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Joe Pass - Resonance [Recorded 1974] (2000)

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Joe Pass - Resonance [Recorded 1974] (2000)

Joe Pass - Resonance [Recorded 1974] (2000)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 313 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 145 MB | Covers - 24 MB
Genre: Jazz, Bop, Guitar Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Pablo Records (PACD-2310-968-2)

Joe Pass thrived on intimate settings. The late improviser had no problem doing without a pianist, and many of his Pablo recordings of the 1970s, 1980s, and early 1990s found him leading small guitar trios or performing as an unaccompanied solo guitarist. That type of intimate setting serves him impressively well on Resonance, which was recorded live at Donte's in North Hollywood, CA (a suburb of Los Angeles) in December 1974 and finds him leading a trio that includes Jim Hughart on electric bass and Frank Severino on drums. Pass doesn't have a pianist or any horn players to share the spotlight with, and that's just as well because the guitarist has a lot to say. He is in fine form on lyrical performances of "Misty," "Corcovado," and "Come Rain or Come Shine," and is equally impressive on unusually fast versions of "It Could Happen to You" and "The Lamp Is Low"…

Joe Pass - Virtuoso In New York (2004) {Japan 1st Press}

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Joe Pass - Virtuoso In New York (2004) {Japan 1st Press}

Joe Pass - Virtuoso In New York (2004) {Japan 1st Press}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u + Log ~ 253 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 158 Mb
Full Scans | 00:49:15 | RAR 5% Recovery
Mainstream Jazz, Bop, Guitar Jazz | Pablo Records / Victor Entertainment, Inc. #VICJ-61249

The saying that "life begins at 40" is certainly open to debate – especially if you live in a youth-obsessed culture like the United States. But for jazz artists, there can be some truth in that saying; the history of jazz is full of artists who did some of their best work after 40. Joe Pass is a perfect example; Pass turned 40 in 1969, and the '70s were an amazingly productive time for the late guitar icon (who recorded frequently during that decade thanks to Pablo founder Norman Granz). In fact, Pass did so much recording during the '70s that albums of previously unreleased material were still coming out long after his death from cancer in 1994. Virtuoso in New York, for example, is an album of recordings that went unreleased for 29 years; recorded in 1975, these Granz-produced performances didn't see the light of day until 2004.

Sarah Vaughan - How Long Has This Been Going On? (1978) Japanese Remastered 2003

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Sarah Vaughan - How Long Has This Been Going On? (1978) Japanese Remastered 2003

Sarah Vaughan - How Long Has This Been Going On? (1978) Japanese Remastered 2003
Oscar Peterson, piano; Joe Pass, guitar; Ray Brown, bass; Louie Bellson, drums

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 270 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 113 Mb | Scans ~ 61 Mb
Genre: Vocal Jazz | Label: Pablo Records | # VICJ-61080 | Time: 00:48:59

This set features the great Sarah Vaughan in a typically spontaneous Norman Granz production for Pablo with pianist Oscar Peterson, guitarist Joe Pass, bassist Ray Brown, and drummer Louie Bellson. Sassy sounds wonderful stretching out on such songs as "Midnight Sun," "More Than You Know," "Teach Me Tonight," and "Body and Soul," among others. All ten of the melodies are veteran standards that she knew backwards but still greeted with enthusiasm. A very good example of late-period Sarah Vaughan.

Joe Pass - Joe Pass Quartet Live At Yoshi's (1993)

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Joe Pass - Joe Pass Quartet Live At Yoshi's (1993)

Joe Pass - Joe Pass Quartet Live At Yoshi's (1993)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u + Log ~ 281 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 144 Mb
Full Scans | 00:55:38 | RAR 5% Recovery
Bop, Mainstream Jazz, Guitar Jazz | Pablo Records #CD 2310.951

An inspired and exciting set by jazz's guitarist nonpareil, it ranges from a blistering race through Sonny Rollins' "Oleo" to the gentle duet with Pass's longtime partner Pisano on "Alone Together." "Swingin' Till the Girls Come Home" is a feature for Budwig, the great West Coast bass player who died shortly after this set. It's one of the best of the many Joe Pass albums. Joe Pass was an American jazz guitarist of Sicilian descent. He is considered one of the greatest jazz guitarists of the 20th century. He created possibilities for jazz guitar through his style of chord-melody, his knowledge of chord inversions and progressions, and his use of walking basslines and counterpoint during improvisation. Pass worked often with pianist Oscar Peterson and vocalist Ella Fitzgerald.

