Joe Pass: Ira, George & Joe

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Label: OJC
Catalog: OJCCD8282
Format: CD

1 Bidin' My Time - 5:06 2 How Long Has This Been Going On - 3:24 3 Soon - 3:51 4 Oh, Lady Be Good - 4:23 5 But Not for Me - 3:13 6 A Foggy Day - 2:43 7 It Ain't Necessarily So - 5:47 8 Love Is Here to Stay - 5:06 9 'S Wonderful - 3:24 10 Nice Work If You Can Get It - 3:40 11 Embraceable You - 4:40

Joe Pass recorded so many solo sets for Pablo during the 1970s and '80s that hearing him in a quartet format almost seemed unusual. For this CD reissue, he is joined by his old friend rhythm guitarist John Pisano, bassist Jim Hughart and drummer Shelly Manne for 11 songs by the team of George and Ira Gershwin. The melodies are quite familiar ("Bidin' My Time" is the closest one to an obscurity), and few surprises occur, but the music swings and the results are quite enjoyable. No matter how times one hears "Lady Be Good," "A Foggy Day," "'S Wonderful" and "Embraceable You," there is always room for another superior version. ~ Scott Yanow, Rovi

Price: $19.98