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Joe Pass: For Django (Blue Note Tone Poet Series) LP

Joe Pass

Blue Note, 1964

Joe Pass’ For Django, recorded for Pacific Jazz in 1964, has long been considered a classic of the jazz guitar repertoire with Pass paying tribute to Django Reinhardt without in any way attempting to emulate him. Rather, Pass honors Django using his own masterful guitar style joined by fellow guitarist John Pisano as well as bassist Jim Hughart and drummer Colin Bailey. Highlights in this program of tunes either composed by or associated with Django include “Rosetta,” “Nuages,” and “Fleur D’ Ennui.”

Blue Note Records’ Tone Poet Audiophile Vinyl Reissue Series is produced by Joe Harley and features all-analog, mastered-from-the-original-master-tape 180g audiophile vinyl reissues in deluxe gatefold packaging. Mastering is by Kevin Gray (Cohearent Audio) and vinyl is manufactured at Record Technology Incorporated (RTI).


A1: Django
A2: Rosetta
A3: Nuages
A4: For Django
A5: Night And Day

B1: Fleur D’Ennui
B2: Insensiblement
B3: Cavalerie
B4: Django’s Castle
B5: Limehouse Blues