Joe Pass At The Montreux Jazz Festival 1975

Joe Pass

Joe Pass At The Montreux Jazz Festival 1975
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    1. You Are The Sunshine Of My Life 3:53
    2. The Very Thought Of You 6:34
    3. Nobs 4:07
    4. Li'l Darlin' 4:32
    5. Blues For Nina 2:51
    6. How Long Has This Been Going On? 2:33
    7. More Than You Know 4:36
    8. Grete 3:32
    9. Nuages 7:56
    10. I'm Glad There Is You 6:02
    11. Willow Weep For Me 4:55

The 1975 Montreux Jazz Festival presented a pantheon of jazz artists in jam sessions of various sizes. Joe Pass was at the center of many of those spirited affairs, interacting with Roy Eldridge, Oscar Peterson, Clark Terry, Milt Jackson, Zoot Sims, and many others. The greater the contrast, then, when he stepped onto the Montreux stage alone and captivated the audience with one of his riveting recitals. No solo jazz guitarist ever exceeded Pass's ability to combine melodic inventiveness, harmonic mastery, perfect time, and risk-taking that leads to the surprises jazz alone has supplied since improvisation went out of classical music. His repertoire includes songs from the great period of American popular music, a modern classic by Stevie Wonder, compositions by Neal Hefti and Django Reinhardt, and, of course, the blues.

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