Jam Chart for shows in the city of New York, NY (345 entries)

Date Song City Timing Notes
1989-10-26 Possum New York, NY 9:22 Experimental, mildly dissonant playing by Trey for much of the jam. Machine Gun Trey earns his name by the end.
1989-10-26 Bowie New York, NY 17:43 Cool little jam on David Bowie's "Space Oddity" in the intro. The jam immediately breaks into exploratory terrain. The energy, tension and dissonance build nicely. If you wonder where the Providence "Bowie" came from, start here.
1990-03-03 YEM New York, NY 16:46 Awesome segue into "Possum!"
1990-03-03 Esther New York, NY 8:53 Great "Esther" with strong, full-band playing. Both Page and Trey standout amidst this version which features a unique, shuffling tempo.
1990-06-09 Foam New York, NY 9:32 -> in from "Fee." Groovy and excellent Page section with solid backing from Mike and Fish. It's all good from there.
1990-06-09 Antelope New York, NY 11:38 Good exploratory version that gets nicely beyond the standard. Great tension, dissonance and experimental jamming.
1990-09-13 Tube New York, NY 3:15 Debut. Like other 1990 versions, the jam includes some building tension which is largely absent in later versions and does not include a guitar solo to end the jam.
1990-09-13 Magilla New York, NY 6:40 Jazzy, extended, and inspired, all four members equally contribute to ensure a memorable debut.
1990-09-13 Stash New York, NY 8:53 Debut is straightforward but well-received by the audience.
1990-12-28 Coil New York, NY 8:00 A splendid full-band outro with melodic riffing that hints at the "Manteca" which fully emerges from the following -> "Tweezer".
1990-12-28 Tweezer New York, NY 6:30 Deservedly popular early version with "Manteca."
1990-12-28 Manteca New York, NY 1:20 -> in from "Tweezer." "Manteca" is sandwiched inside the "Tweezer" jam.
1990-12-28 Tweezer New York, NY 4:44 -> in from "Manteca" to complete this "Tweezer."
1992-03-14 Reba New York, NY 11:14 Notable playing in the composed section, featuring incredible percussion and spot-on syncopation. Mike and Fish maintain a cool vibe, with Page providing great fills. Fish is the star here though, with Trey seemingly soloing in response to Fishman's pinpoint persistence. Trey locks on to a great little theme, and thanks to more punishing drumming, he leads the band through a great rise, into a powerful, compact, peak. Even the drumming post-whistling is compelling.
1992-03-14 Foam New York, NY 7:53 A very tight, well-played version with solid contributions from all four and great cohesion. Nice, crisp sbd recording taboot.
1992-03-14 Hood New York, NY 13:18 Excellent intro to 4:24 with Page on the B-3 and strong Mike. The jam includes a sweet "Follow The Yellow Brick Road" tease and then builds up in a very rocking manner with solid playing by all four.
1993-02-05 Bowie New York, NY 0:18 "Vibration Of Life" in intro. Cool jam with some interesting rhythmic variation.
1993-02-05 Vibration of Life New York, NY 2:43 -> in from "DB." "VOL" is performed during the "Bowie" intro. -> back to "DB."
1993-02-05 Bowie New York, NY 11:56 -> in from "Vibration Of Life." Cool jam with some interesting rhythmic variation.
1993-02-06 Weekapaug New York, NY 7:40 An improvisational section begins at 4:40, with really great Mike and Page playing. Then Trey adds electric energy to the mix as the jam returns home to conclude.
1994-04-13 Stash New York, NY 11:07 Mike is noticeably strong in this dark and evil monster. Finishes with a "CYHMK" tease.
1994-04-13 Reba New York, NY 16:22 Another subdued jam with Page again complimenting Trey, whose patience is offset by Mike and Fish, their fills particularly spirited and on point. Trey works through patterned playing, which, cumulatively, has an almost hypnotic effect, before a concerted push works the jam up and into a mini-breakdown before rising into a trill-filled, soaring, release. (A strange bit of space before whistling brings this version to a close.)
1994-04-13 Bowie New York, NY 13:11 A very intense, high power version, loaded with tension and unusual rhythmic shifts, but not highly dissonant. Very solid.
1994-04-14 Antelope New York, NY 13:40 One of those great probing versions that leaves "Antelope," comes back briefly, leaves again, home again, off again, etc. etc.
1994-04-15 Wilson New York, NY 4:47 First version to have the audience chanting, AUD version also has enthusiastic claps. The band delivers a bombastic performance, surely energized by this new avenue of audience participation.
1994-04-15 CDT New York, NY 8:12 > from a jam-charted "Wilson." Perhaps still riding the energy of the first-ever audience participation in "Wilson," the band delivers another fiery "CDT." The jam starts with a bit of stop/start action. Page gives the organ a workout before Trey comes barreling in to take over with nifty play at a breakneck tempo.
1994-12-30 Tweezer New York, NY 22:00 Page plays a solo in this unusual version, which like the other Fall 1994 versions of "Tweezer" is must-hear.
1995-12-30 It's Ice New York, NY 4:45 Another "Kung" sandwich makes up the meat of the "Ice" jam.
1995-12-30 Kung New York, NY 3:01 -> in from "It's Ice." Following "Kung," -> back to "Ice."
1995-12-30 It's Ice New York, NY 1:39 -> in from "Kung" to complete this version of "Ice."
1995-12-30 Hood New York, NY 15:35 A magnificent jam in this version ends a stellar year for "Hood." Released on FTA Superball IX, Part 2.
1995-12-30 SOAMule New York, NY 13:19 Great Page > Trey guitar/vocal > Page piano with Trey backing on guitar > klezmer > Mike singing high, then really low.
1995-12-31 Reba New York, NY 14:14 NYE's huge "Reba" finds the band recovering from a botched composed section to create a classic. Measured and magisterial, Trey leads the band as they blaze from one side of harmony to the other, the musicians collectively working their way through starts and stops - and all points inbetween - to build a bliss-tinged climax. Wonderful.
1995-12-31 Drowned New York, NY 12:27 A top highlight of this glorious and storied concert. A careful listen reveals extended "Fire On the Mountain"-like jamming from Trey in the post-"Drowned" section, as well as a bona fide tease near the ending and -> into "The Lizards."
1995-12-31 Runaway Jim New York, NY 15:53 Fish is phenomenal in this grand, melodic and driving jam that turns '95-style funky before rebuilding to "Jim."
1995-12-31 Mike's New York, NY 14:48 Wrapping up a historic 2nd set, the 1st jam segment is strong but fairly pedestrian until Page starts to signal the impending "DDL Jam." The 2nd jam begins with a slightly funky tone and strong Fish. The sentiment grows dark as Page shifts to piano, and the foreboding sense of impending doom is rendered complete as the jam blows into a cacophony and -> to the "DDL Jam" at 14:48.
1995-12-31 Digital Delay Loop Jam New York, NY 5:05 -> in from a stellar "Mike's Song." The dark and brooding nature of this jam serves as a fitting close for this historic Set II, before an improvisational and uplifting "Weekapaug" opens Set III.
1995-12-31 Weekapaug New York, NY 17:43 "Mike's Song" and "Weekapaug" separated by a setbreak. Masterpieces, both of them.
1995-12-31 YEM New York, NY 25:50 Two awe-inspiring jam segments. A fucking masterpiece! (No B&D section.)
1996-10-21 Possum New York, NY 8:57 Here's an odd one: the entire song is played in a different (lower) key. Go figure.
1996-10-21 Simple New York, NY 11:57 Funky version with Trey on the "mini-kit." -> to "The Horse."
1996-10-22 SOAMule New York, NY 12:35 Guitar/vocal response by Trey in jazz style. Combined piano and guitar/vocal response to Trey's jazz work, which gets really nuts at the end. Klezmer, chanting and finale.
1996-10-22 Weekapaug New York, NY 8:38 The "Freakapaug," as the band is joined on stage by circus dancers and Mimi Fishman, and the music rises to a fittingly celebratory peak.
1997-12-29 Theme New York, NY 12:31 Blistering, high octane version with nice concluding transition space and a > to "Fluffhead."
1997-12-29 Antelope New York, NY 15:55 Straightforward but well played jam, followed by some downright filthy funk jamming in the "Rocco" section.
1997-12-29 DwD New York, NY 22:00 Fearsome but exploratory jam. Moments of quiet settle are repeatedly upended by intense funk rocking. This legitimate monster "Disease" finally gives up a little belligerence only to -> into a very strong "David Bowie."
1997-12-29 Bowie New York, NY 19:49 Excellent and thrilling version with strong musicianship. Mode shift out of typical (but very well played) "Bowie" at 13:55 into a great groove which peaks and returns to "Bowie" by 17:00.
1997-12-29 Possum New York, NY 2:38 > in from a strong "Bowie". Fun version with two "I Can't Turn You Loose" jams, one at the onset of the jam and the other appearing after the last chorus.
1997-12-29 I Can't Turn You Loose New York, NY 0:50 -> from "Possum". The first "I Can't Turn You Loose" section pops up early in "Possum's" jam and then > back to "Possum".
1997-12-29 Possum New York, NY 5:39 The main "Possum" jamming occurs here and includes extended Page lead sections on organ and piano, before Trey gets his licks in later on.
1997-12-29 I Can't Turn You Loose New York, NY 0:30 Another round of "I Can't Turn You Loose" puts a cap on a solid "Possum".
1997-12-29 Tube New York, NY 10:50 Absolutely locked-in version with seamless interplay, breakdown solos by Trey, Page, and Mike, and "I Feel the Earth Move" teasing. One of the greats.
1997-12-30 Sneakin' Sally New York, NY 9:52 First performance in 920 shows, opens first set of a highly regarded show. Nice '97 style funk/rock groove follows the lyrical section. A very unhurried, patient feel to this one. -> to "Taste", and is reprised and finished in the 4-part funk-fest encore.
1997-12-30 Taste New York, NY 10:23 -> in from an historic "Sneakin' Sally." Strong version, but quite different from most of the Fall '97 versions. Here, Trey solos beautifully, but Page's role seems far more restrained. There is far less of a full band build towards the end than musical support for Trey's incredible soloing. To some ears, the best "Taste" ever. To others, it's too one dimensional.
1997-12-30 Stash New York, NY 12:59 Great version where Mike and Fish drive the jam into improvisational territory, including some "Manteca"-like jamming around 8:20, and the ending section dissolves in a quiet but tense manner.
1997-12-30 Bag New York, NY 24:38 Opening an incredible 2 1/4 hour-long Set II, the second monster "Bag" combines the same elements as the first - funk, rock, and delicate space, but in a completely different manner and configuration. Includes "Third Stone From The Sun" and "Psycho Killer" teases with a > to "McGrupp." A must-hear dynamo that belies a short description.
1997-12-30 McGrupp New York, NY 9:33 With Mike and Page out front early, Trey ultimately enters the fray, and he and Page break into an eerie, counterpoint-based duet of sorts, with Mike and Fish nearly absent from the mix. Mike and Fish finally jump back in, creating a tense, throbbing sentiment which gradually dissipates with no concluding section, and instead spills into an epic "Harpua."
1997-12-30 Hood New York, NY 19:57 With no final refrain, an atypically uptempo jam breaks into a rocking/bluesy groove at 16:45 and -> to "My Soul."
1997-12-30 Sneakin' Sally New York, NY 4:58 In from BEK ->, the second "Sneakin' Sally" of this fan favorite show functions as a funky reprisal of the major bust-out that opened the evening's festivities. Jumps right into a jammed-out show-closing > Frankenstein.
1997-12-30 Frankenstein New York, NY 10:40 > in from "Sneakin' Sally." Part 4 of an incredible 4-song encore, and this "Frankenstein" is jammed-out, taboot!
