Virtuoso [2010 Remaster]

Virtuoso [2010 Remaster]

by Joe Pass


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Virtuoso [2010 Remaster]

This is the album that made Joe Pass famous. On what was actually his second set of unaccompanied guitar solos (Virtuoso No. 4 from a month earlier was released years later), Pass shows that it is possible to play unaccompanied versions of such uptempo 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.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/30/2010
Label: Ojc
UPC: 0888072319905
catalogNumber: 31990
Rank: 12449

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Joe Pass   Primary Artist,Guitar

Technical Credits

Joe Pass   Composer
Ray Noble   Composer
Richard Rodgers   Composer
Jerome Kern   Composer
Johnny Burke   Composer
Oscar Hammerstein   Composer
Lorenz Hart   Composer
Thelonious Monk   Composer
Mitchell Parish   Composer
Nick Phillips   Reissue Producer
Cole Porter   Composer
Dennis Sands   Engineer
James Van Heusen   Composer
Ned Washington   Composer
Victor Young   Composer
Doug Ramsey   Liner Notes
Phil Stern   Cover Photo
Benny Green   Original Liner Notes
Burwell   Composer
Coslow   Composer

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