Guitar Virtuoso 0798

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Review Text As this lavishly boxed, four-CD distillation of his Pablo sessions proves, Joe Pass was probably the guitar-playing equivalent of Art Tatum on the Norman Granz roster -- not only for his vast output, but also for the all-encompassing, almost orchestral way in which he got around his instrument. The set is divided equally into four sections -- disc one for his astounding solo electric and acoustic guitar sides, disc two for studio recordings with various groups, disc three for various live recordings solo and with groups, disc four the delicate Ella Fitzgerald and other duo partner sessions and quartet pieces backing Sarah Vaughan. Though the box is not in chronological order -- which is not necessary here, since Pass was essentially a finished, non-evolving artist when he joined Pablo -- Jim Ferguson's helpful commentary on the sessions is chronologically organized, balancing out Benny Green's personalized disc-by-disc analysis of the tracks. A couple of tracks with a modern Brazilian rhythm section also stand out, as does the supercharged "Sweet Georgia Brown" with Oscar Peterson and Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen, and the set's lengthiest item, a fond ten-and-a-half-minute take out on "Stompin' at the Savoy" live at Donte's club in North Hollywood, CA. The latter track and a scant two others are the only ones new to CD, and there are no unreleased goods to be heard, but with five hours of Pass taken a little at a time, this box will wear very well over the years. ~ Richard S. Ginell

Track Listing

CD: 1

  1. 1. Cheek to Cheek - 6:35
  2. 2. Blues for Fred/They All Laughed - 6:12
  3. 3. Night and Day - 4:31
  4. 4. Here's That Rainy Day - 4:34
  5. 5. Have You Met Miss Jones? - 5:41
  6. 6. Passanova - 5:30
  7. 7. Sultry - 4:28
  8. 8. Indian Summer - 3:16
  9. 9. Lush Life - 5:55
  10. 10. Weaselocity - 7:54
  11. 11. Giant Steps - 4:31
  12. 12. Misty - 5:22
  13. 13. Blues for Basie - 4:34
  14. 14. Star Eyes - 3:40
  15. 15. Blues for Angel - 4:36
  16. 16. Song for Ellen - 3:55
  17. 17. How Deep Is the Ocean? - 2:25

CD: 2

  1. 18. Relaxin' at Camarillo - 5:53
  2. 19. Tenderly - 5:06
  3. 20. Gee Baby, Ain't I Good to You - 4:54
  4. 21. Do Nothin' Till You Hear from Me - 6:53
  5. 22. Samba de Orfeu - 3:27
  6. 23. Seulb - 3:21
  7. 24. Riff Blues - 4:20
  8. 25. Bluesology - 6:54
  9. 26. Cotton Tail - 4:10
  10. 27. O Barquinho - 6:09
  11. 28. Gentle Rain (Chuva Delicada) - 4:11
  12. 29. As Long as I Live - 5:36
  13. 30. It Ain't Necessarily So - 6:47
  14. 31. D-Joe - 3:09
  15. 32. Anouman - 5:40
  16. 33. Belleville - 4:57

CD: 3

  1. 34. Eric's Smoozie Blues - 5:10
  2. 35. Beautiful Love - 4:13
  3. 36. Time for Love - 4:03
  4. 37. Tarde - 7:52
  5. 38. Gentle Tears - 7:33
  6. 39. Lover Man - 5:04
  7. 40. Oleo - 5:17
  8. 41. Blues for Monty - 6:15
  9. 42. Stompin' at the Savoy - 10:29
  10. 43. Ornithology - 5:46
  11. 44. Samba de Orfeu - 5:36
  12. 45. Donna Lee - 3:45
  13. 46. Sweet Georgia Brown - 6:24

CD: 4

  1. 47. You Took Advantage of Me - 4:35
  2. 48. All Too Soon - 4:24
  3. 49. I Didn't Know About You - 5:41
  4. 50. You Go to My Head - 6:40
  5. 51. Easy Living - 4:14
  6. 52. Why Don't You Do Right? - 3:56
  7. 53. Alone Together - 6:01
  8. 54. Baileywick - 3:44
  9. 55. S'il Vous Plait - 3:38
  10. 56. Lover Man - 6:35
  11. 57. Tricrotism - 6:59
  12. 58. Blues for 2 - 5:00
  13. 59. Dindi - 4:21
  14. 60. Takeoff - 4:10
  15. 61. My Old Flame - 6:10
  16. 62. I Didn't Know What Time It Was - 4:58
  17. 63. Autumn Leaves - 6:31

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11/18/97 

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