Joe Pass

Joe Pass - Intercontinental (1970/2014) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Joe Pass - Intercontinental (1970/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 46:49 minutes | 897 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

"Joe Pass looks like somebody’s uncle and plays guitar like nobody’s business." So said New York Magazine about the man considered to be one of the greatest jazz guitarists of the 20th century. Pass’s masterful melodic counterpoint and quicksilver improvisational style flow throughout “Intercontinental”. Deftly accompanied by German bass virtuoso Eberhard Weber and English drummer Kenny Clare, the music runs the gamut of genres – a meditative Jobim bossa nova, a lusciously relaxed version of the jazz standard, “Stompin’ at the Savoy”, a blues-drenched rendition of the Bobby Gentry pop classic, “Ode to Belly Joe”, and a display of dynamically controlled guitar pyrotechnics on the exhilarating “I Love You”.
Joe Pass - Virtuoso 4 (1973) {2CD Pablo PACD-2640-102-2 rel 1993}

Joe Pass - Virtuoso 4 (1973) {2CD Pablo PACD-2640-102-2 rel 1993}
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© 1973, 1993 Pablo Records / Fantasy | PACD-2640-102-2
Jazz / Cool / Bop / Mainstream Jazz / Guitar

Joe Pass became famous with his unaccompanied guitar showcase on Virtuoso, the beginning of a very notable series. However, this double CD (a reissue of a 1983 double LP plus three new performances) actually preceded the first Virtuoso by a month and differed in that Pass exclusively chose to play acoustic guitar, rather than electric. The relatively little-known set finds the guitarist sounding very much like a self-sufficient orchestra, and although his tone is necessarily softer on acoustic than electric, he swings hard on the uptempo pieces. Among the many highlights are "Indian Summer," "My Shining Hour," "I'll Remember April" and "Limehouse Blues."

Joe Pass - Virtuoso #3 (1977) {Pablo OJCCD-684-2 rel 1992}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at June 10, 2017
Joe Pass - Virtuoso #3 (1977) {Pablo OJCCD-684-2 rel 1992}

Joe Pass - Virtuoso #3 (1977) {Pablo OJCCD-684-2 rel 1992}
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© 1977, 1992 Pablo Records / Fantasy | OJCCD-684-2
Jazz / Cool / Bop / Mainstream Jazz / Guitar

Solo guitar by Joe Pass – a beautiful little album that's a perfect showcase for the new sensitivity in his music during his years at Pablo records! The Joe Pass heard here is light years away from the guitar player who made a few gimmicky records a decade before – and this album has Joe coming across with a gentle, but sophisticated approach to his instrument that we never would have expected in the past!

Joe Pass - Virtuoso #2 (1976) {Pablo PACD-2310-788-2 rel 1987}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at June 9, 2017
Joe Pass - Virtuoso #2 (1976) {Pablo PACD-2310-788-2 rel 1987}

Joe Pass - Virtuoso #2 (1976) {Pablo PACD-2310-788-2 rel 1987}
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© 1976, 1987 Pablo Records / Fantasy | PACD-2310-788-2
Jazz / Cool / Mainstream Jazz / Guitar

Virtuoso No. 2, the second of Joe Pass' solo guitar albums for Pablo, finds the remarkable Pass exploring more recent standards than one might expect. In addition to a few warhorses, there is also "Feelings" (which he somehow manages to make tolerable), "If," two Chick Corea songs ("Five Hundred Miles High" and "Windows") and even "Giant Steps." Pass' mastery of the guitar is obvious throughout this enjoyable set.
Joe Pass - Virtuoso (1973) {OJC Remasters Complete Series rel 2010 - item 05of33}

Joe Pass - Virtuoso (1973) {OJC Remasters Complete Series rel 2010 - item 05of33}
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© 1973, 2010 Pablo / Concord | 0888072319905
Jazz / Bop / Guitar

An extension of the popular Original Jazz Classics series (est. 1982), the new OJC Remasters releases reveal the sonic benefits of 24-bit remastering-a technology that didn't exist when these titles were originally issued on compact disc. The addition of newly-written liner notes further enhances the illuminating quality of the OJC Remasters reissues. "Each of the recordings in this series is an all-time jazz classic," says Nick Phillips, Vice President of Jazz and Catalog A&R at Concord Music Group and producer of the series.

