Jam Chart for shows in the city of Commerce City, CO (118 entries)

Date Song City Timing Notes
2011-09-02 Steam Commerce City, CO 10:30 Great segue out of "Simple." Page shines early on, then Trey takes over and delivers a ferocious solo. Must hear.
2011-09-02 Slave Commerce City, CO 9:58 Trey sustains a single note for 1:08. Debatable whether or not this effort "works," but it's certainly unusual and worth checking out. Decide for yourself!
2011-09-03 Wolfman's Commerce City, CO 11:37 Great growly playing by Trey at first, some 3.0 funk from Page, before a spirited, high power build up to conclude.
2011-09-03 Tweezer Commerce City, CO 14:30 "Green-Eyed Lady" teases in the intro composed section by Page, and Fish teases the "Golden Age" drum line in what is a magnificently melodic jam that is quite stunning in parts. Brief hints of "Lovelight" and "Jessica." It's excellent from the very start of the jam, too. Must. Fucking. Hear.
2011-09-03 KDF Commerce City, CO 11:03 A smoking "Type I" version that keeps on rocking after the final lyrics and concludes with a spacey outro jam that > to "2001."
2011-09-04 BOTT Commerce City, CO 8:35 Like other strong recent versions, has the energy building jam much like "Possum" does. Version also includes a "Sneakin' Sally" tease and has a unique ending.
2011-09-04 Gin Commerce City, CO 13:47 A nicely played "Type I" jam shifts to a funky breakdown jam at 8:40, then works back to "Gin" with a strong peak.
2011-09-04 CDT Commerce City, CO 8:40 Great version with some atypical jamming, loaded with tension. Strays from the typical jam several times and returns.
2011-09-04 Piper Commerce City, CO 11:55 Another excellent version for any era, some hear a tease (but not musical quote) of "Roadrunner" (Modern Lovers) in it. Others just hear siiiiiick jamming.
2011-09-04 Roggae Commerce City, CO 7:59 > in from an inspired "Hood." A high powered, joyfully played jam continues the "feel good" from "Hood." > to "Ghost."
2012-08-31 Carini Commerce City, CO 13:51 Mode shift away from "Carini" at about 6:30 into multi-faceted, rhythmic and increasingly powerful jam.
2012-08-31 Undermind Commerce City, CO 15:09 Outstanding and extremely cohesive "Type II" jam displays patience and purpose as each proceeding segment is developed and segued seemlessly into the next. Mode shifts into bliss around 9:00 and a transcendent build commences with ever uplifting and growing power until peaking at 13:38. Quite an extraordinary "U" to round out the "F-U-C-K Y-O-U" set.
2012-08-31 Runaway Jim Commerce City, CO 19:09 A very improvisational version and the first exploratory "Jim" to open Set II since 7/3/00. Most, but not all of the sections have a mildly dark tone which counter-balance the several very upbeat jams elsewhere in this historic show.
2012-08-31 Farmhouse Commerce City, CO 10:54 Both sections of this historic version from the "F-Y-F" show deserve your attention. "Farmhouse" proper has an excellent straightforward jam, including rocking play similar to the 2/24/03 version, and an extended sustained note from Trey akin to what one might hear in a "Slave" or "Hood" jam. The ambient outro jam begins with an introspective sentiment before morphing into techno-rock abstraction.
2012-08-31 CDT Commerce City, CO 18:29 An exploratory outro jam begins in a snappy, rhythmic bent, then mode shifts to serene bliss. > to "Emotional Rescue."
2012-09-01 Golden Age Commerce City, CO 13:08 The band wastes no time in hooking up on a mid-tempo groove with a slightly mysterious feel at the start of this jam. From there, it gradually gains intensity, and becomes a bit more rocking as Trey quickens his playing. Ends with a > to an exceptional "Prince Caspian." One of the many strong jams from the monumental 2012 Dick's run.
2012-09-01 Caspian Commerce City, CO 11:14 > in from "Golden Age." A beautifully played "Caspian" jam leads to an exploratory breakaway jam. Must-hear with a > to an equally must-hear "Light."
2012-09-01 Light Commerce City, CO 23:56 In football you often hear the phrase "a tale of two halves" and this certainly applies to the infamous "Dick's Light." While the first half of the jam is wrought with pitch effects and a meandering flow, the second is pure fire. It is easily the most identified version in the song's history and worthy of great praise whether the first half lowers your opinion of its ordering in this list or not.
