Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Joe Pass Quartet on Pacific Jazz

Guitarist Joe Pass was known for his forthright, straight-ahead style, gorgeous tone, and melodic concepts. This magnificent five-CD set collects his entire output in 1963 and 1964 as a leader, with additional sessions in which Pass plays in a trio led by Les McCann. Most of the tracks feature a quartet (the five exceptions adding the saxophone or flute of Bill Perkins), with the guitarist virtually always a key voice. Pass recorded three records for Pacific after 1964 with limited jazz content, and they are not included in this collection for that reason. While many of the dozens of selections included here do not measure up to Pass' exemplary work recorded later on Pablo Records (a prime example being his classic Virtuoso LP), there are fine tracks to be found in the instant set that no admirer of either Pass or of the jazz guitar will want to be without. This is particularly true of the Django LP sessions with guitarist John Pisano, originally issued on Pacific, as well as the final CD in the instant collection that was initially issued on the Blue Note label, and on which the individual tracks are noticeably lengthier and more substantial. Elsewhere, some of the repertoire is checkered, mixing movie themes, country & western, soul, and jazz standards. But who can really complain about hearing the great guitarist playing Hank Williams' "Hey, Good Lookin'" or "Cold, Cold Heart" ? As with all the Mosaic boxed sets, this one comes in a strictly limited edition with a comprehensive, oversized booklet containing a detailed discography and liner notes, extreme attention to detail, and excellent sound quality.
Steven Loewy

Source : http://www.allmusic.com/album/the-complete-pacific-jazz-joe-pass-sessions-mw0001012498

Joe Pass
The Complete Pacific Jazz
Joe Pass
Quartet Sessions
(Complete Mosaic set, 5 cd's)

Tracks

Cd. 1

1 Catch Me (Forward Pass) (Pass)  3:11
2 Days Of Wine And Roses (Mancini, Mercer)  2:49
3 You Stepped Out Of A Dream (Kahn, Brown)  3:03
4 But Beautiful (Burke, VanHeusen)  2:37
5 Mood Indigo (Ellington, Bigard)  5:06
6 It's All Right With Me (Porter)  2:57
7 Deep Purple (DeRose, Parish)  5:04
8 Tangerine (Schertzinger, Mercer)  3:08
9 There Will Never Be Another You (Warren, Gordon)  4:59
10 Bags' Groove (Jackson)  3:52
11 There Is No Greater Love (Jones, Symes)  3:53
12 The Night Has A Thousand Eyes (Bernier, Brainin)  3:30
13 No Cover No Minimum (Evans)  5:38
14 Just Friends (Klenner, Lewis)  3:35
15 Walking Up (Evans)  3:15
16 Peri's Scope (Evans)  2:43
17 Catch Me (Pass)  3:07
18 Summertime (Gershwin, Heyward)  6:20
19 Falling In Love With Love (Rodgers, Hart)  5:46

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Cd. 2

1 On Time (McCann)  4:16
2 Yours Is My Heart Alone (Lehar, Herzer, Smith, Loehner)  4:45
3 This For Doug (Jefferson)  5:54
4 Fondue (McCann)  5:12
5 Bernie's Tune (Miller)  3:02
6 Maichen  (Vinnegar)  4:34
7 It Could Happen To You (Burke, VanHeusen)  5:00
8 You're Driving Me Crazy (Donaldson)  4:56
9 So What (Davis)  3:01
10 The Other Way (McCann)  4:47
11 Free At Pass…Thank God Almighty…Free At Pass (McCann)  4:59
12 These Foolish Things (Strachey, Marvell)  5:18
13 Joe's Tune (Samba) (Pass)  2:23
14 Stragler (McCann)  4:01
15 Simon Potter (McCann)  5:17
16 Catch Up (Forward Pass) (Pass)  2:52

