Jam Chart for Jesus Just Left Chicago (23 entries)

Date City Timing Notes
1987-08-10 Burlington, VT 7:15 Debut establishes band's structure for covering this ZZ Top song, with a Page solo after the second verse, a Trey solo and building jam after the third, and a final, closing verse. Great organ playing on this one.
1988-05-24 Burlington, VT 14:27 Preceding the famed Slip Stitch and Pass version by 9 years, and longer by more than 2 minutes, this jammed out version includes Page rocking first the piano, then the B-3, and a great Trey solo leading to an extended band-wide blues rocker. Part of a 3 song set! ("JJLC", "Fluffhead" > "Whipping Post").
1988-06-19 Burlington, VT 10:09 Very soulful playing by Page, soaring guitar by Trey as the jam builds, and some great jazzy keyboard action.
1988-06-21 Burlington, VT 11:32 Fantastic Trey as he builds the jam from low-down, mournful blues to church service-like inspirational rocking.
1988-07-24 Burlington, VT 14:49 Some low down, downright nasty guitar playing by Trey. Great peak with all cylinders firing.
1989-05-28 Hebron, NY 9:46 Machine Gun Trey in combat action in the latter half of this jam.
1993-03-05 Dallas, TX 9:01 Soulful Page on the B-3. Then Trey gradually rips his section up into an incendiary peak.
1993-08-11 Grand Rapids, MI 9:31 Nimble and delicate piano action from Page. Then Trey cranks the energy up several notches with blistering blues work.
1993-08-26 Portland, OR 10:14 A truly stellar Page solo (even for Leo) is absolutely matched by brilliant and shredding guitar playing by Trey.
1994-06-22 Columbus, OH 10:22 Trey brings the volume way down, then he and the band bring the intensity up to a near boil. Fish is great.
1994-10-25 Atlanta, GA 11:02 -> in from "Axilla (Part II)." Big Red shreds the ending here, with a -> to "Big Ball Jam."
1994-12-01 Salem, OR 11:08 -> in from a monster "Tweezer." Trey brings the volume down to near zero early in the jam. Unusual ending with a > to "Harry Hood."
1995-10-31 Rosemont, IL 9:03 Dave Grippo on saxophone. Grippo kicks in where Trey would normally lead the playing and adds rich texture and a jazz sentiment to this fantastic version. Performed in Chicago, of course.
1997-03-01 Hamburg, Germany 12:12 Great -> in from "Wolfman's Brother." Strong modulation of intensity in this stellar version. Huge peak at the end of Page's section is followed by near silent soloing by Trey, which gradually builds to a roaring, bluesy crescendo.
1997-08-03 George, WA 11:57 -> in from "Twist." Great version from the Gorge with Page switching keyboards and a fiery ending to the jam.
1997-11-17 Denver, CO 14:05 -> in from "Johnny B. Goode." Page rocks the 88s, then Trey leads the band in a blistering, intense blues fest.
1997-12-07 Dayton, OH 10:21 Fantastic -> in from "Psycho Killer." Played at a faster tempo, this one is more of a rocker and includes a "Rocky Mountain Way" tease.
1998-07-19 Mountain View, CA 11:20 -> in from "Tweezer." More uptempo, less of a bluesy feel than many versions. Page jumps back and forth between the piano and organ, and plays both simultaneously at one point. Trey and the boys rock this one hard.
1998-11-02 West Valley City, UT 11:22 -> in from "Drowned." Contrasting with 7/19/98, this version has a genuine blues sentiment to it, enhanced by Page's organ playing.
1999-07-08 Virginia Beach, VA 11:51 Very easy going and relaxed feel to this version until the ending when the band cranks it up.
2010-10-19 Augusta, ME 8:04 Spirited piano action from Page is matched by electric and rocking playing by Trey.
2011-08-15 Chicago, IL 7:57 Page rocks the B-3 big time for the hometown, Chicago crowd.
2013-08-03 San Francisco, CA 8:34 All around, a rock solid version played with great intensity by all, including Page's vocals between verses.
Jam chart versions are selected because of improvisational and other characteristics that distinguish these from typical versions of the song.
The jam chart team has highlighted some versions with a yellow background; these are the versions the team believes to be especially improvisational, or otherwise notable.
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