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Joe Pass - Virtuoso FLAC album

Performer: Joe Pass
Genre: Jazz
Title: Virtuoso
Country: US
Released: 1974
Style: Bop
FLAC version ZIP size: 1537 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 1359 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1454 mb
Rating: 4.2
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Virtuoso is an album by jazz guitarist Joe Pass that was released in 1973. Despite having only one original composition ("Blues for Alican"), it is widely considered to be his best album, as well as one of the best jazz guitar albums. The remastered version used 20-bit K2 Super Coding System technology and included liner notes by Benny Green.

Joe Pass: Virtuoso by C. Michael Bailey, published on February 9, 2005 at All About Jazz. Pass emerged to record his first album in 1962, the well-received The Sounds of Synanon (Pacific Records 48, 1962). Over the next eight years, Pass recorded several fine recordings for World Pacific, Blue Note, Pacific Jazz, Discovery, and BGO. Then in 1973, it was Norman Granz, the producer/impresario (Clef, Norgram, Verve, Pablo), who heard Pass in 1970, immediately signing him to the Pablo imprint.

When Joe Pass recorded and released this first of his Virtuoso series of albums, he was 44 years old, and ready to reclaim his crown as king of jazz guitar after years of heroin abuse. As a solo artist playing only acoustic guitar in an amplified fusion era, the odds were stacked against him, but Pass boldly issued this, his most creative and improvisation-based work, to mass critical acclaim and widespread general public sales.

Liner Notes – Benny Green (2). Producer – Norman Granz. Recorded December 1973. Virtuoso ‎(LP, Album). Pablo Records, Pablo Records.

Exclusive discount for Prime members. Sample this album Artist (Sample). The album is aptly named, as it proves Joe Pass' virtuosity beyond doubt. It's the album that made Pass a star, after some false starts and time in prison. I used to love it; now, not so much.

Virtuoso (Joe Pass album.

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Virtuoso is an album by jazz guitarist Joe Pass, released in 1973. Looking back from 2005, All About Jazz described.


A1 Night And Day 3:32
A2 Stella By Starlight 5:11
A3 Here's That Rainy Day 3:36
A4 My Old Flame 5:18
A5 How High The Moon 5:01
A6 Cherokee 3:36
B1 Sweet Lorraine 4:08
B2 Have You Met Miss Jones? 4:42
B3 'Round Midnight 3:37
B4 All The Things You Are 4:00
B5 Blues For Alican 5:28
B6 The Song Is You 4:36


  • Engineer – Dennis Sands
  • Guitar – Joe Pass
  • Producer – Norman Granz

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
2310 708, 2310-0708 Joe Pass Virtuoso ‎(LP, Album) Pablo Records, Pablo Records 2310 708, 2310-0708 US 1974
UCCO-9300 Joe Pass Virtuoso ‎(CD, Album, RE, Pap) Pablo Records UCCO-9300 Japan 2008
UCCO-5100 Joe Pass Virtuoso ‎(CD, Album) Pablo Records UCCO-5100 Japan 2007
2310 708 Joe Pass Virtuoso ‎(LP, Album) Pablo Records 2310 708 UK 1974
2310 708 Joe Pass Virtuoso ‎(LP, Album) Pablo Records 2310 708 Germany 1974