Chops (Joe Pass album)

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Chops
ChopsJoePass.jpg
Studio album by Joe Pass and Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen
Released 1978
Recorded November 19, 1978, Chappell Studios, London
Genre Bop
Mainstream jazz
Length 50:24
Label Pablo
Joe Pass chronology
The Paris Concert
(1978)
Chops
(1978)
Tudo Bem!
(1978)

Chops is an album by the American jazz guitarist Joe Pass and the double bass player Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen, released in 1978 (see 1978 in music). It was re-issued in 1993 on CD by Original Jazz Classics.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [1]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 4/5 stars[2]

Writing for Allmusic, music critic Scott Yanow wrote of the album "Pass in particular sounds stimulated during this session and comes up with some of his hottest playing."[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Have You Met Miss Jones?" (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) – 5:00
  2. "Oleo" (Sonny Rollins) – 5:07
  3. "Lover Man" (Jimmy Davis, Roger "Ram" Ramirez, Jimmy Sherman) – 5:35
  4. "£5 Blues" (Joe Pass, Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen) – 5:09
  5. "Come Rain or Come Shine" (Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer) – 4:20
  6. "Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars" (Antonio Carlos Jobim, Gene Lees) – 5:16
  7. "Tricrotism" (Oscar Pettiford) – 6:05
  8. "Old Folks" (Dedette Lee Hill, Willard Robison) – 4:48
  9. "Yardbird Suite" (Charlie Parker) – 3:34
  10. "In Your Own Sweet Way" (Dave Brubeck) – 5:30

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Yanow, Scott. "Chops > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved June 8, 2015. 
  2. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 158. ISBN 0-394-72643-X. 

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