Jam Chart for It's Ice (73 entries)

Date City Timing Notes
1991-09-25 Keene, NH 9:25 Debut in Keene, NH. First version includes Page-led, band-wide jam following the descending chords indicating the lyrical skater's fall through the ice.
1991-09-26 Ithaca, NY 8:59 Good rocking and somewhat dissonant jam section with great Fish.
1991-09-27 Rochester, NY 9:21 Some excellent tension building by Page and Trey in the jam segment.
1991-11-14 Chapel Hill, NC 9:10 Brief Page solo, then the whole band gets rocking. Sweet!
1991-11-30 Port Chester, NY 8:57 Another version in which the whole band kicks in after letting Page shine briefly.
1992-03-06 Portsmouth, NH 9:10 Full band jam featuring Page on the organ instead of piano. Almost sounds like a "YEM" jam for a measure or two.
1992-03-12 Burlington, VT 9:03 Another great organ focused jam from the Flynn in Burlington.
1992-03-17 Washington, DC 8:46 Almost sounds like 1997 five years early with Page's funky sounding organ. Must-hear.
1992-03-25 Charlottesville, VA 9:05 Nice swinging groove on this jam. "Call To The Post" tease by Page.
1992-04-07 Durango, CO 8:45 Page on the B-3 again. Great Mike. > to "Fee."
1992-04-16 Isla Vista, CA 8:53 Following "Buried Alive" and a smoking "Possum" opening this show, this excellent version keeps the joint rocking.
1992-04-18 Palo Alto, CA 6:05 The jam begins in customary fashion, with Page out front, but then Trey sneakily leads a -> to "Mind Left Body Jam."
1992-04-18 Palo Alto, CA 1:23 -> in from the Phish debut of "Mind Left Body Jam" to close out this version of "It's Ice."
1992-04-21 Eureka, CA 9:05 Good jam and nice work by Page on the Hammond B-3. Segue to "Eliza."
1992-04-29 Minneapolis, MN 8:39 Another good organ rocker with great Mike.
1992-05-01 Milwaukee, WI 10:21 Begins with Fish playing the "Bowie" hi-hat intro, and Trey in the wrong key, but the Page-led jam is strong.
1992-05-12 Canton, NY 10:21 Very strange jam with each band member seemingly trying not to blend until its final few measures.
1993-03-19 Redlands, CA 10:35 Bizarre and creepy jam includes a "Rhapsody In Blue" tease from Page, and an unusual ending with screaming.
1993-03-22 Sacramento, CA 5:06 Band uses the jam as a segue for a performance of the entire suite of Gamehenge songs, one of only 5 such performances. Unfinished.
1993-05-08 Durham, NH 9:26 "Discipline" and "Manteca" teases in an extended jam unusual for Spring '93 tour.
1993-08-14 Tinley Park, IL 9:02 "Dance Of The Sugar Plum Fairy" tease by Page. Solid version with excellent Fish and Page teaming at the end of the jam.
1993-08-20 Morrison, CO 8:13 Nice work by Page on this version (released on Live Bait Vol. 6).
1993-08-24 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada 9:32 "I Feel The Earth Move" tease/jam in another excellent August '93 version.
1993-08-28 Berkeley, CA 9:26 Random Note, All Fall Down, and Oom Pah Pah signals included in this jam.
1993-12-31 Worcester, MA 8:50 "Peaches En Regalia" teases and Random Note signal in this version.
1994-04-04 Burlington, VT 10:24 "Hey Bulldog" teases during an extended jam. Page led at first, but it becomes a full band rocker.
1994-04-08 State College, PA 5:46 Second set jam vehicle. First ever "Digital Delay Loop" jam is performed, followed by a rocking and extended "It's Ice" jam. Must-hear version.
1994-04-08 State College, PA 7:19 -> in from the debut of the "Digital Delay Loop" jam. A rocking and excellent "Ice" jam follows the "DDL" jam.
1994-04-10 Buffalo, NY 9:12 Good solid rocking jam with Page leading the way.
1994-05-04 New Orleans, LA 9:44 A crazy-ass jam, typical for spring '94, and includes a "Right Off" tease (Miles Davis). > to "Sparkle."
1994-05-10 Santa Fe, NM 8:55 "Landlady"-like jamming in this wild, high energy jam.
1994-05-13 Tempe, AZ 10:11 Ferocious jam with some pretty crazy improvisation by the band. All over the place!
1994-05-20 Olympia, WA 9:55 Page and Fish lead the band in a couple of different grooves. An atypically funky jam in parts.
1994-05-28 Monterey, CA 10:20 Wild, electro-rock jam!
1994-06-09 Salt Lake City, UT 9:11 Good rocking jam with excellent Fish and solid Trey (of course Page is great).
1994-06-18 Chicago, IL 8:53 Excellent version where the band really rocks out during the jam.
1994-07-08 Mansfield, MA 8:59 A little chaotic, but some really great Mike action on this one. > to an excellent "Stash."
1994-07-15 Wantagh, NY 9:01 Page dominated in a great way, but with solid work by the rest, especially Fish.
1994-10-18 Nashville, TN 8:55 Nice rocking full band jam.
1994-10-26 Boone, NC 9:51 Good tension build up and at times dissonant. Page leads but all contribute.
