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Published: 2012/11/12

Stanley Jordan Sits in with Phil Lesh & Friends

Stlanley Jordan

Phil Lesh & Friends kicked off a three-show run at New York’s Roseland Ballroom last night. Before the performance, Lesh promised a special third set featuring an unannounced special friend. The guest turned out to be guitarist Stanley Jordan, whose 2012 schedule included collaborations with the likes of Umphrey’s McGee, Dave Matthews Band and Lesh himself. The rest of Phil & Friends’ lineup featured Furthur members Jeff Chimenti, John Kadlecik and Joe Russo as well as Jackie Greene.

Lesh’s first two sets included some unique song selections and segues. The ensemble’s first set consisted of a completely segued set that morphed from “Alligator” into “Bird Song,” Greene’s “Till the Light Comes,” The Beatles’ “Strawberry Fields Forever” and “Franklin’s Tower.” Their second set opened with Van Morrison’s “Dweller on a Threshold” and also included The Band’s “Just Another Whistle Stop.”

Stanley emerged with the rest of Phil & Friends for a third set that opened with an extended jam that moved into “Mountains of the Moon.” The third set featured classic rock signatures like Bob Dylan’s “All Along the Watchtower” and a rare take on Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven.” Stanley helped the band close their show with a “U.S. Blues” encore.

Phil Lesh and Friends will return to Roseland this evening.

Here’s a look at last night’s setlist as it appears in our Box Scores section

_Sunday, November 11, Roseland Ballroom, New York, NY*

Set I: Alligator > Bird Song > Till the Light Comes > Strawberry Fields Forever > Franklin’s Tower

Set II: Dweller on a Threshold, Doin’ That Rag, Just Another Whistle Stop, Althea, Cosmic Charlie

Set III: Jam* > Mountains of the Moon* > The Other One* > Dark Star* > Stairway to Heaven* > Dark Star* > All Along the Watchtower*, Morning Dew* > Dark Star*

E: U.S. Blues*

*with Stanley Jordan


There are 10 comments associated with this post

Marz November 12, 2012, 13:21:48

Wow…Stanley sure has changed.

Wooker T. November 12, 2012, 14:53:00

Yep Stanley Jordan, Jason Crosby…thats the sort of heavy weight talent worthy of Phil Lesh’s time if you ask me. Fuck all the money making and dicth the silly Jerry clone dude and you got a band right here.

Marz November 12, 2012, 16:33:52

Seriously- that CAN’T be the same Stanley J…or am I REALLY fucked up?

Marz November 12, 2012, 16:37:46

Something seems odd; isn’t Stanley- I dunno- taller than that…or maybe he has a beard? I just can’t put my finger on it.

Mikw November 12, 2012, 17:06:01

The comment about the “silly jerry clone dude” is beyond moronic. John Kadlecik adds a lot to the band and yes, that he sounds a lot like Jerry, is part of it. But he’s a first rate musician. Jackie Greene is a great addition to the Phil & Friends line-up as well. I saw the first Wellmont show…outstanding. And am going to Roseland tomorrow night. Can’t wait.

Blooby November 12, 2012, 18:56:41

For such a unique stylist, I’m curious how Stanley Jordan made an inroad to the jamband scene. Seems like he has popped up with several bands over the last few months.

Ultimatelywhogivesafuck November 13, 2012, 08:12:52

JERRY CLONE!! JERRY CLONE!! FUCK if you were there ALL you want is JERRY CLONE!!!..NOTHING..and i mean NOTHING>>makes my ears orgasm like the sound and style of GARCIA playing..68..78..88.. and yes 2012!! FUCK THESE wanna be part of the best music scene scum..JACKIE SUCKS!! 1000 players as good in jersey alone..and Jordan?? FUCK what else is he gonna do..NO ONE GIVES A SHIT..PHIL LESH is the name..60-75$ a ticket..I WANNA ENJOY the ACID..JK WINS..p.s…wheres all the“coverband” complainers

TREYSHOULDVEGUESTED November 13, 2012, 22:06:11

Trey Anastasio…no better guest…imo….just sayin. Phil should stay with thiss line up….nobody wabnts to see tribute bands , Zeppelin did it right, Phish would never go on without a member..only MONEY HUNGRY SELL OUTS REPLACE ORIGINAL MEMBERS...and sing all KING JERRY“S songs…PHIL RULES!!!!! PHIL RULES!!!! Fuck Jackie Greene is right

august w November 22, 2012, 13:07:54

“phish would never go without a member “.please if the hells angels caught up with gordo 2min later than they found him running a game of good touch bad touch on a segway with there 8 year old son he would have been stomped to death and trey would replace any of them in a heart beat if it meant he could go on stage and fluff his ego the concerts that meen so much to the fans are just another check look at phish between late 97 09iwalked out on them repeatedly because someone head was bobbing into the mic one set and the next they could hold a rhythym cause they were shooting so much coke great to see trey lay down his guns and play like it has meening for him again last year or toops fuck jackie is right he can out rockstar the big chief almost pps phil lesh is it with 60 to 70 dollar tickets he just sold out about a dozen shows at 150 or 300 tickt options any how i sure never thought i would see the boys after 95 and took me about ten years to see whomever it was and ihope i still am seeing music as good as what ive been hearing recently out of all my fav artists

dk70 November 23, 2012, 15:28:33

I just tried to read the last three posts. I think my IQ just lost a few hit points.

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