Joe Pass – I Remember Charlie Parker (Full Album)

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I Remember Charlie Parker is a 1979  album by American jazz guitarist Joe Pass. A solo-guitar tribute to jazz musician Charlie Parker, it was re-issued in 1991 on CD by Original Jazz Classics.

AllMuѕіс Review by Sсоtt Yаnоw:
Fоr thіѕ set оf unассоmраnіеd solos, guіtаrіѕt Jое Pаѕѕ dесіdеd tо рау tribute tо Chаrlіе Pаrkеr, nоt bу rесоrdіng his соmроѕіtіоnѕ but bу рlауіng ten of the numbers thаt Bird hаd recorded wіth ѕtrіngѕ durіng 1949-1950. Onе rеаllу does nоt mіѕѕ the ѕtrіngѕ, fоr Pass had earlier іn thе dесаdе dеvеlореd hіѕ technique to thе роіnt whеrе he sounded lіkе a ѕеlf-ѕuffісіеnt оrсhеѕtrа. Among thе songs hе plays аrе “Just Friends” (thе most successful оf the Chаrlіе Pаrkеr wіth Strings rесоrdіngѕ), “April in Pаrіѕ,” “Thеу Cаn’t Tаkе Thаt Awау frоm Mе,” “If I Should Lоѕе You,” аnd two versions of “Out of Nоwhеrе.” Tаѕtеful and ѕwіngіng muѕіс bу one сlаѕѕіс musician іn hоmаgе tо аnоthеr.

Track listings:

1. Just Friends (John Klenner, Sam M. Lewis)
2. Easy to Love (Cole Porter)
3. Summertime (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, DuBose Heyward)
4. April in Paris (Vernon Duke, E. Y. Harburg)
5. Everything Happens to Me (Tom Adair, Matt Dennis)
6. Laura (Johnny Mercer, David Raksin)
7. They Can’t Take That Away from Me (G. Gershwin, I. Gershwin)
8. I Didn’t Know What Time It Was (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
9. If I Should Lose You (Ralph Rainger, Leo Robin)
10 Out of Nowhere (Johnny Green, Edward Heyman)
11. Out of Nowhere (concept version)

Personnel:

Joe Pass – guitar

Comments

Joshua Huynh says:

Charlie Parker looked like Buddha…

Vinsu Karma says:

it his unpluged? sounds like a nylon guitar

SIRONEDRAGON says:

wonderful !!

Jay DeLuca says:

Beautiful playing, but the upload is not in normal speed. Or else the recording is out of tune.

Numbered Sounds Post/Math/Prog Rock says:

absolutely gorgeous

Mordicus says:

Amazing music, but the guy's breathing is kind of ruining it…

Dyrl Douglas says:

A true virtuoso!

Sachin Augustine says:

1. Just Friends (John Klenner, Sam M. Lewis) – 00:00
2. Easy to Love (Cole Porter) – 04:30
3. Summertime (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, DuBose Heyward) – 08:34
4. April in Paris (Vernon Duke, E. Y. Harburg) – 12:46
5. Everything Happens to Me (Tom Adair, Matt Dennis) – 16:55
6. Laura (Johnny Mercer, David Raksin) – 21:30
7. They Can't Take That Away from Me (G. Gershwin, I. Gershwin) – 25:44
8. I Didn't Know What Time It Was (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) – 30:32
9. If I Should Lose You (Ralph Rainger, Leo Robin) – 35:16
10 Out of Nowhere (Johnny Green, Edward Heyman) – 39:54
11. Out of Nowhere (concept version) – 45:16

Dick McLamore says:

Makes me wish I'd stayed active in the business!!!!!!  As the Beatles sang "I've Got A Good Reason" (For Takin' The Easy Way Out")  I've discovered that there's no easy way out!  Took me years to find that out!!!!!  We ALL gotta pay some dues Man!!!!!!  So to all those who are seeking it, you may as well face up to it and groove the bestessst way you can, come what may.  Turn Loose whenever you can!!!!!!!!!  Thank You!!!!!!    Betty Green McLamore

Vince Filogomo says:

Solo jazz Guitar sounds great! No one had done it better than Joe Pass!

jonnyrokr says:

is the tuning different in summertime?

MrAnderswt says:

Would Charlie Parker love this?Probably not.

Ici 3012 says:

It's not important what he plays. Coz he plays the Style. But I must go Tower Records nearby right away. Thank U 4 uploading.

Stefan Larsen says:

put the time in the description where the songs start please. great album

Stephen Pruszenski says:

Just Friends. Still my all time Bird favorite.

Patrick Grandon says:

so much harmony!!! damn!! how could I get that on my fingers, impossible there's only one Joe Pass

Jay Verma says:

what is the tune at 26:48??? its gorgeous

mtonelli says:

thanks for posting, brother!
greetings from Brazil!

Stove Hove says:

what guitar is Pass playing here?

Mr. Najponk says:

Amazing!!!!

Hiram Rosenberg says:

Whenever I think I can play this instrument I listen to Joe or Tal or Barney or Django or Bireli – damn there are so many. Joe never fails to captivate.

eric fischer says:

I remember Joe Pass. Too bad there's no more like him; or at least that his kind of musicianship is no longer valued! And Charlie Parker for that matter…..FTW

Nabeel Fayed says:

chords from hell! haha the chord master

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