Jazz Is PHSH is about to embark on their biggest tour to date, kicking it all off at Asheville Music Hall on March 22nd. The highly acclaimed jazz fusion group is the brain child of drummer and band leader, Adam Chase (The Chase Brothers). Enlisting the help of musicians that have ranged from Jeff Coffin of Dave Matthews Band and The Flecktones and the late, great Kofi Burbridge of Tedeschi Trucks Band to Sun Ra‘s Michael Ray and Chris Bullock of Snarky Puppy, Chase has built a collective of musicians that have reimagined the music of Phish in a way that is beyond impressive.
The way the band reinterprets the music makes it so you don’t have even know Phish to enjoy the music. If you are a Phish fan, you will get the extra treat of enjoying the familiar melodies while trying to figure out which song the band is performing, as Jazz Is PHSH really gets creative in how they rearrange the songs.
In addition to creating original compositions to support the unique and playful melodies of Phish, the band often mashes together Phish songs with the work of legendary jazz musicians like Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, Charles Mingus and Wayne Shorter. The blended of songs helps shine a light on just how steeped in jazz the music of Phish actually is, while creating a blend of music that will inspire musicians, jazz lovers and Phish fans alike.