2012-09-02 Sand Commerce City, CO 23:55 In the most improvisational "Sand" played by Phish up to this date, the band launches into a multifaceted jam after a typically groovy first segment. Initially ambient with a siren loop, this jam gains intensity as it moves through a serene groove into a thrilling peak. Throw in a funkified return to the "Sand" theme and a slick -> into "Ghost," and you've got yourself a must-hear jam.
2013-08-30 Stash Commerce City, CO 11:56 Some very cool and unusual percussion in the jam, which breaks into major mode, then returns with good intensity.
2013-08-30 LxL Commerce City, CO 8:01 Fish asserts himself strongly, a key element to a quality "Type I" "LxL," and Trey and Page mix it up very nicely.
2013-08-30 Sand Commerce City, CO 15:18 > from "PYITE". Type II version that breaks form around 7:30 and continues on through sections of upbeat melodic playing, rock, and funk. All in all, another strong "Dick's Sand".
2013-08-31 Gin Commerce City, CO 13:01 A very good "Type I" "Gin," thus related to other strong "Type I" versions like 8/17/97, 11/20/98, 9/12/99, and 6/23/00.
2013-08-31 CDT Commerce City, CO 22:51 A very good quality, multi-sectional jam in this extended "CDT," and Fish is spectacular throughout. The jam ranges far, but also meanders at times; it also includes some "Woo!" audience interaction, like the "Tahoe Tweezer."
2013-09-01 It's Ice Commerce City, CO 8:25 Page leads a solid full band jam on the B-3. And compared to 7/14/13, the transition back to "Ice" is clean.
2013-09-01 Carini Commerce City, CO 12:23 A good "Carini" with the now familiar mode shift mid jam. However, the band seems to grapple with where to take the jam from about 6:24 - 9:30, until gaining some good traction and a nice upbeat groove in the final minutes.
2013-09-01 Caspian Commerce City, CO 6:16 A very good "Caspian." At first, Trey uses a "watery" effect with his guitar that sounds very '95. Then the jam breaks into a great rocking and upbeat groove that > to "Piper."
2014-08-29 No Quarter Commerce City, CO 7:37 Closes out the "Lushington" gag. Whale call dominates the very strong and satisfying peak. Clean playing from the entire band effort that builds cleanly. Compact, but in no way short. Fans of this version should also check out 10/26/13.
2014-08-29 46 Days Commerce City, CO 9:39 A nice low-key and increasingly funky jam develops on the back end of "46 Days" proper.
2014-08-29 Simple Commerce City, CO 21:50 The Rhythm Department gets the credit for propelling this jam beyond the standard and into a rocking and increasingly euphoric groove that recalls several standout '96 versions. Then Fish, Page and Mike drive the jam into a funky and rhythmic realm.
2014-08-30 DwD Commerce City, CO 14:53 The typical "DwD" jam includes high energy and dissonant moments. Then the jam settles down and shifts into some soothing and cerebral grooving which -> to "What's The Use."
2014-08-30 WTU? Commerce City, CO 4:50 Dramatic -> out of "DwD."
2014-08-30 Carini Commerce City, CO 11:37 The typically dissonant "Type I" jam shifts predictably to upbeat major mode fare, but then moves on to some solid and swinging less intense strumming action.
2014-08-30 Slave Commerce City, CO 9:01 Some great Trey/Mike counterpoint early, then Trey plucks away quite nicely. As the energy builds, Trey adeptly strums chords before launching the final peaking section.
2014-08-31 Wolfman's Commerce City, CO 11:58 Some great and varied "Type I" jamming, including melodic playing by Trey, "Manteca"-like jamming from Page, and a cool Mike-led quiet section that builds anticipation for the peak.
2014-08-31 CDT Commerce City, CO 13:48 One of those improvisational jams that seems to mode-shift and otherwise evolve and morph constantly. If you like the "Train Ride to Peaksville" type jam, you may want to pass on this.
2014-08-31 Sand Commerce City, CO 14:26 After teasing "Tweezer" at the conclusion of the first jam segment, the music takes on a darkish tone and features staccato funk that becomes increasingly abstract until a > to "Piper."
