Jam Chart for Tweezer (197 entries)

Date City Timing Notes
1990-03-28 Granville, OH 8:10 First version. Long drum intro.
1990-05-23 Richmond, VA 11:17 Amusing opening (lyrical) section.
1990-06-07 Washington, DC 12:32 Crazy, long early version. At one point Mike sounds like he will break into into "Heartbreaker."
1990-09-14 Providence, RI 11:34 Multiple Charlie Chan signals as well as Popeye, Random Laugh and Oom Pa Pa signals. (aka "secret language").
1990-10-31 Colorado Springs, CO 9:15 Impressive, though short, early version with "Heartbreaker" teases.
1990-12-28 New York, NY 6:30 Deservedly popular early version with "Manteca."
1990-12-28 New York, NY 4:44 -> in from "Manteca" to complete this "Tweezer."
1991-02-01 Providence, RI 10:21 First "Tweezer Reprise" (aka TweePrise) followed this Tweezer.
1991-02-20 Richmond, VA 11:09 Listen to Fish HOWL.
1991-03-08 Tuscaloosa, AL 6:46 INSANE version, with an extra guitarist and a trombonist from Aquarium Rescue Unit. Includes "DEG" with Trey uttering McArthur Park lyrics.
1991-03-08 Tuscaloosa, AL 2:27 -> in from "DEG" to complete this "Tweezer."
1991-04-27 Port Chester, NY 10:02 Very strong early version. "Dr. Q" on the bass! Trey teases "Sweet Emotion."
1991-05-03 Somerville, MA 10:00 "Sweet Emotion" quote/jam.
1991-07-19 Somerville, MA 11:32 Giant Country Horns, and Fishman vocalizations (and improvised lyrics) over the jam, help make this an atypically fierce version.
1991-07-26 Athens, GA 11:30 Strong version with the Giant Country Horns.
1991-11-09 Atlanta, GA 11:11 Several quick "Band on the Run" teases from Trey.
1991-12-31 Worcester, MA 13:00 Highly praised, this version's jam features Trey mellifluously leading on his 'doc.
1992-04-17 San Francisco, CA 10:30 Among the better pre-1993 Tweezers.
1992-04-21 Eureka, CA 13:31 Very melodic, enchanting jam in part. Still among the coolest versions in history.
1992-04-30 Madison, WI 11:30 Hysterical, must-hear opening segment. Colonel Bruce Hampton on trombone.
1992-05-09 Syracuse, NY 14:23 Trey hits on a cool theme in the jam that is repeated a bunch with Mike. Excellent pre-94 version. "DEG" teasing from Trey, Mike and Page.
1992-08-17 San Juan Capistrano, CA 10:21 "Tweezer Reprise"-esque jam.
1992-11-22 Ithaca, NY 8:31 Very improvisational ("type II") version that includes a "Big Ball Jam." Check this out!
1992-11-22 Ithaca, NY 6:25 -> in from "Big Ball Jam" to complete this "Tweezer."
1992-12-02 Columbus, OH 13:47 Weird jam, that was a "Big Ball Jam" at one point. Goes from beautilful/melodic to thrashing "Tweezer" jam off and on.
1992-12-12 Toronto, Ontario, Canada 14:26 Very heavy and punishing.
1992-12-29 New Haven, CT 13:30 A little vocal jamming in opening section. Rhapsody in Blue and Donna Lee teases; brief PYITE tease. There is also arguably "Who Knows" teasing for several measures in this version (it's not quite "Who Knows" but it's close and it lasts for several measures.)
1993-02-03 Portland, ME 12:00 "Water/Wash Your Team in a Beehive I'm a Sent You" lyrics.
1993-02-18 Knoxville, TN 12:28 Takes awhile to get going, but when it does, it's very strong... before it cools off. Unusual ending too as Fish kicks ->into Foam.
1993-02-20 Atlanta, GA 5:29 Great opening section (with a "Straight from the Sewer" rap), and a "Low Rider" jam before a "Walk Away" sandwich! But there's not a lot of "Tweezer" in here. Can't really "rate" it as against others.
1993-02-20 Atlanta, GA 1:44 -> in from "Walk Away" to finish this "Tweezer."
1993-03-09 Colorado Springs, CO 13:50 "Julius"-like repeated riff from Trey (no joke) beginning around 6:43 for a minute. Very cool version. "Buried Alive" tease from Trey.
