Jam Chart for the state of PA (185 entries)

Date Song City Timing Notes
1988-08-27 Tela Mont Alto, PA 13:40 Great version which includes the complete composition, which was played in full several times in 1988 before being scaled back in subsequent years.
1990-02-09 Reba Lancaster, PA 11:58 Trey creates such incredible sustain (and on two separate occasions) that this effort alone merits consideration. Or you can simply use the time listening to Mike, Page, and Fish, who, fully in-synch, play expertly one off the other, creating that classic "Reba" syncopation.
1990-02-09 Bowie Lancaster, PA 12:52 Awesome Mike and Page in this exploratory version that includes a "Wipeout" tease (11:02).
1990-02-23 Possum Haverford, PA 7:26 "Alumni Blues" tease in intro. Cool jam that's quite different and interesting. Good quality recording.
1992-11-30 Reba Pittsburgh, PA 11:26 Strong Page and a percussive bent highlight the composed section. Trey scratches the band into the jam and fires off a series of singular, laser-like notes, before the playing settles into an unusual and delicate passage, both incredibly musical and wonderfully subdued. Fish permits the playing to go and go, which results in a soaring conclusion. (No whistling for the first time since "Reba's" debut.)
1992-11-30 Runaway Jim Pittsburgh, PA 9:29 > from "Buried Alive", this deep, throbbing version sees the band shrugging their youthful exuberance, the musicians coalescing to concentrate upon an excellent, protracted jam which sounds a couple years before its time.
1993-02-11 Llama Bloomsburg, PA 5:18 > in from "Fluffhead." Noticeable tension and dissonance from Trey as well as the expected rapid-fire action.
1993-05-01 Runaway Jim Upper Darby, PA 7:40 Awesome opener. Typically great guitar builds seamlessly to a incredibly thick and textured groove (5:00) which the band, circa late 90s, rides like a wave. Trey breaks to solo atop steady percussion before working the version to a smart conclusion.
1993-05-01 Bowie Upper Darby, PA 12:14 > in from "Glide." Very different from many of the preceding '93 versions. Jam begins with some melodic, almost upbeat playing by Trey. Returns to typical '93 "Bowie" by 8:00 with great tension.
1993-05-01 Mike's Upper Darby, PA 10:01 A high energy, solid 1st jam is followed by a nice, melodic groove, with great Page on the B-3. After rebuilding some energy, the jam briefly settles before roaring back to close.
1993-05-01 Weekapaug Upper Darby, PA 11:11 After starting in a rocking manner the jam detours into a segment of off-kilter exploration before returning home.
1993-05-02 YEM Upper Darby, PA 24:13 Remarkably groovy jam segment.
1993-05-02 Antelope Upper Darby, PA 12:39 Barn burner version with intense, rhythmic and dissonant jamming midway and a screaming peak.
1993-07-16 2001 Philadelphia, PA 3:42 Phish debut.
1993-07-18 Antelope Pittsburgh, PA 14:51 Begins with a jam on "Heartbreaker" right off the bat, followed by a rocking, exploratory jam. The band then plays along with nearby fireworks which sounds similar to a "BBJ." Finally, they start into "Brother" but shift back to finish "Antelope."
1994-04-08 SOAMelt State College, PA 12:15 Nothing recreational here, Trey, exiting the song proper, dominates. After simply spraying the space with impossibly open, yet concentrated sound, play (7:00) momentarily grinds to inform cool, droning, near-thematic improvisation. Not for long. As if broken down to rebuild, Trey whips the band into a frenzy, picking up not just where this version left off, but, rather, where "Melt" jamming had stood, historically, peaking (Aug. 93). Insane, must-hear Trey play.
1994-04-08 It's Ice State College, PA 5:46 Second set jam vehicle. First ever "Digital Delay Loop" jam is performed, followed by a rocking and extended "It's Ice" jam. Must-hear version.
1994-04-08 Digital Delay Loop Jam State College, PA 1:37 -> in from "It's Ice." The debut of the "Digital Delay Loop" jam is performed at the beginning of the "Ice" jam. -> back to "It's Ice" for more excellent "Ice"-type jamming.
1994-04-08 It's Ice State College, PA 7:19 -> in from the debut of the "Digital Delay Loop" jam. A rocking and excellent "Ice" jam follows the "DDL" jam.
1994-04-08 Hood State College, PA 12:27 Begins with a nice bouncy groove, things settle into quiet, subtle playing, then Trey & Co. build to a textbook finale.
1994-04-08 Bowie State College, PA 11:19 Like 1993, the band starts 1994 with an uninterrupted string of improvisational "Bowies." This one has a very cool, exploratory jam, but not so jarring and dissonant as most of the '93s.
1994-07-01 Foam Philadelphia, PA 9:42 Some great Mike and Trey teaming following a short, near silent jam, with rhythmic, staccato plucking by both. Ferocious ending.
1994-07-01 Stash Philadelphia, PA 12:28 Two exploratory jam sections here. The second, beginning at about 10:35, is a great little "cool down" section.
1994-07-01 Bowie Philadelphia, PA 11:45 Great Page on the organ (unusual for "Bowie"), and some crazy screaming from Trey and Fish.
1994-07-01 Possum Philadelphia, PA 11:02 Gripping, powerful jam with dissonant, off-key playing, serious tension, a "Voodoo Child" tease, and an explosive ending.
1994-07-01 Hood Philadelphia, PA 13:06 Cool, spacey beginning to the jam, great riffs from Trey, strong Fish, and a powerful finish with solid trilling = Great "Hood."