2014-08-31 Mike's Commerce City, CO 9:12 The jam immediately breaks into rhythmic and percussive funk-infused groove, very different from the typical "Mike's" jam. While Trey and Page add good color, Fish and Mike are the real stars here, driving the basic groove. Near the end, Trey adds some "Manteca"-like melodies, and the jam then concludes. A cool, unique rendering for any era, especially 3.0.
2015-09-04 Gin Commerce City, CO 11:05 Quickly picks up steam and builds into a flowing Type I jam with a sizable peak.
2015-09-04 46 Days Commerce City, CO 10:23 Following the final refrain, a shortish but solid, percussive and initially driving jam begins to diminish, seemingly poised to explore further, but > to "Antelope" instead.
2015-09-04 Blaze On Commerce City, CO 14:30 For the second straight time, "Blaze On" ventures into the unknown. Seven minutes in, Trey's alternative chording sends the jam off into a warped version of the central two chord theme, and the Mu-Tron and Clavinet begin their space duel. After an off-kilter build in intensity and a switch to the B-3, the jam takes on a "Light" flavor before fizzling out into the aptly titled > "Golden Age".
2015-09-04 Golden Age Commerce City, CO 16:02 An intriguing version which drops into some contemplative space and eventually gains upbeat energy without ever totally taking off.
2015-09-05 Roggae Commerce City, CO 9:06 Another great version, but this one is quite different from MPP '15. Here, Trey deploys guitar effects, creating a very different tone to this rocking jam. The peak is solid as well, and many may prefer this style to the more traditional MPP one. Nice to have so many great versions to choose from.
2015-09-05 CDT Commerce City, CO 16:22 For the fifth straight year at Dick's, Phish delivers a chart-worthy performance of "Chalk Dust Torture". After some "BOAF"-like tomfoolery in the composed section, another post-refrain jam develops. This one is notable more for the excellent tone and effects employed than sheer melodic fluidity, and enters an interesting space that melts beautifully into -> "Twist".
2015-09-05 Mercury Commerce City, CO 11:56 Tight, full-band play spells "Mercury's" zenith to date. Like laser-beams, Mike issues forth the first sounds from Fish's solo, which informs Trey's play, who reciprocates the sentiment, inciting an airy, yet funky groove. This sparkling, disco-ball vibe bleeds into a bit of space, before the band departs for "Light."
2015-09-06 DwD Commerce City, CO 17:43 Moving beyond the typical "DwD" gyrations, the jam briefly turns atonal and dissonant, before Trey hits upon a soothing but uplifting theme/progression, which builds to an exultant peak. Although this jam format isn't novel, this proven formula in this instance pays off handsomely.
2015-09-06 Slave Commerce City, CO 10:21 Again, a touching Mike/Trey duet of sorts at first. Page and Fish jump in to add color and accent. Approaching the peak, Trey plays several sustained notes that work quite well. And the final peak is fittingly powerful.
2016-09-02 NMINML Commerce City, CO 15:32 Fiery pre-choral jamming oozes into a prolonged and focused jam zone throbbing with psychedelic intensity (an approach not yet taken through this point in the song's history). Trey in particular is exuding a verve and tenacity wholly controlled, yet chaotic sonically.
2016-09-02 Wedge Commerce City, CO 8:06 Swinging "Dick's" version with great trilling, "Stash" teasing, and inspired contributions from all four musicians.
2016-09-02 46 Days Commerce City, CO 8:54 Trey restrains his playing at the outset, giving the jam a more deliberate pace and also providing space for additional band interplay. What results is a gripping, edgier take which makes the final ratchet up all the sweeter.
2016-09-02 Seven Below Commerce City, CO 8:56 Trey plays some soaring notes throughout and builds to a pretty good peak, then leads the band into a dissonant and murky swamp from which "BOAF" emerges. A lot going on here despite the length.
2016-09-02 Tweezer Commerce City, CO 16:56 Great intro with Trey using a wah pedal to create a cool swelling effect and the jam builds to a coordinated peak with piercing guitar and pounding drums before > to "Jim".
2016-09-02 Suzy Commerce City, CO 7:27 Some great back and forth between the Chairman of the Boards and Fish and Trey on percussion results in an even more energized than typical version.
