Monday, August 8, 2016

Joe Pass - Appassionato

Guitarist Joe Pass reunited with the same musicians he had used on his classic 1963 album For Django for this relaxed exploration of a dozen jazz standards: rhythm guitarist John Pisano, bassist Jim Hughart and drummer Colin Bailey. Alternating romps with ballads, Pass is in typically fine form throughout with "Relaxin' at Camarillo," "Red Door" and "That's Earl, Brother" receiving rare revivals. This CD is one of literally dozens of worthy Joe Pass Pablo recordings.
Scott Yanow


Joe Pass


1 Relaxin' at Camarillo (Parker)  4:54
2 Grooveyard (Perkins)  5:40
3 Body and Soul (Eyton, Green, Heyman, Sour)  4:57
4 Nica's Dream (Silver)  4:49
5 Tenderly (Gross, Lawrence)  5:06
6 When It's Sleepy Time Down South (Muse, Rene, Rene)  1:59
7 Red Door (Mulligan, Sims)  4:50
8 Gee Baby, Ain't I Good to You (Razaf, Redman)  3:55
9 Lil' Darlin' (Hefti)  5:37
10 That's Earl, Brother (Brown, Fuller, Gillespie)  4:12
11 Stuffy (Hawkins)  4:32
12 You're Driving Me Crazy (Donaldson)  6:06


Joe Pass - g
John Pisano -g
Jim Hughart - b
Colin Bailey -dr

Recorded at Group IV Recording, Hollywood, California ; August 9-11, 1990.


jazzmusician said...

I think that the best recordings that Joe Pass has ever made were the ones for PacificJazz. This one brings us the chance to listen to his marvelous playing many years later , but using the same musicians that made those recordings so great. Let's check it out...
merci bien

Melanchthon said...

deGallo said...

Thank you.

kingpossum said...

Mr. Pass made so many great recordings it's hard for me to grasp where his "best" ones may be. Much thanks for the post, it'll be great to hear this one in the context you describe.

The Jackal said...

Thanks Mel,

I'll start with Grooveyard some great titles here

jazzcat1228 said...

Thank you, Mel! This looks like a great set.

cvllos said...

Again, thanks too much for the links! Pass artistry we can't loose! Like Bickert, fabulous!!! A wonderful taste, congratulations, Melanchthon!

Mikel Hal said...

Mltes Gracies

AmyBRAINS said...


Kovina Kris said...

Very cool. I have a lot of Joe Pass but not this one! Thank you!