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Joe Pass

g, 1929-1994 US, New Brunswick, New Jersey
Musician / Composer of Jazz
A.k.a. Joseph Anthony Passalaqua Joe Passalaqua

Joe Pass (born Joseph Anthony Jacobi Passalacqua, January 13, 1929 – May 23, 1994) was an American virtuoso jazz guitarist of Sicilian descent. He is generally considered to be one of the greatest jazz guitarists of the 20th century. His extensive use of walking basslines, melodic counterpoint during improvisation, use of a chord-melody style of playing and outstanding knowledge of chord inversions and progressions opened up new possibilities for the jazz guitar and had a profound influence on later guitarists.

  • Guitar
  • Acoustic guitar
  • Electric guitar
  • Jazz
  • Pop
  • Blues
Popular Tracks   
Chloe on Intercontinental by Joe Pass
Nature Boy on Fitzgerald & Pass...Again by Ella Fitzgerald & Joe Pass
A Time for Us on Late Night Tales: Belle and Sebastian, Vol. 2 by Belle and Sebastian
Night And Day on Virtuoso by Joe Pass
Autumn Leaves on Unforgettable by Joe Pass
'Tis Autumn on Fitzgerald & Pass...Again by Ella Fitzgerald & Joe Pass
I Cover the Waterfront on Intercontinental by Joe Pass
Lil' Darlin' on Intercontinental by Joe Pass
Django on For Django by Joe Pass
Everything Happens To Me - Live on Meditation by Joe Pass

