Trey Anastasio: Jay Blakesberg
Jim Greer
May 02, 2003 AT 04:00 AM EDT

To most, a double live CD of Trey Anastasio’s solo work might not seem like a good thing. But look past the hippie-aphorism lyrics, the multiculti percussion, and, yes, the excruciatingly long jams on Plasma, and you’ll catch extended glimpses of a fantastically inventive guitar player. The Phish guy knows a thing or two about musical structure and pacing, too, so the mass of material gathered on ”Plasma” flows engagingly — and surprisingly quickly — through its two-plus hours. Even if you’re not high.

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