Joe Pass

Joe Pass

Real Name:
Joseph Anthony Passalaqua
Profile:
American jazz guitarist of Sicilian descent.
Born : January 13, 1929 in New Brunswick, New Jersey.
Died : May 23, 1994 in Los Angeles, California.
Although active as a player from the age of 14, it wasn't until the 1960s – following a long battle with, and eventual rehabilitation from drug addiction – that he began to establish himself as one of the very great jazz guitarists. A brilliant improviser, his early small group recordings featured fluent, bop-influenced, single note lines, coupled with a sophisticated harmonic sense and tremendous rhythmic drive and invention. In the 1970s he recorded the first of several solo performances in which he adopted a fingerstyle approach to playing rather than using a plectrum. As well as leading his own groups, he recorded with many of the great names of jazz, including Count Basie, Benny Carter, Zoot Sims, Milt Jackson, Duke Ellington and, notably, four classic albums with Ella Fitzgerald. The Ibanez company produced a 'Joe Pass' edition in their archtop jazz guitar range, and some years later, the Epiphone company manufactured a 'Joe Pass' version of their 'Emperor' jazz guitar.
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Joe Pass Discography

Albums

PJ-48 Joe Pass Sounds Of Synanon (Album) Pacific Jazz Records PJ-48 US 1962 Sell This Version
ST-64 Bud Shank / Clare Fischer / Joe Pass Bud Shank / Clare Fischer / Joe Pass - Brasamba! (Album) Pacific Jazz Records ST-64 US 1963 Sell This Version
ST-73 Joe Pass Featuring Clare Fischer Joe Pass Featuring Clare Fischer - Catch Me! (Album) Pacific Jazz Records ST-73 US 1963 Sell This Version
688 012 ZL Bud Shank, The Folkswingers, Joe Pass Bud Shank, The Folkswingers, Joe Pass - Folk'n Flute(LP, Album) Fontana 688 012 ZL US 1964 Sell This Version
888 146 ZY Joe Pass For Django (Album) Pacific Jazz Records 888 146 ZY Netherlands 1964 Sell This Version
ST1822 Joe Pass 12 String Guitar (Great Motion Picture Themes)(LP) World Pacific ST1822 US 1964 Sell This Version
WP-1844 The Guitar & Orchestra Of Joe Pass* A Sign Of The Times (Album) World Pacific, World Pacific WP-1844 Argentina 1965 Sell This Version
WP-1854 Joe Pass The Stones Jazz (Album) World Pacific WP-1854 US 1967 Sell This Version
DS-100 Joe Pass Guitar Interludes (Album) Discovery Records (4) DS-100 US 1969 Sell This Version
21 20738-2 Joe Pass Intercontinental (Album) MPS Records, BASF 21 20738-2 Germany 1970 Sell This Version
LP 1001 Joe Pass Better Days (Album, Comp) Gwyn LP 1001 US 1971 Sell This Version
MW2088 Ella Fitzgerald & Joe Pass Ella Fitzgerald & Joe Pass - Take Love Easy (Album) Pablo Records MW2088 Japan 1974 Sell This Version
CJS-1 Joe Pass, Ray Brown, Jake Hanna, Herb Ellis Joe Pass, Ray Brown, Jake Hanna, Herb Ellis - Jazz/Concord (Album) Concord Jazz CJS-1 US 1974 Sell This Version
2310 708 Joe Pass Virtuoso (Album) Pablo Records, Pablo Records 2310 708 Germany 1974 Sell This Version
CJ-2 Herb Ellis & Joe Pass Also Featuring Jake Hanna & Ray Brown Herb Ellis & Joe Pass Also Featuring Jake Hanna & Ray Brown - Seven, Come Eleven (From Their Live Performance At The Concord Summer Festival) (Album) Concord Jazz CJ-2 US 1974 Sell This Version
2310714, 2310-0714 Herb Ellis / Joe Pass Herb Ellis / Joe Pass - Two For The Road (Album) Pablo Records, Pablo Records 2310714, 2310-0714 US 1974 Sell This Version
2310 701 Oscar Peterson, Niels Pedersen* & Joe Pass Oscar Peterson, Niels Pedersen* & Joe Pass - The Trio (Album) Pablo Records 2310 701 France 1974 Sell This Version
K23P 10017, CJ-2 Herb Ellis, Joe Pass Herb Ellis, Joe Pass - Seven, Come Eleven(LP, Album) Concord Jazz, Concord Jazz K23P 10017, CJ-2 Japan 1974 Sell This Version
2310 716 52 Joe Pass Portraits Of Duke Ellington (Album) Pablo Records 2310 716 52 Spain 1975 Sell This Version
2310 752 A Joe Pass At The Montreux Jazz Festival 1975 (Album) Pablo Records 2310 752 A Italy 1975 Sell This Version
2657-015 Oscar Peterson / Joe Pass Oscar Peterson / Joe Pass - Oscar Peterson Et Joe Pass À La Salle Pleyel (Album) Pablo Records 2657-015 US 1975 Sell This Version
MTF 1051 Ella Fitzgerald / Joe Pass Ella Fitzgerald / Joe Pass - Fitzgerald & Pass...Again (Album) Pablo Records MTF 1051 Japan 1976 Sell This Version
2310-779 Oscar Peterson And Joe Pass Oscar Peterson And Joe Pass - Porgy & Bess (Album) Pablo Records 2310-779 US 1976 Sell This Version
MW 2169 Milt Jackson - Joe Pass - Ray Brown Milt Jackson - Joe Pass - Ray Brown - The Big 3 (Album) Pablo Records MW 2169 Japan 1976 Sell This Version
2310 788 Joe Pass Virtuoso #2 (Album) Pablo Records 2310 788 UK 1977 Sell This Version