Jam Chart for the state of MD (51 entries)

Date Song City Timing Notes
1995-11-22 Antelope Landover, MD 11:11 Jam wastes no time dicking around but gets right into intensive and dissonant playing. Great Page and Fish.
1995-11-22 Free Landover, MD 33:02 The second extended, highly improvisational "Free." This one is a monster with several movements well beyond "Free" proper and "No Quarter" teases and a "BATR" tease. -> to "Llama." Must-hear.
1997-12-28 Julius Landover, MD 10:57 Nice mellow groovy jam that has some decent stylistic variation.
1997-12-28 Cities Landover, MD 8:21 Mike and Page add a lot to the richly funky jam that becomes very repetitious, with Trey playing in a staccato manner.
1997-12-28 Runaway Jim Landover, MD 14:11 The jam breaks into a nice funky groove around 8:00 and gradually winds down into space with delay effects.
1997-12-28 Axilla Landover, MD 9:39 A low-key and at times melodic and serene outro jam emerges from the standard before > to a solid "Simple."
1997-12-28 Simple Landover, MD 13:27 Jam begins in traditional fashion but eventually there's a somewhat inexplicable key modulation from Trey. A very unusual version that also includes Page on clavinet for a stretch.
1997-12-28 SOAMule Landover, MD 11:42 Guitar and piano jam with "Roundabout" teases instead of traditional Mule Duel. Eventually the whole band joins in quiet but suspenseful jam that is quality music.
1997-12-28 Halley's Landover, MD 12:49 A crisp, tight, high energy jam - the band is really locked in on this one. Shorter than some, but well worth the visit!
1998-08-08 Sneakin' Sally Columbia, MD 11:15 A really great funky, but low key, jam emerges on the back end of "Sally." -> to "Guyute."
1998-08-08 2001 Columbia, MD 11:54 Trey in his full 1998 guitar mastery glory. A nice visit to Nastytown in the second jam as Mike is liquid beast.
1998-08-08 Piper Columbia, MD 15:43 Not your typically pumped up "Piper," this awesome jam, driven by Mike and Page, is spacious but has real legs. "Sparks"-like tease at about 14:30. A fan favorite.
1998-08-08 Hood Columbia, MD 12:36 Very strong Page/Trey interplay, some good variation by Trey, and uniquely '98 sound combine for a quality '98 "Hood."
1999-07-09 Mike's Columbia, MD 17:28 Awesome, improvisational version which proves that "Mike's" doesn't have to have 2 jams to kick ass. Immediately breaking into a lilting, un-"Mike's"-like groove, the jam settles down, gets punchy, settles again, all with a sense that tension is loading. The release begins at 13:30, and by 14:30, a melodic hose-storm is unleashed, repleat with "Sweet Emotion" vocal quotes and jamming.
2000-09-17 Curtain With Columbia, MD 15:23 Compared to the well-known bustout version from Deer Creek in 2000, this version features much better execution in The Curtain and a more competent delivery in the With jam. Trey's use of the Leslie during the early, "Rift" part of With is a cool plus, and the band coalesces nicely from there, for a snappy and spirited instrumental jam.
2000-09-17 Theme Columbia, MD 11:10 > in from "R&R." At about 8:45, shifts away from "Theme" proper into Mike led, low key, pulsing groove. Some nice, subtle Page and Trey fills in this jam. All of a sudden, Fish and Mike shift gears with a great -> to "Dog Log."
2000-09-17 Mango Columbia, MD 18:19 > in from a great "Theme From The Bottom" -> "Dog Log" pairing. Following an extended, straightforward outro, this improvisational version morphs into a rhythmic and pulsing groove that grows increasingly effects laden and eerie, before transitioning to "Free."
2009-08-15 46 Days Columbia, MD 16:23 Jam breaks away from "46 Days" into a spacey, quiet mode, then Trey and Fish pick things up into a really great, pulsing and upbeat vibe. Another improvisationally rich version.
2010-06-26 R&R Columbia, MD 17:35 A delicate, slightly spacey jam emerges from the standard and gradually builds in power and intensity. Then Mike and Trey shift direction, leading a nice "Moby Dick" jam at the end which mellows and > to "Free."
2010-06-27 Meatstick Columbia, MD 10:00 Extended outro and a -> to "Saw it Again."
2011-06-12 Boogie On Columbia, MD 8:02 Patient segue out of "Wolfman's Brother." Mike drops one of his ground-shaking bombs at 4:10. Great playing from Trey and Page in the outro jam before the > into "Gumbo."
2011-06-12 Steam Columbia, MD 10:11 Very soulful Trey solo, and an extended ending.
2013-07-13 SOAMelt Columbia, MD 10:58 Jam includes a nice modulation to major mode, and the boys bring it home well for a safe landing after the plane wreck at SPAC. Alas, Trey over-deploys the pitch shifter; otherwise a solid "SOAM."
2013-07-13 Hood Columbia, MD 12:30 This "Hood" is a very good one, with a strong building jam, great peak and good interplay by the band.
2013-07-13 Simple Columbia, MD 8:38 Much more of a rocking outro jam than the standard with solid Trey who develops a great riff.
2013-07-14 Stash Columbia, MD 13:42 Great, multi-section "Stash." Jam breaks to major mode (6:36) and returns. Then it grows funky and percussive (8:52), shifts again to major mode while staying funky (10:12), and then makes it way back to familiar territory.
2013-07-14 SOAMule Columbia, MD 11:01 Page solo > very nice Trey/Mike duet > then Fish busts out a new toy, the Marimba Lumina > klezmer > falsetto singing by Mike > conclusion.
2013-07-14 It's Ice Columbia, MD 7:43 Nice "old school" little rocking jam with Page on the B-3. It's been 10 years, really more like 17, or going back to 1996, since the band last played one of these rocking little jams, which add great flavor to an otherwise fully composed piece.
