Jam Chart for Plasma (5 entries)

Date City Timing Notes
2014-10-17 Eugene, OR 6:26 Debut.
2016-10-19 Nashville, TN 8:40 "Plasma" assumes a fluid, late second-set form. Atmospheric and introspective, with strong elements of "Timber (Jerry)," Mike and Fish create a brooding, cosmic space within which Page provides on-point fills, and Trey works through a number of styles and rhythmic shifts, coloring the jam with really cool and pensive "feedback" intraplay.
2018-10-28 Rosemont, IL 12:45 Serving as the penultimate song in the second set, "Plasma" features multi-textured improvisation. Mike leads the jam early on, while Trey plays along using heavy effects. The band then locks into a solid groove for a few minutes before Trey Teases "In Memory of Elizabeth Reed," inciting a passage of major key jamming, with a "peak" that sounds straight out of "Blaze On."
2018-12-30 New York, NY 9:09 As a platform for improvisation, "Plasma" continues to impress. Here, > from a huge "Everything's Right," the band does not cool so much as they are cool. Trey lays way back, yet still manages to inform much of the version's signature sound. Fish's play is polyphonic. Page answers. And Mike offers some of the run's most interesting, and varied, runs. An awesome, cerebral, jam.
2019-11-29 Providence, RI 13:42 Better late than never, "Plasma" now seems a Phish (centerpiece) staple. Here, the band drops immediately from the song's signature licks to enter a synth-driven exploration, with major (or minor) "Crosseyed and Painless" undertones. Ever percussive, and, as always, interesting, a full-band psychedelic swirl peels apart as Trey shape shifts, his soloing brightening to inform, with Page's carnival-esque keys, a fun, celebratory vibe.
Jam chart versions are selected because of improvisational and other characteristics that distinguish these from typical versions of the song.
The jam chart team has highlighted some versions with a yellow background; these are the versions the team believes to be especially improvisational, or otherwise notable.
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