Thursday, February 7, 2013

Joe Pass & Herb Ellis - Two for the Road

This recording was the third and final matchup between guitarists Herb Ellis and Joe Pass and, unlike the first two (which were both made for Concord), this is a duo date rather than a quartet session. Pass was just beginning to gain recognition for his remarkable unaccompanied solos, but Ellis had not recorded in such a sparse setting before. They complement each other quite well on such tunes as "Love for Sale," "Seven Come Eleven," "Oh, Lady Be Good," "I've Found a New Baby," and two versions of "Cherokee." Highly recommended.
Scott Yanow

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Herb Ellis & Joe Pass
Two for the Road


1 Love for Sale (Porter) 4:50
2 Carnival (Manha de Carnaval) (Bonfa, Maria) 3:29
3 Am I Blue (Akst, Clarke) 3:08
4 Seven Come Eleven (Christian, Goodman) 4:33
5 Guitar Blues (Ellis, Pass) 2:49
6 Oh, Lady Be Good (Gershwin, Gershwin) 3:58
7 Cherokee [Concept 1] (Noble) 2:49
8 Cherokee [Concept 2] (Noble) 4:06
9 Seulb (Ellis, Pass) 3:24
10 Gee, Baby Ain't I Good to You (Razaf, Redman) 2:26
11 Try a Little Tenderness (Campbell, Connelly, Woods) 2:17
12 I've Found a New Baby (Palmer, Williams) 4:00
13 Angel Eyes (Brent, Dennis) 2:52

Joe Pass - g
Herb Ellis - g

Recorded January 30, February 13 & 20, 1974


PlantDoctor53 said...

Hi Mel. Thank you.

Collectionist said...

Thanks for this great pair of guitar players!

Orbyt said...

Thanks for the upgrade Mel!

Baruch said...

Albertito Jazz said...

Thanks! Your music is my daily illusion!

reindeer man said...

Third and final matchup? I'll admit I've never heard ANY of their match-ups before! Looking forward to this. Thank you, Baruch!

Otis Foster said...

I'll have to get into this at the office. Thanks as always for your treasure trove of music.

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