Band Jerry Garcia And Friends
Venue The Matrix
Location San Francisco, CA
Date 12/24/68 - Tuesday posters tickets, passes & laminates
One Jam (1)[30:56]
Comments Not listed in DeadBase XI. The tapes circulating with this date are from a "Heartbeats" show, without Bobby and Pigpen. (1) with Harvey Mandel (and George Chambers?). This jam has previously circulated as "Set 3" of 12/16/68, but Bill Gadsden says that it's "with Harvey Mandel from 12/24/68". From the San Francisco Chronicle newspaper of Monday December 23, 1968 pg 35: "At The Matrix tonight and tomorrow night: Jerry Garcia, Jack Casady, open end jam, no door charge" and elsewhere on the same page under the heading "OPENING tODAY": "ROCK CLUB - Jam Session with Jerry Garcia, Jack Cassady and others, from 9:30 p.m., The Matrix, 3138 Fillmore. Free." on page 26 of issue #34 (Summer 1996) of Dupree's Diamond News, Dick Latvala stated in an interview "There are tapes of 12/16/68 marked Hartbeats at The Matrix, but I don't know if that's really accurate. You know [David] Crosby was playing with them quite a lot that month." He makes no other mention of 12/68 Matrix tapes in that article, but he has stated on another occasion that the tapes in the vault of 12/24/68 are labeled as Garcia jamming with the Harvey Mandel Band.
Recordings SB 31 mins. Circulating recordings of the 1968 Matrix shows trace back to Bill Gadsden's reels. Bill and Peter Kafer made copies of Peter Abram's (owner of the Matrix) two track 7" Scotch reels in the summer of 1974. Peter Abram's reels were either Masters or 1st gens.
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