Thursday, March 9, 2017

Joe Pass - Virtuoso #4

Joe Pass became famous with his unaccompanied guitar showcase on Virtuoso, the beginning of a very notable series. However, this double CD (a reissue of a 1983 double LP) actually preceded the first Virtuoso by a month and differed in that Pass exclusively chose to play acoustic guitar, rather than electric. The relatively little-known set finds the guitarist sounding very much like a self-sufficient orchestra, and although his tone is necessarily softer on acoustic than electric, he swings hard on the uptempo pieces. Among the many highlights are "Indian Summer," "My Shining Hour," "I'll Remember April" and "Limehouse Blues."
Scott Yanow

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Joe Pass
Virtuoso #4


Cd. 1

1 Lush Life (Strayhorn)  4:5'
2 Indian Summer (Dubin, Herbert)  3:16
3 Autumn Leaves (Kosma, Mercer, Prevert)  5:43
4 Yesterday (Lennon, McCartney)  4:25
5 Come Sunday (Ellington)  3:46
6 Lover Man (Davis, Ramirez, Sherman)  6:18
7 Come Rain or Come Shine (Arlen, Mercer)  3:38
8 My Shining Hour (Arlen, Mercer)  4:26
9 I'll Remember April (DePaul, Johnston, Raye)  4:56
10 Someday My Prince Will Come (Churchill, Morey)  3:24


Cd. 2

1 Acoustic Blues (Pass)  6:48
2 I Can't Get Started (Duke, Gershwin)  4:12
3 It's a Wonderful World (Adamson, Savitt, Watson)  3:20
4 Now's the Time (Parker)  7:03
5 The Man I Love (Gershwin, Gershwin)  5:48
6 The Nearness of You (Carmichael, Washington)  4:03
7 Limehouse Blues (Braham, Furber)  4:48
8 Easy Living (Rainger, Robin)  7:00


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Recorded at MGM Recording Studios, Los Angeles ; November 1973


porco rosso said...

Pass on acoustic? Now i'm curious! Thanks a lot.

El Tortuga said...

Thank you Mr. M, el Anchthon,an interesting listen.

Heervee said...

again all my thanks for this incredible one.

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Fidencio III Mercado said...

This is a very nice album of Joe Pass. Thank you Melanchthon. May I know the password for the j_pss_-_vrts_no._4.7z? Thank you in advance.

Anonymous said...

can you repost this album? thx

Melanchthon said...

deGallo said...

Marvelous! Thank you.

musician3 said...

Thank You For All

Fred Archtop said...

Thanks a lot Mel.

sep troelstra said...

Many thanks!!

anon'n'on said...

can't pass on the pass,thanks

Kovina Kris said...

Really happy to get this one. Thank you so much Mel!

kristophermc28 said...

Thanks again Mel!