1993-03-16 Phoenix, AZ 5:26 Kinda messy jam on "Sweet Emotion" during the jam segment.
1993-03-16 Phoenix, AZ 5:18 -> in from "Sweet Emotion Jam" to complete this "Tweezer."
1993-03-26 San Francisco, CA 12:17 Very drawn-out, extended ending.
1993-03-30 Eugene, OR 14:25 Page leads the jam for awhile!
1993-04-01 Portland, OR 14:10 Very CYHMK-like jam for several measures. Smokes!
1993-05-03 New Brunswick, NJ 10:18 "Earth Move" tease. Sandwiches "Manteca"!
1993-05-03 New Brunswick, NJ 4:40 -> in from "Manteca" to complete this "Tweezer."
1993-05-06 Albany, NY 19:44 Very melodic jamming. "Sweet Emotion" and "Crimes of the Mind" jams as well.
1993-08-12 Rochester Hills, MI 12:20 Get Back signals, a Simpsons signal, and several measures of "Landlady."
1993-08-12 Rochester Hills, MI 0:34 > in from a brief reprise of "The Landlady" to complete this song combination.
1993-08-15 Louisville, KY 19:35 Arguably some "Cities"-esque chords from Trey, Antelopian HOSE, "Cocaine"-esque, and "Harry Hood"-intro-like jamming, and a glorious dying-out-of-the-theme ending. This is quite a version.
1993-12-31 Worcester, MA 12:15 Trey repetitively hits a lot of notes in staccato-fashion in this jam (that Mbird Board and Working Group member Drew Hitz adores, and thinks I'm an idiot for underrating in '94 when I reviewed this version). While definitely an above "average-great" version (it sure ends well!), this jam IMO just isn't competitive with versions I've rated 7/10 and higher in the legacy jam chart. It's listed in this current jam chart in Drew Hitz's honor.
1994-04-05 Montréal, Québec, Canada 11:16 Contains an excellent melodic jam, and Mike is out-of-hand good. A well above-average short version.
1994-05-07 Dallas, TX 22:32 Tweezerfest! An excellent, improvisational "Tweezer" jam precedes a number of other great, jammed-out tunes, with frequent musical references to the underlying and all-encompassing "Tweezer" theme. -> "Mind Left Body Jam."
1994-06-10 Morrison, CO 15 A short, but magnificent version, though controversial, as some remain deaf to its majesty.
1994-06-18 Chicago, IL 14 Good "Tweezer" but check out this show as a whole...
1994-07-02 Holmdel, NJ 11 Lots of siiick soloing from Trey.
1994-07-06 Montréal, Québec, Canada 18:36 "HYHU" and "2001" jams. "Donna Lee" and "Who Knows" teases. Incredible version for this period.
1994-07-13 Patterson, NY 9:47 Don't miss this set of Phish. "Tweezer" sandwiches both "Julius" and "BBFCFM."
1994-07-13 Patterson, NY 2:11 -> in from "Julius" as this "Tweezer" continues.
1994-07-13 Patterson, NY 1:24 -> in from "BBFCFM" to wrap up "Tweezer." -> to "Mound."
1994-10-10 Louisville, KY 16:13 This version is highly improvisational, sounding poor at times (IMO), but I believe this may simply be the band's first attempt at a Bangor-like "type II" version.
1994-10-14 New Orleans, LA 13:00 Another warm-up version for what would become the Bangor "Tweezer." Unusually improvisational.
1994-10-22 Orlando, FL 11:03 Though short, this is an excellent, powerful version that ends in an unusually fierce way.
1994-10-27 Charlottesville, VA 12:14 Very rough in parts, but Trey hits on a pretty cool theme for a minute or two in the jam.
1994-11-02 Bangor, ME 31:00 Version from "A Live One." A "type II" version that is "all over the map" and "off the charts" (despite being on this one).
1994-11-18 East Lansing, MI 14:26 Fierce, truly inspired version that I grossly underrated in the mid-1990s. I am ashamed of myself.
1994-11-23 St. Louis, MO 20:00 Some gorgeous, must-hear jams and "space." Just magnificent at times. "Power of Soul" tease.
1994-11-28 Bozeman, MT 23:45 Spectacular. Awe-inspiring at times. An incredible exploration.
