Joe Pass – Blues for Fred {Pablo} [20bitK2]

Joe Pass – Blues for Fred {Pablo} [20bitK2]

Bop, Guitar

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251 MB.

AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow

Joe Pass recorded at least a dozen sets of unaccompanied guitar for the Pablo label, and although one can have a very viable jazz collection without owning all of them, none of them are throwaways. This fairly late effort finds Pass paying tribute to the magic of Fred Astaire on his “Blues for Fred” (which is played in a medley with “They All Laughed”) and a variety of top standards from the 1930s.

As usual, Pass interprets the music with taste, solid swing, and constant creativity within the bop tradition. His versions of “Cheek to Cheek,” “Night and Day,” “Lady Be Good” and “The Way You Look Tonight” in particular are quite enjoyable and make one appreciate the uniqueness of this classic guitarist.

01. Cheek to Cheek (5:38)
02. By Myself (4:22)
03. Night and Day (5:22)
04. They can’t Take that Away from Me (4:39)
05. Blues for Fred / They All Laughed (6:16)
06. Dancing in the Dark (4:57)
07. Oh Lady, Be Good (4:39)
08. I Concentrate on You (7:15)
09. A Foggy Day (In London Town) (2:38)
10. The Way You Look Tonight (6:13)
11. Tap Blues (3:56)

Joe Pass – guitar

Produced by Eric Miller
Recorded at Fantasy Studios, Berkeley; February 2-3, 1988
Engineer: Tom Size
Mixed to digital tape, using the Mitsubishi X-80 digital tape recorder

Mastering Engineer: Shigeo Miyamoto under supervision of Tamaki Beck for JVC Studios

This album is remastered using 20-Bit A/D converter with K2 interface

Cover Drawing: Al Hirschelf, 1987
Art Direction: Phil Carroll
Photography: Phil Bray

1988 & 2004, Fantasy, Inc.

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