Joe Pass

Joe Pass

Real Name:
Joseph Anthony Passalaqua
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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

Joe Pass Sounds Of Synanon (Album) Pacific Jazz Records US 1962 Sell This Version
Bud Shank / Clare Fischer / Joe Pass Bud Shank / Clare Fischer / Joe Pass - Brasamba! (Album) Pacific Jazz Records US 1963 Sell This Version
Joe Pass Featuring Clare Fischer Joe Pass Featuring Clare Fischer - Catch Me! (Album) Pacific Jazz Records 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
Joe Pass For Django (Album) Pacific Jazz Records Netherlands 1964 Sell This Version
ST1822 Joe Pass 12 String Guitar (Great Motion Picture Themes)(LP) World Pacific ST1822 US 1964 Sell This Version
The Guitar & Orchestra Of Joe Pass* A Sign Of The Times (Album) World Pacific, World Pacific Argentina 1965 Sell This Version
Joe Pass The Stones Jazz (Album) World Pacific US 1967 Sell This Version
Joe Pass Guitar Interludes (Album) Discovery Records (4) US 1969 Sell This Version
Joe Pass Intercontinental (Album) MPS Records, BASF Germany 1970 Sell This Version
Joe Pass Better Days (Album, Comp) Gwyn US 1971 Sell This Version
Ella Fitzgerald & Joe Pass Ella Fitzgerald & Joe Pass - Take Love Easy (Album) Pablo Records Japan 1974 Sell This Version
Joe Pass, Ray Brown, Jake Hanna, Herb Ellis Joe Pass, Ray Brown, Jake Hanna, Herb Ellis - Jazz/Concord (Album) Concord Jazz US 1974 Sell This Version
Joe Pass Virtuoso (Album) Pablo Records, Pablo Records Germany 1974 Sell This Version
Herb Ellis, Joe Pass Herb Ellis, Joe Pass - Seven, Come Eleven (From Their Live Performance At The Concord Summer Festival) (Album) Concord Jazz Japan 1974 Sell This Version
Herb Ellis / Joe Pass Herb Ellis / Joe Pass - Two For The Road (Album) Pablo Records, Pablo Records Italy 1974 Sell This Version
Oscar Peterson, Niels Pedersen* & Joe Pass Oscar Peterson, Niels Pedersen* & Joe Pass - The Trio (Album) Pablo Records France 1974 Sell This Version
Joe Pass Portraits Of Duke Ellington (Album) Pablo Records Spain 1975 Sell This Version
Joe Pass At The Montreux Jazz Festival 1975 (Album) Pablo Records Italy 1975 Sell This Version
2310 746 Roy Eldridge With Oscar Peterson, Joe Pass, Ray Brown, Eddie Locke Roy Eldridge With Oscar Peterson, Joe Pass, Ray Brown, Eddie Locke - Happy Time(LP, Album) Pablo Records 2310 746 Germany 1975 Sell This Version
Oscar Peterson / Joe Pass Oscar Peterson / Joe Pass - Oscar Peterson Et Joe Pass À La Salle Pleyel (Album) Pablo Records US 1975 Sell This Version
Ella Fitzgerald / Joe Pass Ella Fitzgerald / Joe Pass - Fitzgerald & Pass...Again (Album) Pablo Records Brazil 1976 Sell This Version
Oscar Peterson And Joe Pass Oscar Peterson And Joe Pass - Porgy & Bess (Album) Pablo Records US 1976 Sell This Version
Milt Jackson - Joe Pass - Ray Brown Milt Jackson - Joe Pass - Ray Brown - The Big 3 (Album) Pablo Records Japan 1976 Sell This Version
Joe Pass Virtuoso #2 (Album) Pablo Records UK 1977 Sell This Version