2016-09-03 DwD Commerce City, CO 12:47 Fierce, first-set jamming features fiery Trey and really fantastic Fish. The band explores a murky, yet musical calm, before rebuilding intensity replete with Trey evincing a fist-pumping return to the final refrain/traditional finish.
2016-09-03 Blaze On Commerce City, CO 11:19 For the second year in a row, "Blaze On" gets taken for a walk at Dick's. This year's jam has a more laid back, unhurried feel to it, with nice delay work by Trey that builds before segueing nicely into -> "Simple."
2016-09-03 Simple Commerce City, CO 15:48 For the second time in three years, the Dick's "Simple" is a real treat. Some great melodic delay work and alien noises from Trey provide a backdrop to interwoven melodies from Page and Mike (who also drops some bombs of approval), and Fish finds a fun marching beat to lead the way.
2016-09-03 Coil Commerce City, CO 10:44 Mike's thundering basslines throughout the jam convince everyone, Page included, to leave the stage to let him finish off this beautiful and unique show-closing version.
2016-09-04 Tube Commerce City, CO 8:15 "Tube" gets its second big ride of 2016 here, and while this version does not detour from the jam format like Chula Vista's, fans of the song will surely be satisfied by this funky romp.
2016-09-04 C&P Commerce City, CO 17:34 A thematic "Type II" gem with remarkable flow, featuring extensive melodic soloing from Trey. Achieves "Hose" status sometime in the 13 minute range and stays there until a > to "Steam".
2016-09-04 Steam Commerce City, CO 9:31 > out of "C&P". Trey works "C&P" teases into some killer between-verse soloing, then hits on some wonderfully and warm riffs. Fantastic version that -> into a tremendous "Piper".
2016-09-04 Piper Commerce City, CO 19:07 You aren't crazy if you hear this highly improvisational sequence as "Piper" -> "Drums" -> "Jam." Following strong but typical playing, the jam breaks into unprecedented, Fish-led drumming and percussion, with all four on various percussion instruments. A brief but impressive jam emerges from the percussion session and includes "C&P" quotes.
2016-09-04 Light Commerce City, CO 14:24 Anchoring an hourlong improvisational journey during the last set of summer tour, the sixth Dick's "Light" grows brighter than ever, passing through a quieter space, a patient build, and a celebratory peak, replete with "C&P" quotes and a unique, haunting outro.
2017-09-01 Blaze On Commerce City, CO 13:29 Strong soloing finds Trey augmenting his tone, before crunchy soloing peels apart in favor of deft delay atop a soft bed of effects. Page then runs point, with Fish's cool, patterned drumming eventually giving way to a passage of swirling calm. Intensity builds via strong and spacey full-band play, featuring notable bass. Trey breaks free and works the version to a peak and the song's closing refrain.
2017-09-01 Theme Commerce City, CO 9:20 Fluid jam, with Trey running through an airy, lilting line, his play accented by colorful fills from Page. After shaping his tone and working the version to a peak, Trey > for a fresh "Free", further toying with his effects, and working his Korg Kaoss Pad a bit like an instrument. Cool combo.
2017-09-01 Tube Commerce City, CO 10:00 Breaking directly to work through a wacky passage echo-rich and colored with wild effects, Trey eventually picks up a bright, spirited line, and leads the band through fun and impassioned major-mode play. An unusual period of quiet and contemplative calm follows, which slowly gives rise to a return of the song proper.
2017-09-01 NMINML Commerce City, CO 23:46 Awash in 2017's signature synth and Trey's latest effects, an example, here, of space down to a science. As Page explores his keyboards, Trey sheds the guitar and uses a new device to create a hushed, astral plane. Back on guitar, Trey guides the musicians, who together shape a celebratory peak.
2017-09-01 Carini Commerce City, CO 21:20 Typically stormy, tense playing gradually mellows to some spacey grooving. Picking up a warmer vibe, the intensity slowly builds to a rocking, but not bliss-filled peak, with strong Mike and Fish. The energy eventually dissipates to percussive transitional space.
2017-09-02 Simple Commerce City, CO 13:32 After running through familiar ground, the jam gets rocking, then gradually settles down into some lower intensity grooving, including some nice Page/Trey interplay. Lacking a peak or other point of punctuation, the jam seemingly winds down over several minutes.
