Something special : The 1962 sessions

Joe Pass (performer), Les McCann (performer)
Something special : The 1962 sessions
Something special : The 1962 sessions Something special : The 1962 sessions

Something special : The 1962 sessions

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Something special : The 1962 sessions
Joe Pass 1929-1994 (gitaar) Les McCann  (piano;zang)
American Jazz Classics, 2014
2 cd's
Playing time
Remastered ed.
Placing suggestion
73 - Jazz (NBLC) J1 - Jazz (Flemish music schema)

Availability in Flemish libraries

More than 1 times in Flemish libraries

About Joe Pass

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Joe Pass (born Joseph Anthony Jacobi Passalaqua; January 13, 1929 – May 23, 1994) was an American jazz guitarist. Pass worked often with pianist Oscar Peterson and vocalist Ella Fitzgerald.

Early life

Pass was born in New Brunswick, New Jersey, on January 13, 1929.

Pass found work as a performer as early as age 14. He played with bands led by Tony Pastor and Charlie Barnet, honing his guitar skills while learning the ropes to the music industry. He began traveling with small jazz groups and moved from Pennsylvania to New York City. Within a few years he had developed an addiction to heroin. He moved to New Orleans for a year and played bebop for strippers. Pass revealed to Robert Palmer of Rolling Stone that he had suffered a "nervous breakdown" in New Orleans "because [he] had access to every kind of drug there and was up for days [...] [he] would come to New York a lot, then get strung out and leave."

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