1994-10-07 Reba Bethlehem, PA 14:25 A rousing composed section incites a huge fan reaction, which bleeds into the jam, notable for an infectious groove - marked by solid Mike - with Trey deliberately building through cool riffing, a rise in sound before a quick dip in intensity finds him augmenting his tone to inform really great play. Cool Page. And on-point Fish. Before the band surges up and through a trilled-out and soaring peak.
1994-11-13 Antelope Erie, PA 13:03 Good solid improvisation in several parts, loads of tension with great playing by Fish and Page, and a full-throttle peak.
1994-12-28 Weekapaug Philadelphia, PA 17:08 A wacky, semi-evil version moves quickly beyond the standard, beginning with a dark Page-led section, followed by a Fish-led vocal jam. After more exploratory play, the band breaks into a jam on "The Little Drummer Boy," before returning to "Weekapaug" to wrap up.
1995-06-24 Julius Philadelphia, PA 10:00 Straightforward, but for a song that is already predictably intense, this one raises that bar several notches.
1995-06-24 Stash Philadelphia, PA 14:49 Another very good Summer '95 version, loaded with tension and with a psychological edginess to it.
1995-06-24 Bowie Philadelphia, PA 24:42 Simultaneously rocking and dark, with 3 distinct and excellent movements, and with a psychological edge like many top Summer '95 jams.
1995-06-24 Hood Philadelphia, PA 14:43 A really beautiful quiet section at first, then the power starts to build, but ever so gradually. False peak > Real peak ending.
1995-06-25 Bag Philadelphia, PA 8:29 > in from "Ya Mar." Exceptionally well-played straightforward version. Trey shreds. > to "Taste."
1995-06-25 Maze Philadelphia, PA 13:42 Awesome Page, and with a "Taps" tease by Trey. Suffice it to say that this is one HELL of a way to start a 2nd set.
1995-06-25 Mike's Philadelphia, PA 17:21 The 1st jam features some Eastern sounding notes and scales and is relatively brief. The 2nd begins is an intense, pulsing and rocking mode. The jamming gradually settles down into quiet exploration, which then grows eerie, gains power and a pulse and -> "WDWDIITR."
1995-06-25 Jam Philadelphia, PA 1:07 A brief, intense Fish and Page led jam develops at the end of "HYHU" and -> to "Weekapaug Groove.
1995-06-25 Weekapaug Philadelphia, PA 10:07 A strong, straightforward breakdown jam features solid play by Page and Mike. Teases of "Mainstreet" (Bob Seger) and "Dreaming" (Blondie) add extra mustard.
1995-11-24 Reba Pittsburgh, PA 14:22 > in from "Theme," more tight playing in the composed section gives way to really cool Mike, soon joined by Trey (who runs through a great set of chords), and this colored by incredible, off-beat Fish. Page offers a pretty splash of sound before Trey enters a truly melodic solo, Mike matching him note for note. Awesome and truly attentive full-band play informs great improvisational jamming which concludes in predictably great fashion.
1995-11-24 SOAMule Pittsburgh, PA 12:44 Typically strong Page solo followed by Trey on vocals and guitar. This one gets crazy as it picks up tempo and pitch. Another Page solo, klezmer, bizarre chanting from Mike, and ending.
1995-11-24 Gin Pittsburgh, PA 13:05 Improvisational version includes a great breakdown jam led by Fish, Page and Mike with Trey on the mini percussion kit.
1995-12-01 Mike's Hershey, PA 20:16 A driving and furied 1st jam leads off. The 2nd begins with a somewhat dark sentiment, buffeted by an intense rhythmic sense. The jam then quiets briefly, before regaining its propulsive high energy nature. At 15:00, Page takes the lead, adding '95-style funk, while Trey opts for the mini kit. At the end, Trey returns to guitar to lead a clean -> to "Weekapaug," the first ever "Mike's"/"Weekapaug" pairing.
1995-12-01 Weekapaug Hershey, PA 8:28 -> from "Mike's Song" (1st time ever), and played in a different key than normal. Despite some issues with the key change, the jam contains a beautiful, melodic theme.
1995-12-15 It's Ice Philadelphia, PA 8:49 Very spacey jam segues into a creepy, Fish-driven groove with unintelligble, bizarre vocalizations from someone (?), as Page teases the "Pink Panther" theme a few times. "Odd" doesn't even begin to describe this.
1995-12-15 Gin Philadelphia, PA 11:38 A very good "Type I" jam breaks into some percussive, deep exploration at 8:30 and then -> to "Rotation Jam" (one of only 4 such performances during which the band members all switch instruments but continue playing).
1995-12-15 Bowie Philadelphia, PA 14:10 Jam almost immediately breaks into an unusual groove. Not way out there, but uniquely excellent.
1996-08-14 Jam Hershey, PA 4:47 -> in from "Wilson." A very good, badass, dissonant and mildly funky jam emerges that grows spacey and > to "DwD."
1996-08-14 Fee Hershey, PA 6:04 Great -> into "Poor Heart."
1996-08-14 Reba Hershey, PA 13:56 With the Clifford Ball looming, the band throws down a version suitable for any festival. Fast and frenetic, the band channels some inner-Fall 1995 and plays powerfully and without reservation, racing through the composed section to jam with added verve and tenacity. A signature moment from summer tour's surprise show.
1996-08-14 Runaway Jim Hershey, PA 15:14 Jam gets nicely beyond "Jim," returns, then breaks into some percussive jamming with Trey on the mini kit. Unfinished with > to "YEM."
1996-08-14 Tweezer Hershey, PA 19:20 A must-hear ending to this version which is "type II" in part.
1996-10-17 SOAMule State College, PA 12:20 Guitar/vocal response by Trey. "DEG" -like jamming in Page's second solo by Page and Trey > klezmer and chanting.
