Virtuoso No. 3

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Virtuoso No. 3
VirtuosoNo3.jpg
Studio album by Joe Pass
Released 1977
Recorded May 27 & June 1, 1977 at Group lV Recording Studios, Hollywood, CA
Genre Bebop
Mainstream jazz
Length 56:06
Label Pablo
Producer Norman Granz
Joe Pass chronology
Porgy and Bess
(1976)
Virtuoso No. 3
(1977)
Montreux '77 - Live
(1977)
Alternative Cover
Reissue cover

Virtuoso No. 3 is a 1977 (see 1977 in music) album by American jazz guitarist Joe Pass. It was re-issued in 1992 on CD by Original Jazz Classics.

Virtuoso No. 3 differs from Virtuoso and Virtuoso No. 2 in that it contains all original material instead of jazz standards. The track "Paco de Lucia" is named after Spanish composer and guitarist Paco de Lucia.[1]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 4/5 stars[2]

In his Allmusic review, critic Scott Yanow wrote "There are more ballads than usual in a Pass solo showcase, but there is enough variety to hold one's interest..."[1]

Track listing[edit]

All songs by Joe Pass.

  1. "Off Beat" – 4:47
  2. "Trinidad" – 6:11
  3. "Nina's Blues" – 5:15
  4. "Sevenths" – 4:12
  5. "Ninths" – 5:21
  6. "Dissonance, No. 1" – 1:53
  7. "Minor Detail" – 6:01
  8. "Paco de Lucia" – 5:52
  9. "Sultry" – 4:25
  10. "Passanova" – 4:29
  11. "Pasta Blues" – 4:36
  12. "Dissonance, No. 2" – 3:04

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Yanow, Scott. "Virtuoso No. 3 > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved November 5, 2011. 
  2. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 159. ISBN 0-394-72643-X. 

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