Sunday, January 31, 2016

Joe Pass - Simplicity

One of our favorite albums by guitarist Joe Pass, rather spare, featuring Joe in a very intimate setting — guitar with little other backing, save for light percussion, and some occasional instrumentation, like vibes or organ. The mood is very gentle, which is perfect for Pass' light touch on the strings — and the selection of tracks makes for a lovely blend of modes that show Joe at his expressive best. Titles include "Luciana", "You & Me", "The Gentle Rain", "Some Time Ago", "Nobody Else But Me", and "Where Was I".
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Source : http://www.dustygroove.com/item.php?id=3bs69y3vvq

Joe Pass
Simplicity

Tracks

1 You And Me (de Moraes, Lyra)  2:20
2 'Tis Autumn (Nemo)  3:26
3 Luciana (Jobim, de Moraes, Lees)  2:55
4 I Had the Craziest Dream (Gordon, Warren)  2:54
5 Nobody Else But Me (Hammerstein II, Kern)  4:03
6 Simplicity (Pass)  2:51
7 The Sands Of Time" (Barr, Leshay)  2:41
8 Sometime Ago (Mihanovich)  3:41
9 The Gentle Rain (Bonfá, Dubey)  3:19
10 Who Can I Turn To ? (Bricusse, Newley)  3:26
11 Where Was I (Donde Estuve Yo) (Karen, Reuss, Robinson)  2:11

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Personnel
Joe Pass - g
Hagood Hardy - vb
Julian Lee - p & org
Bob Whitlock - b
Colin Bailey - dr

Recorded in 1967
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L'Avis du Patron
Cette session dirigée par Joe Pass en 1967 avait été exclue, pour des raisons très discutables, ainsi que deux autres disques (''A Sign of the Times'', et ''The Stones Jazz'') du magnifique coffret Mosaic qui regroupait, en cinq disques admirablement présentés, l'ensemble des sessions en quartet, conduites par le grand guitariste. Si l'on peut considérer, avec notre sévère censeur, que ces deux derniers disques relèvent d'une ''entreprise commerciale'' (livret Mosaic, p. 12), comment réunir dans une même demi opprobre ce splendide enregistrement, alors qu'on y trouve le meilleur Joe Pass, dans un environnement strictement jazz ? Voilà une énigme que je soumets à votre sagacité... La petite histoire dit que Wes Montgomery connaissait ce disque et qu'il le trouvait, évidemment, remarquable. On pourrait d'ailleurs l'entendre comme un hommage discret rendu au Géant d'Indianapolis. Même évidence harmonique, même ''simplicité'' dans l'approche des standards.
Les japonais, toujours inspirés, en matière de réédition, ont eu la bonne idée de republier cette session telle qu'en elle-même, c'est-à-dire débarrassée des oripeaux commerciaux qui pouvaient en embarrasser l'écoute (la seule réédition existante, me semble-t-il, était couplée avec ''A Sign of the Times''). Rendu à sa plénitude, on retrouve ici toutes les qualités de ce merveilleux enregistrement.

25 comments:

ita diegues said...

Thank you Melanchthon, Happy new year.

johnp said...

Many thanks!

L.O.L. said...

Thx

BlueNote97 said...

Merci pour le J.Pass, Melanchthon.
Bonne Année!!!

FrankDell said...

Great stuff, Mel. Merci mucho. Happy New Year.

LaroSwing said...

Thank you very much for this one, didn't have it!

theblueamos said...

Hello mel!thank you for all the fantastic music you shared this year.have a wonderful year,all the best all the time

Kneigh said...

Many thanx for this Jim Hall, Melanchthon, and a very Happy New Year to you!! A great big thanx for all the great posts this last year and beyond. We all appreciate all the great music you've shared!!

fusionman said...

Thanks for this rare Joe Pass Mel. Happy New Year to you.

cvllos said...

I tried to dload through Rapidshare et Fichier.
While opening, winrar informed that the file is currupted.
Anyone had the same trouble?

cvllos said...

By the way, I've tried those three possible passwords too.
Please, Melanchthon, can you check?

TEO said...

Thanks very very much Mel!!!
I've some trouble with the PW no one of the three works; can you help me?

pedro gamundi said...

Gracias

violao said...

Thanks for this---but i too have tried all the 3 passwords and none work! Thnaks

Melanchthon said...

http://www65.zippyshare.com/v/VKtAPE1g/file.html
http://www65.zippyshare.com/v/O1rs9WuB/file.html

Blue Eyes said...

Great post Mel, one of my favorite albums of Joe Pass, a superb japanese release, the sound quality is outstanding, a must have!!

Chris Doering said...

Many thanks for this

Fred Archtop said...

A million thanks !

deGallo said...

Wonderful! Thank you.

ProfessorCalculus said...

Thanks Mel....all the posts are great, fantastic undertaking with excellent results. Thanks again.

AmyBRAINS said...

Great post, Melanchthon.
Thanks a lot.

kristophermc28 said...

Thanks Mel!

Jazzsoulman said...

Thank You

Anonymous said...

Apologies, but I must say this: WOW! Thanks so much MM.

elpeleon said...

Otra vez : muchas gracias Mel !!