, attached to 2014-07-19

Review by PLOP_fish

PLOP_fish I just listened to this show twice ~ first in an out of sequence set of segments, rummaging for what I assumed or hoped would be good combinations or jams [with an eye on the duration of the tracks, inevitably] ~ and then I listened to it a second time from start to finish and just allowed it flow over me without interrupting it.

I'd say let the dust settle on this one. And then blow the dust off it again in a few weeks' time. It is a fine show ~ good composure, tight playing, a clever tour de force mix of compositions, and an affable and slightly buzzed celebratory feel towards the end.

Taken as an intact slab of music, I think the second set sequence of Carini > Waves > Fuego > Twist > Light > Twenty Years Later > Harry Hood > Cavern will end up being quite admired and also quite rewarding to those revisiting it. I just enjoyed it considerably more second time around and in its correct order, not distracted ~ during, say, "Carini > Waves > Fuego" ~ by any Phishological anticipation of how good the "Light > Twenty Years Later > Harry Hood" was going to be later in the set.

Second time I was less eager about going directly to hoped-for hugeness without passing go, and more in tune with the fact that the whole thing is one thing ~ and not a thing that needs necessarily to be heard in terms of having good bits... and better bits. The first set asserted itself with me on the second spin in much the same way.

It's the sort of show I could share with thoughtful music loving friends who don't want or need a half hour version of anything and yet do "get" the blend of jamming proclivities and sheer musicality of the band.


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