Joe Pass

Montreux '77

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Joe Pass' set of unaccompanied solos at the 1977 Montreux Jazz Festival was originally supposed to stick to the blues. However, after performing three original blues, Pass changed his mind and played a couple of standards ("Wait til You See Her" and "She's Funny That Way"), another blues, and his version of a song that fellow guitarist George Benson made famous, "This Masquerade." All of Pass' Pablo dates are well worth acquiring, but since there are so many others, this one falls just short of being essential.

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