2017-09-02 Wolfman's Commerce City, CO 11:56 A nice jam, which is really driven by an uptempo, percussive, Fish and Mike led groove. Trey and Page add color and effects, including some spacey synth, before turning the corner and coming home for a solid finishing peak.
2017-09-03 46 Days Commerce City, CO 10:03 Breaking quickly for instrumental playing, the jam gets down and dirty, with spacey Trey and Page effects, layered over a solid bass and drum foundation. Although it never strays too far from home, this one is no typical stroll in the park.
2017-09-03 DwD Commerce City, CO 20:50 The jam is propelled atop minor mode loops into deep space, before touching down on a new world. The hatch swings open, and for a brief moment the scene is serene. Suddenly, the jam is transported at warp speed into the deep unknown, where electromagnetic thunder echoes from the Modulus, the Voyager opens transient portals through space-time, and the Languedoc transmits patterns into the spectral void in search of signs of life. Alas, we're surrounded only by the beeps of industrial robots as darkness sets in. But the >"Light" grows brighter...
2017-09-03 Possum Commerce City, CO 12:03 > from "2001", the version smacks of 1991. Approaching the jam quite differently, Trey's solo is awesome and strange, dissonant and improvisational. Melodic play and playful teasing gives way to a sound off-kilter, which slowly swells to inform a steady block of tension. This, then, builds to burst in classic "Possum" fashion.
2018-08-31 Hood Commerce City, CO 13:13 Placed in the first set of a two-set show for the first time in 3.0, this jam combines an engaging "Type II" segment with a well-executed traditional build and soaring peak.
2018-08-31 NMINML Commerce City, CO 12:26 Tight, structured play breaks to, in a way, display 2018's sound in a nifty ten- (or something) minute package. Effects-driven Trey; swirling Page; utterly tripped-out Mike; and fun Fish swap sounds before Trey steers the jam through a passage of "noise rock" into the now customary "fresh" take on the closing vocal refrain.
2018-08-31 Carini Commerce City, CO 18:56 A statement jam from Trey who takes the reins and solos extensively en route to a euphoric peak.
2018-08-31 Light Commerce City, CO 17:26 Historic (the first "Light" to close a second set), the version caps an incredible evening of music. > from a hot "Mercury", the band refuses to cool, working through complex, patterned passages, some symphonic, others psychedelic in nature. Worth multiple listens, locking in on each musician provides a truly wonderful experience. In tremendous, show-closing fashion, play eventually brightens as Trey patiently builds the jam to a euphoric, and protracted, release.
2018-09-01 DwD Commerce City, CO 16:03 Mike lays it on thick in this potent first set affair that breaks out into a great groove which Trey later steers to a peak and a smooth return to the closing riff.
2018-09-01 Wolfman's Commerce City, CO 11:24 Patient, pulsating, and plucky, the jam, while "restrained," possesses an infectious sort of verve, anchored by Mike's groove, which the others fill with perfect, almost "sequential" flourishes. A fun, build-to-not-quite-break free version, capped with a soaring little peak before a tight return to the song's conclusion.
2018-09-01 Set Your Soul Free Commerce City, CO 17:10 Page's synthesizers usher in a characteristically '17-'18 mellow ambience, which Trey pushes to murk with more characteristic-for-2018 fast Leslie rotary. Mike and Page shift the jam to type bliss pastures; Page switches to piano, and a patient build of tension floats this jam towards a bliss peak. Trey accentuates the ascent with reverse delay and octave up effects, and Fishmam with ride-based syncopation. Mike builds up one final heavy and danceable groove to give focus and cohesion to the back half of this jam, which Trey and Mike wind down to quiet effects-laden ambience.
2018-09-02 46 Days Commerce City, CO 10:47 364 Days later, the band delivers yet another strong Dick's version, continuing what is now an unmistakable tradition (see: 8/29/14; 9/4/15; 9/2/16; and 9/3/17). Mike's play is great, and Fish settles in nicely, riding his cymbals, the musicians establishing a theme that will carry through great versions of "Tweezer" and "Golden Age". Trey's play in particular impresses, as he shears distinct blocks of sound as means to offer up great melodic / harmonic variation. Strong soloing bleeds to the first of two truly memorable ->.
