Joe Pass – For Django (Full Album)

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For Django is a 1964 album by American jazz guitarist Joe Pass, inspired by the work of the Belgian-born, Romani French jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt[citation needed]. It was reissued on CD in 1999 by BGO Records.

AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow:
Long considered a classic, guitarist Joe Pass’ fourth date as a leader finds him performing music that was composed by Django Reinhardt, was part of his repertoire, or is one of two more recent tributes (John Lewis’ “Django” and Pass’ “For Django”). Pass is joined by the rhythm guitar of John Pisano, bassist Jim Hughart, and drummer Colin Bailey; the quartet would reunite in the 1980s. Although Pass was actually more strongly influenced by Charlie Christian than by Reinhardt and he had already formed his own style, he has no difficulty fitting into the music. Highlights include “Rosetta,” “Nuages,” and “Limehouse Blues.” (

Track listing:
“Django” (John Lewis) – 3:22
“Rosetta” (Earl Hines, Henri Woode) – 3:07
“Nuages” (Django Reinhardt, Jacques Larue) – 2:35
“For Django” (Pass) – 2:55
“Night and Day” (Cole Porter) – 3:46
“Fleur d’Ennui” (Reinhardt) – 2:57
“Insensiblement” (Paul Misraki) – 3:14
“Cavalerie” (Reinhardt) – 4:26
“Django’s Castle” (Reinhardt) – 3:49
“Limehouse Blues” (Douglas Furber, Philip Braham) – 2:14

Joe Pass Quartet:

Joe Pass – guitar
John Pisano – guitar
Colin Bailey – drums
Jim Hughart – bass

Released: 1964
Recorded: October 20, 1964; New York City
Length: 32:17
Label: Pacific
Producer: Richard Bock