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Joe Pass (1929–1994)

Joe Pass was born on January 13, 1929 in New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA as Joseph Anthony Passalaqua. He was married to Ellen Lüders. He died on May 23, 1994 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

Just Cause Soundtrack
Midnight Son Soundtrack
In Concert Self


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 2007 Midnight Son (Short) (performer: "Love for Sale")
 2002 The Sopranos (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Eloise (2002) ... (writer: "They Can't Take That Away from Me" - uncredited)
 1995 Just Cause (performer: "I Only Have Eyes for You")
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 1972 Shaft's Big Score! (musician: guitar - uncredited)
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 1983 PASS/NHØP - Copenhagen jazzfestival '82 (TV Special)
Self - Musician
 1977 Parkinson (TV Series)
- Episode #7.13 (1977) ... Self
 1976 In Concert (TV Series)
- Joe Pass (1976) ... Self
 1975 Le grand échiquier (TV Series)
- Un soir à la télévision (1975) ... Self
 1974 2nd House (TV Series)
- Episode #1.15 (1974) ... Self
 1974 Omnibus (TV Series documentary)
Self - Guitar
- Ella Fitzgerald's Other Show (1974) ... Self - Guitar
- Ella Fitzgerald at Ronnie Scott's (1974) ... Self - Guitar
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 2004/I Improvisation

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CD: "Virtuoso in New York" (Fantasy)

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Jazz and big band guitarist. Began with the orchestras of Charlie Barnet and Tony Pastor. His career was interrupted for nearly a decade by severe drug addiction. He returned to music in the 1960's after rehabilitation at a clinic in Santa Monica, California. Was helped by Norman Granz of Pablo Records. Recorded duos with name artists like Oscar Peterson and Zoot Sims and established a reputation... See more »


His Gibson ES-175 guitar.

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