Last night, beloved jam band Phish made their return to The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, playing the late night show in support of their recently-released Big Boat album. Two years after the band took the same stage to play a track of their then-new album Fuego, the Vermont jammers returned with some breezy cuts for late night audiences everywhere.
Anyone who’s listened to Big Boat by now will notice the album’s apparent horn section, played on the record by members of the Trey Anastasio Band. For this live performance, those horn parts on “Breath And Burning” were played by members of The Roots, who serve as the house band for The Tonight Show. The horn section included saxophonist Ian Hendrickson-Smith and trumpetist David Guy.
After appearances from guests Taraji P. Henson and David Harbour, Fallon introduced the group as one of the most “epic live bands ever.” Phish then came out and played a rousing version of their new song “Breath and Burning.” The band also treated the audience to one additional song, “Blaze On,” though that was released as a web-only video.
Fortunately, you can watch videos of them below. (We’ll be updating the “Breath and Burning” video when it’s officially released, but the “Blaze On” was just put out by the show).
Phish’s fall tour kicks off this Friday, October 14th, in Charleston, SC. Who knows? Maybe we’ll see more shirts from Trey…