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October: 03
November: 17
 

Link Bad Hat, Wednesday, 01/24/1996
Christ Church, Presbyterian, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT

Set 1: Billie's Bounce, Magilla, Caravan, Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered, Jump Monk, Air Mail Special, In a Sentimental Mood, So What, Parker's Mood, Take the 'A' Train

Notes: This gig marked the inauguration of a weekly series of musical performances at this venue named “Carmel’s Coffeehouse” in memory of Trey’s paternal grandmother, Carmel Musco Anastasio. 

Musicians: Trey Anastasio, Jon Fishman, Stacy Starkweather, Jamie Masefield

 

Link Surrender to the Air, Monday, 04/01/1996
The Academy, New York, NY

Set 1: Jam

Set 2: Jam

Notes: Surrender to the Air was an effort of Trey Anastasio to bring contemporary musicians together to improvise in the free form style of the jazz musician Sun Ra and the Sun Ra Arkestra. This performance, and the following night were, in conjunction with the previous month’s release of the Surrender to the Air album. The two sets featured entirely improvisational music.

Musicians: Trey Anastasio, Jon Fishman, Bob Gullotti, James Harvey, John Medeski, Michael Ray, Oteil Burbridge, Marshall Allen, Marc Ribot, Damon Choice, Kofi Burbridge

 

Link Surrender to the Air, Tuesday, 04/02/1996
The Academy, New York, NY

Set 1: Jam

Set 2: Jam[1]

[1] With Page.

Notes: Surrender to the Air was an effort of Trey Anastasio to bring contemporary musicians together to improvise in the free form style of the jazz musician Sun Ra and the Sun Ra Arkestra. This performance, and the previous night were, in conjunction with the previous month’s release of the Surrender to the Air album. The two sets featured entirely improvisational music. In addition to the performers listed, Page sat in keyboards for the second set. This was the final performance at The Academy.

Musicians: Trey Anastasio, Jon Fishman, Bob Gullotti, James Harvey, John Medeski, Michael Ray, Oteil Burbridge, Marshall Allen, Marc Ribot, Damon Choice, Kofi Burbridge, Page McConnell (Guest)

     

Link Santana, Tuesday, 07/02/1996
Pista Speedway, Lonigo, Italy

Set 1: Exodus[1] > Get Up, Stand Up[1] > Exodus[1] > Maggot Brain[1]

[1] Trey, Jon, Page and Mike sitting in.

Notes: Phish's opening set was rained out. All the members of Phish sat in during Santana's set on the listed songs. This setlist is unconfirmed.

Musicians: Raul Rekow, Carlos Santana, Karl Perazzo, Billy Johnson, Myron Dove, Jorge Santana, Lawrence Rogers, Trey Anastasio (Guest), Page McConnell (Guest), Jon Fishman (Guest), Mike Gordon (Guest)

 

Link Santana, Friday, 07/19/1996
Les Arenes Romaines, Arles, France

Notes: After opening for them, all of the members of Phish sat in for the listed portion of Santana’s set, though the specific songs are not known.

Musicians: Raul Rekow, Carlos Santana, Karl Perazzo, Billy Johnson, Myron Dove, Jorge Santana, Lawrence Rogers, Trey Anastasio (Guest), Page McConnell (Guest), Jon Fishman (Guest), Mike Gordon (Guest)

 

Link Pork Tornado, Monday, 08/19/1996
Club Toast, Burlington, VT

Notes: This smal club performance followed the weekend when Phish had performed before their largest audience to date, at The Clifford Ball.

Musicians: Jon Fishman, Dan Archer, Aaron Hersey, Joe Moore, Phil Abair

 

Link Gordon Stone Band, Thursday, 10/03/1996
Last Elm Cafe, Burlington, VT

Set 1: John Hardy[1], Slipped Disc[1], Hold to a Dream[1], Hubbleville[1], Backtrackin'[1], Foggy Mountain Breakdown[1], Midnight on the Highway[1], Touch & Go[1]

[1] With Mike.

Notes: Mike sat in on bass for the whole show. Fish sat in on washboard during the second set; the second set list is unknown.

Musicians: Gordon Stone, Jon Fishman (Guest), Mike Gordon (Guest)

 

Link FreeWorld, Sunday, 11/17/1996
Blues City Cafe, Memphis, TN

Notes: After attending a ZZ Top gig earlier in the evening at the Memphis Orpheum, Fish sat in with FreeWorld on drums for a portion of the second set of this late-night gig. Phish was in town for a performance at Memphis’ Mid-South Coliseum the following night. There is no known setlist or circulating recording.

Musicians: Jon Fishman (Guest)

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