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 Telarc International: Joe Pass
Joe's father could sense the budding talent in his son and pushed Joe to practice from books, radio, records, and tunes that were whistled around the house.
Leonard Feather called Pass "the most exciting new talent on jazz guitar to emerge since Wes Montgomery came to prominence in the 1950s." But it was producer Norman Granz, who first heard Pass in 1970 and signed the guitarist to the Pablo label in 1973, who brought this "new talent" to international prominence.
Pass’ mastery of his instrument was such that the challenge was no longer one of technique, although we can still marvel at the way he supplied his own bass lines and chords while devising single-note solos, but one of interpreting the song in new and meaningful ways.
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 Joe Pass   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Joe Pass (born Joseph Anthony Passalaqua, January 13, 1929, New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA, died May 23, 1994, Los Angeles, California, USA), was a jazz guitar player and virtuoso.
One of the greatest solo jazz artists of all time, Joe Pass ranks as one of the best guitar players of all time not only for his knowledge of the instrument and technical ability, but his ability to compose and improvise.
Although Pass is often overlooked by the mainstream public, the jazz community embraces his genius and he is now recognized as one of the most influential and greatest all-time jazz guitar players.
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 Joe Pass - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Joe Pass (born Joseph Anthony Passalaqua, January 13, 1929, New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA, died May 23, 1994, Los Angeles, California), was a jazz guitarist.
Pass managed to emerge from it through a two-and-a-half-year stay at a (since discredited) drug rehabilitation program, Synanon.
Pass had the unusual lifelong habit of breaking his guitar picks in half and playing only with the smaller part.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Joe_Pass   (774 words)

 Joe Pass: Virtuoso
Joe Pass was born Joseph Anthony Passalaqua, January 13, 1929 in New Brunswick, New Jersey.
Pass had accomplished, using standard guitar performance techniques, to play lead melody lines, chords, and bass rhythm simultaneously and at tempo, giving the listener the impression that multiple guitars were being played.
Pass is captured in his solo element on stage in the intimate confines of a small bar in Hollywood.
www.allaboutjazz.com /php/article.php?id=16422   (1829 words)

 Classic Jazz Guitar - Guitarists
Joe Pass (1929 - 1994) began playing the guitar when he was nine years old and by age fourteen he was playing in local bands in the Johnstown Pennsylvania area.
Joe Pass rose to prominence as a jazz guitarist on the strength of his solo playing, but his total discography describes a complete musician able to perform in any venue.
In 1947 – 1950 when Joe Pass was in New York, players like Billy Bauer, Bill DeArango and Johnny Smith were the top players in the studios and on the local jazz scene.
www.classicjazzguitar.com /artists/artists_page.jsp?artist=55   (561 words)

 Joe Pass - Moviefone
Joe Pass: Norman Granz Jazz in Montreux 75
I would like to dedicate this site to Joe Pass, himself, and his millions of fans and people who love Joe the same as people who were loved by Joe.
Joe Pass (1929-1994) has been rightfully called "the president of bebop guitar." His efforts represented a gigantic step forward in the evolution of the...
movies.aol.com /celebrity/joe-pass/289826/main?sem=1&...   (129 words)

 'Joe Pass: Solo Jazz Guitar
Joe Pass is one of jazz guitar’s all-time masters.
Joe Pass covers chord melody, chord substitutions, leading tones, chromatic chords, voice movements, and many more special exercises, all with the unique Joe Pass twist.
I met Joe Pass at the King of France Tavern in Annapolis, MD around 1990 and he consented to do a session for me on a recording with vocalist Juanita Williams singing “I’m Still In Love With You”, (T-Bone Walker).
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 Review - Joe Pass: The Joe Pass Trio Live At Donte's   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Make that styles, because although Pass had a distinctive tone, he was a master of a variety of musical settings, as a solo performer, a leader or accompanist of singers.
By then Pass had recorded a series of popular albums as a solo guitarist, so in stepping back chronologically, he was stepping forward in the broader perception of his talents.
Joe Pass was certainly a great jazz musician, and this reissue is a welcome addition to his CD catalog.
www.cosmik.com /aa-may02/reviews/review_joe_pass.html   (319 words)

 Guitar Tablature - Jazz Guitar : Joe Pass Licks
Joe Pass started playing guitar when he was 9 and he was already playing at weddings when he was 14.
Joe Pass got captured by the sound of bebop, but unfortunately he also picked up a habit well known to jazz musicians of that time : heroin.
The next decade was wasted for Joe Pass, spending time in jails, until he entered Synanon, a drug rehabilitation center.
www.jazzguitar.be /joe_pass_licks.html   (461 words)

