After Hours With Joe Pass

Joe Pass is generally considered to be one of the greatest jazz guitarists of all time and has been compared to Paganini for his virtuosity.  He started out with a $17 guitar his dad gave him for his 9th birthday, was playing gigs at 14, and went on to perform with a virtual who’s who of music.  While his early influences were guitarist Django Reinhardt and saxophonist Charlie Parker, Joe eventually developed his own sound marked by a certain purity that made him stand out easily from other first-rate guitarists.  New York Magazine once declared, “Joe Pass looks like somebody’s uncle and plays guitar like nobody’s business!”