1997-12-31 Emotional Rescue New York, NY 15:21 Compared to Hampton, a snappier, more uptempo funk groove unfolds and intensifies in the later stages with brief rock flurries.
1997-12-31 Mike's New York, NY 14:00 Yeah, this is a badass version alright, with a monster, Mike-led groove (it is after all, Mike's song). It's got funk, but not as much as some of the other '97s. And it's got power. At around 9:40, there's a stop, and then a 2nd jam of sorts begins, delicate bliss mode play that sets up well for the "Piper" that follows.
1997-12-31 Weekapaug New York, NY 17:56 Among the longest "Weekapaugs" to date, this version provides a fitting capstone to 1997. After 14 minutes of balls-to-the-wall, but largely in-the-box jamming, Trey, then Mike, then Page -- and after some Trey banter -- Fish, take solos to send the crowd hurtling towards 1998 (and "2001").
1997-12-31 Maze New York, NY 17:22 > in from "Tweezer." Despite its duration, at various points this version seems to lose its bearing, especially from 13:10 on. But it's well worth checking out. Includes a "Birdland" tease and is unfinished with a > to "Prince Caspian."
1997-12-31 Loving Cup New York, NY 8:57 This is how to close a third set on NYE! Crazy-raw, rough playing by all!
1998-12-28 Taste New York, NY 11:27 Page has a magnificent solo, and then Trey waits for several measures before starting his solo. Very good band interplay during the build up. There is a cool little spacey cycle (just some long-held notes, to be fair) after the coda.
1998-12-28 Carini New York, NY 15:58 Multifaceted mind melter. Starts in typical brain-frying, hard-rocking mode, then paints an eerie, outer-space-like soundscape with chilling effects, and finally shifts into a rocking/bluesy groove.
1998-12-28 Wolfman's New York, NY 21:13 An improvisational jam which goes through the customary progressions, then pushes on to some ambient jamming, more funk, creepy, effects-infused space, and finally space rage.
1998-12-29 SOAMelt New York, NY 11:02 Page is the star, jumping around to various keyboards in this "Type I" but interesting and different space funk "SOAM."
1998-12-29 Free New York, NY 9:53 Trey out in front instead of Mike. Swirling metallic jam that sounds more '99 or '00 than '98. > to "Limb By Limb."
1998-12-29 LxL New York, NY 9:52 Page in particular shines brightly (but also Trey) in this strong, full-powered version. Segues to a stellar "2001."
1998-12-29 2001 New York, NY 17:24 Possibly the best intro ever. This version has it all. Aliens, tractor beams, Trey flamethrowing, "C&P" teasing, Liquid Nitrogen Mike in the second jam. It all combines for 17 minutes of "2001" magic.
1998-12-29 YEM New York, NY 23:39 Dynamic, captivating version from start to finish. (No B&D.)
1998-12-30 Reba New York, NY 14:56 Huge holiday version features extended "Manteca"-like playing (9:00), before Trey drops into familiar riffing. Super Fish propels the version, with Trey seemingly picking up "Manteca" again, before the band enters a great, full-band, mini-groove. Fluid and direct jamming builds to a false peak which dips to rise into playing warm with sustain and powerful trilling, before, surprisingly, drawing to a close, sans tomming.
1998-12-30 DwD New York, NY 20:59 Improvisational and intense. Several sections in this far ranging jam foreshadow the swirling sounds and groove-based jamming that would dominate '99 - '00. Triumphant return to "DwD" to conclude with a > to "Piper."
1998-12-30 Caspian New York, NY 14:04 Long serene intro. Trey's guitar is somewhat amped down from most '97 - '98 versions, and this restraint adds quality to the tone. Beautiful Trey/Page/Mike outro beginning at about 12:15 enhances the sentiment.
1998-12-30 Coil New York, NY 12:50 Full-band jam in place of traditional piano outro transforms Coil from predictable (if beautiful) set piece into surprising vehicle for textural improvisation. Unlike 5/8/93, this is not an unmotivated reentry by the rest of the band, but a smooth, natural progression: Rather than step back, the rest of the band just keeps playing. (Thanks @qushner for the lovely description).
1998-12-30 Possum New York, NY 11:19 Great intro with awesome Mike. The jam is basically a medley of "Wipeout" jams, with different little jams led by Fish, Mike, Page on the B-3, CK5, Trey, and Mike again. In the encore slot, this one sends the fans home happy.
1998-12-31 Mike's New York, NY 16:06 The 1st jam is pretty chill and just grooves along with typical melodic lines. The 2nd jam kicks in at 7:35, and immediately drops into serene and melodic heartfelt playing. The band seems completely at ease, enjoying the warm and upbeat nature of the jamming.
1998-12-31 Ghost New York, NY 15:45 Orgasmic "sleety" symphony which breaks down into throbbing B&D industrial metal that ratchets abruptly into "Ha Ha Ha." [The jam moves beyond the typical structure, breaking into gritty and pulsating play that bridges the ambient sound of '98 and sparser grooves of '99 and '00 quite well.]
1998-12-31 Tweezer New York, NY 14:45 Amazing -> "Cities."
1998-12-31 Cities New York, NY 8:31 Segues out of "Tweezer." Good funky version that gets eerie and spacey at the end before transitioning to "Velvet Sea."
1998-12-31 Antelope New York, NY 15:24 Jam breaks away completely from "Antelope" at 6:30 into a nice, slighty dark foray. Returns to the standard by 8:00.
1998-12-31 Simple New York, NY 18:31 Follows "Auld Lang Syne" with the sounds of balloons popping on stage. The initially straightforward jam grows rocking and dissonant, then eventually calms to a quiet space.
1998-12-31 Hood New York, NY 17:55 An extended and very unique intro to 7:30. The delicate and spiraling jam foreshadows the sound and tone of '99.
2000-05-21 DwD New York, NY 20:23 At 10:35, a very good quality, quick tempo groove-based jam emerges. It settles some and returns to "DwD" to conclude.
2000-05-22 Mango New York, NY 9:40 Essentially straightforward, but the band nicely extends the ending jam segment by a few minutes.
2000-05-22 Ghost New York, NY 26:56 Mesmerizing conglomeration of tesselation and coruscation. [Mellow groove with some spacey effects rolls along until 13:55, when the jam gets more rocking, then breaks into a fantastic and serene groove that swells and dissipates.]
2000-05-23 Ya Mar New York, NY 15:57 An excellent rhythmic, snappy jam emerges with a lot of "DEG" and "Digital Delay Jam"-like sounds from Page and Trey at first (from about 8:30 - 11:00). Trey started the song in the wrong key (G) but asked Page to modulate to the key of A (the proper key) before his organ solo.
2000-05-23 Taste New York, NY 10:12 A different version with a relaxed, toned-down feel throughout, but it is also deftly played with near precision.
2002-12-31 Piper New York, NY 14:55 Phish ended the Hiatus with this unusually placed set opener. Listen to the crowd's excitement and roars of approval as the band returns to the stage. Trey leads the boys in this fiery, and (appropriately) upbeat version, which features a "Low Rider" tease, a jam segment between verses, as well as the ending coda which was uncommon by this date.
2002-12-31 Waves New York, NY 10:30 Debut. Jam section features soaring guitar soloing and great complimentary piano from Page. Nice Page led outro jam after the final verse.
2002-12-31 Seven Below New York, NY 7:40 Debut performance and part of NYE spectacle.
2002-12-31 WotC New York, NY 18:17 Debut, which includes an excellent "Type II" section beginning about 11:00 that eventually returns to "WOTC."
2009-12-02 Light New York, NY 16:53 A multi-section improvisational heavyweight, which includes rhythmic, chordal play, upbeat major mode exploration, and a return to minor mode rocking with dynamic variation and great contributions by Page, Mike and Trey.
2009-12-03 DwD New York, NY 18:34 Intense and somewhat funky jamming morphs to major mode bliss before devolving to extended space and > to "Piper."
2009-12-04 YEM New York, NY 21:02 Strong jam segment and well-played all around.
2010-12-30 Tweezer New York, NY 18:16 Kind of a mixed bag until this spell-bindingly intricate, spectacular "staccato-esque" improvisation takes over.
2010-12-31 Sand New York, NY 10:23 Staccato jam with great full-band interplay gives way to a more typical guitar-led conclusion.
2010-12-31 Ghost New York, NY 13:48 May this one find you when you are feeling down, it will lift your heart and your feet from the ground; building the euphoric bridge that allows you to cross that river of tears. [A strong straightforward version. By shifting to D major just before 7:00 and staying in that place for over 6 minutes, the bliss or release section is accentuated.]
2010-12-31 YEM New York, NY 10:47 Short, but very fun. "Manteca" sandwich and goofiness everywhere. Trey briefly cracks up at start of vocal jam when Mike says "Crab in my shoemouth" instead of WUDMTF.
2010-12-31 Manteca New York, NY 0:32 -> in from "YEM." "Manteca" is sandwiched in the "YEM" jam.
2010-12-31 YEM New York, NY 6:04 -> in from "Manteca" to continue this short but fun "YEM."
2011-01-01 Divided New York, NY 14:54 An inspired, full power yet nimbly executed version. Like a great "Slave" or "Hood," you can really hear Trey and the band pour their hearts into this one.
2011-01-01 Simple New York, NY 11:34 Glorious version that, while not departing particularly far from the typical "Simple" structure, does have a unique closing coda-like structure that almost sounds like a new song. Rave reviews from fans.
2011-01-01 Makisupa New York, NY 8:16 > from "Sally," a version so chill you just might believe Trey did, indeed, get up from the sofa after rolling himself a blunt. Fish's kick-drum "solo" bleeds into hushed, atmospheric play, the four swapping scattershot sounds and eerie effects before a pure and patient -> into "Bowie."
2011-12-28 Cities New York, NY 10:09 The jam soars beyond "Cities" into some rhythmic, exploratory, and gorgeous territory, but seems to fizzle out prematurely.
2011-12-28 Carini New York, NY 9:08 Psychedelic raging at first, with Fish screaming in the background repeatedly. Mode shift into some more serene space with some really nice subtle playing, before a great -> to "Tweezer."
2011-12-28 Tweezer New York, NY 12:22 Segues nicely out of "Carini" and features a tight, melodic, soulful jam that dissolves beautifully into "My Friend."
2011-12-28 R&R New York, NY 12:18 The typical jam slows, and Page takes over on the B-3, leading a short, good foray with a nice rhythmic pop. -> to "NICU."
2011-12-28 Hood New York, NY 13:03 Some really nice variation by Trey throughout the jam, plus a strong ending section distinguish this "Hood."
2011-12-29 YEM New York, NY 18:54 Very good jam with a strong peak, albeit short.
2011-12-29 Weekapaug New York, NY 9:42 Solid jam which includes some plinko action early on, then covers enough non-standard terrain to make it interesting, before finishing with a particularly nice peak.
2011-12-30 Piper New York, NY 15:16 A rhythmic, swirling, and improvisational jam develops with nice work by Page. Becomes serene and dreamy towards the conclusion and transition to "Twist." Really an excellent version.
2011-12-30 2001 New York, NY 7:23 On the shorter side but chock-full of fresh ideas. The second jam has some sweet stop-start and Trey drops one of the sweetest tones around. No dull moments here.
2011-12-31 Steam New York, NY 10:35 Performed during the NYE "gag" (stunt), this exceptional version ends with a ferocious "Llama"-like jam leading up to "Auld Lang Syne."
2012-12-28 Wolfman's New York, NY 14:24 An excellent version that includes some really sweet bass action from Mike, a jam on the "Little Drummer Boy," and strong improvisation all around. The jam eventually winds its way back to "Wolfman's" to close.