1996-10-18 Maze Pittsburgh, PA 11:57 Words do not adequately describe how demented, sick, insane, twisted, tension-filled, and incredibly dissonant this version is. It's a fantastic masterpiece! Go hear it Now! (get the sbd download from the SPAC FTA release on the "spreadsheet").
1996-10-18 YEM Pittsburgh, PA 20:48 Teases of Peter Frampton's 'Do You Feel Like We Do' during an elongated jam segment with a soaring peak.
1996-10-18 Reba Pittsburgh, PA 14:10 Fall 1996 is notable for any number of reasons, not the least of which is the treatment "Reba" receives. Here is a case in point, with the band exiting the composed section to work through a terrific passage of extended, improvisational calm. Of course Trey is great, but Page's playing is particularly on-point, his work on the baby grand inspired and assured, through a conclusion both frenetic and wholly controlled.
1996-12-28 Mike's Philadelphia, PA 16:02 Patience is a virtue, and this version is proof of that concept. The 1st jam is frankly below average by '96 standards, but the patient listener is rewarded by a 2nd jam that begins with some great rocking hose, and mellows to delicate Trey, Page and Mike interplay before -> to "Strange Design."
1996-12-28 Weekapaug Philadelphia, PA 16:03 Page at the helm, as he leads the band first in funky breakdown jam, playing several of his toys including the Moog. Following a brief return to "Weekapaug," Page solos on piano in a manner akin to "Coil."
1996-12-29 YEM Philadelphia, PA 17:03 "YEM" -> to "Rotation Jam," an instrument-switching jam.
1996-12-29 Rotation Jam Philadelphia, PA 4:54 -> in from "YEM." This instrument-switching jam is performed during the "YEM" jam and > to "Sixteen Candles" with Mike on piano.
1996-12-29 Sixteen Candles Philadelphia, PA 2:03 > in from "Rotation Jam." Mike sings and performs this 1950s pop hit solo on piano. > to the "YEM" vocal jam.
1996-12-29 YEM Philadelphia, PA 3:28 > in from "Sixteen Candles" for the "YEM" vocal jam.
1997-08-13 Gumbo Burgettstown, PA 19:22 The longest version to date starts off with a loose funk groove that develops into an air tight polyrhythmic groove which Trey eventually starts to solo on top off before fading out into "The Horse."
1997-08-13 C&P Burgettstown, PA 14:59 The song portion is played slower than normal. The beginning of the jam is vintage '97 funk, goes into some classic "crosseyed-esque jamming" before drifting into some spacier realms.
1997-08-13 Wilson Burgettstown, PA 6:10 Christmas comes early to Star Lake when the full band delivers a "Little Drummer Boy" jam in the post "blat" section.
1997-08-13 Runaway Jim Burgettstown, PA 9:05 Incredible, straight-forward set-opener. What the jam might lack in terms of inventive improvisation (evinced earlier, and throughout Summer 1997's tour) is more than compensated for by way of tight, full-band play, and absolutely incendiary Trey, who puts on a clinic.
1997-08-13 2001 Burgettstown, PA 11:35 Big deep groove, with some sweet staccato patterning from Trey in the second jam.
1997-12-02 Mike's Philadelphia, PA 20:41 Exceptional single jam version which begins in funk/rock mode and grows increasingly powerful until 8:30, when the jam shifts into serious funk mode. After 12:00, the jam quiets to delicate, introspective play, before regaining its original juggernaut sense of power and -> to "Simple." This is entire Mike's Groove is must-hear material.
1997-12-02 Simple Philadelphia, PA 9:45 Features a Trey and Page duet. A gorgeous, must-hear version which -> to a must-hear "Dog Faced Boy" which -> to a must-hear "Ya Mar."
1997-12-02 Dog Faced Boy Philadelphia, PA 5:36 -> in from "Simple." A beautiful and inspiring "DFB" follows a gorgeous "Simple" jam, and is part of a HUGE "Mike's Groove." -> to "Ya Mar" as the great stuff keeps coming.
1997-12-02 Ya Mar Philadelphia, PA 14:00 -> in from "Dog Faced Boy." Jam quickly moves away from conventional "Ya Mar" structure into a rhythmic, grooving foray with building intensity. "Crosseyed And Painless" tease," and a fantastic -> to "Weekapaug."
1997-12-02 Weekapaug Philadelphia, PA 15:29 Thrilling, smooth -> in from "Ya Mar." This version completes a fantastic "Mike's Groove." "Weekapaug" starts off more slowly before coming up to speed, then dives into the thick funk. Swiftly after 6:00, the jam blasts off into an upbeat groove that keeps building, working the crowd into a frenzy by 10:00. A must-hear version.
1997-12-02 Character Zero Philadelphia, PA 8:43 Mellow - or offbeat - by "Zero" standards, the version, strangely musical, produces a fun and surprising "tripping up the steps" sensation. The band, clearly energized, performs at a much slower tempo, the song's customary forceful vibe created by shouting and Trey's deliberate, scuzzy soloing.
1997-12-03 Drowned Philadelphia, PA 16:35 Funkalicious! Great up-tempo version that highlights the band's peaking cohesiveness and improvisational talent during the Fall 1997 run.
1997-12-03 Gumbo Philadelphia, PA 9:39 A badass "type II" (and dark) groove develops before dissolving into space, out of which 2001 begins.
1997-12-03 Bowie Philadelphia, PA 26:26 Long intro with teases and a signal. A wonderfully upbeat, major mode movement develops and continues for about 5 1/2 minutes before cycling back to "Bowie." The rub: it takes 18 minutes to get to this departure from standard fare. Unfinished with a fantastic -> to "Possum."
1997-12-03 Jam Philadelphia, PA 9:11 > in from "Possum." An excellent Fall '97-style funk jam develops on the tail end of "Possum" and -> to "Prince Caspian."
