Blues for Fred
CAT # PATB-2310-931-25
1. Cheek To Cheek 4:49 2. By Myself 3:43 3. Night And Day 7:12 4. They Can't Take That Away From Me 4:43 5. Blues For Fred / They All Laughed 6. Dancing In The Dark 3:27 7. Oh Lady, Be Good 5:50 8. I Concentrate On You 1:59 9. A Foggy Day (In London Town) 6:20 10. The Way You Look Tonight 6:22 11. Tap Blues 3:53
Guitarist Joe Pass was not the first to underscore Fred Astaire’s affinity for jazz--Astaire himself had recorded with jazz musicians in the Fifties--but Pass may have been the ideal interpreter of an all-Astaire jazz recital. The guitarist and the hoofer shared virtuosity as effortless as it was complete, impeccable taste and timing, a nonchalance that could not disguise deep passion, and the inspiration to be both ideal partners and nonpareil solo performers. In a program of standards that Astaire introduced in his classic films plus two original blues (one a bonus track), Pass rises to the challenge and makes the music dance.
Recorded February 2-3, 1988.
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