2012-12-28 Tweezer New York, NY 20:23 A mesmerizingly incandescent psychedelicious soundscape of elephantine proportion.
2012-12-28 Bowie New York, NY 13:17 Although essentially "Type I," Fish-directed rhythmic variations, which Trey and the others pick up on, leads to some excellent tension building as the jam progresses. Old-school style "Bowie."
2012-12-30 Divided New York, NY 15:55 Minor flubs in the composed section notwithstanding, a very good jam segment, and long for 3.0.
2012-12-30 BOTT New York, NY 9:00 Crescendo-oriented jam, but this one has a false peak followed by bigger exclamation point.
2012-12-30 DwD New York, NY 19:00 Phenomenal improvisation. Dark, bright, introspective, spacious, beautiful, powerful, riveting - all applicable descriptors for this far-ranging, exploratory and must-hear version. > to "Twenty Years Later."
2012-12-30 Carini New York, NY 14:43 Righteous, improvisational version bucks the recent trend of mode-shifting to an upbeat groove, instead sticking to dark and eerie themes that evoke a Pink Floyd-like sentiment. Very exploratory, must-hear material.
2012-12-30 Slave New York, NY 10:33 Great Mike/Trey interplay early in the jam, a serene middle, and soaring finale to end a very strong 2nd set.
2012-12-30 Hood New York, NY 12:01 Great interplay, but what really stands out is varied and well-executed soloing by Trey as this "Hood" builds up power.
2012-12-31 Wedge New York, NY 9:04 Not only is "The Wedge" used to help pull off the golf gag, this NYE version is highly atypical in that it features lengthy and notable late-show jamming, playing that would remain unrivaled until July 20, 2014.
2013-12-28 Wolfman's New York, NY 10:49 A great "Wolfman's" which, while essentially straightforward structurally, includes some excellent and rocking playing by all four before a typically strong release section.
2013-12-28 Sand New York, NY 12:30 A typical "Sand" jam ensues before shifting to some ambience and then locking onto a repetitious riff from Trey. > to "Piper."
2013-12-28 Steam New York, NY 12:21 Among the finest versions to date, Trey's Echoplex adds extra power to the jam, which also features great playing from Page, weird shouts from Fish, and monstrous energy all throughout.
2013-12-29 It's Ice New York, NY 8:21 This one has a bad-ass "Ice" jam with some wild and rocking playing by all four. It almost sounds like some of the crazy versions from Spring '94 and also makes a nice clean return to "It's Ice."
2013-12-29 Gumbo New York, NY 6:31 Another clavinet-led outro, but with added mind-scrambling from Trey.
2013-12-29 DwD New York, NY 18:27 Great version which rocks along in familiar territory before becoming deep, dark and thought-provoking. The jam lightens in sentiment around 12:00, breaks into a power-rocking groove and makes a stately return to "DwD" to close.
2013-12-29 Carini New York, NY 15:16 > in from "DwD" (only the 2nd time ever). A very good exploratory jam that retains a largely dark sentiment throughout, features great playing by Mike and Page, and concludes with brief "Woo" jamming.
2013-12-30 CDT New York, NY 18:39 Extended, multi-section "CDT" which sticks close to the standard at first, settles a bit, then gathers up into some serious and fiery rocking.
2013-12-30 Simple New York, NY 10:24 Essentially straightforward, but the outro jam is a little different than the norm, is nicely played, and includes teases of "The Line," "Fuego," and "Magilla" from Page.
2013-12-31 Reba New York, NY 12:09 Back on the bus, pretty, direct, and straightforward play makes this "Reba" a highlight of a career moment. As usual, Fish is great, shuffling through various tempos and rhythmic shifts. Mike bounces around the room, and Page is particularly on point, his play lilting and airy. Trey opts for patient, sweeping sustain, which opens space for sweet syncopation, before alighting upon a perfect series of cascading notes, measured trilling, and the "note."
2013-12-31 Light New York, NY 16:49 Exceedingly good version. As with most of the 2013 Holiday Run the version itself doesn't stand out with noticable highlights, but the entire version is well above average. Focused throughout with a great peak.
2014-07-11 Gin New York, NY 16:21 A high intensity "Type I" jam breaks away at 9:45 into some low-key exploration. Page adds color as he switches keyboards, and Trey reignites the intensity with some moderate "hose." Finally, the jam gradually ramps down, closing with a return to "Gin."
2014-07-11 DwD New York, NY 18:22 The jam breaks at 8:00 into some funky stretching, but Trey quickly seizes on a great riff, which the band coalesces around. As the boys bring the jam up to celebration mode, there is some brief "Woo" jamming before it settles to quieter play with great Page.
2014-07-12 Ghost New York, NY 16:32 Those who believe in wormholes will shout "Timber" when they catch a chilling thrilling glimpse into a future haunted house during the early moments of this quarter speed heartbreaker that evolves into a twirling fountain of incandescent sparks passes through a cyclotron and emerges as a multi-dimensional space funk groove. [A strong, rocking "Ghost" includes jamming that is the likely genesis of "Timber," as well as an extended pulsing and electric outro jam that is well regarded by many.]
2014-07-12 Wingsuit New York, NY 9:24 Rising from "Ghost's" super spacey >, Trey takes us higher still, his patient soloing inspired and emotive, complimented by Fish's shuffling, upbeat drumming. An early example of the song's potential all but fully realized.
2014-07-12 Hood New York, NY 16:32 For the 2nd time in 2014, the band takes "Harry" for a ride into uncharted waters. This time, while Trey and Page alter the harmony away from the familiar, Fish keeps a steady hand on the rudder, eventually guiding the ship safely back to home port.
2014-07-13 SOAMelt New York, NY 12:34 A nice "old school" version with good dissonance and tension building, and also has some cool chanting by Trey and others towards the end (very '93 - '94ish).
2014-07-13 CDT New York, NY 27:49 A fantastic, improvisational and exploratory "CDT" that stands very comfortably with the best "CDTs" from any year or era of Phish. Must-hear material, the jam includes multiple sections, with each building smoothly and cohesively to the next.
2014-07-13 Light New York, NY 11:34 Near the 8:30 mark the band really keys in on the jam and Trey absolutley takes off for hyperspace at 10:00 for an amazing, albeit brief, crescendo.
2014-07-13 Tweezer New York, NY 15:54 Slow, steady, melodic climb to a triumphant peak, and then an old school ending with a few twists.
2014-07-13 Velvet Sea New York, NY 8:01 What a difference an era makes. Or not. Mike surprises, early on, offering just a bit more. Pushing through a few sour notes, Trey, playing with his feet almost as much as his hands, lays into an impassioned solo, offset by, no surprise, on-point Fish. Of course Page is nearly front and center, and is right there to bring this Randall's Island play to a memorable close.
2015-12-30 CDT New York, NY 22:06 After a relatively straightforward first jam, albeit with a dash of dissonance, this "CDT" takes off post-refrain like all the other heavy hitting versions from 2015. A crunchy MuTron / Clav' groove kicks off the second jam. Things appear to be coming back to earth when Fish and Trey kick it into high gear, leading to a major mode bliss section that winds down into a freaky carnival vibe that -> Ghost.
2015-12-30 Gin New York, NY 15:17 After a kooky vocal jam the band eschews the typical "Gin" jam style, instead opting for a graceful groove which flourishes in stunning fashion.
2015-12-30 WTU? New York, NY 6:46 Unbelievable -> out of "Weekapaug." Drops into silence like Magnaball, then builds to a glorious peak. Sounds like a late '90s "Hood" style peak. -> back into "Weekapaug" without hesitation. Superb version.
2015-12-31 KDF New York, NY 13:38 Around 6:30, Trey leads this one into the "Type II" zone, where it remains for the duration as it drifts through some low-key psychedelia before a > to "Piper".
2015-12-31 Twist New York, NY 16:17 The final "Twist" of the year clinches its title for "Jamming Song of 2015". Like the Shoreline and Mann versions, after a relatively straightforward first jam, the band comes back home to the opening riff before taking off again. After some probing and warping and abstracting of the riff, things grow darker and sparser, before Fishman steps on the accelerator after the 11 minute mark, Trey goes Pink Floyd, Mike Meatballs, and Page plays Cap'n Crunch, leading to a Tweezer Reprise-like peak.
2015-12-31 NMINML New York, NY 21:02 Awesome NYE prank version. The jam begins in a mellow zone with sprinkles of bliss. After a sparse, ambient section, Fish kicks things back into a solid groove, before "Drive-In Jam"-like effects and sounds overtake. Must-hear Phish. Note: a few minutes were probably pre-recorded as part of the NYE "gag".
2015-12-31 Blaze On New York, NY 15:35 There's a reason Phish chose "Blaze On" as the song to open 2016, and this version delivers the celebratory goods. Like the past few versions, near the seven minute mark, Trey's chording sends the jam out into a world of spacey effects. These effects are reeled in quite quickly this time around, and Trey opts for a clean tone as he plucks beautiful trichords high on the neck and leads the band through a major mode passage that takes on a rough edge to it, grows percussive, and winds back to finish the tune.
2015-12-31 Bowie New York, NY 11:29 Clever major/minor mode contrasting by Page and Trey at a couple of different points, plus some good old fashioned tension provide the finishing touches for a solid year for "Bowie."
2016-01-01 Undermind New York, NY 11:15 Includes an additional segment of solid Type I jamming and teases of "Stash", "STFTFP", and "HMPAY".
2016-01-01 Light New York, NY 17:41 Trey thankfully abandons the typically atonal, dissonant "Type I" jam in favor of a more melodic and rock-oriented approach. Then Mike leads some solidly mellow grooving, before Fish steps it up into more rhythmic, percussive play. Trey hints at a peaking bliss finale, but instead sticks to the Fish plan. There is adept use of key modulation throughout this "Light."
2016-01-02 Tweezer New York, NY 21:36 With thrilling, melodic contributions from each band member, this version requires repeated listenings to fully appreciate, and peaks wondrously well.
2016-12-28 Wolfman's New York, NY 12:41 A swampy groove propels the jam forward in the first half before Trey revs up and caps it with a strong peak.
2016-12-28 Golden Age New York, NY 20:37 Coming effortlessly out of the song proper and oozing with wah-funk, the band comes running out of the gates. A thoughtful, almost ambient jam emerges before descending into a Page-led section; Fish consistently building up the percussive attack and Trey doing much the same on guitar. The transitions are seamless throughout, and the end result is a cohesive revelry of celebration. Like 10/28/16, > to "Simple."
2016-12-28 Martian Monster New York, NY 5:32 Starts off slower and funkier than the usual, then unexpectedly -> into "Tweezer Reprise".
2016-12-28 Tweeprise New York, NY 2:28 Part of a segue sandwich with "Martian Monster". Trey and Page sing "your trip is short" in lieu of the usual "Tweezer Reprise" vocals.
2016-12-28 Martian Monster New York, NY 0:32 -> back out of "Tweezer Reprise", with a "Tweezer Reprise tease thrown in at the end for fun. A tremendously fun version.
2016-12-29 Makisupa New York, NY 9:57 This version starts with fun banter and slips into a breezy, mostly bass-led jam. At around 4:40, Trey moves over to the Marimba Lumina, and then Mike and finally Page join in and a full-on percussion jam develops. It's enjoyable, but typical of the percussion excursions of '16. At around 9:20 the drumming stops on a dime and the band drops right back into Makisupa, finishing off the most musically significant version of the song since 11/19/97.
2016-12-30 Gin New York, NY 13:29 Trey dazzles in this patient and well-crafted "Type I" jam reminiscent of some late 1.0 versions.