1997-12-03 Caspian Philadelphia, PA 10:11 -> out of a jammed out "Possum." Trey takes the lead here, providing inspired melodic content. > to "Frankenstein."
1997-12-09 Mike's State College, PA 11:58 The single jam has a funky bent at first. After working through some typical terrain, the funk comes back, especially after 8:30 when the jam takes on a "BEK"-like vibe, accentuated by some nice stop/start action.
1997-12-09 Simple State College, PA 29:32 The jam that emerges begins subtly, then grows some legs as Fish and Mike kick the funk into gear before morphing back into a quiet, contemplative jam. Extremely improvisational version. Seamless segue sounds at first like a move to "Bowie" but becomes "Timber" instead.
1997-12-09 Timber Ho State College, PA 7:44 Segue -> in from a 30 minute "Simple," this version restores the jam to its typical place of darkness, and has an almost '95 psychedelic feel to it, with Fish kicking the percussion into heavier action.
1998-08-11 Wolfman's Burgettstown, PA 11:10 "Type I" with extra mustard. Little sprinkles of improvisation all around on this solid version, including a great -> to the first "Time Loves A Hero" in 1,021 shows (last seen on 11/5/88).
1998-08-11 Fee Burgettstown, PA 8:27 A nicely stretched out version of a typical outro in this classic pairing of "Fee" > "Maze."
1998-08-11 Maze Burgettstown, PA 15:26 Obviously, Trey is playing the dissonance/tension card, but it's really Mike, Page and Fish in the background during Trey's solo who twist this extended version into the abyss.
1998-08-11 Runaway Jim Burgettstown, PA 34:47 An epic summertime odyssey of exploration, and among the best "Jims" ever. Loaded with improvisation and near-ambient sound, the opus closes with a "Maria" (West Side Story) tease and a triumphant return to "Jim."
1999-07-21 Funky Bitch Burgettstown, PA 8:10 Definitely among the better versions even if it's "just type I."
1999-07-21 Taste Burgettstown, PA 12:37 Extended, unhurried and skillful soloing by Trey. Only very gradually does the band notch up the intensity.
1999-07-21 Mike's Burgettstown, PA 12:53 Once again, the band uses the instrumental space in "Mike's" to launch a groove-based jam. In this one, there's a nice ebb and flow of energy, with great Page B-3 action around 7:30. As the jam progresses, it gets increasingly incendiary, with good '99-style Trey shredding.
1999-07-21 My Left Toe Burgettstown, PA 16:08 -> in from "Simple." A swirling transition jam meanders for bit, but after 8:00 it finds its full stride, and the result is gorgeous and lilting improvisational playing. -> to "Caspian."
1999-07-21 Weekapaug Burgettstown, PA 12:41 Mike is strong and out in front, leading another extended, funky breakdown jam. Gradually, Trey and Page take the lead back, riding atop the groove as it returns to "Weekapaug" proper.
1999-12-10 Tweezer Philadelphia, PA 14:15 Extremely textural version that builds a "wall of sound." Doesn't do much IMO, but mileage varies.
1999-12-10 Jibboo Philadelphia, PA 14:09 Careful and patient, the front half of this jam features strong Rhodes and synth work from Page, to create a twinkly and spacey vibe. The band slowly accelerates this "Gotta Jibboo" to a smooth pinnacle, with multiple, very pleasant peaks; other "Jibboos" peak harder, but this one peaks cleaner and longer than its '99 peers. A true culmination of groove-based jam ideas from fall and winter '99.
1999-12-11 SOAMule Philadelphia, PA 12:22 Page Solo > Mike and Trey duet > full band jam that is really upbeat and rocking > conclusion.
1999-12-11 Boogie On Philadelphia, PA 7:50 An extra funky jam kicks off a great set.
1999-12-11 Ghost Philadelphia, PA 19:06 Endurance run through the Nevada desert crests the ridge into the Groom Lake Basin to behold the arrival of the mothership. [-> in from "Sally." Strong, slow tempo straightforward version with great Mike blasts off into deep outer space after 13:00 and explores the universe before -> to "2001."]
1999-12-11 2001 Philadelphia, PA 15:23 Emerges from "Ghost" and becomes a Haunted Space Halloween. Incredibly slow pace. This groove is one for the ages.
2000-07-07 Gumbo Burgettstown, PA 9:06 Real tight groove, with no one member leading.
2000-07-07 Divided Burgettstown, PA 16:32 A completely different style of play, reflecting the sound of 1999 and 2000. Anything but hard rocking, it's graceful, emotive music, with Mike, Page and Fish leading the way.
2000-07-07 Funky Bitch Burgettstown, PA 8:05 Stays "type I" but rocks exceptionally well.
2000-07-07 Maze Burgettstown, PA 9:16 Like 4/5/98, there is a -> to "Shafty," but here it's in the middle of Trey's solo, and then there is a -> back to "Maze."
2000-07-07 Shafty Burgettstown, PA 2:20 -> in from "Maze." The first serving of a "Shafty" sandwich (4/5/98) was open-faced. This one has "Maze" on both sides. -> back to "Maze."
2000-07-07 Maze Burgettstown, PA 3:12 -> in from "Shafty" to complete this cool and unusual version of "Maze."
2000-07-07 Ghost Burgettstown, PA 17:21 Polyrhythmic wormhole to 1995 which switches gears toward a wide droning gyre ornamented with spirals and dimensional flanging and a vaguely tubular resolution. [A haunting version which breaks into a distinctive dark groove at 9:00 and stays there, with little of the typically blissful jamming associated with "Ghost."]
2000-09-15 Piper Hershey, PA 20:08 Fishman's tempo driven percussion work moves this dark other-worldly spacious jam along.
