Watch Herbie Hancock Meet Up With Trey Anastasio For A Memorable Jam Session In The Barn

first_imgThe Barn was a magical place. Trey Anastasio‘s custom studio in Vermont was used for many a Phish recordings in the late 90s and early 2000s, with the Trey Anastasio Band also taking up residency there to record their early albums. Other artists have also taken advantage of the serene settings that The Barn provides, with Béla Fleck, Toots & the Maytals, Umphrey’s McGee, John Medeski, Patty LaBelle, The Slip, and more all making the trek to the Green Mountains to record some tracks. With that in mind, The Barn has taken on a somewhat mythical vibe, as musicians know that it’s a place where they can get incredible musical results.Back in 2004, jazz icon Herbie Hancock did just that, as he journeyed to The Barn to record a song for his at-the-time forthcoming album. He brought along some true heavy hitters to add to the recording, as veteran jazz bassist John Pattituci, funky drummer Steve Jordan, and world-renowned percussionist (and original TAB member) Cyro Baptista joined Anastasio and trumpeter Jennifer Hartswick for an unforgettable jam session. Hancock and Anastasio are two of the most impressive improvisers on the planet, so this session would be one for the ages.Thankfully, there was a camera crew on hand at The Barn to capture this unique and impressive moment. The video showcases the process that went into the arrangement and recording process, with Anastasio and Hancock having several in-depth conversations about the style they were going for, using Hancock’s eclectic experience in the jazz world as a launching pad for several musical ideas. It’s an awesome video to watch, with so many musical masters creating a beautiful piece of music. Check out the video below, and also check out the final product, “Gelo Na Montanha” from Hancock’s 2005 album Possibilities.Watch Herbie Hancock and Trey Anastasio record “Gelo Na Montanha”, courtesy of YouTube user Joe RiouxListen to “Gelo Na Montnanha” by Herbie Hancock, featuring Trey Anastasio, John Pattituci, Steve Jordan, Cyro Baptista, and Jennifer Hartswick below, courtesy of YouTube user mandobanjoguitar.last_img read more

