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Joe Pass: The Blues Side Of Jazz
Joe Pass The Blues Side Of Jazz
Actor: Joe Pass
Director: Arlen Roth
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Special Interests, Musicals & Performing Arts
NR     2006     1hr 1min

This follow-up to Joe's best-selling Solo Jazz Guitar DVD explores the blues elements of jazz guitar. Joe covers bebop blues, new chord substitutions, pedal tones, jazz/blues improvisation and much more. As usual, Joe brin...  more »


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Actor: Joe Pass
Director: Arlen Roth
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Special Interests, Musicals & Performing Arts
Sub-Genres: Pop, Jazz, Special Interests, Musicals
Studio: Hot Licks
Format: DVD - Color - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 01/31/2006
Release Year: 2006
Run Time: 1hr 1min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Joe Pass the Blues side of Jazz
D. Cox | Nashville, TN | 05/12/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is a great tool for the guitar player who's struggling with the transition from blues/rock style to jazz. Joe really helps guide us down the path we need to follow with this instructional and entertaining dvd."
The next step up . . .
D. Mckay | 03/18/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I rented this at NetFlix and liked it so much I went to Amazon and bought it.
If you are an intermediate level guitar player and you are starting to get bored with the same old blues changes, this dvd is for you. Joe shows you those rich sounding jazz/blues chords that will make your music more interesting, for you, and anyone playing with you. The good news is, they sound more complicated to play than they are. It is also interlaced with Joe's dry, tongue in cheek, humor."
"Great Resource!"
L. Stanford | Texas | 11/02/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This DVD will give some insight to guitarists about how Joe plays his "chord grips" as he calls them and how he solos over any particular chord or progression.A useful companion DVD would be the "Solo Jazz" DVD by Joe.With careful study,both DVDs will help to give a basic explanation of Joe's style and how he plays.After watching these DVDs,listen to Joe's Cds with Ella Fitzgerald and Zoot Sims and you'll get another lesson on how to comp for a soloist.Highly recommended."
Joe's very cool, but...
Douglas Bersche | Dana Point, CA | 07/08/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)

"There's no doubt Joe was one of the very best jazz guitar players ever, but as a teacher he was not especially gifted. On this cd is is actually pretty good about explaining the chords, but as far as single note lines goes, he sheds very little light."