Over just the last two years, Holly Bowling has made a name for herself in the live music community for her uncanny ability to interpret the music of Phish and The Grateful Dead on solo piano. These arrangements include studious takes highlighting both bands’ compositions, spot-on transcriptions of their live concert improvisations, and using the source material as jumping off points for her own creative excursions.
Jazz Is PHSH is a tribute band that takes the music of Phish and re-imagines it in the form of horn-driven instrumentals. In the words of drummer Adam Chase, “Jazz Is PHSH is where Sun Ra meets Herbie Hancock. It's funky and experimental with a variety of styles that blend in a world of fusion.” Jazz Is PHSH will be at The Broadberry on December 18.
Read on for more of my interview with Adam.