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

Reds stand by Suarez

first_imgLiverpool managing director Ian Ayre insists Luis Suarez will not be sold despite his latest controversy in biting Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic. He added: “He’s a fantastic player, top scorer and everything we’d want in a striker, so there’s no change there. This is more about getting him back on the right track and it’s largely down to (manager) Brendan (Rodgers) now to work with him on that side of his character.” After Sunday’s match Rodgers said discussions about what action to take over Suarez would involve owners Fenway Sports Group. Ayre confirmed they had taken place and FSG fully backed the decisions taken. “With any incident like this, any major incident at the club, we’re in direct dialogue with the owners, always,” he added. “I spoke to them last night and they were happy with the way we were handling the matter. “I think the most important thing is that we acted swiftly yesterday. Luis issued his apology and then we spoke with him last night and then again this morning.” But Ayre stressed the issue would not end there with Rodgers, who has a close relationship with Suarez, determined to tackle the player’s ill-discipline. “We’ve taken action to fine Luis for his actions,” he said. “Brendan has spoken to him and I’ve spoken to him and Brendan will be working with him further on his discipline. “We’ll work with Luis – Brendan particularly – on this side of his character in his game. Hopefully that puts the matter to rest from our point of view and we’ll wait and see if there’s any further action from the football authorities.” The striker has been fined by the club, with the player asking for the money to be donated to the Hillsborough Family Support Group, but there is no question of him being offloaded in the summer despite worldwide condemnation of his inexplicable actions in Sunday’s 2-2 draw at Anfield. “It affects his future in the sense that we have to work with him on his discipline – but Luis is a very important player to the club,” Ayre told liverpoolfc.com. “As we keep saying, he signed a new four-year contract last summer and we’d all love to see him here throughout that contract.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Syracuse starts practice slowly, then picks up intensity

first_imgMaybe it was the early morning. Maybe it was because of Fanfest the day before. Or maybe it was because it was the first two-a-day, but Syracuse came onto the practice field Saturday looking sluggish. Quarterbacks coach Tim Lester said that with full pads he can start to learn more about the players he has competing at the position, and the same holds true all over the field. With training camp now almost a full week old, Syracuse held its first two-a-day practice on Saturday, opening with a practice at 9 a.m. to be followed by one Saturday afternoon at 4:30 p.m. Published on August 10, 2013 at 3:03 pm Contact David: [email protected] | @DBWilson2 Comments After the slow start the practice was lively. Both kickers, Ryan Norton and Ross Krautman, regularly drilled field goals from 45 yards out. The quarterbacks looked sharp in their individual drills. The defense worked on a variety of blitzes, rotating in an array of combinations in the secondary. Just a few minutes into Saturday’s 9 a.m. practice, head coach Scott Shafer had seen enough. The players headed off the field … only to charge back on moments later, quarterback Drew Allen leading the pack, to restart practice on a better note. With some extra padding and more practice time some questions will start to be answered, and that will start with a better practice Saturday afternoon. Running back Jerome Smith looked at the signal caller battle as just another competition. “Every position is having a competition,” he said. “Everybody I guess groggy or whatever,” linebacker Marquis Spruill said. “But it didn’t meet Shafe’s expectation, so he brought us out, talked to us and he got our mind right.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Facebook Twitter Google+ “It definitely gives everybody a little bit of an edge,” Spruill said. Other than the handful of minutes to start practice, the addition of full pads has livened up practice. “The rest of practice was great,” Spruill said. “Now we’ve got this rest period, rest up, take a nap and have a better practice in the second half.”last_img read more