Vendors to credit unions: Focus on members, we’ll take care of the rest

first_img 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Randy Salser Randy Salser was appointed President of NAFCU Services Corporation in October of 2013. He comes to the credit union industry with over 15 years of executive-level experience in the areas … Web: Details Credit unions have done an amazing job of serving their members through the COVID-19 pandemic. From skip-a-pays to loan payment deferrals to emergency loans, you’ve been there for your members, demonstrating our people-helping-people mantra.Very often, credit unions are able to remain laser-focused on serving their members, because someone has your back. Your board members. Your community. Your business partners. Collaboration with business partners helped credit unions through the fallout of the pandemic and as we move forward.While no one saw COVID-19 coming– nor its vast psychological, social, or economic impact –until it was too late, many of the companies that support credit unions have been working diligently to help keep credit unions up and running through these challenging times. For example…Central Willamette CU was able to stand up cloud services from AWS in a day when the full effect of coronavirus was becoming known–from Virtual Desktop, which allowed staff to work from home, to Amazon Chime, that allowed for digital communication and collaboration. Joey Rudisill, CIO for the credit union, said he loved the data, quick charting and analysis capabilities of Amazon Quick Site, which helped in the short-term, but also set the credit union up for the future.One of the most critical pieces of member service during a crisis is clear, consistent communications. Total Expert Founder & CEO Joe Welu explained that credit unions must consider what they can do to help members regain control of their financial picture. When 83% are scared that COVID-19 will negative affect them and information is changing all the time, their credit union can be the calm in the storm through its communications. Welu conveyed that his company moved swiftly to build a rapid deployment of its data and technology solution to help credit unions educate and inform their members through the crisis, even while branch access was limited or closed.In times of crisis, there are inevitably bad actors who are going to take advantage. Mastercard Senior Managing Consultant Katie Steel shared that her No. 1 recommendation for handling claims and charge backs, is a streamlined, clean intake of the claim with a centralized team working through what’s true fraud versus something like buyers’ remorse. But that’s not always feasible, so equip the people who will be doing any intake (call center or branch rep) with the appropriate training, a strong recognition script, and decision matrix, including identifying relevant transaction elements. Bonus: Since mid-April, CUs can choose to go to arbitration under Mastercard’s rules rather than the merchant controlling the final steps of the process.The SBA Payroll Protection Program was a massive undertaking that moved forward very swiftly; and despite the problems, FIS EVP Rob Lee said that in that context, it actually functioned pretty well. FIS was on the frontline of helping credit unions and other financial institutions handle the massive transaction flow into SBA’s E-Tran System to push through PPP loan applications for small business applicants. Because the company was already working with SBA lenders, it was able to pivot quickly to get money back in small businessowners’ and their employees’ pockets. FIS culled down the intensive process to just 10 minutes for clients that automated it.Patch. Patch. Patch. That was the clear message to credit unions from DefenseStorm’s CISO Bob Thibodeaux. Credit unions should have an ongoing process in place to scan all infrastructure to determine the greatest vulnerabilities and then analyze that data.  Don’t wait too long to patch critical vulnerabilities – no longer than 90 days, but if you have to: prioritize. From there, follow standards and frameworks. Thibodeaux highly recommends taking advantage of free membership from the Center for Internet Security.With so many working remotely, Brian Bodell, AdvantEdge Analytics’ vice president of product management, advised credit unions on a number of must-haves to ensure security of member data. For example, using only company-issued devices for work activities and ensuring the security of home WiFi networks. Simple things like sharing a screen on a video conference can cause problems, so he cautioned to always count to five first to ensure all screens with sensitive data are closed. Additionally, employees should be mindful of their privacy to keep personal information or images to themselves. Finally, always be on guard against cyberthreats. And Allied Solutions continues to deliver new research and insights on risk mitigation and fraud protection—including up-to-the-minute alerts on the latest scams. CEO Pete Hilger and his team have been coming to market with a constant flow of new products and services to help credit unions and their members protect themselves.   Based on the efforts of the companies featured, a few things become clear. The future is melding the human and the digital worlds for comprehensive member service, whether in economic prosperity or crisis. The only way to get there is with precision expertise and knowledge that few credit unions, if any, can achieve on their own. Collaboration with the many CUSOs and vendors will help your credit union fill the gaps with domain knowledge and innovation.NAFCU’s Preferred Partners are constantly investing in next-gen technology, cutting-edge products, and innovative campaigns to help credit unions thrive. To learn more, register for our upcoming 2020 Partner Innovation Spotlight, July 8, 2020 from 2:00-4:00 PM EST. This virtual event will include keynote addresses from NAFCU President Dan Berger, Co-Founder of CUInsight Randy Smith, and CEO of Neural Payments Mick Oppy. See quick and informative demonstrations from our trusted partners on their innovative solutions, enjoy networking opportunities via social media, and much more. Complementary registration is required to attend.last_img read more