2000-09-15 Tube Hershey, PA 17:36 This incredible jam begins with fast-paced funk, while the jam reprise moves into type 2 territory with a space groove before reaching a rocking climax. > into "When the Circus Comes". Longest Tube to date.
2000-09-15 Jam Hershey, PA 0:00 See Tube Jamming Chart.
2003-02-25 Taste Philadelphia, PA 12:04 Excellent Page solo. Then Trey deploys some unusual plucking and strumming techniques (9:00 - 10:20 or so) towards the end of his solo. Strong version.
2003-02-25 Slave Philadelphia, PA 13:10 Not sure how Page adroitly plays both the Fender-Rhodes and piano simultaneously, but he does here. Another good one where Trey hangs back for much of the jam, allowing Mike and Page to lead until he steps forward.
2003-02-25 WotC Philadelphia, PA 19:01 Around 13:00, the jam breaks into an effects-laden groove, although it is not far removed from typical "WOTC." Returns to the standard at 17:30 to wrap up.
2003-02-25 Theme Philadelphia, PA 16:35 Jam begins conventionally until 8:40, when it abruptly shifts into a great, rocking groove. Mode shift again at 11:35 when the jam takes on a bluesy and somewhat funky vibe, which continues for about a minute until the ending section suddenly appears. Great little groove tacked on the end as well, with a > to "Runaway Jim."
2003-07-29 Jibboo Burgettstown, PA 11:36 Despite "Gotta Jibboo's" rarity in 2.0, it remained a consistently strong offering when appearing in shows. This version always feels like it's about to peak, but the band continues to push the jam forward and deeper at each turn, offering variety to create a more complex "Jibboo" than meets the ear.
2003-07-29 SOAMule Burgettstown, PA 10:12 "Wouldn't It Be Lovely" jam by Trey and others in response to Page's solo.
2003-07-29 Fee Burgettstown, PA 7:51 "Maze" tease in a jam that sticks close to the normal outro with an added repeating riff from Trey. Page also contributes on the synthesizer before the -> into "Timber."
2003-07-29 Timber Ho Burgettstown, PA 7:45 Great segue -> in from "Fee." This is one angry mule! Packs all the rage of the earliest versions. At 5:25, almost breaks free from "Timber" proper, but shortly returns to the fold.
2003-07-29 McGrupp Burgettstown, PA 9:05 In the only version from 2.0, the others join in with Page for more of a rocking jam, with great Mike and Fish. There is also a sense of back and forth between Page and the others, giving the jam energy and a playful aspect as it builds to a solid conclusion.
2003-07-29 C&P Burgettstown, PA 25:50 This version is long and explorative, but it keeps rocking all the way to the 20 minute mark, after which it gets spacey. It's a very percussive jam. Even when it hits a spacier segment, the jam still moves with focus and direction. GREAT VERSION!
2003-11-29 Julius Philadelphia, PA 10:11 Has some really cool riffs from Trey throughout that are unusual, as well as some nice low intensity playing.
2003-11-29 Twist Philadelphia, PA 17:17 Excellent jam which breaks from "Twist" around 7:30 into some good major mode action, then grows a bit spacey and dissonant before morphing into a really nice rocking groove. Towards the end, it gets angry and dissonant and -> to "Simple."
2009-06-18 Tube Burgettstown, PA 7:15 A great 3.0 version with an extended clav solo from Page while Trey compliments him with funky rhythm playing and bent notes. Trey then takes the lead into the upper register. Later in the jam, Trey returns to rhythm playing and Page gets down on the MOOG.
2009-11-24 DwD Philadelphia, PA 16:56 A good and wide-ranging jam develops that includes optimistic, rhythmic, and introspective sections. The jam eventually gets spacey, although it's pretty decent space and > well to "Twenty Years Later."
2009-11-24 Weekapaug Philadelphia, PA 9:12 "Weekapaug" begins at a very fast tempo, launches into the jam, and then Trey re-plays the opening chords at a slower tempo. The second "Weekapaug" jam is very laid-back and funky at times.
2009-11-25 BOAF Philadelphia, PA 12:49 Very well played through 7:40 when the jam gets out there with some nice work by Page and Mike. Eventually returns to "Birds" proper. A very exploratory version for 3.0.
2009-11-25 Tweezer Philadelphia, PA 12:25 Similar to Camden's "Tweezer."
2010-06-13 Drowned Hershey, PA 11:49 Fish and Mike propel this shorter, funky version along. Nice work by all four, and restraint by Trey adds to the overall quality. This is really quite a good version.
2010-06-13 YEM Hershey, PA 21:14 Excellent peak in the jam and Mike is awesome!!
2012-06-23 SOAMule Burgettstown, PA 11:04 Most improvisational version in 12+ years that includes an extended Mule Duel with Page on theremin at one point.
2012-06-23 Simple Burgettstown, PA 9:21 The typical jam breaks into a short dreamy, lightly pulsing abstraction, before settling into extended transition space and > to "Light."
2012-06-23 Weekapaug Burgettstown, PA 10:20 Nice plinko-style funk breakdown, a second little Mike/Page breakdown, then more improvisational play before an unsual conclusion which -> to "Seven Below."
2013-10-29 Divided Reading, PA 15:38 The jam has a really nice and gentle beginning, with almost a late-'90s vibe, then builds to a solid peak.
2013-10-29 DwD Reading, PA 21:20 An excellent, multi-section jam begins dark and stormy, then starts grooving in a very upbeat manner with growing energy. After letting the "HOSE" run for several minutes, the jam methodically cycles down.
2013-10-29 Twenty Years Later Reading, PA 14:22 The jam breaks away from the standard around 7:45, passing through a "The Birds"-like jam before becoming funky and rocking with some great Page B-3 action. The jam brightens in sentiment briefly before > to "Piper."
