Joe Pass

Joe Pass’ mastery of melodic counterpoint, walking bass lines, chord-melody and his approach to solo guitar opened up new possibilities for jazz guitar and had a profound influence on future guitarists.

Joe Pass in 1975. Black and white photo in concert. High contrast with black background. Photo By Tom Marcello.
Joe Pass (jazz)” by Tom Marcello Webster, New York, USA – Joe Pass. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons.

Biography

Encyclopedia of Popular Music

Encyclopedia of Popular Music article on Joe (with USC library access). Includes an extensive discography.

Grove Music Online

The Grove Music Online – The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, 2nd edition entry for Joe (with USC library access). Includes an extensive bibliography.

Wikipedia

Wikipedia entry.

Performances

Oscar Peterson Trio - Sweet Georgia Brown [1985]
Oscar Peterson Trio - Sweet Georgia Brown [1985]

Oscar Peterson Trio - Sweet Georgia Brown [1985]

Live at the "Bussoladomani", Lido di Camaiore, Italy 1985 Oscar Peterson - Piano Joe Pass - Guitar Niels-Henning Ă–rsted Pedersen - Bass

Joe Pass & Ella Fitzgerald - Duets in Hannover 1975
Joe Pass & Ella Fitzgerald - Duets in Hannover 1975

Joe Pass & Ella Fitzgerald - Duets in Hannover 1975

00:50 Laura 04:25 Wave (Vou te contar) 09:50 My Funny Valentine 14:05 You Stepped Out Of A Dream 18:57 You Turned The Tables On Me 23:33 Darn That Dream 27:19 Ella and Joe 27:33 You Turned The Tables On Me 31:50 Cry Me A River 37:34 Nature Boy 39:48 Nature Boy (2nd) 41:32 You Are The Sunshine Of My Life 47:40 Avalon 51:53 Stormy Weather 57:09 One Note Samba 01:03:20 The One I Love (Belongs To Somebody Else) 01:07:20 How High The Moon

Joe Pass - Summertime [1992]
Joe Pass - Summertime [1992]

Joe Pass - Summertime [1992]

"JazzBaltica" Opernhaus, Kiel (Germany) October 24, 1992 Joe Pass - Solo Guitar

Education

Instructional Books

Instructional DVD’s