Saturday Dead: Zimmer's Picks

Words By Andy Zimmer

I thought that I would throw another classic Dead sit-in into the mix. Undoubtedly, saxophonist Branford Marsalis was consistently one of the finest guests to ever grace the stage with the Dead. Although many fans feel that, by the 90’s, most of the band’s best days were behind them, the Dead proved that they still had a few tricks up their sleeve and lots of quality music to churn out. This show, from March of 1990, is a classic example of the latter-day Dead. Jerry sounds exceptionally vibrant, and the rest of the band clearly feeds off of his energy. The collaborations with Marsalis are the icing on the cake. Make sure to give the versions of “Bird Song” and “Eyes of the World” a good listen.

Grateful Dead Live at Nassau Coliseum on March 29, 1990. <--- Direct Archive Link

Jack Straw, Bertha, We Can Run But We Can't Hide, Ramble On Rose, When I Paint My Masterpiece, Bird Song*, Promised Land* Eyes Of The World-> Estimated Prophet-> Dark Star-> Drums-> Dark Star-> The Wheel-> Throwing Stones-> Turn On Your Love Light, E: Knockin' On Heaven's Door


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