The Best of Joe Pass: Pacific Jazz Years

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Although this CD sticks to Joe Pass' early period and cannot be accurately called "The Best," it does feature the guitarist in prime form. Rarest among the selections are three numbers from Pass' debut, Sounds of Synanon. In addition, the guitarist is heard on four selections from his classic For Django date; he performs "More" from a movie theme record and "But Beautiful" from his Catch Me date; and he makes guest appearances with Gerald Wilson's big band, Richard Groove Holmes and Les McCann. Although sticking much more to single-note lines than he would in his later Pablo days, Joe Pass was already instantly recognizable and a major if at the time underrecognized ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Although this CD sticks to Joe Pass' early period and cannot be accurately called "The Best," it does feature the guitarist in prime form. Rarest among the selections are three numbers from Pass' debut, Sounds of Synanon. In addition, the guitarist is heard on four selections from his classic For Django date; he performs "More" from a movie theme record and "But Beautiful" from his Catch Me date; and he makes guest appearances with Gerald Wilson's big band, Richard Groove Holmes and Les McCann. Although sticking much more to single-note lines than he would in his later Pablo days, Joe Pass was already instantly recognizable and a major if at the time underrecognized guitarist. Worth picking up.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/25/1997
  • Label: Emi Mod Afw
  • UPC: 724385494420
  • Catalog Number: 54944
  • Sales rank: 202,904

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 C.E.D. (3:10)
  2. 2 Aaron's Song (4:26)
  3. 3 Projections (5:05)
  4. 4 Django (3:19)
  5. 5 Night and Day (3:43)
  6. 6 Fleur d'Ennui (2:56)
  7. 7 Insensiblement (3:11)
  8. 8 Teri (2:54)
  9. 9 Nancy Jo (2:37)
  10. 10 Milestones (5:30)
  11. 11 More (2:52)
  12. 12 Comin' Through the Apple (5:14)
  13. 13 Carma (5:24)
  14. 14 But Beautiful (2:37)
  15. 15 You're Driving Me Crazy (4:56)
  16. 16 Bernie's Tune (3:01)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Joe Pass Primary Artist, Guitar, 12-string Guitar
Carmell Jones Trumpet
Harold Land Tenor Saxophone
Mel Lewis Drums
Les McCann Piano
Bud Shank Alto Saxophone
Gerald Wilson Conductor
Jack Wilson Piano
Lou Blackburn Trumpet
Ron Jefferson Drums
Arnold Ross Piano
Clifford Scott Tenor Saxophone
Al Porcino Trumpet
John Audino Trumpet
Colin Bailey Drums
Larry Bunker Drums
Ronald Clark Bass
Bill Crawford Drums
Bob Edmondson Trombone
Teddy Edwards Tenor Saxophone
Clare Fischer Piano
Freddie Hill Trumpet
Richard "Groove" Holmes Organ
Jim Hughart Bass
Bobby Knight Trombone
Joe Maini Alto Saxophone
Jack Nimitz Baritone Saxophone
Ralph Pena Bass
John Pisano Guitar
Don Raffell Baritone Saxophone
Lester Robertson Trombone
Kenny Shroyer Trombone
Frank Strong Trombone
Leroy Vinnegar Bass
Jimmy Bond Bass
Jules Chaikin Trumpet
Greg Dykes Baritone Horn
Candy Patson Bongos
Dave Allen Trumpet
Technical Credits
John Lewis Composer
Gerald Wilson Arranger
Richard Bock Producer
Albert Marx Producer
Ron McMaster Mastering
Doug Messenger Liner Notes
F. Blanche Composer
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