Virtuoso No. 4

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Virtuoso No. 4
VirtuosoNo4.jpg
Studio album by Joe Pass
Released 1983
Recorded November 11, 26 and 30, 1973 at MGM Recording Studios, Los Angeles, CA
Genre Jazz
Length 103:12 Reissue
Label Pablo
Producer Norman Granz
Joe Pass chronology
Eximious
(1982)
Virtuoso No. 4
(1983)
Speak Love
(1983)

Virtuoso No. 4 is an album by American jazz guitarist Joe Pass, recorded in 1973 and released in 1983 (see 1983 in music). Originally a double-LP, it was re-issued in 1993 on CD with three additional tracks ("Weaselocity", "Blues for Pete", "What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life?").

Virtuoso No. 4 differs from the three previous Virtuoso releases in that it is performed on acoustic guitar instead of electric (with the exception of "Indian Summer").

Reception[edit]

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

Writing for Allmusic, music critic Scott Yanow wrote of the album "The relatively little-known set finds the guitarist sounding very much like a self-sufficient orchestra, and although his tone is necessarily softer on acoustic than electric, he swings hard on the uptempo pieces."[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Lush Life" (Billy Strayhorn) – 4:55
  2. "Indian Summer" (Victor Herbert, Al Dubin) – 3:16
  3. "Autumn Leaves" (Joseph Kosma, Jacques Prévert, Johnny Mercer) – 5:40
  4. "Yesterday" (Lennon–McCartney) – 4:24
  5. "Come Sunday" (Duke Ellington) – 3:46
  6. "Lover Man" (Jimmy Davis, Ram Ramirez, James Sherman) – 6:18
  7. "Come Rain or Come Shine" (Harold Arlen, Mercer) – 3:37
  8. "My Shining Hour" (Arlen, Mercer) – 4:25
  9. "I'll Remember April" (Gene de Paul, Patricia Johnston, Don Raye) – 4:55
  10. "Some Day My Prince Will Come" (Frank Churchill, Larry Morey) – 3:21
  11. "Weaselocity" (Joe Pass) – 6:54
  12. "Acoustic Blues" (Pass) – 6:46
  13. "I Can't Get Started" (Ira Gershwin, Vernon Duke) – 4:10
  14. "It's a Wonderful World" (Harold Adamson, Jan Savitt, Johnny Watson) – 3:20
  15. "Now's the Time" (Charlie Parker) – 7:03
  16. "The Man I Love" (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) – 5:47
  17. "The Nearness of You" (Hoagy Carmichael, Ned Washington) – 4:03
  18. "Limehouse Blues" (Phllip Braham, Douglas Furber) – 4:46
  19. "Easy Living" (Ralph Rainger, Leo Robin) – 6:57
  20. "Blues for Pete" (Pass) – 3:21
  21. "What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life?" (Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman, Michel Legrand) – 5:28

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Yanow, Scott. "Virtuoso No. 4 > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved June 8, 2015. 
  2. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 159. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.