Free

, comment by Pinhead_Larry
Pinhead_Larry This Free is quite possibly the best "laid-back" version. Trey doesn't do much except play a few chords in the funkadelic way he did back in the late '90's (you know, the guitar is playing with the wah-wah, or he's doing some cool scratching noises). But that doesn't much matter, because to be honest, the rest of the band isn't doing much either.

This is a good thing, don't get me wrong. I call this jam the "more with less" jam. It's great and the band is totally locked in the groove and with each other. Sometimes a great jam is the groove, and that's exactly what this one is; groove-jamming. Page and Jon shine in this one with excellent (and rare!) interplay between them, with Mike joining in with an excellent bass-riff.

If you're looking for a great, straight-forward jam that showcases the band's talent without "showboating" then this is it. This is my all-time favorite Free (up there with Brooklyn '04 and the experimental jam-fest of 11/22/95). This one showcases what the band was trying to (and did) accomplish in the Summer of '98.

Highly, highly, highly recommended. Listen now! (if you haven't already)
 
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