Intercontinental (album)

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Intercontinental Joe Pass.jpg
Studio album by Joe Pass
Released 1970
Recorded June 8–10, 1970 at Tonstudio in Villingen
Genre Jazz, Bop
Label MPS
Producer Hans Georg Brunner-Schwer
Joe Pass chronology
Guitar Interludes
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 3/5 stars[2]

Intercontinental is an album by jazz guitarist Joe Pass, released in 1970.[3] The album is a collection of mainly swing and Latin jazz standards with the exception of the country/pop hit "Ode to Billie Joe". A highlight of the album is Joe's Blues, a fine example of Joe's musical range, taste and splendid technique. Pass, a virtuoso solo performer, seems quite at ease within the guitar/bass/drums trio format. His signature chord melody style, interspersed seamlessly with bebop and swing single note lines, is heard throughout. Drummer Kenny Clare and bassist Eberhard Weber do a fine job respectively. (This album is notable as a rare example of Eberhard Weber playing straight ahead bass on covers of standards.)

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Chlo-e" (Gus Kahn, Neil Moret) – 5:24
  2. "Meditation" (Antônio Carlos Jobim, Newton Mendonça, Norman Gimbel) – 5:25
  3. "I Cover the Waterfront" (Johnny Green, Edward Heyman) – 4:15
  4. "I Love You" (Cole Porter)
  5. "Stompin' at the Savoy" (Benny Goodman, Andy Razaf, Edgar Sampson, Chick Webb) – 4:15
  6. "Watch What Happens" (Michel Legrand) – 5:25
  7. "Joe's Blues" (Joe Pass) – 6:00
  8. "El Gento" (Willi Fruth) – 4:03
  9. "Ode to Billie Joe" (Bobbie Gentry) – 3:30
  10. "Lil' Darlin'" (Neal Hefti) – 3:45



  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 158. ISBN 0-394-72643-X. 
  3. ^ Allmusic entry for Intercontinental.

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