Tuesday 06/11/2019 by phishnet

ICYMI: ANATOMY OF A JAM: 11.22.1997 HALLEY'S COMET

Do not miss every minute of this "Anatomy of a Jam" by Amar Sastry, it's brilliant. And Jon Fishman also loved it; check out an image of his Facebook post about it here on twitter.


Comments

, comment by Glueman7
Glueman7 I can’t think of another video that captures Phish’s approach to improv (method/spirit) better than this one.
, comment by linger_slowMelt_away
linger_slowMelt_away Oh man this is beautiful. Giddy.
, comment by ForgeTheCoin
ForgeTheCoin Extremely well done! Worthy and valuable insights...
, comment by brahmin_noodles
brahmin_noodles Thank you so much for sharing! There were two pieces that I cut from the original script, which may become separate videos in the future:

1) The ridiculous improvised transition from Halley's > Tweeprise during the Island tour. The jam section went Fm > Gm > Am > Bm > C#m > Dm > Tweezer Reprise.

2) Background on Snootable Sunshine, the epic prog tune that Nancy wrote for specifically for Phish after IDK and Halley's became staples in their catalog. When Trey first heard SS, he said something like "Well we couldn't possibly improve on your version!" Which seemed like a cordial way of saying that the band had no interest in playing it.
, comment by Wombat_en_Fuego
Wombat_en_Fuego This was an awesome use of my lunch hour! I am not sure if I feel smarter or dumber after watching it, as I clearly don't understand a word of it. My mind only thinks in numbers and tax law, not music. But what I got out of it is that there are amazing, artistic folks who love Phish like I do. And even better, they are willing to provide us content continuously, never stopping to amaze me. While I didn't understand a lot of it, it helped me understand the amount of intelligence the Phish members have and what listening to others can do for you.

Super thanks to the author of this; I'm woke.
, comment by akjed
akjed Terrific analysis. I'm just starting to understand the importance of music theory, and watching something like this, while I don't totally understand it all, makes me want to learn more. Thanks for posting!
, comment by JMart
JMart Stellar. Fantastic. One of the top shelf jams of all time and the first time I got IT in person.
, comment by Bob_Loblaw
Bob_Loblaw The detail of this is mind boggling, but what’s even more impressive is the ease that it’s translated in.

I find that lifting the curtain with Phish doesn’t necessarily take away the magic. Because after all it’s incredible that anyone could efficiently communicate on the level they do.
, comment by bazzbo2001
bazzbo2001 As an improve fan, going way back with Jazz before I discovered Phish in 1990, this is an excellent breakdown. Super enjoyable. Highly recommend to anyone who wants to take their appreciation further!
, comment by Emoss
Emoss Don’t throw accolades around easily but am absolutely impressed with your observations on the construction of this jam. The video editing was top shelf too. Bravo. Look forward to your next contribution. Maybe the Went Gin or IT Chalkdust?
, comment by serpent_deflector
serpent_deflector @Emoss said:
Don’t throw accolades around easily but am absolutely impressed with your observations on the construction of this jam. The video editing was top shelf too. Bravo. Look forward to your next contribution. Maybe the Went Gin or IT Chalkdust?
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