Joe Pass Quartet & Septet - Walking Up: Early Recordings (2017)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at March 27, 2017
Joe Pass Quartet & Septet - Walking Up: Early Recordings (2017)

Joe Pass Quartet & Septet - Walking Up: Early Recordings (2017)
Jazz, Guitar Jazz | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 02:31:35 | 354 MB
Label: Phono Records | Release Year: 2017

This edition contains Joe Pass’ earliest recordings as a leader. It including his complete original long unavailable 1962 LP "Sounds of Synanon" (Pacific Jazz PJ48), It presents an unusual instrumental combination with baritone horn and bongos in a program of originals by Pass and other members of the band. All of the musicians there, including Pass himself, were patients recuperating at the Synanon Drug Center in California at that time, hence the title of the album. In addition to the seven songs on the original LP, this release also boasts a rarely heard blues that completes the session, as well as a selection of Pass’ earliest quartet dates under his own name.

Joe Pass - Songs For Ellen (1994)  Music

Posted by Designol at Oct. 31, 2016
Joe Pass - Songs For Ellen (1994)

Joe Pass - Songs For Ellen (1994)
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Guitar Virtuoso, Guitar Jazz, Mainstream Jazz | Label: Pablo | # PACD-2310-955-2 | 00:46:13

This posthumous CD is novel because it features Joe Pass exclusively on acoustic guitar, and it is obvious that he enjoyed every minute of these sessions. "The Shadow of Your Smile" is no longer easy listening fodder, as Pass turns it into a miniature master class in swing. "Star Eyes" is accented by the soft squeaks of Pass' fingers gently weaving their intricate magic. Most of the works of Joe Pass tended to be improvised blues, so the title track is an exception – a simple yet elegant ballad written for his wife. "Blues for Angel" highlights his matchless mastery of slow blues. The boppish blues "Satellite Village" is a perfect closer. The good news is that there are several more unreleased sessions by Joe Pass that will follow this superb collection.
Bud Shank, Clare Fischer, Joe Pass - Brasamba! (1962) {2013 Japan Jazz & Bossa Nova Best & More Series CD08of8}

Bud Shank, Clare Fischer, Joe Pass - Brasamba! (1962) {2013 Japan Jazz & Bossa Nova Best & More Series CD08of8}
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© 1962, 2013 Pacific Jazz / Universal Japan | TOCJ-66628 | 24bit remaster
Jazz / Bossa Nova / Cool / Latin Jazz

Reissue with the latest 24bit remastering. Features original cover artwork. Comes with a descripton in Japanese. One of the greatest albums of Brazilian jazz that Bud Shank ever recorded — done with a style that's a lot more like some of the best bossa albums from Rio at the time! Bud's recorded in other bossa settings before — but there's something about this record that really gets the whole thing right — as Shank's alto and flute come into play with a killer combo that includes Clare Fischer on piano, Larry Bunker on vibes and drums, Joe Pass on guitar, and Milt Holland and Chuck Flores on percussion.
Herb Ellis & Joe Pass - Seven, Come Eleven (1973) {2014 Japan Concord Jazz Selection Series UCCO-90302}

Herb Ellis & Joe Pass - Seven, Come Eleven (1973) {2014 Japan Concord Jazz Selection Series UCCO-90302}
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© 1973, 2014 Concord / Universal Japan | UCCO-90302
Jazz / Bop / Post Bop / Guitar

The second Concord album was recorded the day after the first with the same lineup: guitarists Herb Ellis and Joe Pass, bassist Ray Brown and drummer Jake Hanna. Pass would sign with Pablo but Ellis would be a fixture on the Concord label throughout the 1970s. If anything, the guitarists' rematch was a bit stronger than their first due to material better suited for jamming including "In a Mellotone," a speedy "Seven Come Eleven," "Perdido" and "Concord Blues." Although Pass would soon be recognized as a giant, Ellis battles him to a draw on this frequently exciting bop-oriented date, which has been reissued on CD.
Herb Ellis, Joe Pass, Ray Brown, Jake Hanna - Jazz / Concord (1972) {2014 Japan Concord Jazz Selection Series UCCO-90301}

Herb Ellis, Joe Pass, Ray Brown, Jake Hanna - Jazz / Concord (1972) {2014 Japan Concord Jazz Selection Series UCCO-90301}
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© 1972, 2014 Concord / Universal Japan | UCCO-90301
Jazz / Bop / Guitar

The very first release by the Concord label was a quartet set featuring guitarists Herb Ellis and Joe Pass, bassist Ray Brown, and drummer Jake Hanna. Ellis and Pass (the latter was just beginning to be discovered) always made for a perfectly complementary team, constantly challenging each other. The boppish music (which mixes together standards with "originals" based on the blues and a standard) is quite enjoyable with the more memorable tunes including "Look for the Silver Lining," "Honeysuckle Rose," "Georgia," "Good News Blues," and "Bad News Blues." This was a strong start for what would become the definitive mainstream jazz label.