I’m a big Joe Pass fan. Joe was the first mainstream jazz guitarist I really listened to, especially through his amazing duet recordings with Ella Fitzgerald.
If you haven’t listened to their first duet album, Take Love Easy, give yourself a treat and do so. Lush Life, Billy Strayhorn’s great standard, is particularly outstanding and is one of my all-time favourite tracks.
Joe was a master of pretty much everything, but it’s his brilliant chord solo work that always blows me away.
Keep an eye out for Joe Pass transcriptions coming soon to this website!
Meanwhile here’s a great video of Joe playing solo on the Errol Garner‘s song Misty.
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