Watch Phish Perform 17-Minute ‘Sigma Oasis’ In Hartford

The band posted one of the highlights of Sunday’s concert at the Xfinity Theatre.

By Andy Kahn Jul 27, 2022 12:02 pm PDT

Phish posted pro-shot video of the 17-minute version of “Sigma Oasis” that was performed last Sunday. The exploratory take on the title track to their 2020 studio album occurred during the first set of their show at the Xfinity Theatre in Hartford, Connecticut.

“Sigma Oasis” came in as the seventh song of Sunday’s nine-song first set. The band transitioned out of a fairly matter-of-fact rendering of “Plasma.” JamBase contributor Robert Ker described the Hartford “Sigma Oasis” in a recap of the show, writing:

Clearly, the band was saving its big first-set jam for “Sigma Oasis,” which followed [“Plasma”]. After the version performed earlier this year on May 28 at The Wharf Amphitheater in Orange Beach, Alabama, the Hartford “Sigma Oasis” became the second-longest version in the song’s brief history — featuring a long jam grounded in robust bass work by Mike Gordon and elegantly swinging drumming by Jon Fishman. After luxuriating in this deep pocket for several minutes, keyboardist Page McConnell switched from organ to his baby grand piano and helped bring the improvisation to a rollicking, Rolling Stones-like climax.

Read the full Hartford recap and check out the setlist and The Skinny as well. Phish returns to the stage tonight at Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater in Wantagh, New York. Livestreams are available via LivePhish.com.

Watch pro-shot video of Phish performing a 17-minute version of “Sigma Oasis” on July 24 in Hartford below:


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