2018-09-02 Tweezer Commerce City, CO 14:25 An atypical (very improvisational) intro that heads into the jam segment about a minute early is just the start of a melodically-blessed version in which each band member is inspired and contributes mightily to a stellar version with heavy Manteca teases into Golden Age.
2018-09-02 Golden Age Commerce City, CO 15:27 Nice -> from "Tweezer". This jam is funky throughout and brightens into a bouncy, feel-good groove as it comes down the home stretch.
2019-08-30 Everything's Right Commerce City, CO 17:24 A jam so laid-back, one could be forgiven for thinking this was played on a beach instead of a mile above sea level. The jam features sparkling play from Page. "ER" serves as the first half of a fantastic 1-2 punch before > a big-time "Mercury".
2019-08-30 Mercury Commerce City, CO 23:50 > from a strong set-opening "Everything's Right", this version features over fifteen minutes of quality jamming after the song proper. Trey's play is inspired throughout, he leads the band in and out of multiple sections as the jam traverses many soundscapes. A standout version with excellent jamming, which eventually dissolves > "Shade".
2019-08-31 Ghost Commerce City, CO 16:15 Thumping electro-synth groove dominates this inventive jam full of fresh sounds and focused play.
2019-08-31 Weekapaug Commerce City, CO 9:24 A typically spirited jam starts getting stranger as it approaches 6:00, becoming uncommonly tense and off-kilter, and then quiets down with a hypnotizing synth and percussion breakdown as it wanders unfinished -> into "46 Days".
2019-09-01 Wolfman's Commerce City, CO 14:22 Initially uncertain, the band practices prudence as myriad ideas (rhythmically, tonally, and texturally) are thrown into the fray without clear direction or heading. At 7:45, Page and Trey slide the jam cleanly into F, where a textured and detailed bliss jam oozes and bounces in dynamic. Trey fades a sustained note into foley so Page can step up to the organ (with the assistance of swirl and crunch) and remind us all of why he is the Chairman Of The Boards. Around the 11 minute mark, whale call Trey joins Mike and Fish's rhythmic bounce. Finally at 13:00, after just over 5 minutes of continued type II jamming, Trey winds the band back into the classic outro riff.
2019-09-01 Piper Commerce City, CO 15:32 Beginning with a slower tempo, this "Piper" gradually builds to normal speed. The jam peels away from customary, becoming mildly dissonant and atonal, before shifting to a warmer, more upbeat sentiment. The jam then becomes energized, pulsing, and rocking. Around 11:00 the music shifts again, with quieter musings and percussive drive which suggest a big peak, but > to "Tweezer" instead.
2021-09-03 Carini Commerce City, CO 21:47 A real superb tour for "Carini" arguably peaks at Dick's with this Set 1 closer, which moves from major-key fare to a powerful and ferocious rockout egged on by the rhythm section to a twinkling Moment of Bliss to aliens-descending strangeness to a triumphant finale to (once again) "Carini" proper to finish up. A magnificent jam from the fantastic Dick's 2021 run.
2021-09-03 CDT Commerce City, CO 20:15 Moves into a sparse and low-key jam space with Trey going to his bag of tricks and Page neatly accompanying him on electric piano, while Fish absolutely hammers the skins in a way you don't hear in other jams this tour. The band luxuriates in this delightful jam before Trey hits on some chords akin to "Blaze On", Page goes to the synths, and the jam picks up the pace before galloping to the finish line. Twenty minutes long and feels like twelve, a hallmark of Summer 2021.
2021-09-04 Tube Commerce City, CO 9:47 At first minimalist and downbeat until Trey starts his solo backed by synth waves from Page, after which the jam really opens up for a majorly exuberant finale.
2021-09-04 Everything's Right Commerce City, CO 24:40 A tale of two jams - the surprisingly downbeat late-night groove in the first half distinguished by Trey's effects and Page's captivating piano and synths playing, and a more typically Phish-y uplifting heavy-duty rockout in the second half. Really great jamlet at the end, too, with Trey playing some galloping chords and Mike doing some fine work. A really wonderful jam.
2021-09-05 Sand Commerce City, CO 13:57 This isn't your typical "Sand" jam, as the start of it wouldn't be out of place at the beginning of a "Tube" jam. Things mellow out later, then get to a murky outer-space place. The most impressive thing about this jam is Jon Fishman's refusal to quit; he is fantastic throughout. > a must-hear "Sigma Oasis."
