Episode 117: Simple Exploration

In Episode 117 we discuss the song "Simple" in three different eras: 11/16/94, 02/20/03, and 08/06/21. Exploring the beauty in the song that bleeds into wild improv, we discuss how this song represents various aspects of Phish history while also serving as a launch pad to their dedication to in the moment evolution. From here we dive into a discussion of Van Gelder studios where we explore the CTI label and the evolution of Jazz in the late-1960's and early-1970s.

Songs featured in this episode:

  • Bobby Hutcherson: "Dave's Chant"
  • McCoy Tyner: "His Blessings"
  • Joe Farrell: "Moon Germs"
  • Gabor Szabo: "Mizrab"
  • Airto: "Fingers (El Rada)"
  • Freddy Hubbard: "Suite Sioux"

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