Ira, George and Joe

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Ira, George and Joe
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Studio album by Joe Pass
Released 1981
Recorded November 23, 1981
Genre Bop
Mainstream jazz
Label Pablo
Producer Norman Granz
Joe Pass chronology
Checkmate
(1981)
Ira, George and Joe
(1981)
Eximious
(1982)

Ira, George and Joe is a live album by American jazz guitarist Joe Pass, released in 1981 (see 1981 in music). It was re-issued in 1994 on CD by Original Jazz Classics. It is a tribute album to the songs of George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]

Writing for Allmusic, music critic Scott Yanow wrote of the album "The melodies are quite familiar ("Bidin' My Time" is the closest one to an obscurity), and few surprises occur, but the music swings and the results are quite enjoyable."[1]

Track listing[edit]

All songs by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin

  1. "Bidin' My Time" – 5:06
  2. "How Long Has This Been Going On?" – 3:24
  3. "Soon" – 3:51
  4. "Oh, Lady be Good!" – 4:23
  5. "But Not for Me" – 3:13
  6. "A Foggy Day" – 2:43
  7. "It Ain't Necessarily So" – 5:47
  8. "Love Is Here to Stay" – 5:06
  9. "'S Wonderful" – 3:24
  10. "Nice Work If You Can Get It" – 3:40
  11. "Embraceable You" – 4:40

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Yanow, Scott. "George, Ira and Joe > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved June 8, 2015.