Joe Pass & Jimmy Rowles

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Checkmate

  • Release Date: 27 Mar 1998
  • OJCCD-975-2

The Pablo catalog provides numerous examples of Jimmy Rowles’s skills as a collaborator (his quartet sessions with Zoot Sims) and Joe Pass’s sensitivity in a duo setting (his great encounters with Ella Fitzgerald). So putting Rowles and Pass together was a natural idea, albeit one fraught with the potential for clutter that arises when piano and guitar work together. These masters had no problem staying out of each other’s way, and delivered a set of attentive, eloquent rumi… MORE