Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Joe Pass - Virtuoso #1

This is the album that made Joe Pass famous. On what was actually his second set of unaccompanied guitar solos (Virtuoso n° 4 from a month earlier was released years later), Pass shows that it is possible to play unaccompanied versions of such up-tempo tunes as "How High the Moon," "Cherokee," and "The Song Is You" on guitar. Pass not only performs the melodies and heated solos, but provides basslines and harmonies while using a conventional technique (unlike Stanley Jordan's later tapping). Pass would record many unaccompanied recordings and perform at numerous solo concerts during the next 20 years ; this is the set that started it all, and it is a certified classic. An essential CD.
Scott Yanow

Source : http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:kxfwxqrgldje

Joe Pass


1 Night and Day (Porter)  3:34
2 Stella by Starlight (Washington, Young)  5:10
3 Here's That Rainy Day (Burke, VanHeusen)  3:36
4 My Old Flame (Burke, Coslow, Johnston)  5:17
5 How High the Moon (Hamilton, Lewis)  4:59
6 Cherokee (Noble)  3:38
7 Sweet Lorraine (Burwell, Parish)  4:09
8 Have You Met Miss Jones ? (Hart, Rodgers)  4:44
9 'Round Midnight (Hanighen, Monk, Williams)  3:38
10 All the Things You Are (Hammerstein, Kern)  4:00
11 Blues for Alican (Pass)  5:28
12 The Song Is You (Hammerstein, Kern)  4:33


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Recorded August 28, 1973.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for this re-up, Mel!

Anonymous said...

Password, please?

ZM-JazzRock said...

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Gepetto said...

Great Post
Thanks Mel

Kovina Kris said...

One of the true classics and a vital upgrade for me. Thank you very much Mel!

pedro gamundi said...


Ricardo Águila said...

¿Podrías volver un poco más complicado el asunto del password? Gracias de nada.

Jazzsoulman said...

Thank You

ProfessorCalculus said...

Mel part 2 of the file 'Not found' is it deleted. Thank you

ProfessorCalculus said...

Sorry Mel, All OK, I was at the wrong place. Thanks

charlie said...

Thanks for the upgrade but I'm getting a 'data corrupted' message and cannot unarchive.

Siphonophoros said...

Confirming the "J Pss - Vrts. 7z.002": Data is corrupted message. Downloaded the file twice, unable to unarchive. This only whets my appetite! Thanks for all your work.

Anonymous said...

Unable to open the archive....

Beto said...

Extraction of "JPass - Vrts.7z.oo1 failed
Error code 2 using p7zip

rob 60 said...

i file sono corrotti peccato ..non puoi provare a reinserire?

Melanchthon said...


deGallo said...

Thank you.

Cristian Villegas said...

Gracias Maestro !!!