2016-12-30 Tweezer New York, NY 16:07 The jam slowly, patiently builds before (similar to 10/19/16) plateauing mellifluously, exploding triumphantly, and seguing into "Sparks" (after Trey arguably teases "Midnight Rider" for a measure or two!).
2016-12-30 Ghost New York, NY 16:53 Severe weather alert: if the thunder don't get you, then the lightning wheel. [Mike opens the door to a more contemplative major-key space, and Trey hits on a gorgeous repeating note pattern. Page moves to piano and the jam turns warmer and richer, then settles down into a chilled-out late-night groove. Superb version that > into a killer "Light".]
2016-12-30 Light New York, NY 22:43 Delves into a knotty space out of the verses at Mike's urging, then Page takes the reins and he and Trey bring in a cavalcade of spacey effects and the jam gets foggier and fuzzier, Fishman hanging back and adding color rather than driving the proceedings. Resolves into an almost calypso-style space, with some dissonant and atonal playing from Trey, then slides into an upbeat zone that Trey and Page briefly sing "Party Time" vocals over. The band builds to a pretty sweet peak, we get some more "Party Time" vocals for funsies, then > into "Velvet Sea". A strong jam from a killer set.
2016-12-30 Velvet Sea New York, NY 9:00 Extended take begins by bringing the music to hush, with dynamically delicate nuance setting the table. Trey's liquid sustain glides with Mike's economical bass fills, slowly building to a soaring conclusion.
2016-12-31 Twist New York, NY 11:37 -> from Carini and with crunching power chords, this "Twist" initially wades in familiar waters with its emphasis on the upbeat bluesy song structure. Midway through, the band enters a slightly different movement that is more apt to trills and melody, not too dissimilar from a good "Gin." From here, the band strolls down a multifarious valley constructed on the infinite possibilities of Phish. A 3.0 "hose" climax awaits before > to "Piper."
2017-07-21 Timber Ho New York, NY 8:29 Unusual take. Unlike 11/16/97, which also features play that begins in traditional "Timber" style - before shifting to major mode play - here (just after the 4:00 mark) the move is neither delicate nor serene but, rather, is driven and forceful, so providing the foundation for the version's spirited conclusion.
2017-07-21 Seven Below New York, NY 13:02 Drops into a darker zone right out of the composed section, with Trey's fine guitar work and Page's synths leading the charge. Mike helps keep the jam at a low boil, before Trey makes the call for major key and they move to a blissful jam space, if a bit more restrained than previous jams from this tour. They build to a nice peak as Trey sustains one note before heading to Allman Brothers land, then they wind to a close on a bed of synths and > into "Billy Breathes".
2017-07-22 Moma New York, NY 17:30 Trey quickly strays from his typical "Moma" solo but the jam retains its usual character until around 9:20 when he introduces a brief darker-tinged passage. Strong group play continues as the mood shifts again, this time to a wonderful major-key zone with strong accompaniment from Mike and Page, and intensifies briefly before exiting with a > to a jammed "Breath and Burning".
2017-07-22 Breath and Burning New York, NY 10:08 > from 'Moma," the band breaks from the song proper to produce a sudden, unexpected jam, just the second since its debut. Trey works atop a great groove, alternately riffing and picking a lilting little melody, while Page provides fun, whirling fills. Strong bass and nifty percussion propel the version to a spacey outro and > into "Funky Bitch."
2017-07-22 Roggae New York, NY 10:26 Beautiful "Baker's Dozen" version quickly assumes a measured, metered pace, affording all four musicians room to seemingly solo independently, yet in unison, resulting in that special sort of cohesion wherein the band uses music to channel their collective energy to uncover a particular charmed and enchanted space.
2017-07-23 BOTT New York, NY 10:59 Super summertime version finds Trey channeling some sunshine to warm the Garden. Following a great groove - which slowly builds to gain serious traction - "Streets of Cairo" teasing functions as a change of sorts, with Trey skipping through a sweet little set of notes before shaping his tone and taking what amounts to a second solo. Bright and shimmering, this soon yields to a "simple," yet euphoric, release.
2017-07-23 It's Ice New York, NY 15:14 An absolutely outstanding version. Right out of the gate, Mike pushes the jam into a darker mode, and the band slides into a seductive groove, Lil' Punkin meshing beautifully with Trey's effects-laden playing while Mike and Fish hold down the fort. Trey fires off some lovely trills as a fog creeps over the proceedings, with Mike really stepping up his game in the latter half. The jam winds down into noise, then returns neatly to the "It's Ice" theme. Longest version to date.
2017-07-23 Wolfman's New York, NY 14:53 At the jam's onset, Trey takes the lead and pours it on for a powerful peak, after which there is some "Type II" exploration, including a beautiful and stylistically refreshing spacious segment. Out of this space, the jam rebuilds for a nice finish and transitions to "Twist".
2017-07-23 Twist New York, NY 15:59 Page's synthesizer gets a workout in this jam which goes from pleasant major key playing to boisterous rocking before returning home to close.
2017-07-23 Waves New York, NY 11:15 A delicate but somewhat perfunctory customary jam is followed by an outro jam which shifts from soothing piano play to more dissonant, eerie outer space exploration.
2017-07-25 Sample New York, NY 9:11 "Jam"-flavored show opener, Trey wastes no time busting "Sample" wide open, the spirited intro a sort of anthemia which unfolds via a huge, warm, solo. Play considerably cools, and the band enters a jam proper, with Page providing great fills, alternating between electric and acoustic piano. Trey works the version up and through a euphoric build, before a perfect change delivers the band to the song's closing verse.
2017-07-25 Lawn Boy New York, NY 29:59 Page keytar solo + sharp and funky groove + dark and lovely Mike-driven minor-key rocking + smooth turn into major-key bliss featuring a sustained note from Trey and excellent piano from Page + blastoff into a charging fiery jam that devolves into spaciness + immense playing from Trey as the band drives towards a massive peak + delicate finale and > into "My Friend, My Friend" = an all-time jam. Yes, in "Lawn Boy".
2017-07-25 My Friend New York, NY 11:39 > from a "Lawn Boy" so incredibly long that Trey forgets some of song. But what of it? Page assaults any semblance of calm with his "screaming" effect, and Trey, following some great interplay with Mike, sparks an extended improvisational passage, working a funereal line to create a sedate and spooky atmosphere, awash in a spray of Fish's cymbals. Page's stately play resurrects the jam from this welcome darkness, and the jam bleeds to brighten before a period of pleasant ambiance closes what was, at the time, the longest "MFMF" to date.
2017-07-25 Fuego New York, NY 18:41 Patient and serene, the play here illustrates a band at the peak of their collective powers. Trey's smooth and textured play is matched by Page, whose work on the piano adds an effortless air. A subtle shift finds Page going electric, and the version assumes a sound surreal, with Mike working his drill, which seemingly opens a portal through which any number of ideas are released. Trey's tranquil strumming cum soloing provides a colorful legroom, which is filled by particularly fine play from Fish and produces a super > into "Thread".
2017-07-25 C&P New York, NY 33:07 An astounding version which opens up with some exquisite, melodious grooving and surges to a peak that would serve as a worthy finale, but as this took place in the "jam-flavored" show, there's still lots more to come. The second half begins with some quiet, uneasy space, only for another lovely progression to emerge from the void and produce one more exclamation point. A final funky segment leads back into the song's refrain to wrap up a magnificent display of improvisation and the longest "C&P" to date.
2017-07-26 Tube New York, NY 14:34 A wonderful Set One-ending surprise, this fabulous multi-part "Tube" features a groove not unlike "The Very Long Fuse", syrupy effects-laden rocking out, clavinet-driven gnarled funkiness, and warm, lovely major-key jamming, before neatly returning to the "Tube" theme.
2017-07-26 Carini New York, NY 16:02 A terrific "Type II" venture with multiple parts woven smoothly together. Inspiring major-key play gets its due early on and is contrasted nicely by a mysterious theme which takes hold in the latter part of the jam. Ends with a -> to "Mr. Completely" initiated by Fish.
2017-07-26 1999 New York, NY 14:37 After busting a 524 show gap, the band breaks from "1999" proper and drops into a synth-heavy and funky jam, the four seemingly pushing for maximum freak-out effect. Each musician's contributions deserve attention, their collaborative effort adding much by way of subdivision value. Trey's soloing adds gain and grit, before a marked shift into major mode play produces a spirited release. Cools. Super -> into "Steam".
2017-07-26 Steam New York, NY 13:39 The jam between verses begins with some guttural Trey soloing and briefly hits upon a riff close to "CYHMK". Mike then drives the band into a segment befitting the supernatural tone of the song with some propulsive bass, while Page and Trey add to the haunting atmosphere with effects and delays. Continuing after the final lyrics, a short outro serves as an effective bridge to the thematically similar "No Quarter".
2017-07-26 Character Zero New York, NY 9:41 Woah. Sweet show-closer finds the band biding their time, and taking it slow. Straightaway, the jam assumes a smooth, bluesy feel, tinged with some stomping "Martian Monster" texture. Trey augments his tone to shape a cool solo, Fish and Page drop out, and great guitar is met in equal measure by Mike, whose liquid tone gels as the two share a solo. Casually, the version builds to regain its customary intensity, and Trey leads the band through "Zero's" impassioned conclusion.
2017-07-28 Divided New York, NY 16:25 After a sluggish start, Trey settles in nicely, employing huge, warm blasts of sustain. Play cools to enter a quiet passage rich with texture and great full-band play, before Trey, toying with the song's familiar meter, altering his phrasing and timing - akin to 11/9/95's sublime version - works the jam to an inspired conclusion.
2017-07-28 CDT New York, NY 24:13 A sweeping "Type II" masterpiece brimming with inspired thematic jamming capped off with an outstanding peak. Unfinished.
2017-07-28 You Sexy Thing New York, NY 11:02 Hot Chocolate cover (befitting that night's "Double Chocolate" theme), with Mike using every last bit of his vocal range to sing it. Just like "1999", it turns into a surprising improv vehicle, with a weird Page-led groove emerging from the back end as Trey goes to the wah-wah and utilizes his effects. The jam grows in power, then gets deep and dark, with Mike really pushing things forward. > into a great version of "Mercury", which this song actually sandwiches.
2017-07-28 You Sexy Thing New York, NY 3:00 Hilarious -> out of "Mercury". Trey takes a soaring guitar solo, then things move into brief punchy funkiness. > into "BDTNL".
2017-07-28 BDTNL New York, NY 9:34 Finds its footing on the outset by way of near-telepathic melodic interplay from Trey and Mike, spring boarding a ride that takes us from warm-breeze chill-mode play to inspired, spirited classic rock riffing to close.
2017-07-29 Wilson New York, NY 9:10 Longest "Wilson" since their reunion, Phish has fun and throws down a version featuring two distinct jams, one truly bizarre "Blatt! Boom!" vocalization, and a spacey > into "STFTFP."
2017-07-29 STFTFP New York, NY 8:25 A really great version, with a easy-going, lilting, and generally upbeat instrumental jam section.
2017-07-29 Ya Mar New York, NY 8:27 Although somewhat brief, a cool little jam develops where Trey typically solos, and here, Trey and Page incorporate some interesting spacey effects, signature sounds from the historic Baker's Dozen run.
2017-07-29 Water in the Sky New York, NY 4:30 Unusual, up-tempo version, reflects the studio recording, but with a twist: Page's "synthesized" solo. Accompanied by beautiful play from Trey, Page creates a warm wave ethereal and gorgeous, before once again teaming up with Trey, going acoustic, and working through the conclusion with a spirited flourish.
