friday morning for a flight that left LAX for New York on Friday night. His wife didn’t even know of the plan.“My wife and my daughter were a little bit upset that I took off to New York, but I had to be there,” Garcia told Sporting News on Monday. “Even though my dad was already there, and Dr. [Roger] Anderson would have been there, Josesito needed me there.”“Look at the way he fought,” Garcia pointed out. “When I showed up and he knew I was there, it makes the fighter more comfortable, get some more confidence, and the way he fought he was one punch away from becoming world champion.”It’s true. After being more or less outclassed for the first four or five rounds of the fight, Lopez came on strong in the middle rounds. In the seventh, Lopez landed a series of power shots that had Thurman in dire straights, barely able to hold on and make it out of the round and to his corner. Lopez came that close to becoming a world champion for the first time.But in the second round, it was Lopez who was in trouble, having been put on the canvas by a wicked counter left hook. Lopez made it to his feet and survived the scare, which helped keep Garcia out of the doghouse with his family.I asked Garcia when Lopez got dropped, what his reaction was.“Get up or else I’m dead at home!” Garcia laughed. “I missed my daughter’s fifteenth and you don’t perform? That would have been bad for me. But right away [after the fight] I got a text message from my wife saying we’re proud of you, it’s alright, no problem you’re not here with us. You’re with Josesito and you guys did a great job.”Garcia will corner three more world title fights over the next few months. He was set to be in Abner Mares’ corner against Gervonta Davis on Feb. 9, but Mares just pulled out with an arm injury. That will allow Garcia to focus 100 percent on training Jose Ramirez for his junior welterweight title defense against Jose Zepeda on Feb. 10 in Fresno. Garcia told Sporting News he had Ramirez choose Zepeda because he’s a southpaw.“When they told us about opponents, they gave us three different names. And I chose the left-hander because Abner is also fighting a left-hander, Jose is fighting a left-hander, and then Mikey is also fighting a left-hander,” Garcia told Sporting News just a few days before Mares had to pull out against Davis.“So that way I don’t have to change from one hour to the next and the way I’m working out. So I’m training everybody to fight lefties, which is the reason we chose Zepeda. The other names they gave us were solid guys, but I think Jose is probably the best out of them all. I chose him because he’s a lefty. That way I have sparring partners that are all lefty and it works out. Maybe I can even use the same sparring partners with each other. I already have. The ones that Jose is sparring, I’m already using with Mikey too. It works both ways.” Oftentimes when top trainers take on so many fighters, they end up shortchanging their guys. But Robert Garcia clearly has a system that is working for him and his fighters all seem to be pretty happy with the situation.“We’re doing a lot of similar sparring,” Jose Ramirez told Sporting News. “There’s one guy that’s coming in for Mikey that’s a little heavier. But I’m sparring two 140-pounders, Josue Vargas and John Bauza, and then Ruben Rodriguez and his brother Manny Rodriguez. Then I’m sparring another guy who is also an up-and-coming prospect. Right now it feels so good and my body feels really strong. If you ask Robert, it takes three or four guys to give me those 12 rounds sometimes.”Ramirez faces Zepeda on Feb. 10 in another hometown defense of his WBC title at 140 pounds and hopes for a unification before the year is over. It’s one of three more world title fights Robert Garcia will corner, with IBF minimumweight champion Carlos Licona defending on Feb. 16 against DeeJay Kriel, and of course Mikey’s big FOX pay-per-view showdown with Errol Spence Jr. If anyone is up for the challenge, it’s Robert Garcia. Robert Garcia has a lot on his plate over the next few months, and it began this past Saturday night with Josesito Lopez.Garcia wasn’t even supposed to be in Lopez’s corner for his fight against Keith Thurman. The top-level trainer was going to skip the fight because it was his daughter’s fifteenth birthday. For those that don’t know, in Mexican culture, the quinceañera is something you don’t mess with. It’s as big of a deal as anything, and Garcia was going to be the family man and stick it out while his fighter headed to Brooklyn for a huge opportunity.last_img read more