Chops (Joe Pass album)

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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
Tudo Bem!

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.


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



  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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