Two for the Road (Herb Ellis and Joe Pass album)

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Two for the Road
Two for the Road Ellis Pass.jpg
Studio album by Herb Ellis, Joe Pass
Released 1974
Recorded January 30, February 13 & 20, 1974 in Los Angeles, CA
Genre Jazz, Bebop
Length 44:08 (Reissue)
Label Pablo
Producer Herb Ellis, Joe Pass
Joe Pass chronology
Seven, Come Eleven
Two for the Road
The Good Life

Two for the Road is an album by jazz guitarists Herb Ellis and Joe Pass, released in 1974. It was the last recording issued by the two guitarists together.


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [1]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 3/5 stars[2]

In his Allmusic review, critic Scott Yanow wrote "Pass was just beginning to gain recognition for his remarkable unaccompanied solos, but Ellis had not recorded in such a sparse setting before. They complement each other quite well..."[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Love for Sale" (Cole Porter) – 4:50
  2. "Carnival (Manha de Carnaval)" (Luiz Bonfá, Antonio Maria) – 3:29
  3. "Am I Blue?" (Harry Akst, Grant Clarke) – 3:08
  4. "Seven Come Eleven" (Charlie Christian, Benny Goodman) – 4:33
  5. "Guitar Blues" (Herb Ellis, Joe Pass) – 2:49
  6. "Oh, Lady be Good!" (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) – 3:58
  7. "Cherokee" (Ray Noble) – 2:49
  8. "Cherokee [version 2]" – 4:06
  9. "Seulb" (Ellis, Pass) – 3:24
  10. "Gee, Baby Ain't I Good to You" (Andy Razaf, Don Redman) – 2:26
  11. "Try a Little Tenderness" (James Campbell, Reginald Connelly, Harry M. Woods) – 2:17
  12. "I've Found a New Baby" (Jack Palmer, Spencer Williams) – 4:00
  13. "Angel Eyes" (Matt Dennis, Earl Brent) – 2:52



  1. ^ a b Yanow, Scott. "Two for the Road > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved November 5, 2011. 
  2. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 72. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.