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Best Dead MIDI jams

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I recommend becoming familiar with 12-6-89, the CA Earthquake Benefit at the Oakland Coliseum, the jam coming out of Terrapin.  Check out the DSBD, which is actually an Ultra-Matrix but isn't labeled as so.  This is a great example of Garcia playing with his new sonic toy.


Any other nominations for Dead MIDI action?

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Right on, John.  Thanks.


I’ll move 116 days ahead and add the jam transitioning Scarlet Begonias into Fire on the Mountain from Hamilton, Ontario on 3/22/90, the sole Scarlet>Fire of the tour.  All sorts of sounds employed here, and at one point the waterfall of notes is synthesized and cascades down into a Garcia run.  You could practically see it.


Mind melting goodness.  The MIDI is out front that whole 1990 Spring Tour (as you well know).

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6/16/90 - China Cat

9/20/90 - Dark Star

12/12/90 - Iko

12/14/90 - Women R

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Great thread JohnA.

Check the Rooster from

3/18/90.  Great treatment.

I am in CO, bring it on.


Praise DSO.

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