Thursday, June 5, 2014

Live Review: Phil & Friends 5/31/14 NYC, NY

Hey all got a live review up over @glidemag you can read it Right C'here!
It is of Phil Lesh and Friends live in Central Park on 5/31/14.

We have always dug Phil's music post Dead and his friends lineup (especially the PLQ era) were some of the best Grateful Dead related tunes since '91 at least, maybe '89. Phil treats the music with the fluid ever changing level of respect it deserves. Nothing is sacred, not tempo, structure or phrasing; the music lives and breathes in the moment. 

We have seen all this particular group of players before (minus Ross),  and while Medeski, Scofield brought the jazz, Haynes carried the soul and Russo the energy. While the band did a lot to showcase Haynes voice they seemed more natural at just wandering around with ease no real sense of pace. That worked real well under the summer sun in Central Park. Read the review here, will post the full show stream when we find it, and peep some video below:

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