1994-11-28 Bozeman, MT 19:05 -> in from "DDL" Jam as this incredible "Tweezer" continues.
1994-12-01 Salem, OR 22:23 Crazy sandwich. An amazing "type II" version. "Norwegian Wood" tease. "BBFCFM," "NICU," "Makisupa."
1994-12-01 Salem, OR 1:37 -> in from "NICU" to complete this "Tweezer"-based medley of songs. -> to "JJLC."
1994-12-04 Chico, CA 9:33 Although short, this unfinished version packs a serious punch.
1994-12-09 Mesa, AZ 25:29 A spectular version with "hose" and a "Slave" jam. Just unreal, magnificent Phish. Very jazzy at times as well.
1994-12-30 New York, NY 22:00 Page plays a solo in this unusual version, which like the other Fall 1994 versions of "Tweezer" is must-hear.
1995-06-08 Salt Lake City, UT 22:40 Another wacky "type II" version that is worth hearing if you're an aficionado of Phish improv.
1995-06-14 Memphis, TN 49:49 Legendary "Mud Island Tweezer." It took over a set. Longest "Tweezer" in history. A masterpiece.
1995-06-17 Bristow, VA 7:05 "Heartbreaker" tease, "Johnny B. Goode" sandwich. Although it contains some spacey jamming, it eventually becomes ferocious, with unbelievable, magnificent energy. Purported "Montana" tease.
1995-06-17 Bristow, VA 10:48 -> in from "Johnny B. Goode" as this "Tweezer" continues and -> to "McGrupp."
1995-06-22 Canandaigua, NY 45:00 The Finger Lakes "FLeezer." Another masterpiece of Phish improv that segues into "Tweeprise." Must-f'ing-hear. Includes Fish on vacuum for a spell, and a "My Generation" jam.
1995-06-28 Wantagh, NY 19:35 Can you !#@!!&% believe this? "Dave's Energy Guide" sandwich and a "Cannonball" jam.
1995-06-28 Wantagh, NY 10:33 -> in from "DEG" as this excellent "Tweezer" continues.
1995-07-02 Fayston, VT 13:30 "Tweezer" returns to relative normalcy. I say "relative" because this is still a great version, too.
1995-10-06 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada 15:19 Even more crazy and chaotic of a jam than normal for "Tweezer." Jam reaches a good peak, cools way down, but then climbs and climbs and reaches an excellent peak beore concluding in a mellow way and seguing into Keyboard Army. (there's no return to the normal coda)
1995-10-22 Champaign, IL 15:49 Amazing!! Great segue into "Makisupa."
1995-11-12 Gainesville, FL 18:41 Very curious, "Free"-like jam. Trey finds a very cool theme to repeat for a minute or two as well.
1995-11-19 Charlotte, NC 21:32 Gets very funky for several minutes. Very cool must-hear version.
1995-11-30 Dayton, OH 19:23 This is what the "HOSE" is all about. Excellent -> "Makisupa."
1995-12-02 New Haven, CT 15:03 Even more serious "HOSE" in the entire version. Just awe-inspiring!
1995-12-08 Cleveland, OH 17:38 "KUNG" sandwich. This version is "type II" in large part and just wild and crazy.
1995-12-08 Cleveland, OH 4:09 -> in from "Kung" to complete this strong "Tweezer."
1995-12-14 Binghamton, NY 9:17 Another must-hear version. "Slip Knot" tease in the segue into Timber.
1995-12-14 Binghamton, NY 9:47 -> in from "Timber" as this classic "Tweezer" continues.
1995-12-17 Lake Placid, NY 22:46 Page solo segues into a "Tweeprise" finish. WTF.
1995-12-28 Worcester, MA 22:00 Another incredible 1995 "Tweezer." Definitely check this one out. Mike practiced part of the "bass jam" he'd engage in the following night.
1996-07-21 Nüremberg, Germany 11:39 Powerful version. In the final two minutes (the coda), Trey plays in a "staccato" or so-called "plinko" way.
1996-08-06 Morrison, CO 16:55 Imperfect "Norwegian Wood" teasing from Trey.
1996-08-14 Hershey, PA 19:20 A must-hear ending to this version which is "type II" in part.
1996-08-17 Plattsburgh, NY 11:54 Very good, popular version.
1996-10-23 Hartford, CT 17:26 Extra drummer (Bob Gullotti), plus Trey on the percussion kit for awhile = lots of OOooomph.
