Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Herb Ellis & Joe Pass - Jazz/Concord

The very first release by the Concord label (recorded at the 1973 Concord Jazz Festival and now available on CD) was a quartet set featuring guitarists Herb Ellis and Joe Pass, bassist Ray Brown, and drummer Jake Hanna. Ellis and Pass (the latter was just beginning to be discovered) always made for a perfectly complementary team, constantly challenging each other. The boppish music (which mixes together standards with "originals" based on the blues and a standard) is quite enjoyable with the more memorable tunes including "Look for the Silver Lining," "Honeysuckle Rose," "Georgia," "Good News Blues," and "Bad News Blues." This was a strong start for what would become the definitive mainstream jazz label.
Scott Yanow

Source :

Herb Ellis
Joe Pass


1 Look for the Silver Lining (DeSylva, Kern)  4:47
2 Shadow of Your Smile (Mandel, Webster)  2:30
3 Good News Blues (Ellis)  3:22
4 Honeysuckle Rose (Razaf, Waller)  3:07
5 Happiness Is the Concord Jazz Festival (Brown)  3:54
6 Stuffy (Hawkins)  5:07
7 Georgia on My Mind (Carmichael, Gorrell)  5:24
8 Love for Sale (Porter)  3:48
9 Bad News Blues (Ellis)  5:17


Herb Ellis - g
Joe Pass - g
Ray Brown - b
Jake Hanna - dr

Recorded at Wally Hyder Studios, Los Angeles ; September 12, 1972


deGallo said...

Marvelous upgrade! Thank you.

Scoredaddy said...

thank you!

Jazzfun said...

Thanks. Great.

Albertito Jazz said...

Muchas Gracias Mel!!

Otis Foster said...

Much appreciated, melanchthon.

jose arboleda said...


Dyel said...

Your Postings are AMAZING!! I Wish you reup the following Howard Roberts albuns: Jaunt-Jolly!,Guilty,Whaterver's Fair,All-Time Greatest Hits,Mr.Roberts Plays Guitar and The Velvet Groove.
Thanks and Greetings From Brazil!!

Kneigh said...

Many thanx, Melanchthon, for this great post!! 2 of my favorite guitarists just having a ton of fun, and we get a super listen!!

AmyBRAINS said...

Nice album.
Many thanks, Melanchthon.

Benjamin Riley said...

Could you repost with ZippyShare links? Thanks, Mel. Best regards from Benjamin

Melanchthon said...

Historicus said...

Thanks for reposting!

Peter said...

Dear Melanchthon,

what a gem, thank you!

daniel genovese said...


Pedro del Castillo Alonso said...

Herb & Joe, Joe & Herb: the best jazz!
Thank you very much

Fred Archtop said...

Thanks a lot Mel.

Anonymous said...

Grrrreat! Thanks so much MM!

Jazzsoulman said...

Thank You

Kovina Kris said...

Another fine upgrade Mel. Thank you!