Not very many bands highlight the extraordinary times of the late ’60s’ San Francisco era as well as Jefferson Airplane did. And still do. Legendary in status, this band that featured the guitar of Jorma Kaukonen, the bluesy bass of Jack Casady, the unique vocals of Grace Slick, and Marty Balin, and the others, combined to create and set the standards for psychedelic Rock.
Their studio albums for RCA are memorable. But, like many bands from the period, it is their live performances that stand out.
On March 31, Relayer Records will re-release the 2010 2CD set named Return to The Matrix – 2/1/1968. For those unaware, Return to The Matrix is a live set featuring their show in a small venue on February 1, 1968. The performances here have been remastered to provide for a greater listening experience to what will likely become an essential addition to your Jefferson Airplane library. This set of tapes have been bootlegged for quite some years, being passed around by fans. With this new “official” release, cleaned up audio, and a booklet with extraordinary photos from Herb Greene, it can be enjoyed even more.