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Guitar Hits by Joe Pass

Guitar Hits by Joe Pass

Biography

Born: January 13, 1929 in New Brunswick, NJ

Genre: Jazz

Years Active: ’50s, ’60s, ’70s, ’80s, ’90s

Joe Pass did the near-impossible. He was able to play up-tempo versions of bop tunes such as “Cherokee” and “How High the Moon” unaccompanied on the guitar. Unlike Stanley Jordan, Pass used conventional (but superb) technique, and his Virtuoso series on Pablo still sounds remarkable decades later. Joe Pass had a false start in his career. He played in a few swing bands (including Tony Pastor’s) before graduating from high school, and was with Charlie Barnet for a time in 1947. But after serving…

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