John McLaughlin & Jimmy Herring Announce “The Meeting Of The Spirits” Tour

first_imgWell this is huge news! Mahavishnu Orchestra’s John McLaughlin and Widespread Panic’s Jimmy Herring will team up for a major tour throughout November and December of 2017, with each musician performing solo sets before coming together for collaborative encores each night. Herring & McLaughlin are easily two of the most influential guitarists of our time, and seeing the two join forces on a nightly basis is the stuff of dreams for fans.The tour will see McLaughlin digging into his work with the Mahavishnu Orchestra, playing some of the music that means the most to him. “The music of Mahavishnu is part of my personal and musical history, and as such it is inseparable from me,” McLaughlin reflects in a statement. “To return to these pieces with the experience I’ve had for the past 45 years, since the majority of those pieces were played all those years ago, is very exciting.”The tour will also mark Herring’s return to solo performing, as the WSP guitarist hasn’t released a solo album since 2012. Both artists will be touring with their full bands for this exciting tour, but it’s the extended collaborative encore jams that have us the most excited about it.“John’s influence on me is far-reaching. When first hearing him, I was struck by the raw emotion and technical prowess he has,” says Herring in a statement. “If you listen to John long enough, the layers of all the things that make him unique will reveal themselves…Inner Mounting Flame changed my life and the way I heard music. By the time I heard it in 1980, John had long since moved on and recreated himself, as he has done many times throughout his career. It is an honor and a privilege to do this tour with John and the 4th Dimension.”The shows are McLaughlin’s first extended tour dates in seven years, and are also expected to be McLaughlin’s final live shows in America. While dates have not yet been announced, we’re beyond excited for what will be a showing of enormous talent.To get in the mood, check out this video of McLaughlin sitting in with Herring and the Aquarium Rescue Unit below.Check out the artwork below.last_img read more

India beat Pakistan to reach final

first_imgNewsSports India beat Pakistan to reach final by: – March 30, 2011 Sharing is caring! 33 Views   no discussions Tweet Sharecenter_img Share Share India booked a place against Sri Lanka in Saturday’s World Cup final after beating Pakistan by 29 runs in Mohali.Virender Sehwag (38) hit nine fours and Sachin Tendulkar, reprieved by referral and dropped four times, looked set for his 100th international century.He was out for 85 from 115 balls as India compiled 260-9, left-arm seamer Wahab Riaz with a career-best 5-46.Mohammad Hafeez struck 43 and Misbah-ul-Haq made a defiant 56 but Pakistan were all out for 231 in the final over.With tickets reportedly exchanging hands for many thousands of rupees, an estimated 28,000 packed into the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium and every possible vantage point outside the ground taken, a match of such magnitude between the fierce rivals deserved to be a classic encounter.Misbah had played a curiously subdued innings, with his first 27 taking 52 balls, and though he hit two fours and a six in six deliveries 30 were needed from the final over and India justified their decision to field three seamers by defending a relatively modest total.The start of the India innings after they opted to bat on a pitch showing tinges of green saw Tendulkar overshadowed by the remarkable Sehwag.With precise clips off his legs and sweetly-struck drives, Sehwag struck five fours in an over from the wayward Umar Gul and had amassed 38 by the end of the fifth over.But he was lbw trying to turn one from Riaz to leg and as India reached 50, Tendulkar’s innings was still in its infancy with eight to his name from only 11 balls faced.He soon demonstrated some exquisite timing as a defensive flick raced through mid-on for four, before he was given out lbw on 23 to the spin of Saeed Ajmal.Umpire Ian Gould’s decision looked perfectly correct as Tendulkar was hit playing across the line but under review the ball tracking system indicated it was turning down the leg-side sufficiently to miss the stumps, and to the great delight of the vast majority of the crowd the decision was overturned.There was an appeal for a stumping next ball which was also rejected after a replay, while the first drop occurred with Tendulkar on 27 when Misbah-ul-Haq failed to cling on diving to his right at mid-wicket.The India 100 came up in the 16th over but Pakistan began to slowly claw their way back, Gautam Gambhir deceived in flight by Hafeez and stumped.Inexplicably Younus Khan spilled a routine chance at extra-cover with Tendulkar on 45 and the opener duly completed his 95th one-day international half century by taking the aerial route safely over the cover fielders for his eighth four.Left-armer Riaz soon brought Pakistan firmly back in the contest with wickets in successive balls to restrict India to 141-4, Virat Kohli mis-timing straight to point and Yuvraj Singh bowled first ball by a low, late-swinging full toss.Tendulkar saw a thick edge brush the gloves of Kamran when on 70 to the exasperation of the ever demonstrative Afridi, who went wicketless for the first time in the tournament.Then on 81 Umar Akmal spurned another opportunity, parrying the chance at mid-on in the style of a goalkeeper pushing the ball over the crossbar, with spinner Hafeez making a few choice observations on the error.But 15 short of the landmark Tendulkar drove to extra-cover where Afridi made no mistake, and the run-rate soon dropped below five for the first time since the end of the second over.Dhoni has now gone 13 innings without an ODI fifty and his sedentary 25 from 42 balls bore no resemblance to Sehwag’s innings apart from the manner of dismissal, an attempted turn to leg off left-armer Riaz.Three fours were taken in an over from Gul, whose eight overs cost 69, but Pakistan would surely have expected their required rate to be substantially more than 5.20.Understandably their openers were not able to match Sehwag’s rate of scoring but they utilised the fast outfield and had three boundaries apiece after seven overs before Kamran cut to point.The crowd had been subdued by Pakistan’s assured start but they were revived when Hafeez attempted a reckless ‘Dilscoop,’ trying to work to leg from well wide of off-stump and feathering a catch to wicketkeeper Dhoni.Almost seven overs had elapsed without a boundary when Asad Shafiq, having calmly accumulated 30, lost his middle stump trying to cut Yuvraj’s slow left-armers and with the rate rising above six the match was in the melting pot.Younus survived a missed stumping in Yuvraj’s next over but three balls later drove tamely to extra-cover.Timing began to look difficult on the slow surface under the numerous low floodlights dotted around the ground but Umar hit a four over cover and a pull for six off Yuvraj, the first boundaries for 12 overs, to reduce the requirement to 131 from 20 overs.A six over the sightscreen from Umar saw the crowd go quiet again but from the first ball after the drinks break Harbhajan Singh struck a key blow with a quicker ball from around the wicket that straightened and breached his defences.Dangerman Abdul Razzaq was dismissed cheaply by a cutter from Munaf Patel and though Afridi made a quickfire 19 to leave 77 needed from 50, he sliced a Harbhajan full toss to cover.Misbah’s brief late burst of hitting proved in vain and now attention turns to an enticing final in Mumbai, which will feature Tendulkar on his home ground seeking to record that 100th hundred against Sri Lanka’s own talisman, Muttiah Muralitharan.Source: BBC Newslast_img read more