Joe Pass - Catch Me! (1963) [Japanese Edition 2003]

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Joe Pass - Catch Me! (1963) [Japanese Edition 2003]

Joe Pass - Catch Me! (1963) [Japanese Edition 2003]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 325 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 131 MB | Covers - 25 MB
Genre: Jazz, Bop, Guitar Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Toshiba-EMI (TOCJ-9485)

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 meets Tony Rizzi's 5 Guitars - Rose Room (1991) [Japanese Edition]

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Joe Pass meets Tony Rizzi's 5 Guitars - Rose Room (1991) [Japanese Edition]

Joe Pass meets Tony Rizzi's 5 Guitars - Rose Room (1991) [Japanese Edition]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 224 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 93 MB | Covers - 17 MB
Genre: Jazz, Bop, Guitar Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Alfa Records (ALCR-125)

Joe Pass did the near-impossible. He was able to play up-tempo versions of bop tunes such as "Cherokee" and "How High the Moon" unaccompanied on the guitar. Unlike Stanley Jordan, Pass used conventional (but superb) technique, and his Virtuoso series on Pablo still sounds remarkable decades later.
Tony Rizzi was a prolific Hollywood guitarist who started recording in the mid-1940s with bands led by Boyd Raeburn, Les Brown and Harry James. By the early '50s, Rizzi also was on many small-group sessions that included the Dave Pell Octet and Paul Smith Quartet. Rizzi had a confident, swinging technique and superb taste, as evidenced on his small number of leadership albums. There were just four in all - two are superb while the latter two are sticky pop efforts and largely forgettable.

Joe Pass & Tommy Gumina Trio - Autumn Leaves (1991) [Japanese Edition]

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Joe Pass & Tommy Gumina Trio - Autumn Leaves (1991) [Japanese Edition]

Joe Pass & Tommy Gumina Trio - Autumn Leaves (1991) [Japanese Edition]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 219 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 93 MB | Covers - 31 MB
Genre: Jazz, Bop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Alfa Records (ALCR-85)

Gumina on these two albums (Sentimental Moods (1987) and Autumn Leaves (1991)) played an instrument called the polycorus, which he designed and built. It's similar to an accordion but allowed him to provide a bass line and notes and chords that sound as if they're emanating from an organ. The polycorus also gave Pass a thick reedy background to swing on. All of the musicians are superb, with solos flying like a flurry of perfectly tossed darts. The harmonies are wonderful in the trio setting and only become more colorful and exciting when Buddy De Franco joins in on the second album. The beauty of Pass, Gumina, Smith and Buddy is that they fully appreciated how to maximize harmony and swing. Just doin' what sounds great. What a combination.

Joe Pass Trio with Tommy Gumina Sound Project - Sentimental Moods (1987) [Japanese Edition 1990]

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Joe Pass Trio with Tommy Gumina Sound Project - Sentimental Moods (1987) [Japanese Edition 1990]

Joe Pass Trio with Tommy Gumina Sound Project - Sentimental Moods (1987) [Japanese Edition 1990]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 252 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 107 MB | Covers - 16 MB
Genre: Jazz, Bop, Guitar Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Alfa Records (ALCR-74)

This unusual LP was the result of a collaboration of Joe Pass with Tommy Gumina, the creator of Polytone amps and inventor of the Polyccorus (a souped-up accordion), along with veteran drummer Jimmie Smith. Although Gumina states in his notes that he hadn't played regularly for some 15 years preceding this session, he and Smith gel instantly with the matchless playing of Pass. There's a heavy concentration on familiar standards, including a glistening run through "My Shining Hour," but a surprising original blues by Pass and Gumina features the guitarist switching briefing to a sound more familiar to heavy metal fans, though his ability to swing never diminishes. While it may not be a top priority to acquire, it's worth buying, if you can find it.

Ella Fitzgerald & Joe Pass - Hamburg Duets 1976 (2008)

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Ella Fitzgerald & Joe Pass - Hamburg Duets 1976 (2008)

Ella Fitzgerald & Joe Pass - Hamburg Duets 1976 (2008)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 244 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 135 MB
49:45 | Full Scans Included | Jazz, Vocal, Bop, Swing | Unofficial Release | Label: Gambit Records

2008 release. The show presented on this CD comes from a previously unreleased live performance recorded for a radio show. Some of the tunes performed on the show are reprises from their second album together, Fitzgerald & Pass Again. Four of the tracks featured here mark the only known versions of those songs from Ella and Joe's collective discography. This is the case with 'Them There Eyes, Feelings' (performed here twice), 'Perdido', and 'Little Girl Blue'. Ella and Joe's interaction at the Hamburg concert is, as usual, delightful, and both play with incredible beauty on this previously unknown concert we are very happy to present. Gambit.

