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 - Sounds Of Synanon album art Joe Pass Sounds Of Synanon (Album) Pacific Jazz US 1962 Sell This Version
Joe Pass - Brasamba! album art Bud Shank / Clare Fischer / Joe Pass Bud Shank / Clare Fischer / Joe Pass - Brasamba! (Album) Pacific Jazz US 1963 Sell This Version
Joe Pass - Catch Me! album art Joe Pass Catch Me! (Album) Pacific Jazz Europe 1963 Sell This Version
688 012 ZL Joe Pass - Folk'n  Flute album art Bud Shank With Joe Pass And The Folkswingers Bud Shank With Joe Pass And The Folkswingers - Folk'n Flute(LP, Album) Fontana 688 012 ZL US 1964 Sell This Version
Joe Pass - For Django album art Joe Pass For Django (Album) Pacific Jazz, Pacific Jazz Netherlands 1964 Sell This Version
Joe Pass - 12 String Guitar (Great Motion Picture Themes) album art Joe Pass 12 String Guitar (Great Motion Picture Themes) World Pacific Records US 1964 Sell This Version
Joe Pass - A Sign Of The Times album art The Guitar & Orchestra Of Joe Pass* A Sign Of The Times (Album) World Pacific Records, World Pacific Records Argentina 1965 Sell This Version
Joe Pass - The Stones Jazz album art Joe Pass The Stones Jazz (Album) World Pacific Records New Zealand 1967 Sell This Version
Joe Pass - Simplicity album art Joe Pass Simplicity (Album) World Pacific Records US 1967 Sell This Version
Joe Pass - Guitar Interludes album art Joe Pass Guitar Interludes (Album) Discovery Records US 1969 Sell This Version
Joe Pass - Intercontinental album art Joe Pass Intercontinental (Album) MPS Records, BASF Germany 1970 Sell This Version
Joe Pass - Better Days album art Joe Pass Better Days (Album) Gwyn US 1971 Sell This Version
Joe Pass - Jazz/Concord album art 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 - Seven, Come Eleven (From Their Live Performance At The Concord Summer Festival) album art 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
Joe Pass - Two For The Road album art Herb Ellis / Joe Pass Herb Ellis / Joe Pass - Two For The Road (Album) Pablo Records, Pablo Records Italy 1974 Sell This Version
Joe Pass - Take Love Easy album art Ella Fitzgerald & Joe Pass Ella Fitzgerald & Joe Pass - Take Love Easy (Album) Pablo Records Japan 1974 Sell This Version
Joe Pass - Virtuoso album art Joe Pass Virtuoso (Album) Pablo Records, Pablo Records Germany 1974 Sell This Version
Joe Pass - At The Montreux Jazz Festival 1975 album art Joe Pass At The Montreux Jazz Festival 1975 (Album) Pablo Records Italy 1975 Sell This Version
Joe Pass - Oscar Peterson Et Joe Pass À La Salle Pleyel album art Oscar Peterson / Joe Pass Oscar Peterson / Joe Pass - Oscar Peterson Et Joe Pass À La Salle Pleyel (Album) Pablo Records Canada 1975 Sell This Version
Joe Pass - Portraits Of Duke Ellington album art Joe Pass Portraits Of Duke Ellington (Album) Pablo Records Japan 1975 Sell This Version
Joe Pass - Happy Time album art Roy Eldridge With Oscar Peterson, Joe Pass, Ray Brown, Eddie Locke Roy Eldridge With Oscar Peterson, Joe Pass, Ray Brown, Eddie Locke - Happy Time (Album) Pablo Records Japan 1975 Sell This Version
Joe Pass - The Trio album art Oscar Peterson, Niels Pedersen*, Joe Pass Oscar Peterson, Niels Pedersen*, Joe Pass - The Trio (Album) Pablo Records USA & Canada 1975 Sell This Version
MW 9071/2 Joe Pass - Live À Salle Pleyel album art Oscar Peterson Et Joe Pass Oscar Peterson Et Joe Pass - Live À Salle Pleyel(LP, Album, Mono) Pablo Records MW 9071/2 Japan 1975 Sell This Version
MTZ 8003-4 Joe Pass - Oscar Peterson Et Joe Pass À La Salle Pleyel album art Oscar Peterson Et Joe Pass Oscar Peterson Et Joe Pass - Oscar Peterson Et Joe Pass À La Salle Pleyel(2xLP, Album, Mono) Pablo Records MTZ 8003-4 Japan 1975 Sell This Version
Joe Pass - Fitzgerald & Pass...Again album art Ella Fitzgerald / Joe Pass Ella Fitzgerald / Joe Pass - Fitzgerald & Pass...Again (Album) Pablo Records, Pablo Records Brazil 1976 Sell This Version