Saturday, December 9, 2006

Joe Pass:Sounds of Synanon

A significant recording, as this is Joe Pass' debut on vinyl. It was recorded while Pass was still a patient at the Synanon Drug Center in California. Made with fellow patients, Pass proved to be a star. It is interesting to note that Pass played an electric solid body Rock guitar, as he did not even own a guitar at this time. His legendary chops are especially evident on "Projections" and "Hang Tough," featuring some of his cleanest playing ever recorded. His accompanists prove to be adequate, but hardly approach the genius of Pass. A landmark recording in the history of Jazz Guitar. Review taken from

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1 comment:

mark-Aye said...

Joe Pass was not a 'patient' while at Synanon. He was a 'resident' as were all the people who were in Synanon, The People Business'
Mark Cozza,former resident.