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Fri, 24 May 2013

Joe Pass: 'Summertime' (1992)

Here's a Joe Pass solo performance from late in his life. He's playing a custom ES-175 guitar that Gibson made for him and delivered to him in 1992, according to longtime friend and fellow guitarist John Pisano.

The guitar differs from stock ES-175 models in a few ways. It has a slightly thinner body, a single pickup in the neck position (which is like ES-175s with a single pickup, though "modern" ES175s usually are equipped with two pickups), an ebony fingerboard (instead of rosewood) and gold hardware instead of nickel (or chrome).

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Thu, 23 May 2013

Joe Pass: 'All the Things You Are'

This is the video I use when I'm testing systems to see how they deal with YouTube. The video is HTML5-ready, so it'll display in browsers on systems that don't have Flash installed or enabled.

It's a performance from late in Joe Pass' life, and it shows his way with a standard.

Joe Pass: 'You Are the Sunshine of My Life,' live at Montreaux 1975

I had the vinyl of this record, and I probably listened to this track a thousand times. I never knew it was available on video.