Bud Shank, Clare Fischer, Joe Pass - Brasamba! (1963) [Japanese Edition 2013] (Repost)

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Bud Shank, Clare Fischer, Joe Pass - Brasamba! (1963) [Japanese Edition 2013] (Repost)

Bud Shank, Clare Fischer, Joe Pass - Brasamba! (1963) [Japanese Edition 2013]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 255 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 84 MB | Covers - 33 MB
Genre: Latin Jazz, Bossa Nova | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: EMI Music Japan/Universal Music (TOCJ-66628)

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. The added percussion really brings a lot to the set - and gives it a strongly bossa-driven groove that really lets Shank take off on alto and flute solos. Fischer's piano is remarkably strong - caught at that clear early point in his career when he was such a fresh voice on the scene.

Joe Pass - Songs For Ellen (1994)

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Joe Pass - Songs For Ellen (1994)

Joe Pass - Songs For Ellen (1994)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 222 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 127 Mb | Scans included
Label: Pablo | # PACD-2310-955-2 | Time: 00:46:13
Guitar Virtuoso, Guitar Jazz, Mainstream Jazz

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.

Joe Pass & Les McCann - Something Special: The 1962 Sessions (2014)

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Joe Pass & Les McCann - Something Special: The 1962 Sessions (2014)

Joe Pass & Les McCann - Something Special: The 1962 Sessions (2014)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 795 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 293 MB | Covers - 283 MB
Genre: Jazz, Bop, Hard Bop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: American Jazz Classics (99102)

This edition contains all 1962 collaborations by Joe Pass and pianist Les McCann, who would continue working together the following year. Their 1962 output consists of their participation on Richard “Groove” Holmes LP "Somethin' Special" and on McCann's own album "On Time". Both records appear here in their entirety, as well as two tracks from the second LP that were not included on the original album. As a bonus, the complete LP "Back in Town!". Issued under the name of singer/guitarist Bumble Bee Slim (born Amos Easton), it consisted of two sessions, one featuring Pass, and the other featuring McCann.

Joe Pass & J.J. Johnson - We'll Be Together Again (1984) [Reissue 1996]

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Joe Pass & J.J. Johnson - We'll Be Together Again (1984) [Reissue 1996]

Joe Pass & J.J. Johnson - We'll Be Together Again (1984) [Reissue 1996]
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 170 MB | Covers - 3 MB
Genre: Jazz, Bop, Mainstream Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: OJC/Pablo Records (OJCCD-909-2 (2310-911))

Few would argue with the statement that there is not an excess of guitar-trombone duet albums. In fact, in terms of instrumentation, this date may very well be somewhat unique in jazz history. Trombonist J.J. Johnson had already been the pacesetter on his instrument for nearly 40 years at the time, while guitarist Joe Pass proved in the 1970s that he could make his axe fulfill all the roles of an orchestra. Still, the strong success of this inspired outing is a bit of a surprise. While Pass often adds walking lines behind Johnson, the trombonist sometimes plays long tones behind the guitarist's solos. Most exciting are the spots where the two share the lead equally. Other than Bud Powell's "Bud's Blues" and Johnson's "Naked as a Jaybird," the duo sticks to standards. But obviously, these versions sound quite a bit different than usual. Highlights include "Wave," "Limehouse Blues," "Nature Boy," and "When Lights Are Low."

Joe Pass - Unforgettable (1998)

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Joe Pass - Unforgettable (1998)

Joe Pass - Unforgettable (1998)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 272 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 137 MB | Covers - 16 MB
Genre: Jazz, Guitar Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Pablo Records (PACD-2310-964-2)

Here is a second brace of solo Pass tracks from the sessions that have already yielded Songs for Ellen. The ambience is ruminative and extremely intimate; the menu consists entirely of much-explored standards at mostly unrelieved slow tempos. Several notes are not cleanly struck, but the musical imagination that previously yielded several solo recordings is still very much in gear, albeit a very subtle gear. A general bit of advice: it is better to listen to this album in small doses (a few tracks at a time), try to mentally filter out the very closely recorded mechanical noises the fingers make on the guitar, and not expect anything startling to leap out at you. Better yet, try some of Pass' earlier solo albums (such as the Virtuoso series, also on Pablo) before embarking upon this.

Oscar Peterson - Live At The Northsea Jazz Festival, 1980 (1980) Remastered 1998

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Oscar Peterson - Live At The Northsea Jazz Festival, 1980 (1980) Remastered 1998

Oscar Peterson - Live At The Northsea Jazz Festival, 1980 (1980) Remastered 1998
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 387 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 187 Mb | Scans included | 01:18:57
Mainstream Jazz, Bop, Hard Bop | Label: Pablo/Fantasy | # 00025218211529

This double album matches and mixes together four masterful musicians: pianist Oscar Peterson, guitarist Joe Pass, bassist Niels Pedersen and harmonica great Toots Thielemans. Together they perform O.P.'s "City Lights" and ten veteran standards with creativity, wit and solid swing. There are a few miraculous moments as one would expect from musicians of this caliber and the results are generally quite memorable.