Knicks free agency rumors: New York doesn’t need free agent splash, Damyean Dotson says

first_img NBA free agency rumors: Nuggets, Mavericks hoping to ‘swoop in and lure’ Tobias Harris away from 76ers LeBron James welcomes Anthony Davis by giving him No. 23, report says While there’s mounting speculation as to what the Knicks will do when free agency opens Sunday, guard Damyean Dotson doesn’t believe New York needs to make big moves. Dotson told the New York Post in a phone interview Wednesday that he feels the Knicks will be strong enough with the young core they already have. Dotson, New York’s second-round pick in 2017, is coming off a season in which he played with a torn labrum. He had shoulder surgery in mid-May, but feels he will be ready to make an impact in his third season with the Knicks. “I watched him a couple of Duke games,’’ Dotson said. “I like his game a lot. He’s explosive, athletic. He’s a good 1, 2 guard. Big strong guy. I think he’ll definitely help us become a better team.”The Knicks have been rumored to go after Kevin Durant in free agency, though he’s expected to miss next season to recover from a torn Achilles. New York has also been linked to Kawhi Leonard and Kyrie Irving, though the Nets are reportedly the favorites to land Irving.Knicks president Steve Mills said earlier this month that they are “going to do everything” they can to attract free agents to New York. “I’m a young guy still,’’ Dotson said. “We have a full team of young guys. My teammates Allonzo (Trier), Kev (Kevin Knox) Mitchell (Robinson), RJ (Barrett), we’re rising stars. We can build together and one day become a great team if we work hard keep listening to coach (David Fizdale). All the guys played last year got experience.”Another difference Dotson pointed to is the addition of RJ Barrett, who the Knicks selected with the No. 3 overall pick out of this year’s draft.  Related News Kyrie Irving free agency rumors: Lakers ‘swinging for the fences’ in trying to land star “As long as they’re the guys that buy into what we’re trying to do as an organization,” Mills told The Undefeated. “Our plan was to organically build this team through teamwork, drafting well, getting high-character guys that want to compete. The (salary cap) space was a byproduct of that. If the right guys are there for us, great, because we still have all the young pieces and draft picks to move forward.“And if they’re not, we’re going to keep building our plan, drafting our guys, playing well and potentially being trade partners. We feel really good about where we are going.”New York finished with a league-worst 17-65 record last season, missing the playoffs for the sixth consecutive season.last_img read more