2017-07-29 Blaze On New York, NY 23:20 Fish's dynamic drumming drives the jam early while the band probes for a hookup until a more defined, upbeat segment forms 13 minutes in. The next big shift occurs around minute 18 when Trey fires off some echoing chords and Page whips out the synthesizer as the jam heats up and climaxes strongly with Trey back in the lead. > to "Twenty Years Later".
2017-07-29 Hood New York, NY 16:05 Departing from the traditional jam, excellent Trey/Page interaction swirls atop dark, minimalist bass and percussion. Trey's well-placed and sustained "There is a Mountain" teasing functions almost as a cue, with the band transitioning from a dark, mysterious majesty, to "Hood's" characteristic build and euphoric release.
2017-07-30 Drowned New York, NY 21:27 Moving beyond The Who classic, the jam initially settles into some mellow, synth-infused grooving. Around 12:30, the sentiment brightens, and as the power builds, Trey unleashes some effects and trilling which recall the unique style and tone of '00. The jam gradually mellows into probing space.
2017-07-30 ASIHTOS New York, NY 18:02 After a nice low-key standard jam, the music dissolves into a delicate guitar scratch/minimal percussion duet, almost like King Crimson's "Moonchild". Page and Mike jump in and add color to the proceedings, then Page and Trey hit on a repeating pattern that reignites the jam. The band wallows in odd '94-style atonality, weird vocals and Mike's envelope filter and all, then a pitch-black late night groove emerges with Page's electric piano at the forefront and Fish adding a militaristic edge. Exceptionally deep music.
2017-08-01 Golden Age New York, NY 20:02 A bit slow to get going, but really takes off when an uptempo groove kicks in around 11:30 with Trey and Page providing leads over the swiftly moving rhythm section. Continues to pick up steam as Trey takes charge with some exciting playing and peaks the jam before it ends with some brief space.
2017-08-01 Steep New York, NY 12:37 Surprising jam vehicle from the Baker's Dozen. Grows dissonant out of the verses, then darker and more powerful as Mike fires off his meatball and Page leads the jam into cerebrally modulated pastures. Fishman's ride picks up and leads to some fine finger work from bluesy Trey.
2017-08-01 46 Days New York, NY 12:01 Seriously rocking version becomes seriously percussive. Strong, funky, full-band play finds Trey, Page, and Mike breaking from their rigs to join Fish upon his kit. Trey picks a nifty little line upon the Marimba Lumina - lifted from his play preceding "Drums" - and a cool, upbeat jam ensues. Seriously percussive version then becomes seriously spacey. Back with their instruments, the four gel to create a sonic outro which smartly >'s into "Piper".
2017-08-01 Piper New York, NY 13:05 A typically upbeat, rocking "Piper" jam more or less through 7 minutes then shifts into a raw and funky groove recalling a style of jamming commonly found in its "2.0" brethren. Gets more out there after 10 minutes and takes on a darker tone with "46 Days" quotes and lots of bass effects.
2017-08-02 Meat New York, NY 9:21 Baker's Dozen Hole-themed "Meat" - dropped as means to further develop the first set's "morbid" milieu - takes a humorous turn when, from deep within the silent section, Fish jumps the band and butchers the beat. This miscue unearths a slow sort of zombie stomp, which, rising from a bit of primordial ooze, assumes a life of its own. Inventive soloing from Trey, and super contributions from Page, slowly bleeds into "Maze."
2017-08-02 Mike's New York, NY 22:07 After a conventional first jam, this longest version since '96 (until being surpassed by 8/4/23) transitions in the back-in-the-day typical way (i.e., after the "tramps segment closing chords" are played) to a Second Jam that is anything but typical. The lengthy exploration peaks triumphantly at minute 20 and segues into "O Holy Night" of all things after a brief foggy outro.
2017-08-02 Taste New York, NY 18:30 "Taste" gets its first true jam, and it's a doozy, too. Darker-than-usual jamming leads to a lovely shift to major-key blissfulness, Trey's chord playing giving the jam some real warmth. The music shifts to more powerful, if still low-key rocking out, Page's piano at the forefront, then builds to a superb finish. Dies out and > into a superb "Wingsuit".
2017-08-02 Wingsuit New York, NY 11:02 > from a huge "Taste" to cool a historic "Mike's Groove". While the version slowly builds with customary intensity, Trey (6:00) enters a passage of excellent inward play before joined by Page. This develops into pointed, inventive, and, for "Wingsuit", unusual full-band improvisation, before yielding to a strange, restrained, conclusion. > "Sally".
2017-08-04 Scents and Subtle Sounds New York, NY 16:34 Moves quickly into a sprightly upbeat zone with sharp playing from Trey and Page giving the ivories a good workout. The band shifts to a new gear and builds to a squealing fireball peak, replete with a "NMINML" tease. Downshifts into a casual, almost tropical groove (helped by Mike's relaxed basslines and Fish's metronomic work), a groove reminiscent of some 2.0 jams. > into a superb "Caspian".
2017-08-04 Caspian New York, NY 10:06 Blistering version > from an experimental "SaSS." Trey wastes no time finding his line - a huge blast of sustain ripped from the vocal refrain - and, accompanied by pounding Page, simply lays waste to any idea of melodic variation. Incendiary soloing seems to arrive from some other place before Page moves to his keys, Trey fades, and "Caspian" sinks into an eerie sort of abyss. Dark effects and "EIIRP" quotes float to color the surface space before the band breaks for "Fluffhead."
2017-08-05 Jibboo New York, NY 12:23 Some mildly meandering jamming at the beginning occurs as the band seeks a direction, but patience pays off as they eventually all lock into the groove and build energy together. This delivers a decent piano and whale call-dominated peak as the band continues to feed off the audience's energy.
2017-08-05 Plasma New York, NY 10:50 > from "Alaska," serious, introspective play stands out amidst a series of standout moments. "Plasma," at its finest, often evokes early "Timber" jams, with impassioned improvisation by Fish and Trey. There's much of that on display, here, before Trey, deep in a liquid pocket, rides a watery blast of sustain, the band in tow, working the jam to crest and deliver a sunshine of feeling.
2017-08-05 Ghost New York, NY 20:40 After YEARS of sustained lobbying by site users for its chart induction, it's time to have your doughnut, and eat it, too. Twelve shows in, it was just a matter of time before the band delivered a centerpiece "Ghost," and, following a smoking set-closing "Plasma," the band wastes no time, taking the stage and bathing the arena with a smooth sort of "pastiche," a accumulation of BD sounds that manifests around sixteen minutes in when Trey fires a series of notes (which Page traces in a sort of descending pattern) before Phish enters one of its most august moments.
2017-08-06 Most Events Aren't Planned New York, NY 10:49 Impressive debut. While colored with shades of Straus, the version remains true to Vida Blue through Page's vocal delivery. Trey then leads the band on a wonderful odyssey, swapping ideas with Page, who alternates between slinky synth and pointed acoustic, the duo driving the version to a rousing conclusion.
2017-08-06 Simple New York, NY 25:28 A multifaceted capstone, assuredly anchoring the final show of the historic Baker's Dozen run. Luxuriating in each movement, the playing morphs from dark, electro-funk, to brighter, swinging, groovy fun, and then to appropriately celebratory hose. The final winding down is a fitting glaze for this big doughnut.
2017-08-06 YEM New York, NY 24:01 Fiery jam segment with Trey really tearing it up. Mike teases "Izabella" during B&D, leading to a very cool full-band tease. The vocal jam includes quotes of songs previously played during the Baker's Dozen.
2017-12-28 Tube New York, NY 8:06 Page's signature '17 synthesizer, Trey's new organ tone, and Mike's bass effects all enhance this jam's texture which energizes and peaks with Trey out front.
2017-12-28 BOTT New York, NY 9:40 Cool, slight spacey sounds and effects are intermixed within the conventional jam structure, giving this version a decidedly altered tone. Page's return to the baby grand initiates a rousing finish to a solid performance.
2017-12-28 NMINML New York, NY 24:10 Quality NYE version. Drops down to minor key out of the verses as Trey switches on a gloopy effect and Page matches him on the synths, with Fish keeping the snappy "NMINML" beat. The jam grows more warm and upbeat, thanks to some really nifty electric piano work from Page and Mike stoking the mood, then melts away into gossamer-thin ambiance, albeit still pushed forward by Fish's insistent drumming. The tempo picks back up as Trey fires away with squealing notes and Page hammers the ivories, and they triumphantly return to the "NMINML" theme before the jam dies away and they make a neat effects-laden > into "Twist".
2017-12-28 Twist New York, NY 16:20 Nifty > out of "NMINML". Pushes its way to a really lovely major-key jam with Trey stepping up to the forefront, then gets gruffer and nastier thanks to Mike before collapsing into a stomping synth-laden finale and > into "Everything's Right".
2017-12-29 CDT New York, NY 21:02 Drops into a spartan jam right out of the gate, then makes a move to a major-key jam via some memorably neat playing from Trey. A relaxed low-key groove emerges, led by Fish's insistent rhythms and Mike's melodic basslines, then Trey steps back in front and drives the jam to a triumphant peak before maneuvering into "Ghost". Very fine version.
2017-12-29 SOAMelt New York, NY 13:14 Departs standard "SOAM" rather quickly and dips into some nebulous improvisation which straddles the line between light and dark before growing more tense and returning home.
2017-12-30 Tweezer New York, NY 19:30 Key modulates a few mins into the jam, and a bright, effortlessly soaring groove transpires. Excellent interplay by the band as well, including as the jam mightily peaks before they return to the theme and conclude it old school.
2017-12-30 DwD New York, NY 28:21 Big-time version from the NYE run that moves smoothly through powerful grooves that touch upon several shades of darkness, thanks to some really heavy work from both Trey and Mike, before turning upbeat and anthemic and dazzling the crowd with a wonderful feel-good journey to The Land of Bliss. The band gooses some "woo"s, then wind down and segue neatly into "Steam".
2017-12-30 Steam New York, NY 14:09 -> from "DwD", a typically strong "Steam" dissipates well before the 8:00 mark. The band concentrates their effects to create an extended passage of pure space, its chilling, thrilling sounds informing an eerie and impressive din.
2017-12-31 Jibboo New York, NY 14:58 The most exploratory "Gotta Jibboo" since 7/4/00. After standard quiet interplay at the beginning, Page gets funky on the clavinet and Trey heads for funkier and bluesier pastures, until on a dime, the band modulates the key, and a light-hearted and bubbly jam warps time and space to ring in the new year.
2017-12-31 ASIHTOS New York, NY 18:54 Serving as the anchor of NYE's nautically themed set, this jam rides a current of warm major-key play into a funky groove and then sails to a swell peak before receding into the depths.
2018-12-28 Set Your Soul Free New York, NY 15:40 Synth lord Page pushes the jam to light and airy bliss pastures. Mike teams up with Fish's ride cymbal to create a delicate pad upon which Trey launches layers of whale call on the backs of delay. Mike uses effects to create a reverberant wash that blanket the fray; this leads to a passage marked by heavy rhythmic downbeats.
2018-12-29 46 Days New York, NY 12:22 Around 5:30, the playing shifts from the usual fire and brimstone stuff to a quieter, percussive groove. As Page and Trey link up, the jam develops energy and a brighter tone. The band neatly modifies the energy up and down several times, before cleverly -> to "Cities."
2018-12-29 Wolfman's New York, NY 16:01 Begins with a bit of vocal jamming and then gets into an upbeat clav-groove and continues building in a section bookended by "Party Time" quotes before some more "Wolfman's" scatting and a final ascent for a guitar-driven, high-energy conclusion.
2018-12-29 Tweezer New York, NY 19:54 First section features an extended, fiery jam that is akin to "I Know You Rider" (Grateful Dead) before funkily dissolving into "Death Don't Hurt Very Long."