1996-11-03 Gainesville, FL 16:49 Karl f'ing Perazzo! Page is really awesome in this version, too.
1996-11-11 Grand Rapids, MI 15:19 Mike really shines in this great version.
1996-11-27 Seattle, WA 10:46 A solid but straightforward "Tweezer" melts into a jam on Aerosmith's "Sweet Emotion," and from there into a reprise of "DwD" which was played earlier in this show.
1996-12-01 Los Angeles, CA 20:00 Controlled chaos. Typical fierce jam segues into a cacaphonous hazey wall-of-sound soup, that in turn leads into a "type II" excursion with Trey on the mini-kit and Page, Mike and Fish wailing away. Ends in a truly INSANE, drawn-out way, too.
1996-12-30 Boston, MA 14:45 Very good version to be sure.
1997-08-02 George, WA 17:15 Segues out of "Disease." Brief "DWD" tease near the end as well. Very laid-back, slow, funk-ish version. Weak at times, though.
1997-08-17 Limestone, ME 18:33 Space Funk. "Cities"-like jam and "Simple" teases.
1997-11-17 Denver, CO 16:00 Very popular version, but check out the highlighted versions in this table if this version does IT for you (especially those in fall 1997).
1997-11-22 Hampton, VA 11:31 Popular, widely circulated funky version. "BEK" teases.
1997-11-26 Hartford, CT 17:29 Funk soars into some excellent, transcendent, arguably "hose" improv.
1997-12-06 Auburn Hills, MI 22:00 Just spectacular improv. MAGNIFICENT VERSION. MUST HEAR.
1997-12-12 Albany, NY 15:46 Another stellar fall 1997 version.
1998-04-04 Providence, RI 16:05 Some wonderful space-funk evolves into stellar, full-band, magnificent improv. Another version I underrated in the 1990s.
1998-07-01 Copenhagen, Denmark 22:50 All over the map. Improvisation goes everywhere. A remarkable version, that's excellent in part. "Long Train Runnin'" teases.
1998-07-09 Barcelona, Spain 18:10 Calling this version among the greatest in Phish history is not an overstatement. Goes from serenely funky to balls-to-the-wall badass. "Things That Make You Go Hmmm" tease from Mike. At around 16:30 in this version the chord progression is that of "Wolfman's Brother."
1998-07-15 Portland, OR 6:19 "California Love" tease, "Manteca" theme.
1998-07-15 Portland, OR 7:17 -> in from "California Love" to continue this "Tweezer."
1998-08-01 East Troy, WI 18:34 Gorgeous, stunning improv. A section of this version is transcendent "hose" IMO. Just phenomenally beautiful. IT.
1998-08-15 Limestone, ME 15:59 Brief appearance by the MOOG.
1998-10-30 Las Vegas, NV 16:50 Siiiiiiick Trey soloing! "Manteca" and "You Better Believe It Baby" teases.
1998-11-14 Cincinnati, OH 16:30 Strong, above-average version worth your time to check out.
1998-11-24 New Haven, CT 17:15 Fall '98 had some truly awesome versions!
1998-12-31 New York, NY 14:45 Amazing -> "Cities."
1999-07-10 Camden, NJ 20:33 Very groovy jam eventually segues into some intense, beautiful space.
1999-07-17 Volney, NY 19:02 Jamming is groovy, and very cool at times (MIKE!), but still kinda dull for stretches. Good -> "Have Mercy"
1999-08-01 Niigata, Japan 12:41 Unusually soulful, melodic solo from Trey. "Velvet Sea" tease.
1999-09-09 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada 21:09 Major "type II" version. Twisted jam. Coasts along in a dull fashion but then eventually goes batshit crazy, with a HUGE PEAK! Ends with space. Must-hear.
1999-09-18 Chula Vista, CA 14:10 Short, but VERY sweet.
1999-09-28 Pelham, AL 15:39 Very beautiful ending to a strong jam that resembles 9/18/99 quite a bit but without the intensity.
1999-10-08 Uniondale, NY 19:57 Very long, spacey jam. Brief "Sand" tease.
1999-12-10 Philadelphia, PA 14:15 Extremely textural version that builds a "wall of sound." Doesn't do much IMO, but mileage varies.
1999-12-16 Raleigh, NC 21:52 Melodic, "Slave"-like jam.