 Joe Pass - Music Downloads - Online
Joe Pass had a false start in his career.
But after serving in the military, Pass became a drug addict, serving time in prison and essentially wasting a decade.
However, in general Pass maintained a low profile in Los Angeles until he was signed by Norman Granz to his Pablo label.
musicstore.connect.com /artist/102/006/3/1020063.html   (211 words)

 Guitarzan: Epiphone Emperor II, Joe Pass model appreciation page
Prior to Joe Pass' endorsement of the Emperor II sometime prior to September 1993, Epiphone was manufacturing this guitar as the Emperor II and, prior to that, possibly the Monterey.
With the Joe Pass model, Epiphone moved the pickup selector switch above the fretboard, put a facsimile of Joe Pass' signature on the pickguard, and put the words "Joe Pass" on the truss rod cover.
Joe Pass was a jazz guitar virtuoso who, like many jazz musicians, had a problem with drugs and alcohol.
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 Remembering Joe Pass   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Joe heard the music first in his mind then sang it on the guitar.
Joe's improvisations were so well crafted that I suspect that many who heard him didn't know that he was creating right on the spot.
If you have any Joe Pass stories you would like to share just send them via email and I will put them on the site.
members.aol.com /kenbrowgtr/joep.html   (913 words)

 The Genius of Joe Pass: Vestapol DVD 13073dvd
Few guitarists in the jazz idiom have reached the level of virtuosity that Joe Pass established and refined throughout his career.
Also featured are brief interviews were Joe discusses his origins as a guitarist and his thoughts on his music.
Joe Pass has inspired legions of players, yet he remains unsurpassed as the most genial jazz guitarist of our time.
guitarvideos.com /dvd/13073dvd.htm   (188 words)

 Amazon.ca: Best Of: Music: Joe Pass   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Pass weaves echo in perfect counterpoint to the sounds of snapping sticks and the racking of pool balls.
Joe has to be the most mellow player I have ever heard.
Joe Pass played the guitar as warm and smoothly as anyone I have ever heard.
www.amazon.ca /Best-Joe-Pass/dp/B000000XMR   (771 words)

 Joe Pass Stories
I was Fortunate to be close friends with Joe Pass and have studied with him extensively at my house, studio, hotel room...When ever he came to town I was responsible for bringing him the polytone amp to use...
Joe then says "I'm now going to play as fast as I can for five minutes." And with that he proceeded to blow through rhythmn changes or something similar and it was so well done that the audience cheered for ten minutes when it was over.
Pass needs to raise money for a plane ticket back to L.A., so a purchase of his new record would be much appreciated." It was an absolute riot.
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 Joe Pass Instructional Material
Joe's masterful jazz guitar playing is again accurately transcribed for the benefit of the intermediate to advanced jazz guitarist.
Joe's incredible improvisational jazz/blues abilities are accurately repre- sented for the intermediate to advanced jazz guitarist.
Joe also demonstrates non-stop improvised lines for: major 7th, minor 7th, static and altered dominant 7th chord types plus a special section on turnarounds.
www.stuntzner.brent.org /JP_Books.html   (1706 words)

 Joe Pass, Jazz guitar virtuoso   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Der amerikanische Gitarrist Joe Pass (Joseph Anthony Passalaqua, 1929-1994) war zum Glück schon zu seinen Lebzeiten als einer der führenden Jazzgitarristen weltweit bekannt.
Joe Pass nahm mit unzähligen bekannten Jazzern Schallplatten auf, u.a.
Mai 2004 jährt sich der Todestag von Joe Pass zum zehnten Mal.
www.joepass.de /news_e.htm   (388 words)

 The Complete Pacific Jazz Joe Pass Quartet Sessions (#207)
Not so Joe Pass, who went the beboppers one better; by finger picking, he figured out how to fill and add bass notes as well as solo.
Pass’ improvised solos were often crafted well enough to have been melodies in and of themselves.
It wasn’t until Pass decided to go straight and entered Synanon where Pacific Jazz discovered him in 1962 that he finally began getting the exposure and recognition he deserved.
www.mosaicrecords.com /prodinfo.asp?number=207-MD-CD   (1605 words)

