Sunday, March 26, 2017

Joe Pass & Herb Ellis - Two For The Road

This recording was the third and final matchup between guitarists Herb Ellis and Joe Pass and, unlike the first two (which were both made for Concord), this is a duo date rather than a quartet session. Pass was just beginning to gain recognition for his remarkable unaccompanied solos, but Ellis had not recorded in such a sparse setting before. They complement each other quite well on such tunes as "Love for Sale," "Seven Come Eleven," "Oh, Lady Be Good," "I've Found a New Baby," and two versions of "Cherokee." Highly recommended.
Scott Yanow

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Joe Pass
Herb Elis
Two for the Road


1 Love for Sale (Porter)  4:48
2 Carnival (Manha de Carnaval) (Bonfa, Maria)  3:27
3 Am I Blue (Akst, Clarke)  3:06
4 Seven Come Eleven (Christian, Goodman)  4:30
5 Guitar Blues (Ellis, Pass)  2:47
6 Oh, Lady Be Good (Gershwin, Gershwin)  3:56
7 Cherokee [Concept I] (Noble)  2:46
8 Cherokee [Concept II] (Noble)  4:04
9 Seulb (Ellis, Pass)  3:21
10 Gee, Baby Ain't I Good to You (Razaf, Redman)  2:24
11 Try a Little Tenderness (Campbell, Connelly, Woods)  2:14
12 I've Found a New Baby (Palmer, Williams)  3:58
13 Angel Eyes (Brent, Dennis)  2:52


Joe pass - g
Herb Ellis - g 

Recorded January 30, February 13 and 20, 1974


Melanchthon said...

Fred Archtop said...

Thanks a lot Mel. That's a great album.

deGallo said...

Marvelous! Thank you.

Pedro del Castillo Alonso said...

Thank you very much Mel!

francisco santos said...


migue said...

Thank you very much!!!!!

Kovina Kris said...

Very happy to upgrade this excellent album. Thank you Mel!

Tom Billisson said...

Brilliant. Thank you.

Jazz Padd said...

Had this on vinyl way back when, nice to hear it again.

kristophermc28 said...

Thanks Mel!

sep troelstra said...

Many thanks!!

jazzwallah said...

Thanks a lot. Amazing blog.