1999-12-30 Big Cypress, FL 16:50 A stunning, gorgeous jam.
2000-06-09 Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan 30:45 Atypically slow but monstrously improvisational version that has several peaks and valleys before speeding-up and concluding in a melodic, triumphant, must-fucking-hear manner.
2000-06-24 Atlanta, GA 25:53 Courtesy of user @lizardwithaz: Patience is the key to this Tweezer, as Trey immediately gets a siren echo going and a commanding Mike takes over a laid-back soundscape, and doesn't let up. Once the band finds a groove and the siren loops drop out, Trey finds his way fully into the jam and guides the band through a jam fit for a lazy summer day, finding a fun progression to return to over and over, eventually finding the way to a ping-pong jam, with Mike, Page, and Trey all swatting notes back and forth before an incredibly satisfying drop into another Mike-led groove, highlighted by a "Tweezer Reprise"-ish progression and some thrilling hose!
2000-06-30 Hartford, CT 12:18 Short but very powerful.
2000-07-08 East Troy, WI 11:42 Segues nicely into "Walk Away."
2000-09-23 Rosemont, IL 15:39 Catchy, repetitive groove. "Sunshine of Your Love" tease at the end.
2000-09-25 Bonner Springs, KS 13:47 Curious ending.
2000-10-07 Mountain View, CA 16:08 Good version and the last one in "1.0."
2003-02-20 Rosemont, IL 20:44 Very badass in parts. Kinda messy in others, though.
2003-02-28 Uniondale, NY 26:38 Magnificent. "Hose" 'em down. Hear it at all costs.
2003-07-17 Bonner Springs, KS 21:56 Long, spacey jam in the middle of upbeat "tweezeresque" jamming.
2003-12-01 Albany, NY 17:31 Very odd version. Trey's not really present for the most part. Excellent segue into "2001" though.
2003-12-28 Miami, FL 13:33 Very soulful, steady, patient, David Gilmour-esque solo from Trey. Jam peaks a bit before slowly cooling off.
2009-05-31 Boston, MA 13:09 "Theme from the Bottom" jam for a bit.
2009-06-07 Camden, NJ 13:58 The "Camden Tweezer." Old school, repetitive, amazing groove. Like a '92-'94 version.
2009-06-19 Noblesville, IN 12:44 A very good jam eventually segues into a spacey interlude before "2001" kicks in.
2009-07-31 Morrison, CO 12:25 Diverse, tight, melodic jams.
2009-11-25 Philadelphia, PA 12:25 Similar to Camden's "Tweezer."
2009-12-29 Miami, FL 16:35 "Manteca"-like jam into space.
2010-07-03 Alpharetta, GA 13:12 Reaches a pretty good peak and segues beautifully into "Slave."
2010-12-30 New York, NY 18:16 Kind of a mixed bag until this spell-bindingly intricate, spectacular "staccato-esque" improvisation takes over.
2011-07-02 Watkins Glen, NY 11:09 Unusually staccato-esque, repetitive jam, with some "elephant-like" noises from Trey thrown in.
2011-08-06 George, WA 12:24 Blistering jam, in part, largely Mike-driven, that segues into some serene spacey jamming, that in turn goes into "Caspian" and "Sand" before "Tweezer" returns for a minute.
2011-08-06 George, WA 1:12 -> in from "Sand" as to complete this "Tweezer" sandwich.
2011-08-12 San Francisco, CA 11:14 Very well-played, with an excellent peak, and Page grooving on the clavinet as the jam goes spacey.
2011-09-03 Commerce City, CO 14:30 "Green-Eyed Lady" teases in the intro composed section by Page, and Fish teases the "Golden Age" drum line in what is a magnificently melodic jam that is quite stunning in parts. Brief hints of "Lovelight" and "Jessica." It's excellent from the very start of the jam, too. Must. Fucking. Hear.
2011-12-28 New York, NY 12:22 Segues nicely out of "Carini" and features a tight, melodic, soulful jam that dissolves beautifully into "My Friend."
2012-08-26 Charlotte, NC 13:17 Enchanting, even stunningly beautiful, jam to which each band member contributes powerfully. (Listen carefully for Mike's tease of "Cars Trucks Buses" as well.)
2012-12-28 New York, NY 20:23 A mesmerizingly incandescent psychedelicious soundscape of elephantine proportion.