2018-12-29 DDHVL New York, NY 6:50 Version is sandwiched between heaping slices of "Tweezer."
2018-12-29 Tweezer New York, NY 7:51 Second section is melodic, patient, and mystical, and includes a smooth transition to "No Quarter."
2018-12-29 No Quarter New York, NY 7:45 > out of a fan-favorite "Tweezer" > "Death Don't Hurt Very Long" -> "Tweezer" sequence. A particularly passionate version befitting the set it's in, with sharp playing from everyone and a truly fiery Trey solo on top. Reminiscent of the cooking-with-gas 2011 "No Quarter"s. > into an equally killer "Also Sprach Zarathustra".
2018-12-29 2001 New York, NY 9:49 A dynamite version that demonstrates Phish's mastery of the "Also Sprach Zarathustra" groove, as the band neatly weaves around Fish's four-on-the-floor beat and both Trey and Page wonderfully mesh together.
2018-12-30 Mike's New York, NY 9:14 Although no "second jam," the post-tramps-segment jam is extended, with Trey passionately soloing (and even trilling) quite fiercely, and there's an excellent peak to the jam taboot.
2018-12-30 Weekapaug New York, NY 12:38 Perhaps the real giveaway that this is a stellar, ferocious, extended 3.0 version is the segue into Crosseyed (which could certainly be smoother, but is still welcome).
2018-12-30 Tube New York, NY 6:04 Abandons funk for a spacey groove with plenty of synthesizer and twinkling staccato notes and then makes a surprise -> "Weekapaug."
2018-12-30 Weekapaug New York, NY 2:19 -> in from "Tube." Hot little "Weekapaug" reprise jam before -> back to "Tube."
2018-12-30 Tube New York, NY 1:36 -> from "Weekapaug" into the breakdown to wrap up another strong 2018 "Tube."
2018-12-30 Everything's Right New York, NY 15:30 Subtle, magisterial, and grand, the jam, bright as DMT (if, in actuality, colored with "WTU?" DNA), slowly builds, gently rising more than gaining intensity, the band riding Trey's wave of sound which crests to swell to become play notably restrained and pretty. This, then, into a perfect > for "Plasma."
2018-12-30 Plasma New York, NY 9:09 As a platform for improvisation, "Plasma" continues to impress. Here, > from a huge "Everything's Right," the band does not cool so much as they are cool. Trey lays way back, yet still manages to inform much of the version's signature sound. Fish's play is polyphonic. Page answers. And Mike offers some of the run's most interesting, and varied, runs. An awesome, cerebral, jam.
2018-12-30 Light New York, NY 20:01 Slides into a warm and relaxed Page-driven jam with Fish's woodblock adding color, then dives into a space not too far away from the preceding "Plasma" at Mike's urging, before building to a huge trill-laden finale and dying away into spaciness. Tremendous version.
2018-12-30 SOAMelt New York, NY 16:47 Almost one year later, the band closes another holiday set with a crazed "Melt." Like 12/29/17, the version sheds form after assuming nothing more than a perfunctory structure. Unlike the 17, however, the musicians - and Page in particular - expand upon 2018's "SOAM" sound, creating that haunting, Phishy sort of shoegaze; another mind-bender; in nature more spectral than musical.
2018-12-31 DwD New York, NY 17:57 A punchy groove emerges from the song proper. Trey envelops the music with an effects-based sonic haze, with Page's rich organ bed carefully cradling Fish and Mike's locked-in play. At around 13:00 the music grows in intensity, building a psychedelic groove replete with muscular synth bass and broken polyrhythms via Fishman. This steadily builds to a raging minor key rock peak, followed by a denouement of brief ambience.
2018-12-31 Seven Below New York, NY 17:41 Quickly takes on a more assertive and slightly darker tone with Trey and Page employing a variety of sounds to color the jam before reverting to major at 7:00 with some light and airy play. This section gradually intensifies and gets more rocking as it progresses, ending with a thick, locked-in groove and some "woos" before > "Twist".
2019-12-28 Free New York, NY 9:42 Active Trey/Mike interplay makes for a more dynamic jam than typical in this plus version.
2019-12-28 Piper New York, NY 10:30 The jam develops an upbeat, celebratory sentiment, with strong contributions from Fish and Page. The intensity continues to build and build, to a furious peak, before finally cycling down to quiet transition space.
2019-12-28 Drowned New York, NY 12:40 The jam first turns for dark, goopy textures on the coattails of Page's synths and Trey's effects. Eventually, this yields way to a spirited "Guy Forget" quote driven by Fishman.
2019-12-29 Carini New York, NY 13:20 After coursing through typical "Carini" territory, the jam breaks beyond at 7:30 into a pulsing, probing phase with cool effects by Page. The intensity ratchets up, then transitions to lighter, warmer exploration, which mellows and resolves to "BOTT."
2019-12-29 Gin New York, NY 15:44 Splits from typical "Gin" at 5:45, first moving through a darker rock section, then a lively organ-led romp and finally a spacey washout.
2019-12-29 Hood New York, NY 17:42 The jam swiftly shifts to minor mode, but the band takes some time to really probe and explore this darker terrain. The intensity increase, settles, re-builds, and shifts back to familiar "Hood" territory. As the jam begins to peak, Trey deploys a long sustained note, for 115 seconds, much to the delight of MSG fans, before finally releasing into the familiar conclusion.
2019-12-30 Blaze On New York, NY 17:17 A bouncy shuffle is led by Page's clavinet and Mike into a "Mind Left Body"-like chord progression. This returns to a mild shuffle, eventually turning into a bliss passage in Eb. A very pleasant melody erupts from Trey and Page, and a pleasant peak evolves. While not a prominent jam peak, it has some longevity and gets to a nice place before winding back down. A pleasant though not intense journey.
2019-12-30 Tweezer New York, NY 34:58 Symphonic in scope, this version features a host of strikingly disparate sections with tempo and key and harmonic and melodic changes galore. Inarguably among the most sublime masterpieces of improvisation in Phish's illustrious history.
2019-12-30 Tweezer New York, NY 2:26 Punches out of "Steam" and soars triumphantly, hearkening back to the peak of the set's opening version, before seguing into "Ruby Waves."
2019-12-31 Halley's New York, NY 12:27 Featuring wonderful interplay between Trey and Mike in particular, eventually the jam's key modulates and Trey solos melodically, and then the jam grooves and concludes in an "On Broadway" -esque fashion before "Caspian" abruptly begins.
2019-12-31 Wolfman's New York, NY 10:44 Funk-driven groove emerges on the back of Mike's slap bass. Page switches from plinko Clavinet to Hammond to drive the groove home.
2019-12-31 Light New York, NY 12:31 Quickly drops into a low-boil minor-key zone, then heads into more upbeat waters. Swerves into a swaggering and funkier zone with Page doing work on the keys, then delves into a sprightly calypso-adjacent jam thanks to Mike's strong work. Trey takes the jam into more anthemic territory, and this blistering rockout ends with a nice peak. A compact version that still finds multiple moods. > into a ferocious "Twist".
2019-12-31 Twist New York, NY 11:32 A massive runaway freight train that builds up power from out of the verses (thanks to Mike's muscular basslines) and then picks up the pace at Fish's urging, with Trey hitting on a cool repeating chord pattern, before exploding into a flash of improvisational pyrotechnics. Some real heavy duty jamming in this NYE "Twist".
2022-04-20 Carini New York, NY 18:41 Opening a show for the third time in eight months, Trey/the band clearly feel comfortable with this rocking show setting the tone for the first set. There's an interesting contrast from the hard-rocking intensity of the song proper and the bliss that follows. After not playing for two months, the band is ready to jam. Trey leads with nimble playing throughout and the rest of the band follows suit in yet another solid Carini opener.
2022-04-20 Moma New York, NY 12:13 A strange design, this unfinished version features smooth, relaxed play from Trey (pre-vocals) and typically great Fish. While never quite abandoning the song, proper, Trey's impassioned play, notable for a wonderful array of effects, runs for some time before > for "Leaves."
2022-04-20 Stash New York, NY 12:15 Trey enters the fray with tight staccato picking which Mike counterpoints with a fat and funky tone. From there, the jam skirts around the edges of "Stash" proper with a playful swagger, all the while the music focused and suspenseful, until boiling over around 11:00 with Trey tearing it up and Fish really digging into his kit. A dank "Stash" indeed.
2022-04-20 DwD New York, NY 22:48 A botched composed section leads to what the band does best these days: extended improvisation and longform jamming. Departing the song proper, Trey, atop Fish's incendiary offbeat playing, eases into a melodic line (offset by fiery riffing) and accented by awesome Page on his concert G. A cool, almost stately jam emerges, with Trey shaping his tone to make of familiar territory something new. Mike and Fish add a lot of color before the jam regains intensity and finds its rugged way to the song's anthemic closing refrain.
2022-04-21 Wolfman's New York, NY 13:45 Straightforward in structure, this version builds momentum by way of clever full band interplay. Trey makes his intentions known right away by shifting through multiple effects, toggling between lead playing and funk-oriented rhythm comping. The rest of the band follows suit, as the jam develops into a laid back, conversational groove session. This then patiently builds to the classic, spirited "Wolfman's" ending.
2022-04-21 Ghost New York, NY 16:29 The jam begins with an upbeat tempo anchored by cool playing from Trey. Later, the tempo slows as Mike takes the lead with deft work on the bass. Just when you think the chunky notes of the song from Trey are leading to the end of the jam, the rest of the band isn't quite ready to let things go, which leads to a maelstrom of a peak, before finally returning to end the song.
2022-04-21 CDT New York, NY 17:38 Heads into low-key psychedelia-tinged jamming out of the song proper thanks to Trey's thick and goopy effects, then Page suggests major key and a pleasant groove emerges with Mike steadily holding down the fort. The jam gets more delicate and dreamy, even as Fish keeps his usual rock-solid tempo, then builds to a marvelous rock-out climax and a big-time peak thanks once again to Mike's efforts. -> into a great "Tweezer".
2022-04-21 Tweezer New York, NY 14:03 Although "average-lengthed" among all versions e'er performed, this gem-of-a-version shines, with the first few minutes of the jam featuring steady, intermittent, "Your Pet Cat"-esque chording and comping by Trey, and a melodically charming/glittering section during which Trey sustains a note for many measures (a modest peak) over excellent accompaniment (that's never dark), before the version concludes atypically with a single chord from Trey that is sustained into the first note > of "2001."
2022-04-21 Character Zero New York, NY 4:42 Trey loves MSG, a fact made clear here, when, in lieu of capping the set with a typical "Hood," he elects to floor the Garden, moving from zero to sixty in split seconds, bouncing around the room with typically rocking play (featuring a "Heartbreaker" tease) which, surprisingly, breaks for "Tweezer."
2022-04-21 Tweezer New York, NY 1:56 Your Pet "Tweezer" returns, buzzing, if not quite purring, for a few more minutes.
2022-04-21 Character Zero New York, NY 2:42 -> from "Tweezer" to cap a fun, inspired close to a set rearranged and redefined.
2022-04-22 Axilla (Part II) New York, NY 10:15 An extended take on the usual outro drifts into a hypnotic haze which Trey cuts through with melodic leads, buoyed by ample synthesizer and "Quadrophonic Toppling" quotes.
