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For questions about musical groups which have long improvisation sessions in live performances, usually playing their regular studio songs and extending them with "jams" over the song's rythm and groove patterns. Notable bands: Grateful Dead, the Allman Brothers Band...

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Records of ballads of Jerry Garcia

I am trying to get into the Grateful Dead for a while now, but their jammy style does not excite me too much (I prefer Jazz for that). Their ballads on the other hand seem exceptional too me. They are ...
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Are Jam Bands a product of the US, or do they exist everywhere?

Just curious, because I'm based in the US and know little about cultures outside my own. I know bands like The Allman Brothers, moe., Phish, etc.. tour all over the world, so I know they reach plenty ...
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What does the lead vocalist sing in a Jam band show?

I am learning about the "Jam band" genre and I understand these bands perform live shows that feature moments of improvisations. I can easily imagine how the musicians play, sticking to a chord grid, ...