Friday, July 3, 2015

Joe Pass at University

More than a dozen years after he recorded his first set of unaccompanied solos for Pablo, Joe Pass was still at it. This live set finds Pass in prime form, performing an inventive seven-song Duke Ellington medley, a cooking version of "Joy Spring," a couple of ballads, "It's a Wonderful World," an original, and obscurities by Count Basie and Milton Nascimento. This is a fine all-around performance that still sounds impressive today, particularly when one realizes that Joe Pass managed to sound like an orchestra without using the tapping technique of Stanley Jordan.
Scott Yanow

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Joe Pass
At Akron University


1 It's a Wonderful World (Adamson, Savitt, Watson)  4:12
2 Body and Soul (Eyton, Green, Heyman, Sour)  5:21
3 Bridge Work (Basie)  6:53
4 Tarde (Borges, Nascimento)  6:52
5 Time In (Pass)  3:53
6 Duke Ellington Medley
[Isfahan - Prelude To A Kiss - Squeeze Me
Take the A-Train - Sophisticated Lady - Lush Life
Satin Doll] (Ellington, Strayhorn)  13:37
7 Joy Spring Brown  6:13
8 I'm Glad There Is You (Dorsey, Mertz)  5:05


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Recorded live at Akron University in Akron, Ohio ; Fall of 1985.


Bill said...

Thank you.

Guelda said...

Joe Pass - At Akron University

I was curious to hear this unaccompanied version of "Joy Spring", which is insane ! Thank you Mel for this fine concert album

deGallo said...

Thank you for the greatest fingerstyle jazz guitarist :)

reindeer man said...

Thanks for the Joe Pass. Was just enjoying Joe with Ella Fitzgerald the other day.

cvllos said...

Turbubit is another TRAP.
Right now, here's its message:
"From your IP range the limit of connections is reached", and I just woke up and connecte3d my computer.
It concerns to the lack of structure of this server to support clients.
Not to mention those attached messages related to sex, etc.
Sorry, Melanchton, to mention.

El Tortuga said...

I didn't thank you for a while so i now thank you literaly a thousand times. for Pass, Stitt and especially for Crolla, Man, what a pleasant revelation! so it is thousand and one now!

pedro gamundi said...


Melanchthon said...

Otis Foster said...

Thnx melanchthon. Solo guitar is a real challenge to the artist. This will be interesting.

nlrp said...

...joe pass. thanks. Salutations

kristophermc28 said...

Thanks again Mel!

Blue Eyes said...

Superbe prestation de Joe Pass, merci Mel for the re-up!