2022-04-22 Set Your Soul Free New York, NY 21:28 Effortless. Path of least resistance. Call it what you will, but few songs of late (and "SYSF" is a cool song, as is) offer more by way of "invitation" to pure, effortless jamming. Tune in around 9:15 for some sonic shimmer so lovely that "Happy Birthday" feels like a natural extension, a before and an after. From here Trey and Fish sync up, the improvisation seemingly calculated, or locked in - a sound, in times, reminiscent of the last big "Taste" explored in the Garden. An organism. Content to let it grow, Trey and Fish (listen to him splash away) team to work through incredibly introspective scattershot play that builds and builds, Page hammering on his piano, Mike in tow, before releasing sound arriving in a cool, whitewashed glow - an outro which, artfully tended, becomes the wonderful groundwork for a > into a magic "Light."
2022-04-22 Light New York, NY 16:11 Drifts into some sweet major-key jamming before Fish goes calypso mode and the band hits on a really danceable groove. Trey then switches his playing to "anthemic" mode, and the band hits on a powerful "Roll With The Changes"-esque jam. Very powerful music. > into an equally fantastic "Fuego".
2022-04-22 Fuego New York, NY 15:49 Charming in-song moment as Trey snickers over the "world's greatest dad" line (it was his daughter Bella's birthday). The song itself is shaky, but after some regularly strong "Fuego" jamming Trey starts laying on some very thick riffs as Mike maneuvers the jam into choppier waters, then the bottom drops out and an ambient, almost industrial jam emerges, with effects flying everywhere and Fishman thundering away 12/30/12 "Carini" style. > into "WTU?".
2022-04-22 Sand New York, NY 12:59 An extremely efficient jam that concisely hits on a lot of sweet mini-movements beginning with a bubbly major groove at 4:20. Later returns to minor tonality with an edge and Trey finds a nice descending theme.
2022-04-22 SOAMelt New York, NY 12:34 Writer @waxbanks one said "Tweezer" is Phish's "Dark Star." Agree or disagree, he had a way with words. Agree or disagree, it's tough to argue that "Melt," of late, has assumed a musical form, like Dead jamming, tricky to articulate. Perhaps a moment more significant thematically than musically - kelp descended from above the band during the song, and fell to the stage after the song, and set, was over. Or: Another spacey foray absent tension and release, music interested in sonic exploration and waves of possibility.
2022-04-23 Simple New York, NY 19:08 Initially an upbeat jam that pleasantly bobs along until a switch is flipped around 13:30, launching into a segment of terrifying power and space-age effects -> "Egg in a Hole Jam"
2022-04-23 Egg in a Hole New York, NY 1:37 "Simple's" incredible exploration gets a slight tweak and lands on the "Egg in a Hole Jam" and then -> back to "Simple".
2022-04-23 Simple New York, NY 1:20 -> Trey pulls out of the "Egg in a Hole Jam" with a deft return to the "Simple" riff for a triumphant conclusion to a mind-blowing segment.
2022-04-23 NMINML New York, NY 26:40 Arguably "the" jam of this fun and quirky run, the version's quick, plucky tempo features, like an old-school "DWD," fire Trey and a lot of notes - a wonderfully wild array of ideas offset by melodic variation and extended trilling. Straightforward jamming breaks for perhaps the run's most interesting passage, with Trey expertly moving through myriad sounds while swapping deeply textured and patterned play with Mike. The finest in the nation sort of Phish you could listen to all day, improv wherein you can hear the -> into "Caspian" coming from leagues away.
2022-04-23 Piper New York, NY 11:26 Winds slowly and gently out of "Caspian" before revving up to its usual modern era tempo. Immediately moves into minor-key late night mode, then swerves into something more upbeat and bouncy, delves into an atypical "Dave's Energy Guide" tease that the band jams on for a little bit, then slows down into molasses-thick funkiness to close. Packs a lot of punch into eleven and a half minutes.
2022-12-28 Stash New York, NY 13:44 After a moody start and key change, the jam pivots to major at 9:45 with Trey later emulating a signature move from the BD "CDT" just before 11:00, after which the festivities really kick off as the jam races to a celebratory peak.
2022-12-28 A Wave of Hope New York, NY 19:36 Page makes good use of his L-R panning effects early on before Trey treats us to an Allman-esque climb up the mountain on the solid footing laid down by Mike and Fish. This version distinguishes itself especially in the post-peak outro section, taking an unexpected sonic turn as it segues into "It's Ice".
2022-12-29 Fluffhead New York, NY 21:28 Clean, sprite, and powerful version, the band "arrives" only to depart, "Fluff" arguably breaking for "Jam" crossed with some feral amalgamation of "YPC." What is clear is that Page is terrific on his concert grand as the band patiently searches for a sort of space to deliver what comes by way of sound, a sort of unhurried, contemplative, improvisational ground.
2022-12-29 Your Pet Cat New York, NY 6:09 Melds -> in from an exploratory "Fluffhead" jam, and this "YPC" too gets an unusual treatment, as midway through the funk transitions to a pumped-up, increasingly upbeat blowout.
2022-12-29 Gin New York, NY 16:52 Excellent version that traverses through multiple sections. Elevated melodic playing shifts through several key centers before landing in a passage of colorfully dense psychedelia. This then pivots to inspired major key rocking, gradually building to an exuberant, peak-filled finale from Trey.
2022-12-29 Ruby Waves New York, NY 16:03 Cool version > from "YEM." Straight from the song, proper, Trey wastes no time, leaning into his solo, a shearing sort of sound carving up space and backed by great Fish. As play seemingly cools, Trey augments his tone, his play offset by Page's inspired, sonic soundwaves. Form and structure dissolve into wild and inventive improv, full-band jamming near raucous at times, celebratory, and ubeat. More patterned play, highlighted by dynamic Fish, breaks for a nasty "Heartbreaker" tease and a return to the song's riff, thus resolving another memorable MSG moment.
2022-12-30 Moma New York, NY 11:10 Loose intro with Trey entering on lead vocals sans Fish, while the outro bends the usual structure by downshifting into a more group-oriented jam before gaining intensity and peaking with some snarling guitar leads.
2022-12-30 Theme New York, NY 14:58 Despite some tuning issues in the composed section, the band ultimately delivers the second massive "Theme" of '22. The usual soaring play giving way around 6 min as Trey shifts to a more rhythmic approach and Page adds some crunch on the clav. The jam, gaining momentum, grows darker propelled by Mike's aggressive lines and Fishman's deft cymbal work as Trey's tone becomes grittier. Page moves back to piano and around 11 min the band modulates to a brighter space with Trey continuing to adjust his sound. Play then turns atmospheric under the influence of Page's synths and Mike's bass effects before > to "Reba".
2022-12-30 NMINML New York, NY 20:43 Big set 2 opener that retains a steady, unhurried pace throughout. The band patiently books along, executing several modulations and subtle changes to the groove with Page and Trey's locked-in textural interplay standing out. The jam gradually builds in intensity, eventually arriving at an emphatic closing section full of energetic and dexterous Trey peaks.
2022-12-30 Sand New York, NY 17:58 Flirts with a few blissful passages in the first half, but at 10:45 this version locks into a propulsive, heavy jam with Trey pouring on a bevy of punishing riffs, and then wraps up with a final cimb interspersed in the traditional closing.
2022-12-30 I Always Wanted It This Way New York, NY 13:30 Powerful and frenetic version that tears through MSG to end a massive second set. Fishman and Mike develop a forceful, driving rhythm as Page envelops the music with cascading synthesizer and electric piano textures. Atop this, Trey cycles through his rig and spits hellfire from his guitar, peeling the paint off the walls with nuanced sonic intensity.
2022-12-31 2001 New York, NY 9:44 Standard celebratory fare made interesting, as ever, by Trey, who toys with tone, meter, and "2001's" signature theme, amidst the song's backdrop beat. Things get interesting come the six-minute mark, with more by way of full-band improvisation, play offset by groovy Page and marked, come 7:00, by truly unique Trey, his strange (cool) sort of slow-as-melting-snow descending pattern (kind of like "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star") inciting more synth-driven jamming.
2022-12-31 KDF New York, NY 12:13 > from "2001". The upbeat song turns on a dime and becomes subdued from the jump. The tempo gradually picks back up again and then abates again. In a tight timeframe, this versatile jam goes from introspective to rocking and then back again. Trey eventually winds his way back to the song proper to close things out.
2023-07-28 A Wave of Hope New York, NY 21:00 Setting the tone for the highlight-rich MSG run to come, the band drops a multi-faceted monster in the 2 slot. Pure inertia pushes the band through several sections with impressive cohesion before eventually coalescing around a triumphant chord progression. All four band members then lock in to deliver a powerful climax, before yielding to the closing chorus.
2023-07-28 Cities New York, NY 14:16 Big Red's love affair with The Big Apple, coupled with his renewed interest in jamming "Cities," yields a whole lotta good points. Chill playing ushers in fantastic, truly rhythmic improvisation, Trey's strumming offering a shimmery, warm, almost shoegaze feel - and, most importantly, room for the entire band to breathe. Play pulses until just after the 8:00 mark, when Trey takes a really great lead, which he builds into patterned play that bursts with a celebratory vibe. A nod to Trey's old home place, indeed.
2023-07-28 Plasma New York, NY 14:06 > "Ruby Waves," and breaking for "Simple," strong, almost muscular play, informed by righteous riffing, showcases, yet again, the song's promise as a true show stopper.
2023-07-28 SOAMelt New York, NY 14:20 Eschewing the typical rocking Set 2 closer, this version of "Melt" is a complete and utter deconstruction. It's wild and daring. Fans of heavy, dark or "evil" Phish will want to check this one out ASAP.
2023-07-29 DwD New York, NY 18:38 Stays in the song's upbeat outro until cooling into a minor section at 7:00 that bridges the gap to the heart of the jam around 8:50 when it's driven into soulful bliss that runs through 14:00, after which a coda prods in a new direction and brings things to a close.
2023-07-29 Fuego New York, NY 30:04 Veritable monster of a version that works as an emblematic example of Phish's comfort in MSG. Focused patience marks the affair, as "soundcheck" vibes abound. Eventually the grooves turn spacier and funkier around the 20:00 mark, before building towards a major key rock out. The music then downshifts into heavenly "hose" territory, with Trey looping infectious '99-esque repeated licks and subtly reintegrating the "Fuego" melody for a stunning finale.
2023-07-30 Bag New York, NY 11:38 More Burlington than Boise, the jam brings to mind early play where the band, opening a set, deftly moves through a song to extend bend-but-not-quite-breaking-free improvisation. Make no mistake, though: Trey and Fish, ticking like a bomb, decidedly get the show on the road.
2023-07-30 My Friend New York, NY 10:06 No clever ruse, "MFMF" goes big again, Trey working the song's melodic outro into a dark, driving solo; this is impassioned jamming that, in spots, sounds like "Fuego." Fire play, either way, that, incredibly, sees Page jumping from his piano to his keys before -> for "Gin" and, of course, a return to his piano.
2023-07-30 Theme New York, NY 10:47 Playful, sprite, and inventive, this is no deep dive, a la 1997, but rather a reflection of Trey's recent penchant to embrace, then explore, recent goofiness. Whacky vocals, "funky" otherness, Trey, way out front and in full effect, moves through his bag of tricks, offering a version that settles to become quite serious, a take on this classic that's not to be missed.
2023-07-30 Life Saving Gun New York, NY 12:57 Debut. Trey and Page's new "Gunn" inflected banger goes big in its live debut. Focused and inventive play moves with purpose through several layers of varying texture, weaving a tapestry of sound that is a true stand out among tour highlights. Breaks > for "No Men".
2023-07-30 NMINML New York, NY 18:15 A fully realized version that feeds on the preceding improvisation, launching itself off ferocious peaks to unfold into a layered and looped blossom of effects that provides a space where melodic lines and muscular leads can weave into a taut and textured fabric. Trey is fluid and confidently in charge throughout, guiding the improvisation over multiple peaks to a smooth decrescendo.
