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January 27, 2009

Rare Video: Early Joe Pass Playing A Fender Jaguar

Here's an old  black&white video (beginning of the 60s) of Joe Pass, from the days he still had hair.  He probably just got out of drug rehab at that time, but his chops were already quite spectacular.  Joe Pass is not playing the regular guitar he used to play at that time (a Fender Jazzmaster owned by the Synanon Rehab Facility), but a Fender Jaguar through a Fender Showman amp.  Here's more if you want to learn about Joe Pass' Guitar Gear.

5 comments:

grantgreen said...

No dirk he lost his hair! That was the secret to his power -- the opposite of Sampson of the bible.

stratochrister said...

freaking cool! he's absolutely amazing... that piano player could throw down, too. thanks for the vid!

John Dierckx said...

Loved this video, Joe Pass is one of my big influences and was so grateful to have enjoyed his masterclasses at the Rotterdam Conservatory.

Recently posted about him so here's the link http://johndierckx.wordpress.com/2010/01/05/down-memory-lane-a-personal-sound-portrait-of-joe-pass/

OfficialSpider said...

Amazing blog Dirk !!

IgnitedWeStand said...

I love the Jaguar. Not enough people play them. Though i think i prefer the jazzmaster, it's still a great guitar.