Remembering Jazzfest: Today is the 14-year anniversary of Phish’s lone performance at the fairgrounds of New Orleans’ Jazz Fest on April 26, 1996. Though not deeply improvisational, this memorable day carried a marked significance for the band. Here is the beginning of a short memoir I wrote last year.
The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival is one of the greatest traditions of this land. Uniting the best and brightest from all walks of improvisational music, combined with southern flavor and creole cuisine, Jazzfest becomes a multi-sensory indulgence. This past weekend, the ‘09 edition got underway, and yesterday, April 26th was the 13 year anniversary of Phish’s unique Jazzfest appearance in 1996. Performing at the festival grounds under the blazing southern heat, and right before The Meters, the band played one long set that created a unique dynamic between Phish and their classic surroundings….Read on
Jam of the Day:
“Harry Hood” 12.5.95 II
A brilliant and soulful rendition from UMASS ’95; a perfect piece to kick off the week.
DOWNLOAD OF THE DAY:
4.20.94 Virginia Horse Center, Lexington, VA < Megaupload
The Dave Matthews Band opened, and then joined Phish during “YEM.”
I: Runaway Jim, It’s Ice, Julius, Bouncing Around the Room, Rift, Axilla (Part II), Stash, Suzy Greenberg
II: Poor Heart, Run Like an Antelope, Magilla, Paul and Silas, Sample in a Jar, Big Ball Jam, Harry Hood, Fee, You Enjoy Myself* > Somewhere Over the Rainbow Jam
E: Highway to Hell
* w/ Dave Matthews, LeRoi Moore, Boyd Tinsley, Carter Beauford, and Steffan Lessard.
Source: (FOB) AKG 460/ck61s > Custom Pre=AmpTags: Festivals