2023-07-30 Light New York, NY 13:10 Strange and cool jam. Play quickly, and especially for "Light," becomes muddled and murky. This isn't to suggest the version isn't musical or, in parts, melodic; rather, the first part of the jam possesses many unique qualities. Just for a bit. Pleasant bleakness considerably brightens, and that by way of experimental play is erased by a bright, peak-driven conclusion.
2023-08-01 Timber Ho New York, NY 9:24 Stretching out "Timber" in one of the the longest versions the band played since returning in 2009 is a great indicator they are feeling comfortable four shows into 2023's MSG residency. The jam stays true to the song for a while before taking on a decidedly Allman Brothers Band feel. Very fun version.
2023-08-01 Wolfman's New York, NY 17:03 Exiting the song proper, Trey wastes no time finding a fat, heavy line. Doing well to push past "The Well" quotes, a truly unique musical conversation ensues, with Mike, in time, dominating much of the discourse. Page is perfect on his piano before jumping to his keys, splashing sound, and moving the jam in a new direction. Worth repeated listens, this is one of Summer 23's actual blockbusters.
2023-08-01 Sample New York, NY 16:36 If Phish plays a residency at MSG, chances are you'll want to hear the version of "Sample" they play there. This second set opener is the longest one played to date. Trey and Mike have some fun interplay which sets the tone for the jam. The band latches onto a real fun groove around 13:30. The end of the jam is awesome and makes you wish they'd keep it going, instead Trey > "Kill Devil Falls."
2023-08-02 Energy New York, NY 12:45 In from an excellent "Axilla (II)" outro, Trey orchestrates more conventional jamming, spritely soloing over Page's great piano play. A cool theme emerges after the 4:30 mark, which the band is content to explore, weaving in an array of different textures and sounds; this leads to confident, if not quite conventional improv, a fun jam that undoubtedly energizes a surprisingly musical -> and standout "Meatstick."
2023-08-02 Meatstick New York, NY 8:19 -> from "Energy." Like most extended "Meatsticks," this iteration is a blast to hear. Page and Fish drive the jam from the beginning, with Trey and Mike hopping in after some dance lessons. The band coalesces in the jam, locking in so much that the -> into "It's Ice" is quite smooth.
2023-08-02 It's Ice New York, NY 9:14 A surpise -> from "Meatstick" begins this "Ice" which jams in a familiarly funky manner and also includes a "Frankenstein" tease.
2023-08-02 Cavern New York, NY 8:00 Not a note for note recreation, but draws heavily from the famed "Island Tour" funk Cavern (4/5/98). Once again, a slow ultra-groove version of the song emerges from an introductory funky jam filled with wah-guitar, clav, and slapping bass. > "Carini".
2023-08-02 Carini New York, NY 16:10 Unhurried but focused improvisation leads to play that is linear, moving confidently through several sections with purpose. More celebratory than exploratory, bordering on hymnal at times. Triumphant. The outro takes a brief turn towards the dark before fading to "Piper".
2023-08-04 46 Days New York, NY 11:42 Jam starts with typical play before the band hooks up on a major key motif. High level interplay follows, and Trey touches the sky with a long, sustained note which culminates in a full band crescendo. The energy shifts towards minor key before returning to the "46 Days" riff to close.
2023-08-04 BOAF New York, NY 9:00 Fire Fish rolls on through the four-minute mark, when he teams up with Trey, the friends synching to create the first of a couple markedly cool improvisational passages. Breaking free, Trey soars above Page, who, with Mike, creates all sorts of colors in sound. Play concludes with a decidedly Allman's vibe, Phish just fresh enough to be surprisingly unfamiliar. They return to "BOAF's" signature melody and classic coda.
2023-08-04 Halley's New York, NY 11:15 The jam escapes the confines of "Halley's" by way of staying on "A", and a brief but potent excursion ensues. A propulsive, upbeat minor key groove develops, with Trey cycling through effects atop Page's Rhodes, Mike's synth bass, and Fishman's steady pulse. A major mode shift then catalyzes a smooth -> "Roggae".
2023-08-04 Mike's New York, NY 23:19 Almost exactly 6 years to the day, "Mike's" gets another monster run as the Set II opener at MSG after 8/2/17's Baker's Dozen stunner. After a spirited, if routine first jam, the second jam forges ahead at 8:45 with a progressively upbeat display of the band's ability to weave a tapestry of interplay as they cycle through the changes. Trey's walkup at 19:20 signals a blowout finale on the horizon which arrives in full a few minutes later, after which the closing chords are repeated, then > "Sand".
2023-08-04 Sand New York, NY 11:45 Acting as the palate cleanser between a titanic "Mike's Song" and a breakneck "Crosseyed and Painless", this version opts for supreme patience despite its short run-time. Trey's throwback Whammy loops set the tone, as the band settles into a blissy psychedelic space. This then slowly builds to a swirl of hose-y playing before setting MSG on fire with a -> "Crosseyed".
2023-08-04 C&P New York, NY 12:55 One of the fastest paced versions to date explodes -> out of "Sand" and launches a thrilling straightforward jam before taking its foot off the gas around 7:30 and downshifting into a more contemplative space.
2023-08-05 Martian Monster New York, NY 5:57 This Trey-led version has a cool jam that breaks free of the song around 4:15. While not the longest "MM" ever played, it's full of energy and packs a major punch before > "Divided Sky."
2023-08-05 Caspian New York, NY 16:25 Truly monstrous first set version marked by tone shifting ferocity and relentless drive that samples from a range of effects, builds through several movements and eventually unleashes an ungodly peak that subsequently deconstructs before segueing to "NICU".
2023-08-05 Tweezer New York, NY 6:23 Opening composed section and early part of the jam segment before Mike begins "Guy Forget."
2023-08-05 Guy Forget New York, NY 2:07 Mike begins "Guy Forget" out of pure improv (so-called "type II" jamming) and Trey catches on in seconds, and after only a few measures Fish starts singing "Guy Forget," and Trey and then Fish rap/speak the only lyric of "Guy Forget" over upbeat improv.
2023-08-05 Tweezer New York, NY 22:50 "Type II" improv continues after the "Guy Forget" silliness ends, sounding absolutely nothing like "Tweezer" for several minutes (and then only Fish temporarily returns to "Tweezer's" drum line for a few measures). Collective "full-band" improv at its finest, with each band member complementing each other so well the improv at times sounds like it could have been composed, even as it soars through several key modulations and time signatures. Yet another masterful version, providing further evidence that "Tweezer" is Phish's most consistently wondrous jam-vehicle since 2009.
2023-08-05 Hood New York, NY 15:12 After a delicate, nearly ambient start, the jam takes on a foreboding tone and builds anticipation as it gradually intensifies until bursting into the traditional climax just after 13:00 to memorably close out the seven-night run at the Garden.
2023-12-28 Funky Bitch New York, NY 6:50 More punch than normal in every respect. Mike's vocals; Page's work on the piano - electric or otherwise; Fish's Fish; and Trey's play (his deployment of the echoplex and a bit more by way of soloing): Excellent.
2023-12-28 Gin New York, NY 17:23 Spacious playing sets the tone before a shift at the 7 minute mark turns towards introspective psychedelia, led by a cascade of synthesizers and Rhodes piano from Page. Mike then suggests some spicy modulatory directions before an energetic major key motif takes hold. The band rides this all the way as Trey takes his time to build a smooth yet powerful crescendo before yielding to the "Gin" motif, puddling into mind-scrambling guitar effects, and > "Ghost".
2023-12-28 A Wave of Hope New York, NY 23:35 > from "The Howling", "AWOH" continues its run of huge, improv-heavy versions in 2023. Heavy effects from Trey early give way to a slowed tempo by the 10 minute mark. The band shows patience as they work through the jam. At 17:00, in a place where you might expect a new song to pop out, they instead find a new groove. Sprite play from Trey sends the jam into a feel-good, upbeat place. The jam fizzles to an end and -> into "Rift".
2023-12-28 Mike's New York, NY 10:32 The namesake sound effects from the set's preceding "The Howling" are repeated in the intro, and then this "Mike's" launches into an appropriately funky jam to further cement the former's influence before becoming more typical at 7:15 as it crescendos into the closing chords, then > "Simple".
2023-12-28 Simple New York, NY 14:01 A tale of two "Simples". Providing a great contrast from a notable "Mike's", the band drops quickly into less by way of bebop to traverse more bucolic terrain. A welcome approach, the version rewards repeated listens-given that the extended improvisation is ineffable-before Trey subtly signals a change, leading the band with unusual, restrained soloing that builds but doesn't break.
2023-12-29 Theme New York, NY 10:36 A soaring, muscular version distinguished by bright and conversational interplay is especially notable for the return of Trey's "Deluxe Reverb" which paints the affair with cascades of crystalline peaks, settling eventually into a cloud of sound that uncurls into "Mountains in the Mist".
2023-12-29 CDT New York, NY 22:24 A teeth-gnashing multi(sectioned)beast of a jam, this take traverses through various disparate yet cohesively-arranged themes, including hyper-drive psychedelic rock, "Woo's", dense mind-bending dissonance and finally, a stoner/doom metal-esque dirge that grinds down > "Oblivion".
2023-12-29 Oblivion New York, NY 16:26 After a brief stay in the minor synth zone, the jam trends more upbeat by 8:00 and shortly thereafter features more seriously rocking riffage, then deftly turns on the hose with a few long sustained notes from Trey along the way for a surefire crowd-pleasing conclusion.
2023-12-29 My Friend New York, NY 10:21 A spirited version in its own right, Trey's vocal incantations (and power chords) build into a blistering "heavy metal" jam capped with a ferocious, percussive outro; here's swagger that winds down to inform an uncanny groove - like a series of handstands in grand fashion. -> into "Sand".
2023-12-29 Hood New York, NY 14:12 Because the divergent "Hood" has become ubiquitous in recent years, sticking to the classic format and delivering a purely "Type I" jam as this version does is a welcome subversion, especially when the climactic build and peak are executed as passionately as they are here. Old-school "Hood" lovers, this one's for you.
2023-12-30 Fuego New York, NY 16:40 Soars out of the verses into mild weirdness with Trey and Page synthing it up while Mike and Fish keep things on track with a strong pulse, then locks into a tremendous heavy-duty groove just before 11:00 and rocks out until a short interlude and -> "Train Song".
2023-12-30 Life Saving Gun New York, NY 13:08 > from "It's Ice". The song's first set debut and it fits the role of set-closer like a glove. The jam is a raucous, high-energy affair. It peaks, keeps on going and then peaks again.
2023-12-31 Bag New York, NY 18:50 In the shadow of a resurrected rhombus, the "March of The Multibeast" opens an improvisational portal fitting of the historic moment. At once dark and strident, sinister and celebratory, what would be an exceptional excursion under any circumstances becomes transformational in context and relentless in effect. Trey's beastly snarl is finally cooled only by the arrival of the mysterious Tela herself.
2023-12-31 Wilson New York, NY 4:11 Although you may dislike or even hate it, this version involved a chorus and co-lead actor-vocalist Jo Lampert (who also helped narrate the "Gamehendge" performance), to Trey's delight in particular.
2023-12-31 Loving Cup New York, NY 8:03 Erupting from the song, proper, Trey lays into a series of fist-pump power chords, pushes through some "Woos," and pours it on. Infectious, electric play finds Page pounding his keys as the band plays a perfect take for their punchdrunk fans.
2023-12-31 Possum New York, NY 10:05 This extra-mustard thrasher of a version serves as a fitting capstone to a legendary night. Seemingly unwilling to let the night end, Trey and Co. blow past the goal posts with unbridled joy, with a series of false peaks giving way to a mountain-top crescendo and fanfare conclusion.
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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