Friday, November 11, 2011

Joe Pass - Summer Nights (1992)

Joe Pass - Summer Nights (1992)
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Genre ~ Bop, Mainstream | Label ~ Pablo

During the last few years of his life, guitarist Joe Pass enjoyed having reunions with the same musicians who played with him 25 years earlier for the classic For Django recording: rhythm guitarist John Pisano, bassist Jim Hughart and drummer Colin Bailey. This 1989 recording could almost be called For Django 2, for it is the same vein as the original. Pass takes his remake of "For Django" unaccompanied and performs four of Django's tunes, along with five standards from the 1930s and three originals. Pisano, who was instrumental in organizing the session and the repertoire, sticks to acoustic guitar, while Pass alternates between acoustic and electric. Although Joe Pass' main influence was Charlie Christian and he really does not sound like Reinhardt, he manages to evoke the spirit of Django while swinging in his own fashion. It is particularly nice hearing such tunes as "Belleville," the haunting "Tears" and "For Django" in newer versions. ~Allmusic

01. Summer Night (4:23)
02. Anouman (4:44)
03. Douce Ambiance (4:56)
04. For Django (3:09)
05. D-Joe (3:11)
06. I Got Rhythm (4:45)
07. E-Blue Eyes (5:43)
08. Belleville (4:00)
09. In My Solitude (3:27)
10. Tears (4:49)
11. In a Sentimental Mood (2:50)
12. Them There Eyes (2:29)

Joe Pass - acoustic and electric guitars
John Pisano - acoustic guitar
Jim Hughart - bass
Colin Bailey - drums

Produced by Eric Miller
Recorded and mixed at Group IV Recording, Hollywood, CA; December 1989
Mixed to and mastered from digital tape using the Mitsubishi X-80 tape recorder
Engineer: George Belle
Mastering by George Horn (Fantasy Studios, Berkeley)
Art Direction: Phil Carroll
Design: Jamie Putnam
Photography: Max Aguilera-Hellweg
Liner notes by Doug Ramsey