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  Jam band
The term jam band is commonly used to describe psychedelic-rock influenced bands whose concerts largely consist of bands reinterpreting their songs as springboards into extended improvisational pieces of music.
While The Grateful Dead are generally accepted to be the founders of the jam band scene, the concept of spontaneous improvisation of music is by no means their invention.
Early jazz musicians both pioneered the idea of improvisation and coined the term 'jam', though these 'jam sessions' tended to be completely free of constraints, whereas bands in the jam-scene tend to use the pretense of being confined by the boundaries of the song they are 'jamming out'.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/ja/Jamband.html   (466 words)

 Jam Camp - Official Band Homepage
From a fluid line-up of awesome NW musicians, a stable and startlingly original ensemble emerged and was officially dubbed Jam Camp in 1989.
This is a band that creates musician's music: fusionesque rock improv in the vein of The Allman Brothers, Zappa, Crimson, Soft Machine, Brand X and Traffic.
Jam Camp grooves, embracing a "live" feel-based approach to music appealling to fans of Prog, Rock, Jazz and Jam alike.
www.jamcamp.com   (243 words)

 Jam On It!!: The Inaugral Jammys and new Jam Band Releases
And there are some legends that pre-date the jam bands era (Maceo Parker), but their music is definitely an influence on the development of the idiom.
Its bands like the Slip that are the excellent ambassadors for the jam band scene – their sense of improvisation and ability to craft their show towards an audience will give jam bands even more credibility.
In all cases the jams are highlighted by the unique funkiness of the Stick (this instrument is "tapped" and allows for simultaneous bass and guitar playing), the piercing solos of both the acoustic and electric violins and a wide variety of percussion instruments.
members.tripod.com /vermontreview/essays/jamonit.htm   (2671 words)

 Jam band - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The term 'jam band' may be a reference to the 'jam sessions' that are part of the musical scenes in other improvisation-based styles such as jazz and bluegrass music.
Jam bands' lengthy onstage improvisations may be related to the guitar solos performed in traditional rock music.
The third generation of jam bands, in the early 1990s was spurred on by the The Grateful Dead's touring and the increased exposure of Phish, Widespread Panic and Aquarium Rescue Unit.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Jam_band   (1287 words)

 The Other Ones - A Guide to Recent Jam Band Releases (Album Review)
And given that groups such as Phish — an ensemble that is frequently used as the poster child for jam bands — often incorporate carefully orchestrated and pre-scripted segments of progressive rock into their concerts — well, that blows the definition so wide-open as to make it a rather useless marketing gimmick.
The band is clearly in the hands of guitarist Bobby Lee Rodgers who wrote an overwhelming majority of the songs and produced this release.
There are nearly as many jam band compilations as there are jam bands themselves, and these aggregations continue to be a better value than the offerings of any of the individual artists.
www.musicbox-online.com /too-jam.html   (1661 words)

 !Jam Cruise ~ an unrivaled music + sensory experience at sea +++   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The cruise, which was organized by Cloud 9 Adventures in Boca Raton, Fla., is scheduled with multiple sets from jam band favorites like Galactic, Jon Fishman of Phish, North Mississippi Allstars, Ozomatli and DJ Logic.
Jam Cruisers, as participants call themselves, average between 25 and 35, and several music cruises attract crowds in their 30's and 40's, organizers said.
McGinnis recalled one spontaneous jazz jam in an unused bar on a Jam Cruise that featured the bassist Rob Wasserman (who has played with the likes of Lou Reed and Elvis Costello), members of the Dirty Dozen Brass Band and Galactic, plus a fan onboard who just happened to play.
www.jamcruise.com /pressnytimes.html   (902 words)

 Jam session - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jam sessions may be based upon existing songs or forms, may be loosely based on an agreed chord progression or chart suggested by one participant, or may be wholly improvisational.
The Minton's jams were a fertile meeting place and proving ground for both established soloists like Ben Webster and Lester Young, and the younger jazz musicians who would soon become leading exponents of the bebop movement, including Thelonious Monk (Minton's house pianist), Charlie Parker, and Dizzy Gillespie.
The Minton's jams were legendary for their highly competitive "cutting contests", in which soloists would try to keep up with the house band and outdo each other in improvisation skill.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Jam_session   (519 words)

 about band   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Pearl Jam fans, or “Jammers,” match the dedication level seen in recent rock history with “Deadheads.” The region from the Northeast Corridor through the Mid-Atlantic States has long been known among Jammers as the “Pearl Jam Belt” for its significant concentration of fans in relation to the rest of the country.
A true Pearl Jam fan, he knows what needs to be done in terms of sound and overall presentation of songs.
He made a strong initial impression on the band with an extensive knowledge of Pearl Jam and an uninhibited approach toward assuming the toughest role in the band.
nocodejam.com /workfiles/about-band.html   (686 words)