2013-10-29 YEM Reading, PA 22:25 Intricate jam segment where the band members play off each other quite well, and a decent peak to the jam.
2014-07-08 Tube Philadelphia, PA 6:07 Mike gets down on this right away, Trey picks up quickly, and the whole jam locks in for several minutes.
2014-07-08 Fuego Philadelphia, PA 25:58 Like the SPAC "Fuego" this jam begins with some quieter musings, followed by a couple of peaking sections. Then the jam turns rhythmic, funky, and almost jazz-like, with some nice Fish and Page, before finally dwindling to transition space.
2014-07-08 Hood Philadelphia, PA 13:08 This "Hood" has a really great early section, especially between 5:25 - 9:25, where Mike, Page and Trey have this wonderful 3-way musical conversation, while Fish scales the percussion down to a very subtle but key rhythmic foundation.
2014-07-09 CDT Philadelphia, PA 16:41 A far-ranging jam develops which initially shifts away from the standard around 4:30 to darker, minor mode play. From here, the jam briefly brightens, descends back into the twilight, then brightens considerably, before finally winding down with some rhythmic play.
2014-07-09 Wingsuit Philadelphia, PA 9:04 Rearranged and redefined, this post-Halloween version--aka the "flown balls Wingsuit"--donning its now "traditional" form. Great full-band play (especially Fish) backs Trey's powerful soloing, which features dynamic modulation and a shift in pitch. Feels good.
2014-07-09 Mike's Philadelphia, PA 8:14 The jam begins with some nice funky clav playing, normalizes, regains the funky legs, and features strong playing by Fish, as well as Trey, who deploys several guitar effects to alter his tone.
2015-08-11 Martian Monster Philadelphia, PA 4:16 The band neatly -> into the second "Martian Monster" of this show from the ultra rare "Skin It Back." This version seamlessly combines "Skin It Back" themes into the Martian atmosphere, including two separate teases. Proving beyond doubt the presence of water on Mars, the spaceship hovers in a dense atmospheric cloud with an "ASIHTOS"-like quality, before jumping orbit with a loud, sampled scream and revisiting "Skin It Back" on the journey home.
2015-08-11 Bowie Philadelphia, PA 10:49 Some variation away from the boiler plate standard, including a brief major mode modulation, nice Trey/Page/Mike interplay, and a solid tension-filled trill section put this one in the jam chart zone.
2015-08-11 SOAMule Philadelphia, PA 10:50 Page solo with Trey comping on guitar > "Martian Monster" vocal quote > Fish with a spacey Marimba Lumina solo > klezmer > prayer-like Mike chanting > conclusion.
2015-08-11 Fuego Philadelphia, PA 16:19 For the 2nd straight year, the Mann gets a big "Fuego." This jam begins in a subdued manner, then builds energy and feel-good sensibility before revisiting the "Fuego" theme with an uplifting spirit.
2015-08-11 46 Days Philadelphia, PA 8:17 The customary instrumental bridge has some filthy, raw tone, then there's a great compact spacey but upbeat jam at the end which covers a surprising amount of terrain and -> to "Taste."
2015-08-12 Cities Philadelphia, PA 10:35 Trey's Echoplex leads the second straight solid "Cities" to some extended between-verses jamming, before the whole band picks up where he left off and explores a pulsing, minor mode space before the 'plex is left behind for a more straight-ahead jam that eventually fades out.
2015-08-12 Stash Philadelphia, PA 12:14 Traditional "Stash" jam which dwells in the domain of darkness throughout, covers some different terrain in this realm, and ups the tension nicely before releasing its underworld grip.
2015-08-12 It's Ice Philadelphia, PA 9:03 After a Jekyll (jam) and Hyde (composed section) take just four shows earlier, Trey redeems himself with the Mann "It's Ice". The whole band jumps into the jam feet first, coalescing around a "Manteca"-like theme for a few minutes during which Page goes absolutely nuts on his clavinet.
2015-08-12 Twist Philadelphia, PA 20:08 Continuing a run of excellent renditions of "Twist", this exceptional version starts in more typical "Twist" jam territory before some more delicate playing is laid on a bed of bombs and loops. Like the Shoreline rendition, the band circles back to the main theme briefly before veering back off into a darker, fuzzier, mine-field of Mike before Fishman pushes Trey and Page towards nirvana and eventually the main theme once more. Must hear!
2015-08-12 Scents and Subtle Sounds Philadelphia, PA 14:43 Only the second "S&SS" with intro (SBIX) in 3.0, this version shows few signs of rust and has excellent vocals throughout. The jam starts off largely in-the-box, but Trey and Mike slowly tug at the seams until Fishman pushes the rest of the band towards a throbbing two-note pattern and a brief peak before more clean vocals bring it back home.
2016-06-28 Fuego Philadelphia, PA 16:04 Dives into a low-key late-night groove at Mike's urging, then Fish takes control as Trey lays down some thick MuTron nastiness. Mike remains very present all throughout. Briefly resolves to major key, but instead puddles and > into "Runaway Jim".
2016-06-28 Breath and Burning Philadelphia, PA 7:11 Second version goes deep, with an extended, echo-enhanced outro informing a passage of measured and highly musical space, which -> to "Mind Left Body Jam."
2016-06-28 Mind Left Body Jam Philadelphia, PA 2:23 -> in from "Breath And Burning." Cool way to close out this first improvisational version.
2016-06-28 Slave Philadelphia, PA 9:36 Fish and Mike are out front on this one, giving the jam an early sense of drive and power. Soaring play by Trey and a solidly peaking conclusion all add up to a strong "Slave."