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Joe Pass expands on his SOLO JAZZ GUITAR lessons in THE BLUE SIDE OF JAZZ as he delves into the...
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 Amazon.com: Guitar Virtuoso: Music: Joe Pass   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Joe Pass CDs, Books, DVDs — ejazzlines.com features Joe Pass CDs, Books, and DVDs - including many that are hard to find elsewhere - always at discounted prices.
Joe Pass is one of my favorite musicians and guitarists in any genre.
Besides classical guitarists, Joe Pass is the only Jazz guitarist I know that can make his instrument "fill" like a piano when playing solo yet NOT sound cluttered when playing with a pianist.
www.amazon.com /Guitar-Virtuoso-Joe-Pass/dp/B000000XHV   (1155 words)

 Amazon.com: Virtuoso (20 Bit Mastering): Music: Joe Pass (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.umd.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Joe Pass is one of the jazz guitar all-stars, and this album highlights his overwhelming technical brilliance.
The album, which consists of Pass playing a number of standards without accompaniment (and no overdubbing, of course), shows that Pass complemented his fretboard wizardry with a solid ear for improvisation and melody.
Pass was the first, and it stands the test of time.
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 Joe Pass : Unforgettable - Listen, Review and Buy at ARTISTdirect
Here is a second brace of solo Pass tracks from the sessions that have already yielded Songs For Ellen.
A general bit of advice: it is better to listen to this album in small doses (a few tracks at a time), try to mentally filter out the very closely recorded mechanical noises the fingers make on the guitar, and not expect anything startling to leap out at you.
Better yet, try some of Pass' earlier solo albums (such as the Virtuoso series, also on Pablo) before embarking upon this.
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 Virtuoso in New York - Joe Pass - Song Listings   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
But for jazz artists, there can be some truth in that saying; the history of jazz is full of artists who did some of their best work after 40.
Joe Pass is a perfect example; Pass turned 40 in 1969, and the '70s were an amazingly productive time for the late guitar icon (who recorded frequently during that decade thanks to Pablo founder Norman Granz).
In fact, Pass did so much recording during the '70s that albums of previously unreleased material were still coming out long after his death from cancer in 1994.
www.mp3.com /albums/645253/summary.html   (507 words)

 Joe Pass - great jazz guitarists
Guitar Virtuoso distills the work Joe Pass did for Pablo records and producer Norman Granz between 1973 and 1992 into one terrific 4 CD package.
What really sets Pass apart from most of his highly accomplished peers is his astonishing split-brain facility that allows him to simultaneously and seamlessly integrate walking basslines, lush chords and deft single note phrases.
In the hands of a master like Pass his technique has resulted in more than a few breathtaking moments.
www.playjazzguitar.com /joe_pass.html   (513 words)

 Pass - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Passing (disability), a disabled person presenting themselves as not being disabled or as being less disabled than they really are
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 Joe Pass - Wikipedia
Joe Pass, eigentlich Joseph Anthony Passalaqua, (* 13.
Joe Pass war einer der prominentesten Vertreter der Jazzgitarre – sei es als Sideman oder als Solo-Interpret.
Anerkennung in der Jazz-Szene erarbeitete sich Pass vor allem mit der Interpretation von Bebop-Stücken.
de.wikipedia.org /wiki/Joe_Pass   (250 words)

 Jazz Artist Biography - Joe Pass@ jazzreview.com
Guitarist Joe Pass has been on the scene since the 1940s, achieving widespread recognition in the '70s due to shrewd management by Norman Granz.
Since singing to Pablo, he made triumphant appearances at the Montreux Festival (Joe Pass at Montreux) and JATP tours with Oscar Peterson, Zoot Sims etc. A sensitive lyrical soloist with war and sonorous tone, Pass can also sound like a full rhythm section in accompaniment.
A duet with Ella Fitzgerald (Ella Fitzgerald & Joe Pass) is relaxed and melodic, while the collaboration with Oscar Peterson reaches a more demanding artistic peak (Oscar Peterson Et Joe Pass A Salle Pleyel) with both players at full stretch.
www.jazzreview.com /articledetails.cfm?ID=164   (237 words)

 Herb Ellis & Joe Pass: Arrival
Difficult as it is to believe, back in 1972 guitarists Herb Ellis and Joe Pass were both without recording contracts.
Pass plays a solo version of "Prelude to a Kiss" that plumbs the harmonic complexity of the tune while Ellis does "Easy Living" for his solo turn.
Arrival is truly a joy and well worth the price for any fan of Ellis, Pass, or the art of jazz guitar in general.
www.jazzitude.com /concord_arrival.htm   (359 words)

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