1994-11-23 St. Louis, MO 5:40 Another strong Fall '94 version which -> "Mind Left Body Jam."
1994-11-23 St. Louis, MO 2:26 > in from "Mind Left Body Jam" to complete this "Ice."
1995-06-16 Raleigh, NC 9:14 Beautiful piano soloing by Page.
1995-07-01 Mansfield, MA 9:30 Highly unusual jam with Mike on the electric drill and Fishman on vacuum.
1995-10-07 Spokane, WA 10:43 Although Page dominated, the jam has contributions from all band members in a somewhat dissonant, but atypically melodic, and chilling, version.
1995-10-14 Austin, TX 9:11 Features a spacey and psychedelic jam.
1995-10-29 Louisville, KY 4:47 "It's Ice" -> to "Kung," which is played in its entirety during the jam segment.
1995-10-29 Louisville, KY 1:42 -> in from "Kung" to complete this version of "Ice."
1995-12-15 Philadelphia, PA 8:49 Very spacey jam segues into a creepy, Fish-driven groove with unintelligble, bizarre vocalizations from someone (?), as Page teases the "Pink Panther" theme a few times. "Odd" doesn't even begin to describe this.
1995-12-30 New York, NY 4:45 Another "Kung" sandwich makes up the meat of the "Ice" jam.
1995-12-30 New York, NY 1:39 -> in from "Kung" to complete this version of "Ice."
1996-08-05 Morrison, CO 8:28 Not too long, but a pretty unusual and cool jam.
1996-08-12 Noblesville, IN 9:52 Excellent percussion support from Fish in this choppy, discordant jam.
1996-08-17 Plattsburgh, NY 9:05 Old fashioned version with the whole band involved in a subdued jam.
1996-10-26 Charlotte, NC 9:14 Creepy background effects pair with some fantastic piano stylings.
1996-11-30 Sacramento, CA 10:24 After a cacophony of noisy effects, nice crescendo building by Trey and Page.
1997-08-08 Tinley Park, IL 10:27 Weird, spacey, Trey-Mike-led jam.
1997-12-07 Dayton, OH 6:41 "Swept Away" and "Steep" sandwich. Flawless segue to "Swept Away."
1997-12-07 Dayton, OH 1:54 > in from "Steep" to complete this version of "Ice."
1998-07-28 Bonner Springs, KS 5:47 "Lengthwise" sandwich occurs with Fishman singing the verses into his Electrolux.
1998-07-28 Bonner Springs, KS 1:41 > in from "Lengthwise" to complete this version of "Ice."
2000-09-20 Cincinnati, OH 14:32 Extended jam that is markedly different from the typical Page-led jam. A spacey, rambling jam, but worth a listen. Unfinished.
2003-07-26 Atlanta, GA 10:07 Swirling and extended jam, somewhat spacey, typical of the more improvisational versions from the early to mid 1990s.
2009-03-07 Hampton, VA 9:09 Spacey, effects-laden jam with Page on synthesizer instead of piano.
2013-07-14 Columbia, MD 7:43 Nice "old school" little rocking jam with Page on the B-3. It's been 10 years, really more like 17, or going back to 1996, since the band last played one of these rocking little jams, which add great flavor to an otherwise fully composed piece.
2013-07-31 Stateline, NV 7:53 Another nice little funky and rhythmic "Ice" jam with Page rocking on the B-3.
2013-09-01 Commerce City, CO 8:25 Page leads a solid full band jam on the B-3. And compared to 7/14/13, the transition back to "Ice" is clean.
2013-12-29 New York, NY 8:21 This one has a bad-ass "Ice" jam with some wild and rocking playing by all four. It almost sounds like some of the crazy versions from Spring '94 and also makes a nice clean return to "It's Ice."
2014-07-16 Clarkston, MI 8:50 Another "Ice" with a solid, funky and rocking jam. Alas, Trey has a bit of trouble transitioning out of the jam and back to the closing section.
2014-07-30 Portsmouth, VA 8:30 Page immediately jumps to the clavinet, while Trey lays back, comping him nicely. Mike also helps to power this Page-led funk fest.
2014-10-24 Inglewood, CA 8:47 Like the Portsmouth "It's Ice", Page hops on the clavinet out of the gate, but this time Trey chips in some wah-scratching and Echoplex to this funky jam before sticking the landing.
2015-08-12 Philadelphia, PA 9:03 After a Jekyll (jam) and Hyde (composed section) take just four shows earlier, Trey redeems himself with the Mann "It's Ice". The whole band jumps into the jam feet first, coalescing around a "Manteca"-like theme for a few minutes during which Page goes absolutely nuts on his clavinet.
2017-07-23 New York, NY 15:14 An absolutely outstanding version. Right out of the gate, Mike pushes the jam into a darker mode, and the band slides into a seductive groove, Lil' Punkin meshing beautifully with Trey's effects-laden playing while Mike and Fish hold down the fort. Trey fires off some lovely trills as a fog creeps over the proceedings, with Mike really stepping up his game in the latter half. The jam winds down into noise, then returns neatly to the "It's Ice" theme. Longest version to date.
Jam chart versions are selected because of improvisational and other characteristics that distinguish these from typical versions of the song.
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