2013-07-14 Light Columbia, MD 12:16 An amazing show of improvisation. Trey stays away from the whammy predominantly and the band engages in a stop/start jam that harkens back to the hey-hole-jams of the early 90's. Infectiously fun, and truly unlike any other version to date.
2013-07-14 YEM Columbia, MD 21:18 Although the jam is strong, there is no real peak...but at least Trey plays his guitar instead of his pitch shifter!
2014-07-26 Roggae Columbia, MD 9:05 Another strong version, but this one is all about Trey, who deftly winds the melody and chords beautifully at the peak.
2014-07-26 Carini Columbia, MD 13:20 Similar to the version from 10/22/10, this "Carini" shifts and changes form again and again and again. Just when they seem to settle on a groove, it's morphed anew.
2014-07-26 Ghost Columbia, MD 10:48 "Ain't Nothing But a Good Time!" [A strong and atypical jam is loaded with positive vibes and rocking, feel-good sentiments, before growing mildly dissonant and transitioning to "Steam."]
2014-07-26 Hood Columbia, MD 13:20 While not as exploratory as some from Summer '14, this "Hood" is by no means a typical. The jam includes great Trey licks, rocking chording, strong Mike and Page, and a solid peak.
2014-07-27 Tweezer Columbia, MD 8:56 Acting as the improvisational meat of a "Tweezer-fest", the jamming here takes on an uplifting, "TFTB"-esque vibe and then gets wonky and atonal before sliding into "Waiting All Night".
2014-07-27 Jam Columbia, MD 2:30 A funky outro emerges from "NICU" and morphs into "HYHU" in the midst of a historic set.
2015-08-15 Roggae Columbia, MD 8:57 Phish has certainly got "Roggae" dialed in at this point in time. This version is heartfelt, soulful, and beautifully played. Trey uses no effects, resulting in a natural sounding jam, and he picks his notes with impressive exactitude, resulting in a super tight, cleanly played version.
2015-08-15 46 Days Columbia, MD 16:25 An angry, dissonant and pulsing jam emerges at first, settles a bit, then grows melodic and soothing with nice Fender-Rhodes action from Page. Familiar bliss type jamming then briefly takes hold until a -> to "Bug."
2015-08-15 Steam Columbia, MD 5:32 Meaty little groove develops after the fourth verse, grows in power with Fish adding some eerie wails, then dies away and > very nicely into "What's The Use?"
2015-08-15 WTU? Columbia, MD 5:11 "What's the Use?" is sandwiched inside a solid version of "Steam."
2015-08-15 Steam Columbia, MD 1:03 > out of "What's The Use?" Proper finish to the tune and a slow -> into "Piper."
2015-08-15 Piper Columbia, MD 15:48 -> in from "Steam." Solid and varied "Type I" playing through 8:40, when the jam quiets and takes on a groovy but dark and probing sense. The energy builds to a spirited, rocking peak, then neatly -> to "Tweezer."
2015-08-16 Stash Columbia, MD 10:43 "Stash" is an old fashioned tension/dissonance -> release type song. Trey's frequent use of the off beat to begin his melodic runs keeps it interesting, nicely building tension up to the final release.
2015-08-16 Bowie Columbia, MD 12:46 Sure there's a nice major mode shift, but to only mention that is to sell this solid Bowie short. There are several brief pauses, a Zappa-like technique which throws off the rhythm momentarily and keeps it interesting. Also a nice intro and good tension building. Minor flubs here and there are forgiven.
2018-08-11 Party Time Columbia, MD 9:46 Surprise jam from a strong stand, "Party Time" offers what has been so cool with regard to 2018, and, generally, of late: A little "jamlet." Emerging from what might ordinarily bring the song to a close, extended, if not quite protracted jamming, is filled with "YST" teasing and inspired Trey soloing atop Fish's pounding beat. Trey steps upon a pedal to flip a switch, and a strong solo ensues.
2018-08-11 Stash Columbia, MD 10:59 While not flawless, certainly one of the era's finest. Mike's salsa-riffing (around 7:00) seems to inspire Trey, whose minor-key jamming creates a "Spanish Jam" vibe, while, interestingly, evoking 4/26/96's "David Bowie" - particularly the version's "Caravan" jamming (around 9:20) - both of which assume similar melodic lines.
2018-08-12 Meat Columbia, MD 6:57 Fun, inspired version. Trey runs through a few solos - each featuring a distinct tone - before the band builds a nifty little pocket of spooky sound (awesome Mike, matched by Trey) which builds to break down.
2018-08-12 Gin Columbia, MD 11:21 This groovy first-set pairing with "Tweezer" doesn't stray too far away from the usual upbeat "Gin" jam, but features some wonderful rhythmic games from Fish and builds to a pretty sweet peak.
2018-08-12 CDT Columbia, MD 9:44 A forceful version that quickly enters an extended segment of semi-dissonant play, sounding more like something from '93-'94 than the modern era, and then returns to "CDT" with the band wringing every last drop of tension out of the jam.
2018-08-12 NMINML Columbia, MD 13:27 Propulsive, "percussive" play propels the jam early, before Trey shapes his tone to solo more directly. Trey then lays back and Page controls the narrative, with super Mike and Fish coloring a groove which lets the children boogie. Trey takes a second solo, his feel-good play dissolving into some of Page's synthetic "space". > "Twist".
2018-08-12 Piper Columbia, MD 12:21 The type I portion of the jam is enhanced by watery Leslie vibrations, which paves the way in short order for a brief bliss passage. This in turn pushes for a slightly darker, minor-key effects-laden jam that seamlessly -> back to a "Tweezer Reprise" jam.
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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