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 Joe Pass

Joe Pass

Birth
New Brunswick, Middlesex County, New Jersey, USA
Death 23 May 1994 (aged 65)
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Piscataway, Middlesex County, New Jersey, USA
Memorial ID 10973 · View Source
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Legendary Guitarist. He has been rightfully called "the president of bebop guitar." His efforts represented a gigantic step forward in the evolution of the instrument. With Pass the fluid lines and advanced harmonic concepts of sax players like Charlie Parker and John Coltrane as well as pianists such as Oscar Peterson, Art Tatum and Bill Evans crystallized into a powerful and potent guitar approach. Early in his career he was the consummate bop musician, astonishing listeners with fleet and innovative single-note melodies. By the end of his life the virtuoso had carved out his own unique musical niche, improvised jazz guitar as chamber music, with a breathtakingly beautiful solo guitar style.


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GUITAR VIRTUOSO
Sing to Him a new song; Play skillfully with a shout of joy. Psalm 33:3


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 15 Jul 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10973
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Joe Pass (13 Jan 1929–23 May 1994), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10973, citing Resurrection Burial Park, Piscataway, Middlesex County, New Jersey, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .