Jam Chart for Free (23 entries)

Date Song City Timing Notes
1995-05-16 Free Lowell, MA 8:32 Debut. Jam section similar in tone, but less with percussion and with less Page than later '95 - '96 versions.
1995-06-26 Free Saratoga Springs, NY 16:16 -> in from a great "Down With Disease." Multi-movement masterpiece. Starts in typical (for 1995) style, but morphs into rhythmic, eerie and psychedelic piece. The jams then takes on a jazz-like vibe. After some quiet moments, picks up tempo and energy for a rocking, upbeat finale.
1995-11-22 Free Landover, MD 33:02 The second extended, highly improvisational "Free." This one is a monster with several movements well beyond "Free" proper and "No Quarter" teases and a "BATR" tease. -> to "Llama." Must-hear.
1997-06-14 Free Dublin, Ireland 11:48 The new or modern "Free" jam is hatched with funky, bass-led sound. Great Page on clavinet, organ, synthesizer and piano.
1997-06-24 Free Strasbourg, France 12:03 Nice funky jam that gets pretty rocking. Great Mike and Trey.
1997-07-02 Free Amsterdam, Netherlands 11:03 More of the modern "Free" jam, with a great bass-led breakdown and some good delay/resume action.
1997-07-06 Free Desenzano, Italy 10:30 Slow tempo, very funky jam with Trey taking the lead.
1997-08-08 Free Tinley Park, IL 9:25 Great -> in from a very solid "Wolfman's Brother." The jam while similar to the post '95 - '96 jam is it's own beast; very cool.
1997-11-30 Free Worcester, MA 10:36 -> in from a monster "Stash." The only performance in Fall '97. In addition to an excellent, extended version, the band tacks on a nice 4 1/2 minute ambient jam to the back end of "Free." -> to "Piper."
1998-07-15 Free Portland, OR 11:22 -> in from "Tweezer." An awesome jam develops that is unique, with great Fishman and Page on the B-3. Unfinished.
1998-07-31 Free Columbus, OH 9:53 Sweet, funky, almost bluesy groove. A great version.
1998-11-09 Free Chicago, IL 11:53 Nice rocking and funky jam that adds a little mustard to the typical "Free" jam.
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."
1999-06-30 Free Bonner Springs, KS 13:56 Starts in customary manner, with a lot of bass and nice Trey. A kind of echo-filled groove develops, very mellow.
1999-07-18 Free Volney, NY 10:26 -> in from a huge "Runaway Jim." Super lazy, summer-style Mike led jam. > to "Meatstick."
1999-12-15 Free Washington, DC 16:11 Jam starts in typical fashion, but then Trey hits the keyboards for an extended and very different version.
2000-06-11 Free Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan 10:01 After the initial bass solo, Mike and Fish lay down a really great groove for Trey and Page to play off.
2003-12-29 Free Miami, FL 11:36 -> in from "Ghost." Jam starts in customary manner, but then features an excellent bass and guitar duet/jam.
2004-06-17 Free Brooklyn, NY 10:18 -> in from an epic "Moma Dance." Sick bass by Mike. Maybe the best straightforward version. Great interplay by Trey and Mike.
2004-06-26 Free East Troy, WI 12:05 > in from a big "Boogie On" -> "Ghost" combo. This one has a really excellent jam.
2004-08-14 Free Coventry, VT 9:54 Some sweet Mike bass, then gets very quiet with just Mike and Trey playing, then Fish and Page jump back in.
2014-11-02 Free Las Vegas, NV 8:03 Strong "Type I" version with lots of amusing quoting from the previous night's "Martian Monster."
2017-07-18 Free Dayton, OH 10:51 Trey pushes through a few early miscues to share in Mike's incendiary groove. Via rhythmic shifts in meter and tone, Trey constructs a mellow, effects-enriched jam, which, colored by Page's wraithlike atmospherics, coasts atop Fish's steady beat, before driving the version to a strong conclusion.
All versions in a jam chart are recommended, but yellow rows indicate highly-recommended versions.
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