Blues for Fred

Joe Pass

Blues for Fred
  • Release Date: 07 May 1987
  • Label: PABLO
  • Genre: JAZZ
  • 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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