Joe Pass

Andre Previn / Joe Pass / Ray Brown - After Hours (1989) {Telarc}

Andre Previn / Joe Pass / Ray Brown - After Hours (1989) {Telarc}
EAC 0.95b2 | FLAC Image level 8 | Cue+Log | Scans 300dpi | 205MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 149MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop

Although André Previn had not recorded a regular jazz album in 27 years at this point in time (discounting a pair of Itzhak Perlman sessions featuring Previn's compositions), the great majority of the performances on this trio set with guitarist Joe Pass and bassist Ray Brown are first takes. Previn took time off from his busy schedule in the classical music world to return briefly to jazz, his first love. The results are often magical. Previn, Pass and Brown play together as if they had been touring as a group for years. The pianist is generous with solo space and Pass' solos are sometimes exhilarating. For Previn, it is as if the previous three decades did not occur for he plays in a style little changed from 1960, displaying an Oscar Peterson influence mixed in with touches of Lennie Tristano and Bill Evans.

Joe Pass - What Is There to Say (1990/2001)  Music

Posted by Domestos at April 10, 2018
Joe Pass - What Is There to Say (1990/2001)

Joe Pass - What Is There to Say (1990/2001)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 255.43 Mb | 59:42 | Covers
Bop | Country: USA | Label: Pablo Records - PACD-2310-971-2

Joe Pass was pretty much the undisputed king of jazz guitar during the last two decades of his life, and the appearance of yet one more set of previously unreleased material is cause for celebration. These unaccompanied performances come from a two-day engagement in 1990 at the Vine Street Bar & Grill in Hollywood, with the guitarist in fine form throughout, (though liner note writer Jim Ferguson notes a "surprise" chord by Pass in frustration at having missed a note near the end of "What Is There to Say?").

Joe Pass - Joe Pass in Hamburg [Recorded 1990-1992] (1997)  Music

Posted by gribovar at March 27, 2018
Joe Pass - Joe Pass in Hamburg [Recorded 1990-1992] (1997)

Joe Pass - Joe Pass in Hamburg [Recorded 1990-1992] (1997)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 367 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 168 MB | Covers (10 MB) included
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Act Music (9100-2)

Joe Pass was without peer as a jazz guitarist during the last two decades of his life; this is one of many expected posthumous releases to emerge since his death. Because Pass concentrated primarily on solo and small-group recording sessions, it is a treat to hear him backed by larger ensembles like the NDR Big Band and Radio Philharmonic. The arrangements are respectful of the star and unobtrusive, with show tunes ("On a Clear Day"), standards ("Soft Winds"), and originals like his upbeat "Waltz for Django." The only person who might be dissatisfied with this CD would have been Joe himself, who was extremely well known for criticizing nearly every recording he ever released.

Joe Pass - One For My Baby (1989)  Music

Posted by gribovar at March 25, 2018
Joe Pass - One For My Baby (1989)

Joe Pass - One For My Baby (1989)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 274 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 122 MB | Covers (3 MB) included
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Pablo Records (PACD-2310-936-2)

Virtuoso guitarist Joe Pass didn't need sidemen on any recording, but when he used them, he chose wisely. Tenor saxophonist Plas Johnson, keyboardist Gerald Wiggins and drummer Tootle Heath had not recorded with Pass previously, but along with bassist Andy Simpkins, they achieve a perfect first-take sound on each track. The title cut features Pass with Johnson's bluesy sax and a soft organ and brushed background. Two Pass originals are lengthy blues vehicles with plenty of solo space for all. "I Remember You" is an unlikely choice that developed from Wiggins' jamming in the studio; the ballad is a relaxing detour from the blues that dominate the CD. Joe Pass was without peer on guitar the last 20 years of his life; his playing here won't disappoint.

Joe Pass - Sounds of Synanon (1962) [Reissue 2007]  Music

Posted by gribovar at March 23, 2018
Joe Pass - Sounds of Synanon (1962) [Reissue 2007]

Joe Pass - Sounds of Synanon (1962) [Reissue 2007]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 154 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 105 MB | Covers (16 MB) included
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Toshiba-EMI (TOCJ-6382)

A significant recording, as this is Joe Pass' debut on vinyl. It was recorded while Pass was still a patient at the Synanon Drug Center in California. Made with fellow patients, Pass proved to be a star. It is interesting to note that Pass played an electric solid-body rock guitar, as he did not even own a guitar at this time. His legendary chops are especially evident on "Projections" and "Hang Tough," featuring some of his cleanest playing ever recorded. His accompanists prove to be adequate, but hardly approach the genius of Pass. A landmark recording in the history of jazz guitar.

Joe Pass - Catch Me! (1963) [Reissue 2007]  Music

Posted by gribovar at March 21, 2018
Joe Pass - Catch Me! (1963) [Reissue 2007]

Joe Pass - Catch Me! (1963) [Reissue 2007]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 247 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 101 MB | Covers (10 MB) included
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Toshiba-EMI (TOCJ-6383)

Joe Pass, Catch Me. One of the greatest jazz guitar albums of all time, Catch me captures guitar legend Joe Pass, with pianist Clare Fischer. The two were a match made in heaven. Mostly, this album just has Joe Pass and crew swinging standards, but they make them sound so fresh and new. The beautiful rendition of Catch Me, is so vibrant, bright, and melodic. Pass plays great at those up-tempo tunes. The group swings down home on Summertime. Pass struts his blues side of him on this one, and the outcome is tremendous.

Joe Pass - Guitar Virtuoso (1997) [4CD Box Set] Repost  Music

Posted by v3122 at Feb. 20, 2018
Joe Pass - Guitar Virtuoso (1997) [4CD Box Set] Repost

Joe Pass - Guitar Virtuoso (1997)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
4CD | Pablo Records, 4PACD-4423-2 | ~ 1461 or 724 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 14 Mb
Jazz / Bop

As this lavishly boxed, four-CD distillation of his Pablo sessions proves, Joe Pass was probably the guitar-playing equivalent of Art Tatum on the Norman Granz roster – not only for his vast output, but also for the all-encompassing, almost orchestral way in which he got around his instrument. The set is divided equally into four sections – disc one for his astounding solo electric and acoustic guitar sides, disc two for studio recordings with various groups, disc three for various live recordings solo and with groups, disc four the delicate Ella Fitzgerald and other duo partner sessions and quartet pieces backing Sarah Vaughan…
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}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 520 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 245 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 32 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 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}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 128 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 114 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 19 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 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!