The Best of Joe Pass: Pacific Jazz Years

The Best of Joe Pass: Pacific Jazz Years

by Joe PassJoe Pass


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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.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/25/1997
Label: Blue Note Records
UPC: 0724385494420
catalogNumber: 54944
Rank: 111906

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Joe Pass   Primary Artist,Guitar,12-string Guitar
Carmell Jones   Trumpet
Harold Land   Tenor Saxophone
Mel Lewis   Drums
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
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
Doug Messenger   Liner Notes
F. Blanche   Composer

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