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Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
Live In VegasJoe Pass2018Album
Complete Quintet RecordingsEarl Bostic, Richard "Groove" Holmes, Joe Pass2015Compil.
12 String Guitar (Great Motion Picture Themes) - The Stones JazzJoe Pass2009Compil.
Hamburg Duets 1976Ella Fitzgerald, Joe Pass2008Album
Joe Pass '75Joe Pass2004Album
Joe Pass '75 & '77Joe Pass2004Album
Virtuoso In New YorkJoe Pass2004Album
Sueno Navideno Con GuitarraJoe Pass2003Album
ArrivalHerb Ellis, Joe Pass, Ray Brown, Jake Hanna2003Compil.
Seven, Come ElevenHerb Ellis, Joe Pass, Jake Hanna & Ray Brown2002Album
Simplicity / A Sign Of The TimesJoe Pass2002Compil.
MeditationJoe Pass2002Album
What Is There To Say: JOE PASS Solo GuitarJoe Pass2001Album
Sophisticated LadyElla Fitzgerald & Joe Pass2001Album
The Genius Of Joe PassJoe Pass2001Album
Sophisticated LadyElla Fitzgerald & Joe Pass2001Album
ResonanceJoe Pass2000Album
Live At Northsea Jazz Festival '79Joe Pass, Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen1999Album
UnforgettableJoe Pass1998Album
Joe's BluesJoe Pass With Herb Ellis1998Album
Full Circle / Jazz/ConcordHoward Alden, Jimmy Bruno, Michael Moore, Alan Dawson / Herb Ellis, Joe Pass, Ray Brown, Jake Hanna1998Album
The Best Of Joe PassJoe Pass1997Compil.
In HamburgJoe Pass1997Album
Guitar VirtuosoJoe Pass1997Compil.
A Man And His Guitar - VirtuosoJoe Pass1997Album
DuetsJoe Pass, John Pisano1996Album
Joe PassJoe Pass1996Compil.
on guitar tablature songbook with cdJoe Pass1996Album
Live At Elder Hall,AdelaideJoe Pass1995Album
Songs For EllenJoe Pass1994Album
Play Hank WilliamsRoy Clark & Joe Pass1994Album
The First Lady On BassCarol Kaye Featuring Joe Pass, Ray Brown, Mark Soskin, Joe Sample, Tom Scott1994Album
FinallyJoe Pass, Red Mitchell1993Album
My SongJoe Pass1993Album
Finally: Live In StockholmJoe Pass, Red Mitchell1993Album
Solo, Duo. TrioJoe Pass1992Album
Virtuoso Live!Joe Pass1992Album
What's NewJoe Pass, Boško Petrović, Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen1992Album
Six-String SantaJoe Pass1992Album
Rose RoomJoe Pass Meets Tony Rizzi's 5 Guitars1991Album
AppassionatoJoe Pass1991Album
Wes Montgomery, Jim Hall, Joe PassWes Montgomery, Jim Hall, Joe Pass1991Compil.
Minor MatterJoe Pass1990Single
Live!Oscar Peterson, Joe Pass, Dave Young, Martin Drew1990Album
"Minor Matter"Joe Pass1990Single
SkolOscar Peterson + Stéphane Grappelli - Joe Pass + Mickey Roker + Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen1990Album
Summer NightsJoe Pass1990Album
One For My BabyJoe Pass1989Album
After HoursAndré Previn With Joe Pass & Ray Brown1989Album
Blues For FredJoe Pass1988Album
Minor Matter / Trouble At Madame Dong'sJoe Pass, Francis X And The Bushmen1986Album
University Of Akron ConcertJoe Pass1986Album
Easy LivingElla Fitzgerald And Joe Pass1986Album
The Living LegendsJoe Pass / Robert Conti1985Album
Jazz Guitar Clinic LiveJoe Pass1985Album
WhitestoneJoe Pass1985Album
We'll Be Together AgainJoe Pass & J.J. Johnson1984Album
Live At Long Beach City CollegeJoe Pass1984Album
Blues For 2Zoot Sims Plus Joe Pass1983Album
Speak LoveElla Fitzgerald, Joe Pass1983Album
The Best Of Joe PassJoe Pass1983Compil.
Jazz Masters Presents Basie & Friends on PabloCount Basie Orchestra, Ella Fitzgerald, Oscar Peterson, Zoot Sims And Joe Pass1983Album
Blues For 2Zoot Sims Plus Joe Pass1983Album
Virtuoso #4Joe Pass1983Album
The Alternate BluesDizzy Gillespie + Freddie Hubbard + Clark Terry + Oscar Peterson + Joe Pass + Bobby Durham + Ray Brown1982Album
Ira, George And Joe - Joe Pass Loves GershwinJoe Pass1982Album
SkolOscar Peterson + Stéphane Grappelli + Joe Pass + Mickey Roker + Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen1982Album
Live In The NetherlandsToots Thielemans + Joe Pass + Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen1982Album
CheckmateJoe Pass / Jimmy Rowles1981Album
Northsea NightsJoe Pass And Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen1980Album
Digital III At MontreuxElla Fitzgerald, Count Basie, Joe Pass, Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen1980Album
Tivoli Gardens, Copenhagen, DenmarkStéphane Grappelli + Joe Pass + Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen1980Album
All Too Soon Quadrant Toasts Duke EllingtonMilt Jackson, Ray Brown, Mickey Roker, Joe Pass1980Album
The Complete "Catch Me!" SessionsJoe Pass, Clare Fischer, Albert Stinson, Colin Bailey, Ralph Peña, Larry Bunker1980Album
QuadrantQuadrant Featuring Joe Pass, Milt Jackson, Ray Brown, Mickey Roker1979Album
The Paris Concert: Salle Pleyel, 1978Oscar Peterson, Joe Pass, Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen1979Album
"Chops"Joe Pass And Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen1979Album
I Remember Charlie ParkerJoe Pass1979Album
Virtuoso #3Joe Pass1978Album
Tudo Bem!Joe Pass And Paulinho Da Costa1978Album
The GiantsOscar Peterson & Joe Pass & Ray Brown1977Album
Virtuoso #2Joe Pass1977Album
Montreux '77Joe Pass1977Album
Fitzgerald & Pass...AgainElla Fitzgerald / Joe Pass1976Album
The Big 3Milt Jackson - Joe Pass - Ray Brown1976Album
Guitar TapestryWes Montgomery, Joe Pass, Charlie Christian, Les Paul, Johnny Smith, Bucky Pizzarelli, Joseph Iadone, Don Arnone, Chet Atkins, Tony Mottola, Al Caiola, Eric Weissberg, Vinnie Bell, Jay Berliner, Don Young, Al Casamenti1976Album
Porgy & BessOscar Peterson And Joe Pass1976Album
Happy TimeRoy Eldridge With Oscar Peterson, Joe Pass, Ray Brown, Eddie Locke1975Album
Live À Salle PleyelOscar Peterson Et Joe Pass1975Album
At The Montreux Jazz Festival 1975Joe Pass1975Album
Oscar Peterson Et Joe Pass À La Salle PleyelOscar Peterson / Joe Pass1975Album
Portraits Of Duke EllingtonJoe Pass1975Album
VirtuosoJoe Pass1974Album
Take Love EasyElla Fitzgerald & Joe Pass1974Album
A Man And His Guitar - Take Love EasyJoe Pass · Ella Fitzgerald1974Album
Seven, Come Eleven (From Their Live Performance At The Concord Summer Festival)Herb Ellis & Joe Pass Also Featuring Jake Hanna & Ray Brown1974Album
Two For The RoadHerb Ellis / Joe Pass1974Album
Jazz/ConcordJoe Pass, Ray Brown, Jake Hanna, Herb Ellis1974Album
Better DaysJoe Pass1971Album
IntercontinentalJoe Pass1970Album
Guitar InterludesJoe Pass1969Album
A Man And His GuitarJoe Pass1969Album
SimplicityJoe Pass1967Album
The Stones JazzJoe Pass1967Album
(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction / Play With FireJoe Pass1966Single
A Sign Of The TimesJoe Pass1966Single
A Sign Of The TimesJoe Pass1966Album
Tell It Like It TisRichard "Groove" Holmes Featuring Gene Ammons, Ben Webster, Joe Pass, Les McCann1966Single
12 String Guitar (Great Motion Picture Themes)Joe Pass1964Album
For DjangoJoe Pass1964Album
Catch Me!Joe Pass Featuring Clare Fischer1963Album
Days Of Wine And Roses (Bossa Nova)/ Forward PassJoe Pass1963Single
Brasamba!Bud Shank / Clare Fischer / Joe Pass1963Album
Sounds Of SynanonJoe Pass1962Album
MP3 CollectionJoe PassAlbum
An Evening With Joe Pass - Concert, Clinic, InterviewJoe PassAlbum
Joe Pass In Concert - Brecon Jazz Festival 1991Joe PassAlbum
Chillin'Carmell Jones, Joe PassAlbum
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