Joe Pass – One For My Baby (Full Album)

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One for My Baby is an album by jazz guitarist Joe Pass that was released in 1988. It was reissued on CD in 1992 by Pablo Records and in 1995 by Original Jazz Classics.

“Virtuoso guitarist Joe Pass didn’t need sidemen on any recording, but when he used them, he chose wisely. Tenor saxophonist Plas Johnson, keyboardist Gerald Wiggins and drummer Tootle Heath had not recorded with Pass previously, but along with bassist Andy Simpkins, they achieve a perfect first-take sound on each track. The title cut features Pass with Johnson’s bluesy sax and a soft organ and brushed background. Two Pass originals are lengthy blues vehicles with plenty of solo space for all. “I Remember You” is an unlikely choice that developed from Wiggins’ jamming in the studio; the ballad is a relaxing detour from the blues that dominate the CD. Joe Pass was without peer on guitar the last 20 years of his life; his playing here won’t disappoint.” – Ken Dryden/AllMusic.

Track listing:
“Bluesology” (Milt Jackson) – 5:54
“One for My Baby (and One More for the Road)” (Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer) – 4:48
“J. P. Blues” (Joe Pass) – 7:43
“Poinciana” (Nat Simon, Buddy Bernier) – 6:30
“I Don’t Stand a Ghost of a Chance with You” (Bing Crosby, Ned Washington, Victor Young) – 6:00
“I Remember You” (Victor Schertzinger, Johnny Mercer) – 6:13
“Bay City Blues” (Pass) – 7:02
“The Song Is You” (Oscar Hammerstein II, Jerome Kern) – 5:46

Personnel:
Joe Pass – guitar
Plas Johnson – tenor saxophone
Gerald Wiggins – piano, organ
Andy Simpkins – bass
Albert Heath – drums

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Released: 1988
Recorded: 1988
Studio: Group IV Recording Studios, Hollywood
Length: 49:56
Label: Pablo
Producer: Eric Miller


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