Tweezer

, comment by westbrook
westbrook Phish hasn't played (m)any other jams that I would describe as "sexy", but this seductive Tweezer is one of them. It's a late-night, smooth-moving groove machine that draws you in mysteriously. The first portion of the jam is very low-key and spacious with seemingly not much going on, but the band is able to create a sense that something big and possibly sinister is looming ahead. Only gradually does the intensity start to rise after Trey enters the forefront around 10 minutes with some very creative riffs and an equally alluring guitar tone to match the feel of this jam.

The jam hits full throttle at 14:30 with a series of passionate peaks, but it's right back to that murky funk that seems to carry much more weight than its minimalist nature would suggest a minute later. Alas, this renewed section of dark funk doesn't last long before the band allows it to drift away for the time being, lurking in the background to be employed in another jam. Things brighten considerably with a -> into Taste, but I would have loved to hear how things played out if this section had continued. I especially like Mike's bass work here, however brief it may be.

The combination of funk and darker tinged playing in this Tweezer is a great representation of the Island Tour's sound. This is one of the best jams of the run in my opinion, second only to the colossal Roses jam from the previous night. I think you'll find this Tweezer satisfying. I always do.
 

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