A: ATU is the most comprehensive data engine ever built about All Things Umphrey’s.
A: The “old” setlist file served as the foundation for ATU, but a number of mistakes, inconsistencies, and holes were addressed. There is more available information with ATU. Information that is now stored in a database rather than simply coded as text; this information can be analyzed, statistics can be run, and data can be made consistent. The ATU database is also a living document and changes will be made as more information comes to light.
A: “Jimmy Stewarts,” “Jazz Odysseys,” and “Jams” have essentially been various ways of saying the same thing - the band is improvising. The “Jimmy Stewarts” listed throughout the “old” setlist file starting on September 21, 2001 have not disappeared. Rather, the songs in which the “Stewarts” existed are now notated with a color change (green). All instances of “Jams” and “Jazz Odysseys” are also marked in green, to help you visually identify songs and moments of unique improvisation.
A: “Jazz Odysseys” and intro jams have been codified as “Intros.”
A: By registering with an account on ATU, you can record personal shows and statistics as well as contribute reviews of Umphrey's shows.
A: Lists are discrete, user-defined groups of shows that you can build from our database. Let's say you want to run "stats" on all shows you saw in one state, or lists all shows in your UMLive FLAC collection: all of this can be done with Lists. Everyone has one "built-in" list called "My Shows." This is for tracking the concerts you've attended. We've got great things planned for lists and the "My Shows" section in particular, so make sure you add your shows! For now, though, head over to your profile and create some lists!
A: We'll be unveiling a more sophisticated "friend" system soon, but until then, you can use our user search page to locate your friends.
A: We encourage fans to review shows and add their thoughts to ATU. We feel reviews will only help in enriching the site. We just have a few guidelines:
A: Please email , including the date in question in the subject of the email.