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!”