Joe Pass

Real Name:
Joseph Anthony Jacobi 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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PJ-48 Sounds Of Synanon — Joe Pass Joe Pass Sounds Of Synanon (Album) Pacific Jazz PJ-48 US 1962 Sell This Version
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ST-64 Brasamba! — Joe Pass Bud Shank / Clare Fischer / Joe Pass Bud Shank / Clare Fischer / Joe Pass - Brasamba! (Album) Pacific Jazz ST-64 US 1963 Sell This Version
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TL688137 Catch Me! — Joe Pass Joe Pass Catch Me! (Album) Pacific Jazz TL688137 New Zealand 1963 Sell This Version
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688 012 ZL Folk'n  Flute — Joe Pass 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 Netherlands 1964 Sell This Version
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ST1822 12 String Guitar (Great Motion Picture Themes) — Joe Pass Joe Pass 12 String Guitar (Great Motion Picture Themes) World Pacific Records, World Pacific Records ST1822 US 1964 Sell This Version
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888 146 ZY For Django — Joe Pass Joe Pass For Django (Album) Pacific Jazz, Pacific Jazz 888 146 ZY Netherlands 1964 Sell This Version
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WP-1844 A Sign Of The Times — Joe Pass Joe Pass A Sign Of The Times (Album) World Pacific Records WP-1844 US 1965 Sell This Version
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WPL 1021 The Stones Jazz — Joe Pass Joe Pass The Stones Jazz (Album) World Pacific Records WPL 1021 South Africa 1966 Sell This Version
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WPS-21865 Simplicity — Joe Pass Joe Pass Simplicity (Album) World Pacific Records WPS-21865 US 1967 Sell This Version
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DS-100 Guitar Interludes — Joe Pass Joe Pass Guitar Interludes (Album) Discovery Records DS-100 US 1969 Sell This Version
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LP 1001 Better Days — Joe Pass Joe Pass Better Days (Album) Gwyn LP 1001 US 1971 Sell This Version
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MPS 15 279 ST Intercontinental — Joe Pass Joe Pass Intercontinental (Album) MPS Records, BASF MPS 15 279 ST Germany 1970 Sell This Version
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MW2088 Take Love Easy — Joe Pass Ella Fitzgerald & Joe Pass Ella Fitzgerald & Joe Pass - Take Love Easy (Album) Pablo Records MW2088 Japan 1974 Sell This Version
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CJS-1 Jazz/Concord — Joe Pass 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
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CJ-2 Seven, Come Eleven (From Their Live Performance At The Concord Summer Festival) — Joe Pass 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
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2310 714 A Two For The Road — Joe Pass Herb Ellis / Joe Pass Herb Ellis / Joe Pass - Two For The Road (Album) Pablo Records, Pablo Records 2310 714 A Italy 1974 Sell This Version
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3100 701 The Trio — Joe Pass Oscar Peterson, Niels Pedersen*, Joe Pass Oscar Peterson, Niels Pedersen*, Joe Pass - The Trio (Album) Pablo Records 3100 701 Germany 1974 Sell This Version
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2310-708 Virtuoso — Joe Pass Joe Pass Virtuoso (Album) Pablo Records, Pablo Records 2310-708 US 1974 Sell This Version
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3100 701 The Trio — Joe Pass Oscar Peterson, Joe Pass, Niels Pedersen Oscar Peterson, Joe Pass, Niels Pedersen - The Trio(Cass, Album) Pablo Records 3100 701 Brazil 1974 Sell This Version
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MW 2158 Happy Time — Joe Pass 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 MW 2158 Japan 1975 Sell This Version
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2625-705 Oscar Peterson Et Joe Pass À La Salle Pleyel — Joe Pass Oscar Peterson / Joe Pass Oscar Peterson / Joe Pass - Oscar Peterson Et Joe Pass À La Salle Pleyel (Album) Pablo Records 2625-705 Canada 1975 Sell This Version
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2310 752 A At The Montreux Jazz Festival 1975 — Joe Pass Joe Pass At The Montreux Jazz Festival 1975 (Album) Pablo Records 2310 752 A Italy 1975 Sell This Version
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MTF 1015 Portraits Of Duke Ellington — Joe Pass Joe Pass Portraits Of Duke Ellington (Album) Pablo Records MTF 1015 Japan 1975 Sell This Version
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MW 2169 The Big 3 — Joe Pass 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
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2310-772 Fitzgerald & Pass...Again — Joe Pass Ella Fitzgerald / Joe Pass Ella Fitzgerald / Joe Pass - Fitzgerald & Pass...Again (Album) Pablo Records, Pablo Records 2310-772 Brazil 1976 Sell This Version