2016-06-29 Reba Philadelphia, PA 13:58 No mere novelty, the band's incredibly slow take on the composed section (better heard than described) seems to dissolve as muscle memory takes over, the torpid pace impossible to sustain. This inspires several minutes of particularly soulful and melodic jamming, which, in fun Phish fashion, dissolves into an inane whistling section.
2016-06-29 Farmhouse Philadelphia, PA 6:41 A sea of trills and melodic waves evoking the ocean's ebb and flow. A harmonious jam where the means are the ends; the musical equivalent to taking a walk through the woods for the sake of walking through the woods.
2016-06-29 C&P Philadelphia, PA 15:31 After departing the typical jam style, this version drops briefly into some murky waters but finds its footing as Fish propels things forward, eventually leading to a feel-good conclusion and a -> to the debut of "Friends".
2016-06-29 BDTNL Philadelphia, PA 8:40 An inspired version showcasing full-band interplay. Trey truly shines, working his line in a number of directions, sprinkling notes and modulating intensity to shape this shimmering summertime stunner.
2016-06-29 Hood Philadelphia, PA 14:21 After a couple of years of venturing abroad, "Harry Hood" proves that a more traditional, but extended trip is equally compelling. This fine encore version also includes a very powerful ending section.
2017-07-19 Caspian Pittsburgh, PA 15:26 Inspired full-band play departs "Caspian" proper around the 5:00 mark. Trey shapes his tone, and his impassioned and varied soloing arrives as if from some astral plane. The jam then cools to float upon an atmospheric, yet highly musical wave, whose "No Quarter" undertones give way to trilling which slowly builds to the first of several very powerful peaks.
2017-07-19 Mr. Completely Pittsburgh, PA 21:19 Busted out after a 380 show absence, Phish goes 2 for 2 on delivering the goods with this TAB standby. The jam quickly goes "Type II" and features bliss jamming aplenty as well as some new synth sounds from Page.
2017-07-19 BDTNL Pittsburgh, PA 9:36 With Trey's struck notes skipping like stones atop bedrock Fish, a change leads to more by way of melodic soloing which, effortlessly, Trey whips into a blast of huge, clock-watcher sustain, play which separates this version from most others (see 10/20/21 for similar, inspired, jamming).
2019-12-03 KDF Philadelphia, PA 9:16 At 5:50 the jam shifts to upbeat major play and immediately transforms into patented Phish bliss and then > into a continuation of "Tweezer". Unfinished.
2019-12-03 CDT Philadelphia, PA 12:29 The lone Fall 2019 version sees Trey take the jam into major-key territory right out of the song proper, occasionally touching on Phrygian mode at times. Fish and Mike help propel this feel-good version along, with Trey getting off some nice trills, then as a sparser jam space emerges, Trey heads into the night's final tease of "Tweezer".
2019-12-03 2001 Philadelphia, PA 11:12 This "2001" is not your average dance party. Phish pull out all the toys... the Marimba, THX sound-effects, drills, and tons of delays teleport the 3500 seat Met Theater into the center of the universe. One of the most unique versions in history gets wayyyy out there. The result is something along lines of the Borg landing in the middle of a Donnie Darko sequel.
2019-12-04 Halley's Pittsburgh, PA 10:56 Punchy, "Tube"/"Jibboo"-esque funky groove, with Trey melodically soloing o'er top it for a spell, eventually but abruptly modulates key and diminishes into "Circus."
2019-12-04 Runaway Jim Pittsburgh, PA 13:34 Patient and smooth, all four musicians contribute to a cerebral and stately version. Mellow, yet highly musical, play features superb improvisation atop Fish's shuffling beat, with ideas swapped and recycled through subdued play (listen for a lot of "lead" Mike) which considerably brightens as Trey fires a number of notes (inducing a great reaction from the audience), before heavy, almost ominous play, morphs to become highly psychedelic in nature. This, slowly then, > into "Ghosts of the Forest" poignant Phish debut.
2021-08-10 Soul Planet Hershey, PA 13:27 The other Summer 2021 "Soul Planet", this bad boy doesn't take long to move into a quicksilver minor-key boil with Trey's gnarly effects taking center stage. Fish picks up the pace and a solid groove emerges, then Trey switches to major-key and the band follows with a powerful bit of hose. Fish then switches up his beat and Page takes center stage, before Trey elbows his way in with some wicked riffing and Fish steers things to more rock-oriented waters. Trey then fires up some stabbing chords before neatly -> into NICU. Inspired, melodious jamming.
2021-08-11 Halley's Hershey, PA 15:15 A really fantastic first set jam from a great show, Trey going to his gloopy effects for fun, before the jam really heats up and Fish snaps into a really wicked driving groove. Page goes to the piano and finds a new key, and a really good rocking jam emerges as a result. Dies away into nothingness and > (maybe ->) into the debut of "Lonely Trip".
2021-08-11 BOAF Hershey, PA 18:48 Much like the also-superb 7/9/16 "DWD", mainly stays within the envelope of the usual "BOAF" jam at first, but finds some interesting avenues within thanks to Trey's handy effects pedals. Moves into major key with Page switching to electric piano and Trey playing some repeating notes, then Fish kicks into high gear and Trey briefly switches to chords before tearing off some gnarly solos. Moves into a stranger 2.0-esque zone with Trey building up a wall of sound with his effects, Fish really urging him on, then cools down and heads back to "BOAF" proper (a thing that happened a lot this year). Strong version from one of the Summer's strongest shows.
2021-08-11 Ruby Waves Hershey, PA 15:59 A wonderfully multi-faceted jam that touches on fiery effects-laden minor key grooviness, a twinkly Page-heavy relaxed jam, and a superb rockout that builds to a gigantic peak before coming to an echo-laden close. Right up there with any of the year's lengthier behemoths. > into "CDT".