Onyekuru Rues World Cup Miss, Eyes AFCON 2019 in Egypt

first_imgSuper Eagles forward, Henry Onyekuru has opened up on his 2018 World Cup miss with the national team but know hopes for a better ending to the season to enable him to fulfill his dream of representing Nigeria at a major international competition.The 21-year-old spoke to after his impressive performance with Galatasaray on Sunday, stating that not going to the World Cup in Russia was a bitter pill to swallow and a disappointing moment for him.“It was very disappointing but I am a strong believer in Christ. I feel everything happens for a reason and God’s will be done. Although at the time I was frustrated I still supported our nation at the World Cup as if I was there. “Now I have another opportunity at the AFCON in June. It’s not by my power or will to be there but hopefully by His grace, I will stay fit and hope to have done enough to earn my place in the final squad,” Onyekuru said.He, however, revealed his match rituals before going into every game stating that he prays and speaks with his family“Praying, talking with my family and going back to my previous game to make things right has been the ritual for me,” Onyekuru concluded.Having started the season brightly with Belgian club Anderlecht, the 20-year-old suffered an injury in December 2017 which kept him out for the better part of the season.He was however overlooked by Coach Gernot Rohr for the World Cup party in Russia.Interestingly, while Onyekuru is dreaming for a place in the Nigerian team to Egypt in summer, another Super Eagles forward who has dropped in the pecking order, Simy Nwankwo has played down suggestions that the Italian Serie B is weak and has affected his game since dropping down with relegated Crotone.Speaking from his base in Italy, the 2018 World Cup attacker gave insights about the league, whilst insisting the level of competition has been amazing.“Trust me when I say it’s very competitive and unpredictable. There’s not much difference in quality between teams and that makes every game super competitive and that’s a great challenge,” Nwankwo said.Despite several reports linking him away from the Serie B club both in the summer and winter, the Nigerian surprisingly stayed put but insists his decision has made him a better player all-around.“On paper, every team or player coming down from the top league seem too big for the lower league and that ends up playing a negative role in players’ heads.“But that’s where a lot of mental toughness comes in for me. I need to have the humility to respect and appreciate the competition I’m facing if there’s any chance of getting back up. When they say you’re good it simply has to be on every level for me and yes I’m ready and even more mature to get back up and show how much I’ve grown,” Nwankwo concluded.Simy insights can also be backed by the amazing transformation of Italian giants Juventus which returned from Serie B in the 2006-2007 season with players like, Alessandro Del Piero, Gianluigi Buffon, David Trezeguet, and Pavel Nedved to entirely dominate the league since their resurgence.Simy, 26, has scored 12 goals this season and will almost certainly quit Crotone at the end of the season with his contract set to expire in June.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Women of Troy head south to Texas

first_imgPerfection has been the name of the game so far for the No. 3 USC women’s volleyball team, which will put its 9-0 record to the test at the TCU Molten Invitational this weekend in Fort Worth, Texas.Digging · Junior libero Natalie Hagglund has led the Women of Troy to a No. 3 ranking early in the 2012 season. She had 13 digs last weekend. – Corey Marquetti | Daily TrojanThe Women of Troy, one of just three remaining undefeated teams in the Pac-12, will square off against TCU, Lehigh and Prairie View A&M. USC is seeking its second 12-0 start in the last three years. The tournament will once again feature a round-robin style, as the Women of Troy will draw TCU on Friday night before a doubleheader against Lehigh and Prairie View A&M on Saturday.The season has been a relative breeze for the team, which has bounded out of the gates to an impressive 9-0 start. After a season-opening sweep in the Texas A&M Invitational, in which it lost just one set, the team collected three more wins as host in the Luxe City Center Trojan Invitational before yet another sweep of the USC Classic tournament last weekend at the Galen Center.USC coach Mick Haley was still adamant about improvements the team must make, citing the team’s grueling, five-set win against the University of San Diego that started the tournament.“We made too many errors,” Haley said. “We played a good first game, but then our legs got rubbery. We have to relax and make fewer errors. Our three main hitters contributed 23 points to our opponents in the first game.”Despite struggling to knock off the Toreros in the first game, the Women of Troy easily beat Cal Poly in straight sets before sweeping rival Notre Dame in the nightcap to conclude the tournament.Any signs of fatigue seemed to disappear Saturday, as the Women of Troy once again completed a tournament with at least two sweeps. Against Cal Poly, highly touted freshman Samantha Bricio put on yet another impressive show, leading all players with 14 kills.Fellow freshman Alicia Ogoms, who saw significant action after the team’s tiring opening match, more than delivered, as she recorded six of her seven kills in the final set to help the team complete their sweep. Sophomore setter Hayley Crone turned in 32 assists and 11 digs for her fifth double-double of the season, while junior libero Natalie Hagglund led all players with 13 digs.The Women of Troy delivered an even more impressive performance in the nightcap, turning three close sets into victories en route to their sixth sweep of the season.Senior opposite hitter Katie Fuller had a banner night, registering a career high 21 kills and capturing tournament MVP honors. Joining her on the all-tournament team were Hagglund and Bricio, whose 12 kills were second on the team. The results were not lost on Haley.“The team’s fight was one of the most encouraging things we saw tonight,” Haley said. “We just finished. What a great comeback. I thought Fuller was amazing, but we had some great performances from all of our players and our setting was wonderful in this match.”The TCU Molten Invitational will mark the end of tournament play for the Women of Troy, who will begin individual play against crosstown rival UCLA on Sept. 19 at the Galen Center.last_img read more