Reviews: A Jam Band Returns to Jones Beach [New York Times]

The roots-rock links Phish to the inescapable echoes of the Grateful Dead, not only in the band’s breezy two-chord lilts but also in the way Mike Gordon’s bass bubbles up into the counterpoint and Jon Fishman’s drums spatter snare-drum accents. The other mode, like the dissonant, harmonically wandering salsa of “Foam,” connects Phish to jazz and progressive rock, as Page McConnell’s keyboards and Mr. Anastasio’s guitar pursue each other up and down the chromatic scale.

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