 April 17, 2003 - Jam band swings moods   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
he jam band’s goal is to grab hold of a mood and hang on to it just long enough to leave the audience longing for a change of pace — and then give it to them when they are so starved their mouths water for change.
The distorted sounds that came from the four-member band’s instruments bounced off the chandeliers, high ceilings, columns and walls of the historic theater for three and a half hours, including a half-hour break between the two sets and a brief pause before the encore.
When the band left the stage the audience roared with cheers and shouts of “Yeah Disco Biscuits!” If jam bands truly are judged by their audience’s reactions, then they were successful in rocking the State Theatre Friday night.
www.ithaca.edu /ithacan/articles/0304/17/accent/4jam_band_swi.htm   (535 words)

 moe. taking jam band scene by storm - Features
In the wake of the retirement of Phish -- the band that shaped and ruled the neo-hippie music movement for two decades -- other established "jam" bands are trying to fill the hole left in the scene.
One group is moe., a 14-year-old quintet that has been receiving its fair share of attention lately in an apparent bid for the jam band crown.
For a jam band used to extending songs into half-hour improvised epics, Garvey says playing 20-second bursts of material was a new exercise in discipline.
www.iowastatedaily.com /news/2005/02/22/Features/Moe-Taking.Jam.Band.Scene.By.Storm-1103433.shtml   (545 words)

 Urban Dictionary: jam band
Jam bands typically play very long sets whose playlists are only vaguely defined by lists of "songs." Jam band fans often heighten their musical experience by taking hallucinogenic drugs or by smoking pot.
Jam is a type of music that involves all aspects and instruments of music being played for a continuing period of time.
Phish, String Cheese Incident, and Dave Matthews Band are all jam bands.
www.urbandictionary.com /define.php?term=jam+band   (268 words)

 Boston.com / A&E / Music / Jam band Phish takes stage to bid farewell
Tens of thousands of fans screamed and danced Saturday in a fantasyscape of upside-down trees and silver sculptures for the first in a series of farewell concerts by the jam band Phish.
The first set of the two-day festival brought with it the surreal, carnival-like atmosphere that has become a hallmark of the band's live performances.
During its two-decade history, Phish has become a latter-day Grateful Dead, a band celebrated as much for its music as for the community of loyalists who follow the group.
www.boston.com /ae/music/articles/2004/08/14/jam_band_phish_takes_stage_to_bid_farewell   (491 words)

 Apple - GarageBand - Jam Packs
Just break open a Jam Pack and you’ll find all the talent you need — hundreds of professional backup musicians and sound engineers at your disposal 24/7.
Jam Packs can also be used in Logic Express 7, Logic Pro 7, and Soundtrack Pro, offering novice and professional musicians alike a wide assortment of new sounds to stretch their musical creativity.
Recorded over the course of a worldwide expedition and featuring an unprecedented collection of world loops, ethnic percussion, exotic strings, and regional wood instruments, World Music captures the most authentic performances in dozens of countries, genres, and playing styles.
www.apple.com /ilife/garageband/jampacks   (347 words)

 Artsandentertainment: Jam band Phish announces breakup
NEW YORK - Phish, the Vermont-based jam band whose legions of dedicated fans made them one of the nation's top touring acts, announced Tuesday that they were breaking up.
The surprise announcement came as the band prepared to release a new album, Undermind, on June 15.
The band drew thousands of fans to their concerts with marathon performances and long, experimental jams that melded every type of music, from bluegrass to electronica.
www.sptimes.com /2004/05/26/Artsandentertainment/Jam_band_Phish_announ.shtml   (370 words)

 Daigasso! Band Brothers (Jam with the Band) Review
Band Brothers is a game that takes a fair amount of skill to play.
Band Brothers is in a league of it's own.
Band Brothers is more than just a challenging music game.
www.siliconera.com /ds/bandbrothers/0401230.htm   (1520 words)

 JamBase | Pearl Jam | Bio
Renaming themselves Pearl Jam, the band recorded their debut album, Ten, in the beginning of 1991, although it wasn't released until August; in the meantime, the majority of the band appeared on the Andrew Wood tribute project Temple of the Dog.
Pearl Jam's audience continued to grow during 1992, thanks to a series of radio and MTV hits, as well as successful appearances on the second Lollapalooza tour and the Singles soundtrack (Stone Gossard also embarked on a side project called Brad, which released the album Shame in early 1993).
Pearl Jam supported the record with a full-scale arena tour in the summer of 1998, issuing the concert LP Live on Two Legs at the end of the year; Jack Irons did not participate due to poor health, and was replaced by ex-Soundgarden drummer Matt Cameron.
www.jambase.com /search.asp?bandID=12502&display=bio   (1045 words)