2013-07-12 Wantagh, NY 12:33 Page drives the jam into an outstanding peak in the final few minutes, and an excellent segue into "Cities" occurs with Fish playing the rhythm of the "Wedge."
2013-07-31 Stateline, NV 36:16 One of the most magnificently focused, sustained, and enchanting improvisations in Phish history, with several discrete sections, and audience participation taboot.
2013-10-20 Hampton, VA 23:07 Exceptional, diverse "type II" action, ending in a mellow, spacey haze.
2013-10-27 Hartford, CT 17:31 Overrated by your friends, this version captivates with brilliantly melodic soloing by Trey for several minutes, before flaking out a bit, and becoming aimless. (Still worth your while to hear to be sure.)
2013-11-02 Atlantic City, NJ 15:22 Very repetitive, melodic, spirited, funky jam... check. this. OUT!
2014-07-13 New York, NY 15:54 Slow, steady, melodic climb to a triumphant peak, and then an old school ending with a few twists.
2014-07-27 Columbia, MD 8:56 Acting as the improvisational meat of a "Tweezer-fest", the jamming here takes on an uplifting, "TFTB"-esque vibe and then gets wonky and atonal before sliding into "Waiting All Night".
2014-12-31 Miami, FL 17:08 Beautifully-interactive melodic jam that soars for quite awhile!
2015-08-01 Atlanta, GA 26:03 The longest version since Tahoe is gorgeous, in part, but does meh-ander now and then, despite a section where Trey repeats a "Born On The Bayou"-esque riff, and despite the final few minutes where the jam picks up momentum before petering-out with a loop'ed noise from Trey's guitar.
2015-08-07 Cuyahoga Falls, OH 19:18 Spectacular improvisation that traverses titillating terrain before mellifluously mellowing into "Lizards."
2015-08-09 East Troy, WI 14:18 Textural, repetitive improv eventually morphs into major key bliss, as Trey repeats a catchy melodic theme and the band reach a glorious peak before the jam dissolves into Dirt.
2015-08-22 Watkins Glen, NY 17:39 Fierce, punchy version that soars from the get-go, with Trey employing killer effects. The jam then plateaus, and then launches into melodic, major key mode for a while before dissolving into Caspian.
2016-01-02 New York, NY 21:36 With thrilling, melodic contributions from each band member, this version requires repeated listenings to fully appreciate, and peaks wondrously well.
2016-09-02 Commerce City, CO 16:56 Great intro with Trey using a wah pedal to create a cool swelling effect and the jam builds to a coordinated peak with piercing guitar and pounding drums before > to "Jim".
2016-10-19 Nashville, TN 16:48 Funky, powerful start transitions to a melodic plateau with soaring improv.
2016-12-30 New York, NY 16:07 The jam slowly, patiently builds before (similar to 10/19/16) plateauing mellifluously, exploding triumphantly, and seguing into "Sparks" (after Trey arguably teases "Midnight Rider" for a measure or two!).
2017-12-30 New York, NY 19:30 Key modulates a few mins into the jam, and a bright, effortlessly soaring groove transpires. Excellent interplay by the band as well, including as the jam mightily peaks before they return to the theme and conclude it old school.
2018-08-03 Alpharetta, GA 16:52 Effect-heavy improv with layers of sounds eventually climbs, and builds, soaring to a blissful, thematic peak before grooving to an albeit brief return to the "Tweezer" theme.
2018-09-02 Commerce City, CO 14:25 An atypical (very improvisational) intro that heads into the jam segment about a minute early is just the start of a melodically-blessed version in which each band member is inspired and contributes mightily to a stellar version with heavy Manteca teases into Golden Age.
2018-10-20 Hampton, VA 18:40 Punchy from the start, this version cooks for several minutes before a major-key improvisation occurs, in which Trey hoses everyone down mellifluously. The jam then segues smoothly into a spacey, divinely-melodic interlude, and a patient, steady build transpires, eventually reaching a spectacular peak. The improv then dramatically melts down, but instead of concluding, the jam surprisingly shoots skyward to a second powerful-but-fleeting peak, before "Dirt" abruptly begins.
