Home Music Album Reviews

Wake Up to Find Out 3/29/90

The Grateful Dead press photo

The Grateful Dead

Ken Friedman/courtesy of Grateful Dead Productions

In the spring of 1990, the Dead’s last consistent season of transcendence onstage, there was no bolder display of their improvising empathy than this show at Long Island’s Nassau Coliseum – also in a new, lavish box set, Spring 1990 (The Other One). An invitation to saxophonist Branford Marsalis to come jam resulted in legend, as Marsalis spent the whole second set in high, jazzy challenge and exchange with the band, especially guitarist Jerry Garcia, across the surge, space and R&B of “Estimated Prophet,” “Dark Star” and “Turn on Your Lovelight.” In a history of hot nights, this was especially sweet fire.

In This Article: The Grateful Dead

Show Comments

Newswire

Powered by
Close comments

Add a comment