Written by keyboard player Jan Hammer, it is easy to see what inspired the title of this highly improvised instrumental. "Freeway Jam" was recorded initially for the 1975 Blow By Blow
album, but as its name suggests, this is most definitely not
a studio track. Beck re-recorded it live with the Jan Hammer Group.
Released in 1977, this definitive version is from a performance at the Philadelphia Spectrum, October 9, 1976. A wilder, even manic version by a line up billed as the Jeff Beck Band features Hammer on keyboards, Doug Wimbush showboating on bass guitar, and Beck sharing the lead with Steve Lukather. Recorded at Karuizawa, Japan in 1986, it was released six years later by Phonocomp in Italy.
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