2018-10-26 Rosemont, IL 21:30 The band, like one organism, seemingly processes varying properties of a periodic waveform, or signals that contain vital information, to be shared with some other, astral, life forms. Trey shines, but all four clearly articulate, or inform the several structures, or forms of this "Tweezer's" many "pieces," which, so sutured, create a sonic sort of euphoria (the audience reactions are truly memorable).
2018-12-29 New York, NY 19:54 First section features an extended, fiery jam that is akin to "I Know You Rider" (Grateful Dead) before funkily dissolving into "Death Don't Hurt Very Long."
2018-12-29 New York, NY 7:51 Second section is melodic, patient, and mystical, and includes a smooth transition to "No Quarter."
2019-12-30 New York, NY 34:58 Symphonic in scope, this version features a host of strikingly disparate sections with tempo and key and harmonic and melodic changes galore. Inarguably among the most sublime masterpieces of improvisation in Phish's illustrious history.
2019-12-30 New York, NY 2:26 Punches out of "Steam" and soars triumphantly, hearkening back to the peak of the set's opening version, before seguing into "Ruby Waves."
2021-08-01 Alpharetta, GA 33:53 Among the most magnificent versions in Phish history, this one's improvisation traverses a host of gloriously bedazzling galaxies that are, at times, as mind-expandingly thrilling as they are soulful and divine.
2021-08-13 Atlantic City, NJ 22:10 Soulful, soaring soloing by Trey with fierce accompaniment, this second-set-opening version arguably stays "Type I" but still delivers. Oh, if every 20 min version could pay off like this.
2021-09-01 Mountain View, CA 34:01 Yet another exploratory "type II" adventure, this version's jam goes all over the globe, with segments that at times seem to have vigorous "Manteca" and "Jingo-Va" themes, and even "Lizards" and "Dave's Energy Guide" teasing and a cacphonous "Split Open and Melt" jam, that are separated by a mellow, spacey-but-mellifluous and playful, improvisation. Best listened to, closely, with headphones.
2021-10-24 Inglewood, CA 5:05 It's not every day that Tweezer features a full-blown jam on another song, so this version gets charted simply for its uniqueness, segueing into "L.A. Woman" only about eight measures after the start of the jam segment (don't miss the tease of "Walk This Way" at the end of the composed opening section too).
2021-10-24 Inglewood, CA 7:21 This version (which completes formation of this set's Tweezer "sandwich") begins the way any other version would though launches quickly into a jam that grooves along for a few minutes, jazziliciously yet with some melodic loops, before dissolving into a mellifluous haze, a serene code from which Birds erupts.
2021-10-29 Las Vegas, NV 19:33 After beginning ordinarily enough, the jam eventually takes-on a Trey-led melodic theme reminiscent of "hose" improvisation, yet the "type I" form is maintained in a compellingly fierce manner. This theme-jam takes over four minutes to begin peaking, soaring, in a dizzyingly beautiful fashion, and then Trey turns on the syrupy envelope-filter effect, and Mike begins playing lead fucking bass, with fantastic accompaniment from Page, who then begins soloing a bit over this incredible groove being laid down by Mike, Trey and Fish around 16 mins in. Spine-tinglingly cool, repetitive, grooving takes over, and Trey begins soloing melodically o'er it before Fish returns to Tweezer's drum line, and the jam dissolves away as Trey nearly teases "Lifeboy" before Bitch begins. It's a safe bet that if this sick improv doesn't move you, then 4.0 Phish is not for you.
2021-10-29 Las Vegas, NV 4:59 After Sand peaks and "goes type II," Trey leads the full-band back into Tweezer at 11:53 of the Sand (LivePhish timing; fwiw the fact that this isn't tracked on LivePhish explains why Phish.net does not rely on LP tracking for setlist purposes---it can be demonstrably, objectively, Wrong). This renewed Tweezer jam cooks for many minutes before the key modulates in "type II" fashion and the groove melodically soars anew, with a wondrously smooth segue into Sigma Oasis.
2022-02-24 Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico 21:35 It's no wonder that a version that explores a variety of fantastic universes includes soaring improv heavily teasing "Lizards" for a spell.
2022-04-21 New York, NY 14:03 Although "average-lengthed" among all versions e'er performed, this gem-of-a-version shines, with the first few minutes of the jam featuring steady, intermittent, "Your Pet Cat"-esque chording and comping by Trey, and a melodically charming/glittering section during which Trey sustains a note for many measures (a modest peak) over excellent accompaniment (that's never dark), before the version concludes atypically with a single chord from Trey that is sustained into the first note > of "2001."