2021-09-05 Sigma Oasis Commerce City, CO 15:05 "Sigma Oasis" makes its jam vehicle debut as the second half of a surprise first set 1-2 punch with "Sand", settling into a lower-key late-night groove reminiscent of the prior show's "Everything's Right" before morphing into something even more wicked thanks to Trey and Mike's effects and then slowly morphing into "All of These Dreams".
2021-09-05 Set Your Soul Free Commerce City, CO 18:58 Pivots to low-boil major key effects-laden jamming out of the usual "SYSF" jam, moves to a more robust zone with Trey taking over with some nice soloing, then finishes with an insistent driving groove, with Fishman outstanding all throughout.
2021-09-05 Simple Commerce City, CO 8:38 Launches a tremendously fun segment and lays down the musical bones that carry through to -> "Catapult", back to "Simple", and later "Meatstick".
2021-09-05 Catapult Commerce City, CO 2:29 Emerges -> from a "Simple" jam and digs into a deep, industrial groove, making this one of the more musically robust appearances to date. Then -> back to "Simple" for more of the same.
2021-09-05 Simple Commerce City, CO 3:42 -> from "Catapult" as the off-kilter robo-funk continues until > "Meatstick".
2021-09-05 Meatstick Commerce City, CO 8:44 > from a "Simple/Catapult/Simple" sandwich and recalls the machinelike groove heard in that jam with stops and starts, dial-tone Trey, and quotes of "Lonely Trip" and "Catapult".
2022-09-01 Ruby Waves Commerce City, CO 17:06 The band is locked in early and gives us a series of scorching, rolling peaks that modulate and are eventually capped off by soaring trilling from Trey. The jam then downshifts into a not quite ambient section that maintains its forward momentum, growing more hypnotic as play gradually accelerates towards another peak and a clean return to end the song.
2022-09-01 Don't Doubt Me Commerce City, CO 12:42 In its second outing since the Halloween debut, this "Sci-Fi Soldiers" track shakes off its liquid handcuffs and stretches into a Trey led melodic journey that manages to provide a lot of ear candy in just under 13 minutes.
2022-09-01 Piper Commerce City, CO 12:33 "Piper" gets the call as set-closer for the first time and the band let's it rip with a hard-charging jam that barrels ahead ferociously from start to finish.
2022-09-03 WotC Commerce City, CO 16:21 Another version that breaks form with grime out of the gate and then develops a "There is a Mountain" theme before dipping back into the muck at 11:30. From there the jam eventually winds its way into uplifting territory once again for an exuberant peak.
2022-09-03 KDF Commerce City, CO 15:32 In the longest version since Lakewood 2015 (since surpassed by 7/23/23), the band treats us to a buffet of '22 sounds. Coming out of the gate with a rollicking, fast-paced jam that transitions through discrete sections as Trey toys with his tone, play brightens with outstanding contributions from Mike and Page. Fishman seems to anticipate each melodic turn that Trey takes as the jam builds intensity and takes on a sharper edge. The last couple minutes serve as transitional space highlighted with washes from Page on the Moog before finally giving way to "Sigma Oasis".
2022-09-03 Moma Commerce City, CO 13:26 Departing fairly quickly from the song structure, "Moma" here takes at first a slightly contemplative turn with Mike leading and Page on piano. Trey begins to assert himself with some rhythmic effects play that eventually gives way to more aggressive, snarling leads from the frontman culminating in a fist-pumping rock peak that fades to "No Quarter".
2022-09-03 2001 Commerce City, CO 8:55 > from "No Quarter". Extra flourishes from Trey indicate this version may not be a typical "2001". Trey's play ranges from plucky and upbeat to blissful and melodic. This is a neat version that should be heard for its uniqueness. > "Melt".
2022-09-03 SOAMelt Commerce City, CO 13:01 Sheets of sound seethe and engulf the listener in a sonic maelstrom that pulses and threatens total dissolution without yet finally releasing its tenuous grasp on the song proper. A chilling, thrilling excursion that must be experienced as much as heard.