 Daigasso! Band Brothers Import Hands-On - DS News at GameSpot
Band Brothers, the game currently known as Jam With the Band in North America is a rhythm game that asks you to press the DS's D pad and buttons in time with a variety of different songs and instruments.
So far, Jam With the Band seems to be a pretty decent rhythm game, and the microphone support is a weird new addition that should be fun to mess around with.
This expansion pack for the original Band Brothers fits into the GBA cartridge slot to be used simultaneously with the original DS cartridge.
www.gamespot.com /ds/puzzle/jamwiththeband/preview_6114895.html   (707 words)

 The Badger Herald - Jam band primed to rock Orpheum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
They’re a band with something to prove, and they usually try to prove it by playing shows that can approach four to five hours in length.
Ultimately, however, it’s hard not to be impressed by the band members’ mastery of their instruments and tasteful touch.
Umphrey’s McGee is one of the most promising and unique bands on the jam band scene today, and they’ll most likely prove it Saturday night for all those interested.
badgerherald.com /artsetc/2006/02/10/jam_band_primed_to_r.php   (758 words)

 Amazon.com: Pearl Jam - Touring Band 2000: Video: Pearl Jam   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
This DVD is a roundup of Pearl Jam's 2000 North American tour and they have 24 songs that was collated from the different concerts including their home city of Seattle.
From their earlier days when the band was part of the alternative grunge rock explosion though to the latter days where the band took a more devoloping and experimental direction, the band has had many successful and memorable tours.
Pearl Jam are one of my all-time favourite bands and during the course of me reviewing their catalogue on amazon, I've given plenty of their albums, both live and studio, a five star rating.
www.amazon.com /Pearl-Jam-Touring-Band-2000/dp/B00005AX78   (2468 words)

 Jamnation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Driving the band down home stretch, their remarkable arrangements are tremendously admired in the musicians circle.
Jam Nation was born to let Rhythm and Blues breathe.
Jam Nation has turned the page on pre recorded synthesized horn parts.
www.jamnationband.com   (185 words)

Incident are obvious well know favorites to take over the jam band torch.
This is evident with their constant, rapid pace changing of sounds and rhythms.
A sense of humor is central to the band and its growing fan base.
www.jammedonline.com /umphreys.html   (394 words)

 Jam Camp - Official Band Website
The character of this band reminds me of Phish, and moments of the music remind me of other "Jam bands" such as The Greatful Dead, and OAR.
Equal parts rock, jam, jazz, fusion and blues, Jam Camp takes you on a non-stop drive through seven striking and dissimilar tracks ranging from four to fifteen minutes in length...
Comprised of two guitarists, sax, bass, and drums, the music on Black Hills Jam rocks with tons of intensity and fire, culminating in a potent brew of jazz fusion, hard rock, prog, and extended jams.
www.jamcamp.com /music/bands/1/index.php   (1674 words)

Jam-Bone is a jam band with roots in traditional rock ‘n roll and blues.
These musicians have taken the concept of “cover band” and transformed the not-so-typical cover song into an exploration of artistic freedom and expression.
I played in my first band, Satellite, when I was 14 years old and my first real gig was in front of over 300 people at my boarding school in England.
www.jam-bone.org /presskit.html   (864 words)

 CD Baby: LAVA JAM BAND: In The Beginning
Lava Jam Band weaves a tasteful blend of science, history, legend and thought-provoking tips on caring for the 'aina (land) through a wonderful assortment of original songs.
Hawai'i's own Lava Jam Band is a group of educator-musicians devoted to creating playful ways to inform and promote awareness of the fragile beauty and unique diversity of life on planet earth, and most specifically, our own Hawaiian Islands.
Members of Lava Jam Band, who individually & collectively have performed in various venues on the Big Island and other locations, include Angie Libadisos Baker on ukulele; Dina Kageler on guitar; Sherri Thal on violin and percussion; and David Sierra on guitar, ukulele, mandolin and flute.
www.cdbaby.com /cd/lavajam   (547 words)

 Official home of Jam Samich
Jam Samich was started as a nameless "hippie" style band about 5 years ago in
Matt left the band on good terms in 2003 because of a
Jam Samwich was the second name we came up with for
www.jamsamich.com /Bio.html   (318 words)

 Daigasso! Band Brothers (Jam With The Band) (ds: 2004): Reviews
Band Brothers") Jam with the Band gives you the chance to rock out on your Nintendo DS.
An unlimited number of people can link up for a massive jam session, as long as all players are in wireless range and have their own game cards.
Jamming may be fun (haven't tried it over wireless) but the core gameplay is just too repetitive for me. I'd buy a localized versions with more familar songs, just to see what it's like...
www.metacritic.com /games/platforms/ds/jamwiththeband   (893 words)

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