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

Students explore sustainable research, education opportunities

first_imgAny student who followed the green footprints in LaFortune Student Center ended up at this year’s Sustainability Undergraduate Research and Education Expo hosted by the Campus Coalition on Research and Education for Sustainability (CREST). This is the third annual event for the coalition, made up of the Environmental Change Initiative, the John J. Reilly Center, the Center for Sustainable Energy at Notre Dame (ND Energy) and the sustainability minor, through which students found various opportunities for getting involved with sustainability on campus. Emma Farnan | The Observer “We hope students can get a better understanding of sustainable practices across campus,” managing director of ND Energy Ginger Sigmon said. As a result, the Expo brought together groups and organizations dealing with research, education, outreach, internships and resources, according to Sigmon. While most groups are Notre Dame-affiliated, there are a few external groups. This variety attracts students with all types of interests, she said. Freshman political science major Bennett Rogers attended the Expo to gather information, as he is looking into a minor in sustainability.“I want to do farm law,” Rogers said. “It’s my dream. I think it is important for me to have a background in sustainability, especially if I am going to work with farmers in the future.”Freshman Tommy Jegier said he came to the Expo because he is looking into a minor in energy studies, and because he was inspired by his earth focus class to learn more about sustainability.“I’m here because I’m passionate about helping the environment and getting involved,” he said. “This was a great place to get information.”According to sophomore Student Energy Board member Tansy Wang, students are encouraged to look at ways to be sustainable outside of research. Wang said the Board aims to emphasize ways to get involved with sustainability and to make renewable energy more of a prominent resolution.Rachel Novick, director of the minor in sustainability, said the minor, which has a mix of students that represent a good make-up of Notre Dame students, is a good resource for students to learn more about sustainability and renewable energy.“The goal of the sustainability minor is to have students develop as leaders and make change in whatever field they go into,” she said. Tags: Campus Coalition on Research and Education for Sustainability, CREST, ND Energy, sustainability, Sustainability Undergraduate Research and Education Expolast_img read more