Synopsis by Alice Day
The techniques of Joe Pass helped to propel him to the top of the jazz guitar world, and in Montreux Jazz Festival, Vol. 8, his unique approach can be seen. After a shaky career beginning, in which he was plagued with drug problems, Pass managed to overcome his difficulties, and was on his way to mastering bebop guitar. He joined Count Basie, Ella Fitzgerald, Oscar Peterson, and Sarah Vaughan, and developed a remarkable solo style. In this film, he performs "Summertime," "Masquarade," "Sunshine of My Life," "Montreux Change," and more.
guitar, jazz, solo, techniques