2021-12-31 YEM Lititz, PA 21:35 An unprecedented version. Although the opening composed section is loose, and the jam segment is quite smooth and perfunctory, and the "bass and drums" segment is relatively straightforward, the "vocal jam" section begins unaccompanied as it ordinarily would, but soon becomes, in effect, a "second jam" if you will, with Fish in particular scatting during its opening minute. This jam cooks and soars, with Trey deploying the echoplex for several minutes over magnificent accompaniment by Mike, Page and Fish, before the groove mellifluously melts into --> "Frankie Says."
2022-07-19 Halley's Philadelphia, PA 17:03 After a mangled composed section, "Halley's Comet" takes off for the stars. The band hangs on Amin and delivers a rocking jam that soon grows introspective. A melodic volley develops between the four band members, which leads the band into a major key pivot. The music grows hazier, delay pedals and synths deploy, and the band finds themselves in a decidedly ambient space. A slightly funkier groove then emerges over the dense textural landscape, and fades out > "Stash."
2022-07-19 Piper Philadelphia, PA 13:59 Jam begins in typical "Piper" fashion with strong interplay between the four band members. A subtle modulation occurs a little after the 5 minute mark, and the music grows more psychedelic. Mike and Fish lay down a mighty foundation, as Trey and Page's melodic coloring become more vibrant and textured. The jam then gradually grows in intensity, eventually leading to a powerful Trey-led guitar peak. > "Tweezer" to close out the set's preceding "Tweezerfest" shenanigans.
2022-07-20 Runaway Jim Philadelphia, PA 11:27 Another Phish classic benefitting from the band's renewed interest in exceptional, seemingly effortless, improvisation. Not quite running away, the jam threatens to break free, riding that effortlessly cool "Jim" vibe, with impossibly sprite Trey working atop bedrock Fish. A super example of what "was" crossed with what "is."
2022-07-20 KDF Philadelphia, PA 10:59 The jam shifts very subtly from the usual blues-rock to more upbeat play and then strays further from "KDF" as it progresses, eventually landing unfinished > "Theme".
2022-07-20 Bag Philadelphia, PA 9:23 Who would have thought it? Following a "Baker's Dozen" fake-out, the thousand-dollar question is finally answered, with Phish (Trey) finally pushing another classic through rudimentary form into open improvisational territory, eliciting exciting jamming that, while perhaps a bit "short," is certainly sweet before a nice break for "Soul Planet."
2022-07-20 Simple Philadelphia, PA 14:50 > from "Soul Planet." Jam begins in familiar melodic territory...but then the band rips a portal in space and time, finding themselves back in the psychedelic murk that occupied the previous set's "Split Open and Melt" jam. Mike and Fishman consistently challenge the rhythm as Page's textural work and Trey's low octave synth effect punctuate the whole affair. The Phish machine churns into a pulsing, monstrous polyrhythmic jam that grooves like a mutha and pulls off a nice -> into "Light."
2023-07-21 Stash Burgettstown, PA 14:45 Gets a tweak and changes keys shortly before 7:00 but retains "Stash's" light-on-its-feet jazzy swing. Later, a lovely underwater passage leads into major bliss, where the jam stays for the remainder.
2023-07-21 Sigma Oasis Burgettstown, PA 16:17 All four members are right up front contributing creatively without hesitation, actively listening, remaining locked in and punchy with direction. An upbeat set 2 opener that segues neatly into "The Final Hurrah".
2023-07-21 The Final Hurrah Burgettstown, PA 9:00 -> from "Sigma Oasis." This fun tune has an upbeat jam for a while before giving way to a slowdown with Trey soloing over the rest of the band creating a cool texture for him. Fish really shines here. The jam dissolves and eventually > into the debut of "Pillow Jets."
2023-07-21 Pillow Jets Burgettstown, PA 11:12 Phish debut version downshifts after 6:00, becoming more moody and atmospheric before mounting another round of heavier rock which washes into > "David Bowie".
2023-07-22 Everything's Right Burgettstown, PA 22:30 Opening the second set for the first time in ten plays, this version hearkens back to the heavy-hitting 2021 "ERs." The band is fully locked-in, navigating the jam as one entity. Trey eventually winds back to the "Na na na, yeah" lyrics of the song before it > "Soul Planet."
2023-07-22 Soul Planet Burgettstown, PA 14:13 Hard-charging out of the gates through 7:15 when it settles into an ethereal transition, then winds up again for a heartening resolution and floats into -> "Twist".
2023-07-25 Gin Philadelphia, PA 14:35 Fans of Mike will want to seek out this excellent version. Listen for his deft finger work and fluid fret runs throughout to propel the improvisational conversation. Segues neatly into "BOTT".
2023-07-25 The Well Philadelphia, PA 19:56 Taking the set 2 anchor spot in only its second Phish outing, Trey's new Tom penned piece is a study in contrasts. Bluebirds and shimmering piano work give way to manic screams and a multipart jam that samples the water at multiple depths. Dipping first into jagged play and thick snarl, then lifting into plucky staccato melodies that lead to a vocal reprise and false ending before dropping the bucket for another load of muck and an absolutely disgusting peak. Fish wants more.
2023-07-26 BDTNL Philadelphia, PA 7:30 Distinguished for its mid-jam breakdown from 4:30-6:00, and then rebuilds itself in the traditional manner.
2023-07-26 Carini Philadelphia, PA 22:41 A slow brood early leads to a now familiar and welcomed progression that could signal fulfillment, but here it's the front half of a jam that takes a turn down grittier paths and explores chunkier rhythmic space. Accelerating through synth laden territories, Trey's leads and Fishman's drumming race to what feels like a rocking finish, but instead the band hits a stride that carries them over another peak into a smooth landing that > "Joy".
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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