*


Cd. 3

1 Back At The Chicken Shack (Smith)  4:15
2 Sack O' Woe (Adderley)  3:04
3 Groove Yard (Perkins)  3:17
4 Groove Yard [alt. take] (Perkins)  4:07
5 Sonnymoon For Two (Rollins)  2:41
6 Shiny Stockings (Foster)  3:55
7 Sermonette (Adderley)  2:30
8 Bags' Groove (Jackson)  3:06
9 Sister Sadie (Silver)  4:13
10 Li'l Darlin' (Hefti)  3:39
11 Work Song (Adderley)  4:11
12 Blue "n Boogie (Gillespie, Paparelli)  3:10
13 Charade  (Mancini, Mercer)  2:25
14 Call Me Irresponsible (Cahn, Van Heusen)  2:27
15 How The West Was Won (Darby, Newman)  3:00
16 Wives And Lovers (Bacharach, David)  3:03
17 Sunday In New York (Nero, Coates)  2:52
18 Love With The Proper Stranger (Bernstein, Mercer)  1:52
19 Love Theme of Tom Jones (Addison)  2:55
20 Manha De Carnaval (Bonfa-A. Maria)  3:27
21 Lawrence Of Arabia (Jarre)  3:00
22 Fall Of Love (Tiompkin-N. Washington)  3:08
23 It Had Better Be Tonight (Mancini, Mercer, Migliacci)  2:33
24 More (Olivieri, Ortolani, Newall, Olivieri)  2:59

*



Cd. 4

1 I Believe In You (Loesser)  3:12
2 It's A Wonderful World (Saveit, Adamson, Watson)  4:33
3 Hello Dolly (Herman)  3:12
4 Summer Night (Warren, Dubin)  5:11
5 The Sweetest Sounds (Rodgers)  2:51
6 Jambalaya (Williams)  2:35
7 Cold Cold Heart (Williams)  3:16
8 You Win Again (Williams)  2:33
9 Hey Good Lookin' (Williams)  2:26
10 Django (Lewis)  3:20
11 Rosetta (Hines)  3:06
12 Nuages (Reinhardt)  2:33
13 For Django (Pass)  2:58
14 Night And Day (Porter)  3:45
15 Fleur D'Ennui (Reinhardt)  2:56
16 Insensiblement (Misraki)  3:12
17 Cavalerie (Reinhardt)  4:25
18 Django's Castle (Manoir de mes Rêves) (Reinhardt)  3:48
19 Limehouse Blues (Braham, Furber)  2:13
20 Georgia On My Mind (Carmichael, Gorrell)  3:20
21 Rosetta [alt. take] (Hines)  3:13
22 Limehouse Blues [alt. take] (Braham, Furber)  1:40

*

Cd. 5

1 Joy Spring (Brown)  8:44
2 Some Time Ago (Mihanovich)  6:41
3 The Night Has A Thousand Eyes (Bernier, Brainin)  7:14
4 Relaxin' At Camarillo (Parker)  10:34
5 There Is No Greater Love (Jones, Symes)  9:11
6 Bags' Groove (Jackson)  8:59
7 Some Time Ago [alt. take] (Mihanovich)  5:35
8 The Night Has A Thousand Eyes [alt. take] (Bernier, Brainin)  6:00
9 There Is No Greater Love [alt. take] (Jones, Symes)  6:33