2022-09-04 Fuego Commerce City, CO 14:31 Solid composed section provides few surprises, but after an especially fiery peak, the jam becomes an extended, laid back and breezy meditation flavored with hints of "Meatstick" (or is it "Fire on the Mountain"?). Never quite achieving full band tease status, the jam nevertheless serves as reminder that this is indeed "Fuego" played at the foot of the Rockies at a place called "Dick's".
2022-09-04 C&P Commerce City, CO 13:58 Jam breaks out of standard "Crosseyed" fare around 6:00, entering a brief passage of densely-layered synth funk counterpoint between Trey and Mike. The music ramps up into a more energetic rocking jam, buoyed by Fishman's forceful momentum. A shift to major key occurs, and the music develops into a pleasant, if somewhat restrained coda that -> "David Bowie."
2023-08-31 Carini Commerce City, CO 19:30 This version was dedicated to "Frenchie" (a fan who had passed away earlier in the year) by Trey. It honors him by going almost 20 minutes as the first song of a four-day run; the band wasted no time getting to jamming. The lack of rust after having played SPAC the weekend prior is evident as this is a fun, laid-back jam that seems, at times, effortless. Strong play from Fishman keeps this jam going when Trey may have had other ideas. Trey does eventually wind his way back to the song proper before > "Halley's Comet."
2023-09-01 Halfway to the Moon Commerce City, CO 7:42 In contrast to Trey's typical whammy-oriented soloing in "Halfway", this version's outro finds Trey opting for thoughtfully melodic and fleet-fingered soloing, which in turn inspires a fully fleshed-out melodic conversation between himself, Page and Mike. Gorgeous.
2023-09-01 Sand Commerce City, CO 23:28 Another year at Dick's produces yet another monster version of "Sand." Strong play from Mike and Page kicks this jam off in fun fashion. Ideas are thrown out from each band member, with nothing ever sticking for too long. If a portion of this jam doesn't hook you, just give it two minutes and the next section will. Trey finds some lilting riffs towards the end, and then the whole band locks into a rocking, fun jam before meandering back to the familiar territory of the song proper, briefly jamming the outro. > "NMINML".
2023-09-01 SOAMelt Commerce City, CO 16:34 Making a rare encore appearance, "Melt" again provides a space for the more sinister spirits of improvisation to brood and bend reality, pushing the limits of musicality in a truly alarming jam that is both anxious and angular. Listen especially for Mike to ratchet up the tension in the last few minutes. This extended finale is frightening and fantastic.
2023-09-02 Fluffhead Commerce City, CO 21:12 Regardless of your preferred moniker for the current era of Phish, in 2023 one need look no further than these charts to find a handful of technically clean and improvisational modern versions of "Fluffhead". Here the post Arrival jam inaugurated by Mike forcing a modulation takes us to spaces that are in turn contemplative and celebratory. An excellent melodic back and forth between Page and Trey eventually leads to a return to "Fluff" and a show opening peak that set the tone for a special night at Dick's.
2023-09-02 Bag Commerce City, CO 12:15 Breaking the straightforward confines of "Bag" proper, the band launches into a peppy, candy-coated groove in G. This steady platform stays the course, with Trey's inspired melodic phrasing occasionally abstracting into more effects-colored textures. A brief wind-down concludes the affair, which then leads to a swift -> "Chalk Dust Torture". "
2023-09-02 46 Days Commerce City, CO 13:51 A surprising but smooth segue out of new song "Ether Edge" begins this wild version of the perennial Dick's favorite. Fishman's heavy attack provides the base on which the band bangs out a percussive stomp of rhythmic interplay. Trey engages with snarl early on, setting an aggressive tone before lightening things up, turning on the melody machine, and leading the band over a groove laden double-peak that > to "The Howling". Exceptional.
2023-09-02 The Howling Commerce City, CO 12:36 Transcends the song's always crowd-pleasing funky dance-party mode to become an uplifting hymn with Trey intoning "The Howling" like an affirming chant. > "Piper".
2023-09-02 Piper Commerce City, CO 13:51 Set closing shot of pure serotonin. The band sustains serious momentum, propelling themselves melodically over Fishman's driven play, tacking only briefly to gather steam before opening the hose and unleashing a spray of blissful, Trey led peaks.
Jam chart versions are selected because of improvisational and other characteristics that distinguish these from typical versions of the song.
The jam chart team has highlighted some versions with a yellow background; these are the versions the team believes to be especially improvisational, or otherwise notable.
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