Jerry Reconstruction

Thanks to Jerry Garcia on Facebook:

Revisiting a smokin’ Reconstruction show on this date in 1979, the only year of the project’s existence. Formed by John Kahn around a quintet of Bay Area players including Merl Saunders, Gaylord Birch on drums, Ron Stallings on sax, Ed Neumister on trombone, and then Jerry as a sideman who ended up playing nearly every show, Reconstruction played only about 50 shows in west coast clubs while the Dead were off the road in 1979. Were you lucky enough to catch a Reconstruction show? Share your memories at

Welcome to the Basement
Bass solo
Welcome to the Basement
Fast Tone
Bass solo
Drum solo
That’s What Love Will Make You Do
Dear Prudence

Jerry Garcia guitar, vocals
John Kahn bass
Merl Saunders keyboards
Ed Neumeister trombone
Ron Stallings saxophone, vocals
Gaylord Birch drums