*


Personnel
[Cd. 1, # 1-4]
Joe Pass - g & ac g [# 1]
Clare Fischer - p & org [# 2]
Ralph Peña - b
Larry Bunker -dr
Recorded at Pacific Jazz Studios, Los Angeles, California ; January 30 ,1963
[Cd. 1, # 5-7]
Same personnel & place as above ; February 4,1963
[Cd. 1, # 8-12]
Probably same personnel & place as above ; probably February, 1963
[Cd. 1, # 13-16]
Joe Pass - g
Clare Fischer - p & org (#1)
Albert Stinson - b
Colin Bailey - dr
Recorded at Pacific Jazz Studios, Los Angeles, California ; July 18, 1963
[Cd. 1, # 17-19]
Same personnel & place as above ; July 19, 1963
[Cd. 2, # 1-11]
LES McCANN
Joe Pass - g
Les McCann - p
Leroy Vinnegar - b
Ron Jefferson - dr
Recorded at same place as above ;  July-August, 1962
[Cd. 2, # 12-16]
Joe Pass - g
Les McCann - p
Herbie Lewis - b
Paul Humphrey - dr
Recorded at same place as above ; March 28, 1963
[Cd. 3, # 1-6]
LES McCANN
Joe Pass - g
Les McCann - p
Paul Chambers - b
Paul Humphrey - dr
Recorded at same place as above ; October 29, 1963
[Cd. 3, # 7-12]
Same personnel as above
Recorded in Los Angeles ; October 30, 1963 
[Cd. 3, # 13-16]
Joe Pass - 12 str g
John Pisano - rhm g
Charlie Haden - b
Larry Bunker - dr
Recorded at Pacific Jazz Studios, Los Angeles, California ; March 12, 1964
[Cd. 3, # 17-20]
Same personnel as above
Recorded in Los Angeles ; March 19, 1964
[Cd. 3, # 21-24]
Same personnel as above
Recorded in Los Angeles ; March 20, 1964
[Cd. 4, # 1-5]
Bill Perkins - ts (#1), b s (#2) & fl (#3)
Joe Pass - g
John Pisano - rhm g
Frank Strazzeri - p
Jim Hughart - b
Recorded at Pacific Jazz Studios, Los Angeles, California ; June 1, 1964
[Cd. 4, # 6-9]
Joe Pass (g)
John Pisano - rhm g
Jim Hughart - b
Colin Bailey - dr
Recorded at same place as above ; August 13,1964
[Cd. 4, # 10-14 & (20 ?)-21]
Joe Pass - g
John Pisano - rhm g
Jim Hughart - b
Colin Bailey - dr
Recorded at same place as above ; September 2,1964
[Cd. 4, # 15-19 & (20 ?)-22]
Same personnel as above
Recorded at Pacific Jazz Studios, Los Angeles, California ; probably September 18,1964 
[Cd. 5]
Joe Pass - g
Mike Wofford - p
Jim Hughart - b
Colin Bailey - dr
Recorded at Encore Theatre, Los Angeles, California ; February 6, 1964

32 comments:

itr said...

Welcome Mel! Great decision about the continuation.

ZM-JazzRock said...

Cher Mel,

What happened during the last days?

We really missed you and the "Sic Vos Non Vobis".

Regards,
--zm

Radenko said...

Welcome back!!

philojack said...

Hi
It was too sad. You have one of the best blogs on the net, if not the best. Good taste and generosity.
Keep swinging.
Cheers.

Ric said...

Quel plaisir d'avoir retrouvé Bloomysunday !
Ric

Telemonious said...

Great set. Glad your back.
Cheers, Tele

ita diegues said...

Thanks Melanchthon .

yewsta said...

May I add my voice to the chorus of welcome back. Many thanks for this big one, a sought after upgrade for me.

pedro said...

Hi
Thank you very much for your music (again) !

My best regards

Pedro

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much for your efforts

Ruben said...

Thank you very much!!

rog said...

Such Wonderful Handiwork !

Kovina Kris said...

Joe Pass - Complete Pacific Jazz Quartet Sessions:
My oh my what an absolutely fantastic post! I have been looking for a good copy of this for a long time. Your blog is just amazing. Thank you so very much!

reindeer man said...

Nice post, Mel! When I think Joe Pass I always think Ella - looking forward to immersing myself in this.

Oh, and Ed Thigpen RIP. So long Mr. Taste.

Eric said...

Thank you.

estravagario said...

Thank you Melanchthon !

Bill said...

EXCELLENT!!! Welcome back and THANK YOU!

CrunchyFrog said...

very generous post! thanks for the time and effort Mel!

Frasco said...

Thank you very much!

Adrian said...

Thanks a lot for the upgrade of this nice collection and thanks for including Zyppyshare in the links.

pedro gamundi said...

Gracias

SAMTHEMAN said...

The .RAR file for CD 5 is corrupted, please can you re-upload it, thanks!

AmyBRAINS said...

Great!!
Many thanks, Melanchthon.

neville said...

How is the Password please?

Melanchthon said...

artwork
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deGallo said...

Thanks. Probably the greatest fingerstyle jazz guitarist who ever lived.

neil said...

Got 'Catch Me' and 'For Django', mel, so really up for the rest; amazing post, many thanks...

musician3 said...

EXCELLENT.............................THANK YOU FOR ALL

ProfessorCalculus said...

thanks Mel

skip-a-rope said...

what is the password? none of these work Passewords are : melanchthon, baruch or bloom

EL CONTROLADOR said...

Gracias Mel, excelente post !!!

kristophermc28 said...

Awesome! Thanks Mel.