2022-04-21 New York, NY 1:56 Your Pet "Tweezer" returns, buzzing, if not quite purring, for a few more minutes.
2022-05-29 Orange Beach, AL 22:13 Jam is fairly straightforward for the first few minutes, but then there's a key modulation (type II activity afoot) and a funkaliciously melodic bridge of sorts occurs, before Page hops on the synth and Trey deploys some echoflex and then envelope filter effects. Soon melodic tension builds--slllowwwly though--courtesy of Page Mike and Trey, until there's a massive Floyd-esque echoplextastic dissonant sustained release/peak, of sorts. OF SORTS. Make no mistake: communities of ALIENS were contacted during this jam.
2022-07-31 Columbia, MD 18:53 Straightforward jam until 9:15, when the key modulates and an "All Along The Watchtower"-esque progression takes shape (an ajamakinto "Watchtower," but no musical quote of its melody so no tease). They jam on this "Watchtower" progression for many measures, going "type II" to an extent in the process though Fish returns briefly within it here and there to "Tweezer's" drum line. Then there's another key modulation and Trey begins soloing melodically o'ertop beautiful accompaniment from Page, Mike and Fish. This improv eventually gels around an enchanting theme before the key modulates yet again and a steady, dark, heavy "type II" jam ensues. Fish soon brings back "Tweezer's" drum line, and Trey Mike and Fish briefly to "Tweezer's" melodic line and comping, as this jam fizzles out and "Wingsuit" begins after sustain.
2023-04-17 Berkeley, CA 43:39 Continuing along its 30 year trajectory of functioning as a great excuse to jam, the Greek Tweezer is another historic version that not only overflows with ideas in showcasing the band's commitment to excellence, but also swells and soars with (at times) wonderfully weird improvisation, brimming with dynamic reverence for proximity to the burning shore.
2023-07-15 Alpharetta, GA 29:13 Phish's 2023 "Tweezer" rampage continues with yet another monster version from Alpharetta. Stutter-step delay grooves, kaleidoscopic psych-bliss, and big-boned muscular funk form this delightfully hearty stew before a heroic, guitar-laden hard rock strut brings it all home. ->"Golden Age".
2023-07-23 Syracuse, NY 27:53 Begins with a brief major tangent but then reverts to a typically rocking "Tweezer" jam, albeit in a different key, then finds its footing again with a segment anchored by Trey's off-kilter, cyclical lead. From there, it builds more conventionally until the main riff returns, seemingly to bring things to a close, but the band really makes a meal out of this denouement by running through different permutations of the "Tweezer" theme, reintroducing Trey's mid-jam riff, and closing with a Moog-ified final volley, then -> "Oblivion".
2023-08-05 New York, NY 6:23 Opening composed section and early part of the jam segment before Mike begins "Guy Forget."
2023-08-05 New York, NY 22:50 "Type II" improv continues after the "Guy Forget" silliness ends, sounding absolutely nothing like "Tweezer" for several minutes (and then only Fish temporarily returns to "Tweezer's" drum line for a few measures). Collective "full-band" improv at its finest, with each band member complementing each other so well the improv at times sounds like it could have been composed, even as it soars through several key modulations and time signatures. Yet another masterful version, providing further evidence that "Tweezer" is Phish's most consistently wondrous jam-vehicle since 2009.
2023-10-13 Chicago, IL 15:58 > from "Waves". In a rare spot as the third song in the second set, this (relatively) compact version packs a big punch. The band locks into the jam quickly and seamlessly. Around 11:20, Trey weaves back to the Tweezer riff, giving off this version might be incredibly compact. Instead, he pivots on a dime to a life-affirming major key jam. > into a fierce "Crosseyed".
2024-04-18 Las Vegas, NV 25:15 > from "Sand." As if the band wasn't going to drop a huge version of "Tweezer" at the Sphere. A fun and bouncy jam becomes triumphant around 17:00 with an incendiary Trey peak. Immediately afterward, things slow down and the "Tweezer" riff emerges. What follows is must-hear as the band has an extended outro, staying within the bounds of "Tweezer" until it has been fully deconstructed. The deconstruction eventually -> into "My Friend, My Friend."
Jam chart versions are selected because of improvisational and other characteristics that distinguish these from typical versions of the song.
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