Friday, May 10, 2013

Joe Pass - I Remember Charlie Parker

For this set of unaccompanied solos, guitarist Joe Pass decided to pay tribute to Charlie Parker, not by recording his compositions but by playing ten of the numbers that Bird had recorded with strings during 1949-1950. One really does not miss the strings, for Pass had earlier in the decade developed his technique to the point where he sounded like a self-sufficient orchestra. Among the songs he plays are "Just Friends" (the most successful of the Charlie Parker with Strings recordings), "April in Paris," "They Can't Take That Away from Me," "If I Should Lose You," and two versions of "Out of Nowhere." Tasteful and swinging music by one classic musician in homage to another.
Scott Yanow

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Joe Pass
I Remember Charlie Parker


1 Just Friends (Klenner, Lewis)  4:26
2 Easy to Love (Porter)  4:00
3 Summertime (Gershwin, Gershwin, Heyward)  4:09
4 April in Paris (Duke, Harburg)  4:05
5 Everything Happens to Me (Adair, Dennis)  4:32
6 Laura (Mercer, Raksin)  4:10
7 They Can't Take That Away from Me (Gershwin, Gershwin)  4:43
8 I Didn't Know What Time It Was (Hart, Rodgers)  4:40
9 If I Should Lose You (Rainger, Robin)  4:34
10 Out of Nowhere (Green, Heyman)  5:19
11 Out of Nowhere (Green, Heyman)  3:52

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Recorded at Group IV, Hollywood, California ; February 17, 1979


Melanchthon said...

Heervee said...

toooo good, Thank you!

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