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.
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.
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Album · 1973 · 12 Songs. Joe Pass & Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen.
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Virtuoso (Joe Pass album.
Joe Pass - Sweet Lorraine 04:07. Joe Pass - Cherokee 03:35. Joe Pass - Have You Met Miss Jones? 04:41. Joe Pass - The Song Is You 04:34. Joe Pass - Blues For Alican 05:24. Joe Pass - Here's That Rainy Day 03:34. Joe Pass - Night And Day 03:32. Joe Pass - 'Round Midnight 03:36. Joe Pass - How High The Moon 04:56. Virtuoso - Joe Pass. Caprichos - Joe Pass.
Joe Pass: Virtuoso by David Rickert, published on May 1, 2001. Despite his talent, the format wears a little thin after a while; this is an album best listened to in small doses. Yet the charms of this album, which feature a classic sense with a modern sensibility, are addictive. Understandably, this album won Pass well-deserved international acclaim and a host of disciples and spawned a series of "Virtuoso" recordings. This album is probably the best of the bunch and one of the few classic jazz albums produced in the seventies.