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Joe Pass
Genres: Jazz, Pop
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All Artists: Joe Pass
Title: Chops
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Ojc
Release Date: 6/23/1993
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Style: Bebop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 025218678629, 0090204054336

CD Reviews

Truly excellent playing from both Pass and Petersen
Michael L. Rogers | Los Alamos, NM | 08/29/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I have all Virtuoso CDs but only a few of his small group recordings. (I'd like to buy some of his 60's recordings as I hear they are excellent.) I got this CD because I have a book of guitar transcriptions of some of his Virtuoso solos and the only one that wasn't from the Virtuoso CDs was the version of "Your Own Sweet Way" from this album. I love that song so I got the CD to help me learn the transcription. I had never bought "Chops" before because I was afraid that, given the title, it might be too much of a self-indulgent excersize in seeing who could play Charlie Parker lines faster. But I was quite pleasantly surprised. While the technical playing of both Pass and Petersen are top-notch here, so is the overall musicianship. They play wonderfully together with great empathy, subtlety and imagination as well as fantastic "chops". So the title may be a bit misleading. This album isn't just about technical proficiecy but rather about two fantastic musicians making great music together. (While also displaying amazing "chops".) I recommend it highly."
Two Sympatico Musicians
Fred Tregaskis | Chattanooga TN | 02/01/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Joe Pass and Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen are the two best on jazz guitar and acoustic bass, respectively, who ever lived. To hear them together, and the operative word is "together" is a treat all too rare for jazz lovers."
Great album
C. Ramsey | 05/09/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Everyone should know that Joe Pass is a great musician; however, the greatest bassist that I have ever heard is on this album. Niels Pederson is mindblowingly great. This album is good.

But the live album they cut in Europe is freaking mind blowing. I have over three hundred Jazz cds and the live album in Europe is my favorite. If you want to hear ripping improve check it out. You can see some samples if you look up Joe Pass and NHOP live on youtube. Look with Pass's name.

It is disappointing that NHOP, as far as I know, has not done jazz instruction videos or transcriptions. That guy is outstanding."