Jam Chart for Scents and Subtle Sounds (16 entries)

Date City Timing Notes
2003-07-07 Phoenix, AZ 11:11 Debut includes intro section. Pretty intense playing in the standard jam section that follows "colors in the void."
2003-07-09 Mountain View, CA 10:37 Beautifully played straightforward version, with great Page and delicate trilling by Trey in the jam.
2003-07-23 Noblesville, IN 20:32 Show opener morphs from the standard, sedate outro jam into an intense, multi-faceted jam with an incredible and powerful peaking section.
2003-07-30 Camden, NJ 29:00 At times dark and brooding, this wildly improvisational jam on balance is remarkably upbeat and very exploratory.
2003-08-02 Limestone, ME 8:36 -> in from "Seven Below." A nice straightforward version of "S&SS" is sandwiched between nice fat slices of "Seven Below." -> back to "Seven Below."
2004-06-23 Noblesville, IN 12:16 No intro. At first sedate and soothing, the jam grows increasingly dissonant and tension filled, with an almost growly anger to it. Very improvisational version that includes an "NO2" tease.
2004-08-12 Camden, NJ 21:14 No intro. Very improvisational version that ranges from edgy and propulsive to subdued and ends with increasing dissonance and space-like strong effects.
2015-08-12 Philadelphia, PA 14:43 Only the second "S&SS" with intro (SBIX) in 3.0, this version shows few signs of rust and has excellent vocals throughout. The jam starts off largely in-the-box, but Trey and Mike slowly tug at the seams until Fishman pushes the rest of the band towards a throbbing two-note pattern and a brief peak before more clean vocals bring it back home.
2017-07-15 Chicago, IL 12:03 -> in from "Light". Trey hits on a cool repeating pattern at the start, and a bright, quicksilver groove emerges with Page and Mike at the forefront. Page goes to his synths and things turn inward and weirder, with Fish taking the reins, before the jam explodes back to life with some tremendous stop-start jamming. They return to rock-out territory, then -> neatly into "Cities".
2017-08-04 New York, NY 16:34 Moves quickly into a sprightly upbeat zone with sharp playing from Trey and Page giving the ivories a good workout. The band shifts to a new gear and builds to a squealing fireball peak, replete with a "NMINML" tease. Downshifts into a casual, almost tropical groove (helped by Mike's relaxed basslines and Fish's metronomic work), a groove reminiscent of some 2.0 jams. > into a superb "Caspian".
2018-08-08 Camden, NJ 12:07 Played with the intro for only the 3rd time in 3.0 (SBIX, 8/12/15). A warm and delicate jam builds out of the verses proper, which morphs into a darker zone with Page and Mike taking point as Trey goes to his effects. Builds to a pretty sweet peak as Trey takes the reins, then comes to a gentle close.
2019-07-02 Saratoga Springs, NY 15:14 > from "Down With Disease" and featuring the proper song intro. The jam is patient as the band lets things happen organically. Nimble play from Trey leads the way as the tempo and intensity gradually pick up, before eventually > "Twist".
2019-12-06 North Charleston, SC 18:48 Fire jam, with Trey out front, confident and in control. A tease-seeker's paradise, Trey hints at "Suzy," "Axilla," and who knows how many other sounds. Play reminiscent of "Sparks" gives way to a full spaciousness typical of the band's best playing, with the four working as one, in lieu of yielding room - wonderful. Mike's seismic line signals a shift to darker, stormier terrain which calms before brightening into more teasing, fun stop/start jamming, super percussion, and funky Page. > "No Quarter." Mission Accomplished.
2021-08-28 George, WA 17:52 With the intro, no less! Moves into a warm jamming space with Fish doing some real interesting work and Mike stepping to the forefront, builds in intensity through good Trey effects work, and peaks quite well, before gently winding down to nothing and > "Bug".
2022-02-26 Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico 16:59 A sneaky -> into the intro out of a really good "Simple". Trey guns the engines and starts cranking out some filth as Fishman goes absolutely ham behind him, and the band hits a pretty good peak, then Trey switches to chords and they enter "Manteca"-adjacent territory. The improv grows darker-tinged and more late-night energy, but Fish never relents in his percussive assault, giving the jam's second half a real interesting flavor. Damn good stuff, sir.
2022-08-02 Cuyahoga Falls, OH 16:32 At first dark and simmering, then becomes even more fiery after 10:00 and seems to be cooling off by 12:00, but then revvs up once again for a high-flying, trill-filled peak. A final sedate outro > "2001" wraps up this thrilling 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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