14 Years Ago…

11.1.09 - Festival 8 (G.Lucas)


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.




4.20.94 Virginia Horse Center, Lexington, VA < Torrent

4.20.94 Virginia Horse Center, Lexington, VA < Megaupload

Katrina Benefit - Radio City (unk)

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=Amp


633 Responses to “14 Years Ago…”

  1. Lycanthropist Says:

    completely melted by 11.14.95 right now..

    man this show is nuts

  2. Gavinsdad Says:

    Good luck on your finals Silly. I dunno if it’s all your “heady” insights over the past many months but Im not exactly sure what subject you couldn’t tackle if you put your mind to it and focused. By the time I went back to finish up my degree I was so into school that nothing else mattered…just trying to tie that into Marshalls point…not trying to discount the complexity or difficulty of your current subject matter. Rooting for you man.

  3. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    where are you in that show, lycan? the second set is readicculus!

  4. Lycanthropist Says:

    on the second stash

  5. pagesidehighschool Says:

    @Mr C., re African music kick,
    have you heard any Ethiopian Jazz, I got the Broken Flowers soundtrack after seeing the movie, and it has some great tracks on it

  6. Lycanthropist Says:

    i am going to soon be starting a trek through all of Dec 95

    I am extremely excited

  7. Gavinsdad Says:

    Ps….waltzer….it was definitely the my soul you pointed out that got me open. Thx again. Think I’ve mentioned it recently…I don’t k ow if it’s the bane or miners choice of source but this site has really helped to change my mind about auds. Miner has picked some sick ones over the past year plus

  8. lastwaltzer Says:

    T3, I ussualy would never judge an album after only hearing the first four tracks but without a doubt “Marathon” is indeed much worse then “smooth”. It is not only the worst piece of Santana I have ever herd, it also stands as one of the worst albums I’ve ever herd.

    That being said, I stand by my statement. I see no need for anyone subject themselves to this garbage other then to have a laugh…….we I am doing.

  9. Selector J Says:

    Silly… (if you’re reading this later) and other dub reggae heads:

    Been jamming some Scientist today… forgot how badass his ’81-82 stuff is. Timelessly good and unbelievably ahead of his time. Peak D-U-B-!!

    Listening to the undubbed originals side-by-side just makes me shake my head in disbelief… like opening the gateway to a 5th dimension, that dude.

    Check out:
    Scientist Wins The World Cup
    Scientist Rids The World Of The Evil Curse Of The Vampires
    ^links go to the awesome comic book-style cover art

    [Self-pimpage alert]
    In case you need a sample, I’ll be playing some Scientist on the radio program tonight, for sure. Starts in about an hour (10 pm Texas Time).
    For the uber lazy:
    Start streaming?
    (May or may not work.)

  10. lastwaltzer Says:

    *which I am doing…….

  11. Gavinsdad Says:

    @pageside: that ethiopiques is exactly some of the stuff mr c has been talking about. I’ll let him expand upon the rest of his stash.

    What shows you hittin pshs?

  12. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    you really can’t go wrong with much from 95, especially Fall and then doubly especially December. and then the NYE Run. you’ve got a nice little project ahead of you there, lycan.

  13. Lycanthropist Says:

    well its long overdue..

    i think i have subconsciously been saving it. 😉

  14. lastwaltzer Says:

    ok I’ve had enough, goodnight “marathon”

  15. Gavinsdad Says:

    @selector: curious to hear if you have any thoughts on the compilation called “haul and pull up”? It’s a mix of 80s dancehall. Lotta serious bangers on it. Took me months to warm up to it.

  16. Mr.Miner Says:

    you guys are listening to one of the best sets ever played

  17. Mr.Miner Says:

    Re: Orlando

  18. Lycanthropist Says:

    no doubt miner..

    so who got the DoTD?

  19. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    I know, right? you just have to laugh at it. it feels like the kind of album a band puts out just to fulfill a contract obligation – not something they poured their heart and soul into. The only semi redeemable track for me is All I Ever Wanted and that is probably because I could see some jam band covering it and tearing it up since it has some pace to it and the guitarist could shred it if he was so inclined.

    To paraphrase Billy Madison:
    Mr. Santana, what you’ve just played is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, disco tinged dribble were you even close to anything that could be considered a good piece of music. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

  20. Lycanthropist Says:

    and the return to stash out of dogfaced boy/noise jam

    some serious serious heat there

  21. lastwaltzer Says:

    I don’t know t3 there was a lot of conviction in those vocals.

  22. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    please tell me you heard Summer Lady before you cut it off. I need someone else to confirm that they were ripping off Black Magic Woman with a disco song. I have to know that it isn’t just me hearing that.


    re: 11.14.95
    that show probably deserves its own post, Miner. I wasn’t there but I definitely remember the first time I heard that show. It is a great example to use when people try to say one era is better than another. you can pull that out and it stands up to any year, any style, any era.

  23. (Formally Known As) BrandonKayda Says:

    I can’t believe I have never heard all of 11.14.95

    Yes, that means the monster Stash too.

    Need to get on that

  24. jdub Says:

    @Lycan, I attempted to do fall ’95 last fall, didn’t get that far through befor I got distracted. But I did get to 11/14 and yeah boy, that show is nuts.

    Minor tragedy this evening, opening a bottle of my favorite brew it slipped out of the hand as I watched the decent in slow motion ending with a frothy implossion at my feet. Not only did I lose an expensive brew but what a friggin mess.

  25. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    so am I right that tomorrow’s Lost is a repeat? mid-season repeats blow.

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